Snare vs. Tom Shell Sizes

Daphfz

Senior Member
Hey guys,
I just noticed that both of my 14" toms arent the same size as any of my snares, why is this? they were all sold to me as 14" drums, but they do not match up, has anyone else noticed this???
 

Daphfz

Senior Member
Its not just my pearl kit, my mapex kit is the same, it looks as though the toms are actually 14" and the snares are 14.5", which brings up a question, where do you buy 14.5" skins from :-|
 
This is a new one on me. Are you sure you are measuring the shell and not the rim. I have seen many rims for snares that are a bit fatter than the tom tom.
 

stasz

Platinum Member
What snare are you comparing it to? Are you comparing the drum as a whole or the shell? There might be a part of the snare that is making you think it looks like greater than 14" but it actually isn't. Did you try a 14" drum head on each of the drums?
 
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