Drum Center of Portsmouth are known the world over as the leading experts on snare drums. With over 400 snare drums on hand, you can rest assured that we’ve played most shell compositions, most sizes, and most brands. We understand the differences between die cast hoops and triple flanged hoops. We know the sound differences between 35 and 45 degree bearing edges. There are so many factors at play, whether a snare drum has 8 lugs or 10 lugs, if they have tube lugs, or if they have brass or steel wires. Is the Ludwig Supraphonic a good snare drum for you? That depends on the sound you want. What about the DW Collectors series snare drum? Or Dunnett Snare Drums? For custom built snare drums, Drum Center of Portsmouth has Acoutin, A&F, Canopus, Joyful Noise, Schagerl, Drum Art, Le Soprano, Unix, Hendrix, Keplinger, VK, Noble & Cooley, Longo, Rogers, Trick, WFLIII and Montineri drums, among others. For the larger companies, you can find that we have snare drums from the leading brands like Yamaha, Pearl, Tama, Ludwig, Gretsch, Sonor and DW. If our video demos on our snare drums are not enough for you to make a decision, we are a phone call away, or you can come in and see the largest display of snare drums in the world at our new showroom!