Snare Drums

We only carry the very pinnacle in sound quality and craftmanship, and this applies to snare drums, too. The following drums are currently in stock and available for demoing at our showroom in Riihimäki. The prices include VAT 24% but not shipping/postage. And yes, we ship internationally.

Acoutin Custom

Acoutin Custom drums are a patented shell design allowing wood edges to detach and interlock with their metal center. This proprietary shell design combines Solid Steam-bent, Stave, or Plied wooden edges with rolled or woven metal center to produce  a drum that is extremely articulate and sensitive. These drums are unique and unmistakable in their defined characteristics with each shell providing its own distinct balance of warmth, responsiveness and clarity.

Acoutin Custom Leonova Stave Ash / Stainless

LEONOVA 6.5×14″ Stave Ash / Stainless in Matte Black
899,00€

The Ash delivers the ability to allow for a very vibrant resonant note while having a relatively warm body and pronounced ghost note sensitivity. Warmer characteristics and slightly richer wood tone.

  • Dunnett R 4.0 throw off
  • Canopus 20 strand Vintage snare wires
  • 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops
  • YouTube video by Joonas Pyhtilä

 

KSENIA 6.5×14″ Stave Black Walnut / Brass in Satin Bronze
899,00€

The Walnut / Brass combination is dry, dark, and rich with a complex tone blending the dark warmth of the Walnut with highlighted brightness, sensitivity, and resonance from the Brass.

  • Dunnett R 4.0 throw off
  • Canopus 20 strand Vintage snare wires
  • 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops
  • YouTube video by Joonas Pyhtilä

 

KSENIA 6.5×14″ Solid Steam-bent Cherry / Chrome Over Brass
989,00€

The Cherry is extremely versatile such as maple, but is much more distinct with a slightly darker and richer tone. Very responsive and open with beautiful color to compliment the COB center.

  • Dunnett R 4.0 throw off
  • Canopus 20 strand Vintage snare wires
  • 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops

 

Dunnett Classic Drums

There’s a reason why Dunnett Classic drums sound so good. It’s not by chance. Ronn Dunnett is an avid researcher and innovator in drum industry, having studied drum building, sound, and aesthetics relentlessly for several decades. Dunnett-made innovations such as hybrid vents, R-series throw-offs and hardware, snare-beds, and revolutionary metal shell finish methods are well-known stables. His drums? They speak to you.

DREAMTIME 6.5×14″ Queensland Walnut
949,00€

Dunnett Classic Dreamtime shells are hand-crafted in Queensland, Australia by master drumsmith Paul Warry, and assembled by hand by Ronn Dunnett in Vancouver, Canada. They represents far more than the mere gluing together of plies of wood and putting some metal hardware on it. A perfect marriage.

  • Dunnett R4 throw off
  • Dunnett Presence 42 strand snare wires
  • George Way Double Edge-Double Flange 2.3mm steel hoops
  • Dunnett/Ahead padded carrying bag

 

MODEL 2N 6.5×14″ Polished Aluminum
799,00€

“I won’t deny it – I love my 402 snare drums as much as the next guy, but love them as I do, I found them to be lacking. I set out to create a aluminum Classic that embodied all of what I love about the 402 and then improve on it. The Classic Modelling Aluminum represents all of that and more.” – Ronn Dunnett

  • Patented hybrid edge design with a straight edge on the snare side and a flanged edge on the batter side
  • Dunnett R4 throw off
  • Dunnett Presence 42 strand snare wires
  • George Way Double Edge-Double Flange 2.3mm steel hoops

 

MODEL 2N 6.5×14″ Antique Brass
799,00€

A Modern Classic. The Model 2N Brass represents the traditional Brass sound at its most versatile. The Dunnett design snare beds mean a wide latitude for snare adjustment without ever choking. The deep bead provides a perfect distortion that delicately mutes the tone of the drum, passing some of that work to the heads.

  • Non-flanged beaded shell
  • Dunnett R4 throw off
  • Dunnett Presence 42 strand snare wires
  • George Way Double Edge-Double Flange 2.3mm steel hoops

 

MODEL 2N 6.5×14″ Antique Brass Patina
799,00€

A Modern Classic. The Model 2N Brass represents the traditional Brass sound at its most versatile. This model is finished in Antique Brass Patina – a mild chemical process applied by hand that ages the metal allowing it to patina with time and burnish with handling.

  • Non-flanged beaded shell
  • Dunnett R4 throw off
  • Dunnett Presence 42 strand snare wires
  • George Way Double Edge-Double Flange 2.3mm steel hoops

 

George H. Way Drums

In February 21st 1969 the world of drumming bid farewell to one of its most iconic and prolific product designers ever: George Harrison Way.

After his death the company remained dormant until 2006 when independent drum and percussion product designer Ronn Dunnett acquired the rights to the GHW and George Way Drum Company and shortly thereafter began work restoring the company and maintaining the Way legacy. In the years since that work began Dunnett and the George Way Drum Company stand as the only heritage brand to mount a successful relaunch. Ronn Dunnett’s work in rebuilding the company and maintaining and expanding on George Way’s innovations and dedication to quality and customer service mean that drummers are able to own and experience a genuine vintage look and sound combined seamlessly with modern manufacturing.

AERO 5.5×14″ Aluminum
499,00€

Ultra thin seamless spun aluminum shell with matte anodized natural aluminum finish. A pleasing blend of lows, mids, and highs that are very evenly balanced with respect to each other – a very versatile drum for any situation. The modern acrolite, but way better.

  • AAA chrome plating on all metal parts, streamline casings
  • 845 throw off
  • 20 strand snare wires
  • Triple flange hoops

 

TRADITION 6.5×14″ Birch
499,00€

Classic-inspired/modern-made 4-ply birch shell with 4-ply reinforcement rings with natural oil finish. Lots of mids, a few lows and highs, and a dryness that produces a surprisingly balanced and, suffice to say, vintage-like sound.

  • AAA chrome plating on all metal parts
  • 845 throw off
  • 20 strand snare wires
  • Triple flange hoops