All USA Custom Series wood snare drums feature legendary 6-ply Gretsch maple shells and are available in a wide variety of sizes, finishes, snare throw-offs and other options. Finish options are Nitron Covered, High-Gloss Lacquer, or Satin Lacquer. Throw-off options are the classic Gretsch Lightning or the contemporary designed throw-offs by Dunnet. All wood snares feature chrome hardware with Die Cast Hoops and 20-strand steel Gretsch snare wires. 6.5×14 snares are available in 10, 16, or 20 lug configurations. Gretsch’s proprietary snare bed is cut into all wood drums to maximize snare articulation and response. Our classic key holder and tone control options are available, as they have been for over 50 years.
Stewart Copeland’s signature model is a faithful reproduction of the snare drum of “mysterious provenance” that he used with the Police and everything else from that time period. A brass shell that’s 0.5mm thicker than the standard 1mm shell and the combination of a die-cast batter hoop with a triple flanged bottom hoop provides sounds that easily penetrate what Copeland describes as the “dirge from the bass and the ear-piecing sounds of a guitar.”
Our drums start from wood. Not round, perfectly formed pre-fabricated shells, but flat sheets of the most beautiful, perfect wood one can acquire. These same sheets could have been used to make a couch or a cabinet, a desk or a door. And in the right hands it would have been the best couch, cabinet, desk or door you could find. That’s not what we do at C&C Drum Company though. At C&C, we make the best shells you can find from those sheets of wood. We cut, glue, pressure mold, sand and route every shell we make, and if it’s not perfect we start over. It’s as simple as that. We do it because we care about the drums we make, just as much as you care about the drums you play.
The snare drum is the keystone of any drummer’s sound. At some point in the musical journey, the player will embark on a search for the perfect drum to enhance their sound. With that player in mind, we created the S.L.P. series.
With its Maple shell, this snare drum is a great example of what the S.L.P. series snare drum concept is all about. The combination of this choice of a hardwood shell, Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snares and Sound Arc Hoop results in a fully open and resonant sounding drum.
Renown snares feature 10-ply maple shells with 45-degree bearing edges, Die-cast hoops and adjustable throw-off and butt plate.
Slightly thicker, 1.2mm shells combined with triple flanged hoops, allow the Metalworks steel shell snare drums to perform at their maximum potential. Five different sizes provide choices for a wide range of applications.
Select Force Series – The cool way to join the professionals
The SONOR Select Force Series is the pinnacle of the new Force range. The Select Series is a set for every drummer: designed especially for advanced and semi-professional drummers, Select Force drum sets can also be an interesting alternative for professional drummers. A wide array of pre-configured sets, components and the very latest features from the professionals’ series make SONOR Select Force sets a real hit!
Select Force Sounds
The 7-layer Canadian maple shells offer uncompromisingly rich and warm sounds, highlight lower pitches and provide balance in the mid-range and treble. Whether in the woodshed, recording studio or on stage, SONOR’s Select Force sets deliver a powerful performance every time.
Many collectors prize Craviotto drums. We’re flattered. Craviotto Custom Shop drums are unique, featuring extraordinary rare or figured woods, special finishes, and custom sizes. The Craviotto Lake Superior maple and birch Diamond Tube Lug Edition snares, presented by Drum Workshop, became modern legends. The stunning birdseye maple, rich real mahogany, vibrant cherry, and bold ash of the Craviotto Diamond Tube Lug Edition drums makes each a visual treat. But all Craviotto drums are made to be played, with fittings built to Johnny’s exacting, “working drummer” specifications, and supplied with throwoffs, such as the Trick GS 007 and the Dunnett R Class, that are sturdy, swift, silent, and state-of-the-art. Craviotto drums combine the best of vintage sound and classic design with modern durability. Craviotto Diamond Cast Series snares take the working drummer ethic to the highest level. Works of art? Yes. Delicate flowers? Absolutely not. Craviotto Diamond Cast Seriess feature One piece Eastern hard rock maple shells for rock solid sound and reliability, matching reinforcing rings, Remo Ambassador heads, Craviotto Diamond Cast Lugs and custom snares, Trick GS007 throw-off, sturdy gig bag, key-and a spare head and set of sticks. These drums live to gig, and are priced with working musicians in mind. Definitely NOT for display purposes only.
Available in 14″x5″, 14″x6″, 14″x7″ and 14″x8″
Finishes include Ash, Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, Poplar, Walnut, Laquer and Wrap Finishes, and Stacked Solid Drums.
Canopus Neo Vintage Snare Drum
5.5″ x 14″
7 ply maple / poplar shell
Developed to provide drummers with an extraordinary alternative for everyday situations, the new Diamond Cast Series Edition solid-shell maple snare drum from Craviotto is the one drum for all occasions. These superbly crafted instruments are created from a single piece of hand-selected, premium-grade North American maple and combine their classic solid-shell design with Craviotto’s proprietary bending, curing and finishing processes.This unique combination of methods and materials not only ensures the strength and stability of the shell, it also gives the drum its distinctive and highly desirable warmth, depth and sensitivity. In addition to Craviotto’s legendary solid maple shell with matching top and bottom reinforcing hoops and precisely applied bearing edges, each Diamond Cast Series Edition drum features exclusive “Diamond” cast lugs, badge and butt-plate. A rich, hand-rubbed natural satin oil finish further enhances the drum’s overall appearance and performance.
The Diamond Cast Series Edition’s extensive list of standard equipment also includes chrome-plated, heavy-gauge, triple-flanged counterhoops, Dunnett R Class Throw Off, deluxe snare wires, top-quality Ambassador® drumheads by Remo, and a Craviotto drumkey. All Diamond Cast Series drums are shipped in a specially-designed, reinforced cordura drum bag.