Features of the Premium Selection Snare Drums

Drum Shells

All shells and hoops get produced individually according to customer wishes in a perfect combination of hand-made and CNC high precision machining. The following materials are available:

  • Plywood with 7 plys, 6,3mm in 9 different wood types: maple, birch, beech, ash, chestnut, mahogany, bubinga, wenge, padouk.
  • Solid wood 10mm with reinforcing hoops made of maple and beech.
  • Solid Stave shell made of many different wood types.
  • Composite Fibre Shells with 1mm thickness, made of carbon fibre, glas fibre, carbon-kevlar hybrid, carbon-glas-hybrid.
  • Composite Cast Shells, 6mm thick Stone-Shell by StonEdge (synthetically, compressed stone dust).
  • Metal Shells with 1-3mm thickness, welded seamlessly, made of high-grade stainless steel, aluminium, copper, cymbal brass, titan special alloys.
  • NEW! Solid Precision Aluminium Shell. Made of 1 massive, highly compressed aircraft aluminium tube, produced with highest precision with 4mm wall thickness and 7,5mm reinforcing edge. Available in Aluminium natural anodized, deeply black anodized or customer specific colour.

Tension lugs and hoops

  • High-grade stainless steel high-tension tube-lugs, optimized for high snare drum tensions at low weight.
  • Die cast hoops with the finishes polished high-gloss, brushed silky matt, black chrome, anodized black and gold plated.
  • If you wish we can offer 2,3mm steel powerhoops, too
  • NEW! Solid Precision Aluminium Hoops. Machined with highest precision out of a solid block, these hoops are very rigid. Available in Aluminium natural anodized, deeply black anodized or customer specific colour.

Snare Strainer & Snare Wires

  • Continuously Variable Snare Strainer by SB Drums or Piston Drive Snare Strainer.
  • Adjustable Butt-end with self-centering of the snare-wires.
  • Puresound snare wires made of high-grade carbon steel with 16 oder 20 wires.
  • Precise Snare Beds ensure a crisp and controlled snare sound without unwanted noise.

Drum Heads

You can choose every drum head of the evans portfolio. We recommend the following batter heads:

  • J1 etched: Jazz & classic
  • G1 coated: Multipurpose
  • G14 coated: Rock & Metal

... and the following resonant heads:

  • Hazy 200: Jazz & classic
  • Hazy 300: Multipurpose

These drum heads provide a very open sound which can be damped additionally. It is important to know that reducing damping in predamped heads is not possible.


All sizes up to a depth of 40" are possible, because every shell is a unique custom production. Depending on the Material there are for sure some limitations.

Often used sizes are:

  • Diameter 12 | Height 5 / 6
  • Diameter 13 | Height 5 / 6
  • Diameter 14 | Height 4,5 / 5 / 5,5 / 6 / 6,5 / 7,25

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