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Concert snare drums are an integral component of the percussion section in any concert or orchestral setting. Finding the right one for your ensemble is immensely important, and here on Reverb, we have a large selection of the best new and used concert snares at all price points.

How to Choose the Right Concert Snare Drum

When searching for the right concert snare for you, there are a few characteristics you should think about that can help you figure out what you want to look at. One of the most important is snare material, which will affect the tone of your drum.

  • Wooden Shells: If you're looking for something warm and round or vintage-sounding, you'll want to pick a wooden-shelled snare. Common wooden shells are made from birch, maple, mahogany, and sometimes a combination of multiple tonewoods.
  • Metal Shells: In contrast, if you're looking for a shaper attack and a brighter sound, you might like a metal-shelled snare—often made from materials like aluminum, copper, or steel.

Another consideration you may not immediately think about is snare wire. What kind of wire your snare is outfitted with will play a part in the drum's overall sonic characteristics. There are two common types of snare wires: coiled snare wire and cabled snare wire.

  • Coiled snare wire is generally very bright, with a quick response and long sustain.
  • Cable snare wire is usually warmer and darker-sounding, with a shorter sustain but a fuller-bodied sound.

Popular Concert Snare Drum Brands on Reverb

To get started searching for the right concert snare drum for you and your ensemble, search offerings from top brands on Reverb like Pearl, Yamaha, and Mapex.

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