The year 2019 was a great year for drummers too and these snare drums prove it! We put together a Top 5 list of the best snare drums of 2019 so have a look and pick your favourite!
Gretsch 14″x 6,5″ Solid Aluminum Snare
This snare by Gretsch is a fantastic all-rounder! It will give you a somewhat deeper sound and a nice “snap” with its 3 mm thick solid aluminium shell in a 14″ x 6,5″ size. It also has 10-hole cast iron tension hoops to maximise the tuning accuracy and the 42-strand snare wire creates a very full, sensitive and even buzz. If you want one snare for everything, this is it.
Gretsch 14″x 6,5″ Walnut Gloss Snare
Also this 14″ x 6,5″ Walnut Gloss Snare from Gretsch gives you somewhat deeper and warmer tones because of its 8-ply walnut shell with maple inserts. Its chrome plated hardware and natural gloss over walnut finish gives it a very stylish look. Truly fantastic!
Tama 14″x 6,5″ Woodworks Snare -BWW
This year Tama offered a very affordable limited edition snare. It has an 8 mm thick 8-ply poplar shell which offers a quick response and a nice “snappy” sound. The shell is wrapped in stylish burgundy walnut wrap and the black hardware gives it a very classy look. Very good snare for all situations!
Tama 14″x 06″ S.L.P. G-Maple KMB
Tama added something new to its S.L.P series as well! This 14″ x 06″ S.L.P. G-Maple KMB has an 11 mm thick 13-ply maple shell with black nickel hardware, 2.3 mm Triple-flanged hoops (10-hole Mighty Hoops), 20 spiral snare wires and it comes with Evans G1 heads. Also the Kona Mappa Burl colour offers some serious eye candy!
Pearl 14″x 6,5″ Special Reserve Snare
This Pearl 14″ x 6,5″ Special Reserve Snare is a limited edition exclusively available at Thomann. It has a very responsive and crisp sound with a wide tuning range thanks to its 4-ply (5 mm) maple shell with reinforcement rings, FatTone hoops (10 holes), STL-100 lugs, SR-017 snare throw-off and SN-1420D Ultrasound snare wires. The included Remo Ambassador drum heads (coated top, clear bottom) make it sound good straight out of the box!
What do you think of this Top 5 list of the best snares of 2019? Would you add or remove something? Let us know in the comments here or in the Facebook post. ✌️
Also, check out the Top 5 Snares of 2018, if you have time, in the video below:
Sorry guys all but the first would have to go, and add a noon and coolie and best of all a Brady
Nigel Jones says:
My 14×5 brass Premier snare with Signia style lugs sounds as good as anything else I’ve heard.
Aioanei pavel says:
Miar face mare placere sa le încerc si eu si sper sa fie asa cu leam auzit!
Terry Parkhill says:
No Ludwig Sipraphoni 402?
Marc Segal says:
No Tama PLEASE…Gretsch and Pearl ok…but no Ludwig..no DW…Are these snares chips en by drummers??..??
Marc Segal says:
In my dat niet reply or must have been CHOSEN instead of “chips en”