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VIDEO! Product Close-Up: Brady Baritone Series Snares (From the May 2014 Issue)

by Michael Dawson Brady snare drums are coveted by top studio and touring drummers for their unmatched power and thick, meaty tones. All of these limited instruments are handmade in the company’s facility in Australia, and they’re offered with traditional…

Modern Drummer
Mar 25, 2014

Product Close-Up: Magnus Opus FiBro-Tone Snare Drums (April 2014 Issue)

by Michael Dawson Magnus Opus founder and creative director Ron Adams has been fascinated by composite-shell drums since purchasing a Fibes Crystalite set in 1972. He then went on to pursue a degree in metallurgy and materials engineering, and now…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2014

Product Close-Up: Masters of Maple Black Ugly, Bell Brass, and Copper Snares (From the March 2014 Issue)

by Michael Dawson Founded by Southern California–based drum tech/builder Sahir Hanif in 2002, Masters of Maple began as a custom company that manufactured its own ply shells, with a special emphasis on exotic timbers. These days the company also offers…

Modern Drummer
Jan 28, 2014

Product Close-Up: Taye Specialty Walnut/Mahogany Hybrid and MetalWorks Vintage Brass Snares

August 2013 Product Close-Up Taye Specialty Walnut/Mahogany Hybrid and MetalWorks Vintage Brass Snares by Michael Dawson Early in 2013, Taye introduced a duo of professional-grade snares designed to appeal to drummers looking for classic sounds at a more affordable price…

Modern Drummer
Jul 11, 2013

Product Close-Up: Ego Drum Supply 6x14 Single-Ply Myrtle Snare

July 2013 Product Close-Up Ego Drum Supply 6x14 Single-Ply Myrtle Snare by David Ciauro The initial endeavors of the Oregon-based Ego Drum Supply were aimed at using aerospace alloys and digital technology to make lugs, but the company has since…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2013

Snare Drum and Percussion Clinic

Presented At Piano Trends Music, 35 Berkshire Dr. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 by instructors Greg and Steve Guelzo. November 3rd, 1:00-3:00 pm Subjects to be covered: * How to select a snare drum, parts of the snare drum * Snare drum tuning…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2012

Taye Walnut/Maple Specialty Snare

The TSWM1407SNW combines walnut and maple in a 7x14 shell. The walnut offers a bright and dry tone, while the maple adds warmth and sustain. Six-ply maple SoundRings help focus the attack. A high-gloss lacquer finish and vintage-style tube lugs…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2012

Dixon Artisan Rose Gum Snare

Crafted from select Australian rose gum hardwood, this unique snare was created in collaboration with the iconic drum maker Chris Brady. The drum has a 9-ply, 5.4 mm shell and is offered in 6x13, 5 1/2x14, and 6 1/2x14 sizes.…

Modern Drummer
Jun 5, 2012

Supernova Custom Drums Announces Snare Drum World Tour

The ‘Supernova Custom Drums Snare World Tour’ aims to give their Facebook Friends a chance to try out one of their custom made snare drums in their own homes/practice spaces/gigs, so we are sending one out to complete a very…

Modern Drummer
Jan 6, 2012

Taye Brushed Black-Nickel Brass Snare Drums

The first model released in Taye’s MetalWorks snare drum series is a 5x14 brushed black-nickel brass model with matching 2.3 mm counterhoops ($499). The drum, which is said to have a sound that combines sharp attack, rich body, and mellow…

Modern Drummer
Nov 3, 2011

Tama Starphonic Steel Snare Drum

Tama has augmented its acclaimed Starphonic snare line with a 6x14 model featuring a 1 mm steel shell finished with high-gloss black nickel plating. This drum is designed to offer a crisp, sharp, open sound with symphonic-level snare sensitivity. Starphonic…

Modern Drummer
Jul 14, 2011

Slingerland Radio King Snare

First introduced in 1936—when it could be heard on Benny Goodman’s soon-to-become classic “Sing, Sing, Sing”—Slingerland’s Radio King snare was revolutionary in that it made double-headed, tunable toms available to drummers for the first time. by Mark Cooper The 1936…

Modern Drummer
May 27, 2011

Listen To Sound Files of Joyful Noise Elite Series Snares

This sound sample is from the Esprit Elite snare drum. See the review on page 25 of the March 2011 issue of Modern Drummer.    

Modern Drummer
Jan 23, 2011

Listen to Sound Files of Tama’s Starphonic Aluminum Snare Drum

Read the review in the March 2010 issue with Stanton Moore on the cover.    

Modern Drummer
Jan 20, 2010