Behind every great band is an exceptional drummer and in front of every exceptional drummer is at least one great snare drum. One of the essential pieces in a trap set, the snare drum is the first instrument musicians learn when preparing to play a full drum kit. Ringo Starr, Tommy Lee, Buddy Rich, Dave Grohl and Neil Peart all started creating beats on a snare drum. So when looking for one that sounds its best both on the stage and in the studio, consider maple snare drums. Featuring slightly boosted lows with smooth mid and high frequencies, maple snare drums are often described as being warm and even. This section showcases a wide variety of options to help you narrow down your search.
If you're looking for an entry level snare drum to add to your first kit, the Orange County Drum and Percussion Maple Snare is good value for your money. This gorgeous piece boasts premium features like die cast hoops, offset lugs and a trick throw-off. It's also easy to tune to get the sound you want. Another possibility is the Mapex MPX Maple Snare Drum. Great for practicing and recording, this drum is crafted with a maple shell and a 20-strand snare wire, as well as chrome-plated lugs and hoops to provide crisp attack and full, rich tonality.
Seasoned drummers wanting to upgrade should take a look at the top-rated Ludwig 5" x 14" Super Classic Snare Drum. This baby has all the bells and whistles including Supra-Phonic snares, bow-tie lugs and triple flanged hoops. Well balanced and perfect for any style of music, this snare drum delivers tones that range from warm and woody to crisp and cutting. Or there's the best-selling Pork Pie Rosewood Zebra Maple Snare Drum that looks as good as it sounds. This instrument can take what you dish out and it's a perfect addition when playing blues, rock or jazz.
Whether you're new to this drumming thing or you're a touring pro, maple snare drums are an excellent choice for your kit. On this page, you'll see plenty of top-selling selections from music companies around the world. Use the built-in filters along the left side and in no time at all, you're sure to find a snare that suits your taste, budget and playing style.