At Drum Center of Portsmouth, we are known for carrying the finest snare drum selection in the world. Some cost upwards of $5,000. Clearly, that is not the price point %99.9 of people are comfortable with. For the rest of us, finding a quality snare drum without breaking the bank is the goal. We've gathered three fantastic offerings for our latest comparison video to help you decide what's the best metal snare drum under $200!
Bellowing, open, and untamed, Modern Utility Steel snare drums add fat, cracking tone to your drum set arsenal. Its thin 1mm beaded Steel shell is rolled to ring with open punch when played at full force, and speaks with a crisp sensitivity at lower impact. The finish is blasted with a satin textured coating which gives it a cool, versatile vibe. The Modern Utility features Pearl's CL arch lugs and smooth SR700 snare strainer for precise tunability. It's an exceptional primary or added snare, and brings a high-volume power to your playing voice.
This Tama snare drum has a slightly thicker 1.2mm thick steel shell that provides a very powerful, cutting sound that is designed to thrive in live settings, but we've found that the Soundworks Steel snare is great in a recording situation too. If you need the bottom end that modern music requires, coupled with the high end cut to combat loud guitars, the Tama Soundworks steel at Drum Center of Portsmouth is a perfect fit for you. The high quality components make this a solid candidate for the best metal snare drum under $200.
The last entry in our Best Snare Drum Under $200 was the Ludwig Supralite. Supralite series snare drums also feature a thin, beaded steel shell. The hardware consists of solid chrome-over-brass tube lugs, 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, and brass snare wires. We are huge fans of Ludwig snare drums, and this low price offering gives you tone, volume and quality in spades.
Your Home for Snare Drums (at any price point)
Whether you're looking for a $200 snare drum or a $2,000 snare drum, Drum Center of Portsmouth has exactly what you're looking for. We pride ourselves on finding the perfect instrument for YOUR needs.