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Showroom: Top Mapex Artists Create New Sounds for Black Panther Snare Drums

Mapex has teamed up with three of its artists to create new Black Panther snare drums that reflect each player’s unique personality and sound. The Chris Adler Warbird snare is engraved with his Warbird design. The 5.5x12 6-ply maple/walnut shell…

Modern Drummer
Feb 9, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Snare Drums

  This article originally ran in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Drum Business.   by Ben Meyer Snare drums are easily the most recognizable voice in the drumkit. The practice of studio drummers using a different snare for every song,…

Modern Drummer
Dec 8, 2014

Showroom: Orange County Drums and Percussion 25-ply Maple Snare

Orange County Drums and Percussion, a manufacturer of boutique drums and drumkits, has announced the introduction of a heavyweight 25-ply maple snare drum. This 25-ply maple snare has been engineered for hard-hitting drummers. It is built for maximum tone and…

Modern Drummer
Nov 10, 2014

Showroom: Craviotto Solitaire Series Aluminum Snare Drums

The Craviotto Drum Company’s new Solitaire snare drums feature a price point geared toward providing working drummers with a handmade metal shell instrument. Solitaire snares feature a thin-wall, aero-grade aluminum shell that’s cast and rolled in the USA and is…

Modern Drummer
Oct 22, 2014

Showroom: DW True-Sonic Snare Puts a Modern Twist on a Vintage Favorite

Drum Workshop has recently released a snare drum that pays tribute to an American classic and includes today’s latest innovations and build-quality. This drum, the True-Sonic, features a pre-tensioned, highly-adjustable snare bridge that said to provide orchestral-like sensitivity and articulation.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2014

Win Alice Cooper Drummer Glen Sobel’s Snare!

The Snare Contest, brought to you by Mapex, Greenbrier Music Store, and, will be giving away one of Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel’s snare drums. “This is the very first snare I received as a Mapex endorser in…

Modern Drummer
May 21, 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