For this article, we will give you the down-and-dirty quick reference for the top 3 snare drum reviews we've published on Snare Drum Reviews. We'll have one favorite from each of three categories including:
- Best High Priced Snare Drum
- Best Mid-Priced Snare Drum
- Best Beginner Snare Drum
So, sit back and take a quick look at our picks. Leave us a comment and tell us your favorites. We value your input and realize the very subjective nature of picking favorite musical instruments,especially snare drums.
Best High Priced Snare Drum
DW Edge Snare Drum
The DW Edge snare drum has been a favorite of both newbies and pros for a long time. Beginners like that is has a sound that sings to them while the pros appreciate the attention to detail, wide range of sizes available and the extended hardware options. The quality of construction and richness of sound are what make this snare drum a 5 star winner for our readers. The price can be a bit off-putting for drummers on a budget but those that take the plunge have rarely reported regretting it.
Best Mid-Priced Snare Drum
Ahead Black On Brass Snare Drum
The Ahead Black On Brass snare drum is a relative newcomer to the party. Ahead's sticks have been a standby for many drummers when they need an extra trick in their bag. Now, both drummers and reviewers are finding a lot to like about these drums. There's no doubt the materials they've used for these drums have made them absolutely beautiful. But the real surprise is that the engineering has produced a drum that is both warm and loud enough to punch through any performance. We gave the Ahead Black On Brass snare drum a 4 star rating due to its huge sound, critics praise and Ahead's reputation for quality.
Best Beginner Snare Drum
Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum
The Pork Pie Little Squealer earns a 5 star rating because it's built to take a beating and sound great doing it. Pros like that it has a great tuning range that allows them to get just the sound they're looking for. But there's more. It's a great drum for a beginner because it has a great price point and the volume to get them enthused about playing and practicing. In fact, the beginner probably won't care about the stock heads which most pros say they want to change very soon after buying the drum. All around, the Little Squealer has a lot to offer pros and beginners with a price point that makes it ideal for a first time player.