SNARE DRUMS

A Snare Drum for any situation

We love snare drums and make lots of them. We take pride in our ability to make everything from a high quality “go to” snare, stave and solid shells to our innovative R.A.D. Series snare drums. Our ply shell snare drums feature the same 100% choice North American hard woods as our kits. All of our steam bent and stave drums are carefully crafted in house from the best hand selected timber.

Radial Acoustic Dispersion (R.A.D.)

  • Shell
    • 14” x 5-¼” and 14” x 6-¼”  Maple shell
  • Finish
    • Available in Black stain or Natural Maple stained, beautiful hand rubbed oil finished that is a brooks drum custom blend. Provides maximum durability while not affecting the resonance of the shell itself.
  • Hardware
    • All brass tube lugs. 3mm triple fanged hoops. 3 positions Trick throw off.
    • All fitted with Evans drum heads

This snare really shines in the studio, engineers love them. Not only because it sounds so good but, the design of the R.A.D. Series allowed for additional mic placement options.

Stave Snare Drum

  • Shell
    • Every stave shell is made is from a single handpicked board in our shop. Stave drums are constructed similar to a conga drum; pieces of wood are precisely machined and glued together to form a circle. The shell is then carefully machined perfectly round inside and outside on a lathe. These snare drums have wonderful tonal character and produce an openly focused sound with great projection at all volumes. Brooks Stave shells have a wide tuning range with nice stick response; they just feel great to play.
  • Finish
    • Available in a wide variety of stained colors to the classic Natural finish, beautiful hand rubbed oil finished that is a brooks drum custom blend. Provides maximum durability while not affecting the resonance of the shell itself
  • Hardware
    • All brass tube lugs. 3mm triple fanged hoops. 3 positions Trick throw off. All fitted with Evans  drum heads

Staves are constructed with the grain orientated vertical to the diameter, making it a more efficient transfer of energy. They are very sensitive and are beautiful drums for playing brushes and yet still have the ability to cut through loud music easily.

Ply Series Snare Drums

  • Shell
    • We take pride in the response and adaptability of these snare drums. Each snare starts with maple or birch shells made from 100% choice North American hard woods. These snares are real workhorse snares. The maple drums have a wide tuning range that can fulfill the need to be snappy, swampy or a solid crack that will ping. Birch wood differs from maple giving the drum a more focused attack. The warmth of the articulation and invite sensitivity cannot be overstated with either choice.
  • Finish
    • Available in a wide variety of stained colors to the classic Natural finish, beautiful hand rubbed oil finished that is a brooks drum custom blend that provides maximum durability while not affecting the resonance of the shell.
  • Hardware
    • All brass tube lugs. 3mm triple fanged hoops. 3 positions Trick throw off.
    • All fitted with Evans drum heads

These snares have a wide range of possibilities, They have ply options from 7 to 15 ply’s and range in thickness from ¼” to ½” and the option of 8 or 10 lugs and die cast hoops.

Solid Snare Drums

  • Shell
    • Brooks steam bent solid shells are hand crafted in our shop. They start as all Brooks drums do, with a handpicked board and are the most difficult shells to produce. The best description I’ve ever read to describe the steam bending process is “Organized chaos”. But these drums are worth it! Solid shells have great tone, resonation and sensitivity compared to other types of wood shells. Available in most domestic hardwoods in 14” diameter up to a 7” depth.
  • Finish
    • Available in a wide variety of stained colors to the classic Natural finish, beautiful hand rubbed oil finished that is a brooks drum custom blend. Provides maximum durability while not affecting the resonance of the shell itself
  • Hardware
    • All brass tube lugs. 3mm triple fanged hoops. 3 positions Trick throw off. All fitted with Evans drum heads