Online Guides: Snare Drums

The sound of the snare drum defines and unites almost all forms of popular music.

Welcome to our Snare Drum Online Advisor.

The snare drum is one of the most important parts of a drum kit and the materials and quality of its manufacture can have a major impact on its sound.

On the following pages we will bring you an overview of the features, materials and differences between snare drums to help make your selection easy. We will discuss how different shell materials and head types affect a snare’s sound and how suitable each is for different styles of music. In addition, we will also discuss snare drum stands and sticks. We will also discuss hand position and the best grips used to play the snare drum. This section will focus on the fundamentals of rudimental technique, which is used by most of the best drummers in world. Even better, it simply sounds cool!

Our Online Advisor extends over several pages – you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. Millenium SD105 10"x05" Steel Side Snare

    Mil­lenium SD105 10"x05" Steel Side Snare

    In stock
    69 €
  2. Millenium 13"x3,5" Black Beast Snare

    Mil­lenium 13"x3,5" Black Beast Snare

    In stock
    66 €
  3. Millenium 14"x3,5" Piccolo Steel Snare

    Mil­lenium 14"x3,5" Pic­colo Steel Snare

    In stock
    55 €
  4. Millenium 14"x6,5" Power Steel Snare

    Mil­lenium 14"x6,5" Power Steel Snare

    In stock
    69 €
  5. Millenium MD124C Marching Snare Set

    Mil­lenium MD124C Marching Snare Set

    In stock
    129 €
  6. Millenium SD-17 Snare Drum Starter Kit

    Mil­lenium SD-17 Snare Drum Starter Kit

    In stock
    89 €
  7. Millenium SD-148A Black Beast Snare

    Mil­lenium SD-148A Black Beast Snare

    In stock
    79 €
  8. Sonor Select 10"x2" Jungle Snare

    Sonor Select 10"x2" Jungle Snare

    On request
    129 €
  9. Pearl JJ1365 Joey Jordison Snare

    Pearl JJ1365 Joey Jord­ison Snare

    In stock within about one week
    285 €
    319 €
  10. Pearl Export 14"x5,5" Snare #31

    Pearl Export 14"x5,5" Snare #31

    In stock
    77 €
  11. Ludwig LW6514SL 14"x6,5" Supralite

    Ludwig LW6514SL 14"x6,5" Supra­lite

    In stock
    209 €
    261 €
  12. Millenium 14"x5,5" Power Brass Snare

    Mil­lenium 14"x5,5" Power Brass Snare

    In stock
    169 €
  13. Sonor SSD10 Benny Greb

    Sonor SSD10 Benny Greb

    In stock
    749 €
  14. Millenium 14"x5,5" Black Steel Snare

    Mil­lenium 14"x5,5" Black Steel Snare

    In stock
    89 €

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Most popular products

  1. Millenium SD-17 Snare Drum Starter Kit

    Mil­lenium SD-17 Snare Drum Starter Kit

    In stock
    89 €
  2. Millenium 14"x3,5" Piccolo Steel Snare

    Mil­lenium 14"x3,5" Pic­colo Steel Snare

    In stock
    55 €
  3. Millenium MD124C Marching Snare Set

    Mil­lenium MD124C Marching Snare Set

    In stock
    129 €
  4. Sonor SSD10 Benny Greb

    Sonor SSD10 Benny Greb

    In stock
    749 €
  5. Pearl Export 14"x5,5" Snare #31

    Pearl Export 14"x5,5" Snare #31

    In stock
    77 €
  6. Ludwig LW5514SL 14"x5,5" Supralite

    Ludwig LW5514SL 14"x5,5" Supra­lite

    In stock
    222 €
    256 €
  7. DW PDP 14"x08" Walnut Snare

    DW PDP 14"x08" Walnut Snare

    In stock
    298 €
  8. DW PDP 14"x6,5" Black Wax Snare

    DW PDP 14"x6,5" Black Wax Snare

    In stock
    185 €
    209 €
  9. Pearl MCT 14"x6,5" Snare #339

    Pearl MCT 14"x6,5" Snare #339

    In stock
    298 €
    319 €
  10. DDrum Vinnie Paul Signature Chrome

    DDrum Vinnie Paul Sig­na­ture Chrome

    In stock
    322 €
    599 €
  11. Pearl M1330 #102

    Pearl M1330 #102

    In stock
    299 €
    315 €
  12. Ludwig LW0814SL 14"x08" Supralite

    Ludwig LW0814SL 14"x08" Supra­lite

    In stock
    225 €
    353 €
  13. DW PDP 13"x07" Walnut Snare

    DW PDP 13"x07" Walnut Snare

    In stock
    245 €
  14. Gretsch 14"x6,5" Silver Series Ash -SN

    Gretsch 14"x6,5" Silver Series Ash -SN

    In stock
    205 €
    227 €
  15. Millenium SD105 10"x05" Steel Side Snare

    Mil­lenium SD105 10"x05" Steel Side Snare

    In stock
    69 €