Snare drums are a crucial part of your drum set, used to keep the tempo for a band with its sharp staccato sound. It’s called a snare drum because tucked inside the drum are ‘snares’ made of plastic, metal, nylon or silk, which are responsible for making that distinctive sound.
Our inventory includes brass snare drums which have a bright sharp cracking sound. There are vintage-inspired options, such as the Super Ludwig “Super Brass” Snare Drum which was first released in the 1960s and have been modernised for today’s drummer. Aluminium snare drums are the most recorded snare drum type of all time, and are considered a team player in a drum kit for their clear open sound. Pearl’s Dennis Chambers edition is a classic example of an aluminium snare that delivers tonal focus, power, and articulation. The alternative is a copper snare drum, favoured by most hard rock metal drummers.
When you buy a snare drum online, you can make the process quick and easy by filtering your results in the Sky Music Drum Shop by brand, and use the sliding price scale to keep within your budget. You can also make sure the item is in stock.
We know that shopping around to get the best priced snare drum makes sense, and you don’t have to keep it a secret. In fact, if you find the same snare for a better price, let us know and we’ll price match it. That’s how sure we are that we have the lowest prices you’ll find in Australia. Don’t forget that where there’s a snare drum, there should be drumsticks or brushes, and you should consider ear protection too.
Our inventory has been hand-selected by our friendly team of experts, so you’ll find the best deep snare drums for pop and rock musicians alongside shallow options, which are better for jazz and funk. Shop online for access to our collection from:
You’ll need a case to protect your snare when loading in and out of gigs, rehearsal rooms and studios, and for any time your drums spend time in storage. There’s the option for hard cases too, which will last the test of time and withstand the inevitable drops and bumps.
When you buy a snare drum online from the Sky Music Drum Shop, you just might qualify for free shipping within Australia if your order totals more than $100. Just ask our friendly team for details and see if the option is available to you.
If you’re a drummer starting out, you can pick up tips, buying guides and more from our online News & Education page. There’s a lot to learn, and we’ve broken it down into bite-sized pieces. For any other questions, you might have, hit us up on Live Chat or in-store.