• Slingerland 6.5X14 Chrome Over Brass Snare Drum...Niles...Nice

    $250.00
    1 bid
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:12AM PDT3m 6sBrand: SlingerlandMaterial: Brass
  • Vintage Slingerland 5.5X14 Snare Drum...Niles...'64

    Here's a Slingerland 8 lug Blue Sparkle Snare Drum, Black & Gold Niles Badge # 54153, clearly stamped NOV 64 inside.
    $250.00
    0 bids
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:25AM PDT16m 12sBrand: Slingerland
  • New ListingVINTAGE ROGERS POWERTONE 8 LUG BRASS SHELL SNARE DRUM 14 X 5

    (With new heads new 2.3 mm rims ( originals were rusty pitted and trashed ) new snare wires. and madea small crack in the shell where a larger hole was drilled for the Tama strainer ). a little rough players drum sounds great though.
    $200.00
    Brand: Rogers
    Free shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    or Best Offer
    Type: Kit Snare
  • PEARL SENSITONE CUSTOM ALLOY BRASS SHELL SNARE DRUM 5.5 X 14

    Nice drum. No dings, significant blemishes. Could maybe use a polish to look it's best, but looks great as is. Heads are in good shape.
    $200.00
    Brand: Pearl
    $28.00 shipping
    Material: Brass
  • DW Performance Series 8x14 Snare Drum - Pewter Sparkle

    <p>DW Performance Series 8x14 Snare Drum - Pewter Sparkle. Condition is New.</p>
    $225.50
    7 bids
    $19.57 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:21AM PDT12m 3sBrand: DW
  • New ListingYamaha Birch Custom Snare

    <p dir="ltr">Yamaha Birch Custom Snare. 14"×4". In good condition but could use a good cleaning and new head.<br> US BIDDERS ONLY PLEASE</p>
    $105.00
    1 bid
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Oct 24 at 8:26PM PDT6d 13hBrand: YamahaSize: 14 inchMaterial: Birch
  • New ListingLudwig LM404 Acrolite 5" x 14" Aluminum Snare Drum, Black Galaxy - USA Made

    This is most of the Ludwig LE-2463 Snare Drum Kit in used, but not trashed condition.
    $149.95
    Brand: Ludwig
    Trending at $235.00eBay determines this price through a machine learned model of the product's sale prices within the last 90 days.
    Size: 14 inch
    $27.33 shipping
    Material: Aluminum
  • Slingerland Snare drum 8x14 14X8 Brass

    Condition is Used.
    $145.00
    16 bids
    $15.63 shipping
    Ending Oct 21 at 2:54PM PDT3d 7hBrand: SlingerlandSize: 14 inchMaterial: Brass
  • Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 Snare Drum 6.5x14" Tube Lugs Vintage Classic

    Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic snare drum 6.5x14" made in Monroe, NC. All original. I have loved this snare drum for many years (almost 15 now). This is the big rock and roll, Led Zeppelin snare drum sound.
    $375.00
    Brand: Ludwig
    $35.00 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    or Best Offer
    Type: Kit Snare
    17 watching
  • Nice! YAMAHA SFZ 12x14 Marching Snare Drum, Carrier & Case

    Model MTS9214U in vg+ used condition!
    $335.00
    7 bids
    $34.38 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 7:55AM PDT1dBrand: YamahaSize: 12 inchType: Marching Snare
  • DW LTD Limited Edition Concert Snare 13"x6.5"

    Up for your consideration is a DW LTD Limited Edition Concert Snare. With a Pacific Limited Edition 20-ply maple and walnut shell, this snare is in great condition with very minimal wear. Includes a wood grain finish and silver lugs.
    $199.00
    Brand: DW
    or Best Offer
    Size: 13 inch
    FAST 'N FREE
    11 watching
  • Ludwig supraphonic snare drum Blue Olive blemish = great price!

    <p dir="ltr">Ludwig supraphonic snare.  This snare sounds fantastic I've been using it for years at church but I'm moving to a 13" maple snare that's just deeper in sound and better Suited. The shell looks to have been flexed at some point as there's damage to the edge and the shell is dimpled it's very slight but can be seen in the second to last picture.  In my opinion the damage in no way affects the sound and i have never had a problem getting heads on and off. This is sold as is with no returns unless it arrives different from how it's been pictured and described but I'm sure you will love it! Price definitely reflects the blemish  this is a bargain for somebody out there.</p>
    $249.99
    Brand: Ludwig
    $25.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Gretsch USA 6.5x14 COB snare from 2018 MINTY!

    Still has original heads and 42-strand snare wires. Shell mount drum key is also there. This drum is ready to rock after a good tuning! This sale for the US only.
    $325.00
    Brand: Gretsch
    $40.00 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    or Best Offer
    Type: Kit Snare
    10 watching
  • New ListingTAMA - 14" x 5.5" - STARCLASSIC - MAPLE SHELL - SNARE DRUM

    14" x 5.5" - STARCLASSIC - MAPLE SHELL. SNARE DRUM. SNARE DRUM IS IN GOOD CONDITION. CONDITION: PRE-OWNED.
    $159.95
    Top Rated Plus
    $11.85 shipping
    Brand: TAMA
    or Best Offer
    Size: 14 inch
    Guaranteed by Wed, Oct 23
    Material: Maple
  • Pork Pie Big Black 6.5 x 14...nickel plated brass

    6.5 X 14 Pork Pie Big Black Snare. Nickel plated brass.like new, used very little.
    $250.00
    Brand: Pork Pie
    Free shipping
    Material: Brass
    or Best Offer
  • slingerland snare drum

    <p>slingerland snare drum. Condition is Used. Snare is 12x6 1/2. Great sounding classic birch snare.</p>
    $53.00
    2 bids
    $21.11 shipping
    Ending Oct 23 at 8:04PM PDT5d 12hBrand: SlingerlandModel: SignatureSize: 12 inch
  • New ListingSD065D YD9000 Yamaha Recording Custom Snare Drum 14x6.5

    <p>Amazing condition for a 40 year old drum. Pictures describe condition well.</p>
    $479.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    $36.00 shipping
  • New ListingPearl Free Floater Brass snare Die Cast hoops with DW 9300 series stand and Case

    Pearl Brass Free floater Snare. Stand in perfect new condition. The snare is in overall excellent condition. This was one of our studio snares.Great sound !
    $450.00
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Oct 24 at 3:06PM PDT6d 7h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: PearlMaterial: Brass
  • New ListingLudwig Acrolite Snare Drum 14" x 5" 1970s

    The snare side head is a Remo emperor snare side head, it is not new but it is in good condition and wasn't used that long. I cleaned the drum up as best as I could including the lugs by taking them apart and clearing them out.
    $49.99
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Oct 20 at 6:13PM PDT2d 11hBrand: LudwigSize: 14 inchMaterial: Aluminum
  • Vintage 1960's Rogers 7-line Dynasonic Snare Drum COB, Cleveland Era EXC!

    Up for grabs is a very clean, ready-to-play 1960's Dynasonic. This is an earlier "7 Line" brass shell indicative of Roger's Cleveland-era production of the early to mid 1960's. Original muffler, butt plate, and badges are correctly affixed.
    $439.00
    Brand: Rogers
    Free shipping
    Type: Kit Snare
    15 watching
    Material: Brass
  • New ListingPearl Masters Series Symphonic Custom Snare Drum 14" Sunburst Nice 6" no reserve

    6 1/2" edge of hoop to edge of hoop. Made in Taiwan. Amber sunburst color. Tubular lugs. Has very unique and complex snare system. 3 separate strainers and adjusts. be aware of this. Remo Powerstroke heads good.
    $149.99
    0 bids
    $27.99 shipping
    Ending Oct 22 at 7:30PM PDT4d 12hBrand: PearlSize: 14 inch
  • New ListingAyotte DrumSmith 14x6” Maple Snare Drum

    <p>Ayotte DrumSmith 14x6” Maple Snare drum. Used great condition, a few finish blemishes.</p><br><p>1990’s era. Sounds killer! All maple with re rings. 5ply with 5ply rings, custom Ayotte lugs and this gorgeous natural satin maple finish. </p><br><p>In store or at www.drumflip.com</p>
    $325.00
    Brand: Ayotte
    $19.99 shipping
    Material: Maple
    or Best Offer
  • Ludwig supraphonic 14 X 5.5

    <p dir="ltr">Ludwig supraphonic 14 X 5.5  from 70's 80's. Awesome  crispy Supra sound, the shell have normal pitting for age. The throw off work good. The resonant and batter heads are use but in good conditions </p>
    $187.50
    7 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending Oct 20 at 8:37PM PDT2d 13hBrand: Ludwig
  • 1968 LUDWIG Super Sensitive 5x14 snare drum

    Here's aJanuary 10, 1968 LUDWIG 5x14 Keystone badge Super Sensitive snare drum. Serial # 574972. White pad baseball bat muffler. No extra hole or modifications. Will need a set of SS snappy snares.
    $325.00
    Brand: Ludwig
    $23.35 shipping
    Material: Steel
  • New Listing1982/83 Pearl COB Snare Drum XLNT Condition. Same as a Jupiter, 6.5 X 14"s MIJ

    <p dir="ltr">1982/83 Pearl COB Snare Drum XLNT Cond. Condition is Used. Just disassembled and cleaned. New Remo Powerstroke 77 head. Only a few minor scratches and a couple of micro-dings. Strainer works fine. Definitely COB, magnet does not stick to the body. Powerful loud tone. This must be a transition model, early 80s badge, air hole in middle of rings. 6.5  by 14 inches. 10 lugs. Made in Japan. This is the same snare as a Jupiter except it has a different strainer.</p>
    $299.00
    Brand: Pearl
    $49.00 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
  • Tama Superstar 1980s 8"x14” Cherry 10 Lug Snare Drum

    Cherry stain 14” x 8” Birch Tama superstar snare drum made in Japan. 3 lugs have been replaced with modern Tama Superstar lugs that fit the hole pattern perfectly, no extra holes! Various scratches here and there.
    $300.00
    Brand: Pearl
    $28.00 shipping
    Size: 8 inch
    14 watching
    Material: Birch
  • Rogers ca. 1967 Wood PowerTone 14" Snare Drum - 14x5 - with Case -- Vintage !!

    Good condition Rogers 14" x 5" wood PowerTone snare drum, ca. 1967. Has the finish/wrap removed, so now has natural/stained wood. Has newer heads, top and bottom. Functions as it should. Muffler and strainer / throw all work fine.
    $127.50
    6 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending Oct 26 at 8:07PM PDT8d 12hBrand: RogersSize: 14 inchType: Kit Snare
  • DW Collector’s Series Ten & Six Maple 14x5 Natural Finish Snare Drum Shell, 5x14

    The inside has the standard gloss finish DW uses to produce a slightly brighter tone. It is stamped with a C shell note, dated Mar 14, 2005 & # 644224. The shell has no extra holes, is in round with perfect bearing edges and snare beds.
    $165.00
    Brand: DW
    $18.00 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    12 watching
    Type: Kit Snare
  • DW CRAVIOTTO SIGNED 2002 5.5x14 SOLID SHELL STEAM BENT 1-PLY MAPLE SNARE DRUM

    Signed by the master snare crafter Johnny Croviotto after he made it on Sept. 10 2002. batter and resonant Evans level 360 heads on both sides. Original drumworks throw off handle had snapped off because it was plastic, which I read is common.
    $262.00
    1 bid
    $70.00 shipping
    Ending Oct 20 at 6:14PM PDT2d 11hBrand: DWType: Kit SnareMaterial: Maple
  • Cool 14" x 6" Premier Chrome Snare Drum Made in England Original Heads

    The snares and snare strainer are in good shape and work well. Heads may need to be replaced. They do not allow for us to send combined invoices once the cases have opened. Net proceeds from the sale of these goods and financial donations from the community make it possible for us to operate our free job training programs.
    $66.00
    18 bids
    $43.23 shipping
    Ending Today at 9:56AM PDT2h 47m
    Benefits charity
    Brand: PremierSize: 14 inch
  • New ListingYamaha SD2055 10"x5.5" Steel Snare Drum Vintage

    Used it very sparingly on a few live gigs, and in the studio. When my style of playing changed I no longer needed a second snare. The drum has been in a box untouched for at least 5 years. The sound of the Yamaha SD2055 is crystal clear in any setting.
    $205.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    $8.05 shipping
    Size: 10 inch
    or Best Offer
    Type: Kit Snare
  • OCDP ORANGE COUNTY DRUMS 8" x 14" STEEL SNARE DRUM IN MINT CONDITION!

    SOUNDS GREAT WITH EXCELLENT POP. LOOKS EXCELLENT WITH HARDLY ANY WEAR, ALWAYS CASE KEPT! OCDP 8" x 14" STEEL SNARE DRUM IS READY TO PLAY OUT OF THE BOX. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!
    $79.95
    1 bid
    $16.95 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 10:05AM PDT1d 2hBrand: OCDPSize: 14 inchMaterial: Steel
  • Pearl Custom Classic One Piece Maple Shell Snare Drum Japan Black Rare 7" no rsv

    7 1/2" edge of hoop to edge of hoop. Made in Japan, serial 903202. Black color. Remo heads good. Overall appearance and condition nice clean and shiny.
    $177.50
    6 bids
    $27.99 shipping
    Ending Oct 21 at 7:00PM PDT3d 11hBrand: PearlSize: 7 inchMaterial: Maple
  • GRETSCH ROUND BADGE 4157 RED SPARKLE SNARE DRUM

    A real nice 4157 snare, with vibrant color, no fading, a good looking and working Microsensitive strainer, I reverse drilled the original broken off brass baseball bat lever out, and replaced it with the great stainless steel reproduction that is available and affordable.
    $395.00
    0 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 8:21AM PDT1d 1hBrand: GretschSize: 14 inchMaterial: Maple
  • New ListingSlingerland Deluxe Student Model Snare Drum Rare Blue Ripple Wrap

    Slingerland Deluxe Student Model snare drum. 14" x 5 1/2". Tan milk chocolate painted interior puts it at late 60's / early 70's. 3 ply shell with reinforcing rings. Rare blue ripple wrap is in great shape, no fading or yellowing.
    $350.00
    0 bids
    $19.59 shipping
    Ending Oct 24 at 9:53AM PDT6d 2hBrand: Slingerland
  • Yamaha 14" SFZ Marching Band Snare Drum (z) (#1)

    $249.99
    Brand: Yamaha
    $49.99 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    or Best Offer
    Type: Marching Snare
  • New ListingCustom African Mahogany 7x14” Snare Drum

    Bearing edges and snare bed cut by VT craftsman Bill Allen of Sterling Drums. Finished with tung oil and REMO heads.
    $95.00
    0 bids
    $43.25 shipping
    Ending Oct 24 at 6:47PM PDT6d 11hBrand: UnbrandedSize: 14 inchType: Kit Snare
  • Ddrum Custom Maple Snare Drum Wood Hoops Puresound 14 x 6

    <p>Ddrum Custom Maple Snare Drum Wood Hoops Puresound 14 x 6</p><p>Sounds great! 14" Diameter by 6" deep Snare drum.  Wood hoops show just light wear. Bearing edges look great. Seams are tight. Remo heads are in good condition with plenty of life left. Puresound Snare wires look good. </p><p>100% of the proceeds go to the charity Water.org. Clean Water for the Planet!</p>
    $149.95
    Brand: ddrum
    $20.03 shipping
    Material: Maple
    Benefits charity
  • Black Beauty Imposter: World Max Shell w/ Ludwig Hardware 6.5 x 14 Snare Drum

    Black Beauty Imposter: 6.5 x 14 World Max black nickel over brass shell and brand new Ludwig Imperial lugs with gaskets.  P-85 strainer and butt, blue and olive badge, and generic 2.3 mm triple flanged hoops and snare wires.  Shell is lightly used with a few scratches.  Two small extra holes by the strainer are covered with black Allen head cap screws (see pic).  Evans snare side 300 and very lightly played Remo Ambassador batter.  Great sounding snare with wide tuning range, but it's time to thin the collection.  It would cost about $400 to build this snare with all new parts.
    $151.50
    2 bids
    $30.00 shipping
    Ending Oct 20 at 12:09PM PDT2d 5hBrand: LudwigSize: 14 inchType: Kit Snare
  • New ListingSJC Custom Drums USA Custom Snare Drum - 7" x 14" Mike Durkee Custom Finish

    Hand-painted Mike Durkee design. Shield Lugs perform dependably and studio quiet. Evans USA heads (G2 Coated batter, Clear 300 snare-side) are tuned up and ready to play. We will make every effort to promptly resolve any problem.
    $399.95
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Oct 24 at 6:27PM PDT6d 11hTop Rated PlusSize: 14 inchType: Kit SnareMaterial: Maple
  • New ListingSuper Sensitive Snare Drum

    $109.00
    $43.34 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Mapex Black Panther Retrosonic 5.5x14 Snare

    <p>Mapex Black Panther Retrosonic 5.5x14 Snare. Condition is Used, but mint condition...No scratches or scrapes...The original head has stick marks, but that’s it!!! I bought this as a second snare and fell in love with it, but still used my Mapex Saturn because I turned my kit to electronic...</p><p>Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.</p>
    $119.40
    5 bids
    $27.20 shipping
    Ending Oct 20 at 11:15PM PDT2d 16hBrand: MapexMaterial: Walnut
  • Ludwig Classic Maple Tom Drum 9 x 13

    Ludwig Badge is nice but also needs a cleaning.
    $75.00
    0 bids
    $31.02 shipping
    Ending Oct 22 at 8:15PM PDT4d 13hBrand: LudwigMaterial: Maple
  • Slingerland 1950s 5.5  x 14" WMP snare drum  Vintage 6 Lug 3 ply mahogany

    Slingerland 1950s 5.5 x 14" 3 ply solid mahogany snare drum.  Incredible condition, looks absolutely gorgeous and sounds out of this world.  All original 6 sound king lugs and standard throw, hook claws and and rims.   Drum looks great inside and out.   Feel free to make an offer and thanks for looking!
    $149.99
    Brand: Slingerland
    $12.67 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    11 watching
    Type: Kit Snare
  • New ListingYamaha David Garibaldi Snare Drum

    <p>Yamaha David Garibaldi Snare Drum. Condition is used, and shows normal signs of use, such as light scratches. It is in perfect working order. I will include an SKB gig bag with it. Sold as is, no returns, continental U.S. only, immediate payment required.</p>
    $600.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    Free shipping
  • PEARL Championship Marching 14" x 12" Snare Drum White 6 Ply Maple USA

    NOTE: There are regular (used) set of heads on it at present, a sturdy LUDWIG Rocker head on top, and a REMO Ambassador Snare on bottom. The bottom head has a tiny dent (which doesn't affect anything) (see photos. the mark you see was just tape residue, which has since been removed. ).
    $159.00
    Brand: Pearl
    $28.34 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    Guaranteed by Wed, Oct 23
    Type: Marching Snare
  • Tama Warlord 14x6 Snare Drum 12ply bubinga!

    Like the proud and aloof warrior of the African savanna, the Warlord Masai is powerful and indomitable. The 12-ply 10mm shell of 100% Bubinga provides extraordinary low-end punch, clear highs, and cutting-edge attack.
    $749.99
    Brand: TAMA
    $23.25 shipping
    Size: 14 inch
    or Best Offer
  • Pork Pie 7x13 Brass Patina Snare Drum

    <p>Pork Pie 7x13 Brass Patina Snare Drum . Condition is Used in excellent condition. Includes ahead armor case.</p>
    $150.00
    6 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Oct 20 at 7:46AM PDT2dBrand: Pork PieMaterial: Brass

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March to Your Own Beat With Snare Drums

Snare drums are an integral component of any drum kit. Thanks to their distinctive staccato sound and their high degree of sensitivity, these percussion instruments are used for everything from drum lines to popular music. Drummers of all skill levels and styles can find new, preowned, and used snare drums on eBay that satisfy their musical needs.

What are some different kinds of snare drums?

Snare drums come in a variety of styles and models. Some different kinds of snare drums include:

  • Concert drums: These drums are distinguished by coated batter heads, metal cable snares, and wood shells. Many drummers use a large amount of muffling to achieve the ideal concert sound.
  • Drum sets: These versatile options can be used for many musical genres. They are available in both wood and metal and with a variety of drumhead choices.
  • Marching drums: For marching bands, marching drums are a must as they are designed to hold up to extreme conditions. Kevlar heads help them withstand outdoor use, and free-floating designs keep the shell from being damaged.
  • Field drums: These snare drums are used for percussion ensembles, and they help players achieve old-fashioned military sounds. These distinctive percussive tones are created by large diameters and depths.
  • Pipe band drums: Pipe band styles are distinguished by a second set of snares, which help create a crisp sound.
  • Piccolo drums: These snare drums have small shell sizes, which yield a fast response and a high pitch.
  • Soprano drums: Soprano snares, also known as popcorn snares, are larger than piccolo snares but smaller than your average drum. Thanks to their shallow depth, these drums also produce a high pitch.
  • Mini drums: Mini styles are the smallest snares. They are often no more than 6 inches in diameter, and may feature a two-head or one-head design.
What are the sizes of snare drums?

Snare drums are measured in terms of diameter and depth. Depth generally ranges from 3 inches to 10 inches. Diameter, on the other hand, is more varied, and snare drums are available in these diameter sizes:

  • 6 inches
  • 8 inches
  • 10 inches
  • 12 inches
  • 13 inches
  • 14 inches
  • 15 inches
  • 16 inches
What are some different brands of snare drums?

Snare drums are available in brand names that each have their own distinctive and crisp sound. Some of these brands include:

  • Ludwig
  • DW
  • Pearl
  • Yamaha
  • Gretcsh
  • Tama
  • Mapex
  • Premiere
What are snare drums made of?

Most snare shells are made of wood or metal. Options include:

  • Maple: When maple is used to create snare shells, it delivers a warm tone, an even distribution of frequencies, and a clear sound.
  • Birch: This wood creates a bright, aggressive percussion tone, and it offers excellent projection.
  • Mahogany: For many years, mahogany was the wood of choice for snare shells. This high-end wood option creates warm tones and offers a wide middle range.
  • Beech: Beech is a strong, durable wood that helps players achieve a fat tone.
  • Steel: Snare drums made of steel are notable for their bright tone. They are ideal for players who frequently use rim shots.
  • Aluminum: These drums are dry and crisp, and they have less sustain than other metals.
  • Brass: Brass snares produce a warm tone.
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