Snare Drums--Is Metal or Wood Best?

by Ed
(Rochester N.Y)

I am looking to buy a new snare drum. Could you tell me the difference or which is better or more popular wood or metal.
Thanks Ed

ANSWER

Hi, Ed--

The choice of a wood or metal snare drum is purely a matter of taste.

The metal snare drums have a higher pitch and usually more volume. Wood tens to have a more mellow and rounded tone.

Lynne



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