The snare drum is the heart of the modern drumset.  Matt enjoys collecting, customizing, and refurbishing snare drums from a variety of companies.  His growing collection consists of snare drums made from many woods and metals.  Here are Matt's current snare drums.  Let's get to the photos.

Check out this exceptional Craviotto Custom Shop CRCUS1470CMTS, 14x7, maple snare drum.  It features a steam-bent curly (flame) maple shell with reinforcement rings, tube lugs, and trick throw off.

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Here we have a Sonor SQ2146AWB, 14x6, beech snare drum.  It has a 4-ply beech shell, with 2-ply beech reinforcement rings, diecast hoops, American walnut outer ply, and dual glide strainer.

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This is a Sonor SQ21355SOB, 13x5.5, beech snare drum.  It features diecast hoops, silky oak outer ply, and dual glide strainer.

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Here we have a solid walnut stave 14x6.5 snare drum.  It was made by CCW (Custom Cut Woodworking) Drums, in Wisconsin.  It features a 5/8" thick shell, Pearl hardware, and detailed wood inlay.

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Check out this solid cherry stave 14x6.5 snare drum.  It was made by CCW (Custom Cut Woodworking) Drums, in Wisconsin.  It features a 1/2" thick shell, DW Mag throw off, and satin hardware.

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Here we have a Yamaha ASD-0545HY, 14x5, Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau snare drum.  It features diecast hoops, Nouveau lugs, and revised U0201211 strainer.

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This is a Pearl Masterworks MW-1465S/B, 14x6.5, thin 6-ply 100% maple snare drum.  It features Mastercast diecast hoops, STL lugs, S-022N snare wires, and SR-1000 strainer.

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This is a 40th Anniversary Tama Starclassic 14x6.5 14-ply G-Maple snare drum.  It has a figured sapele outer-ply, black nickel hardware, MUS-80 strainer, diecast hoops, and hard case.

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This is a gorgeous Tama Starphonic PMM146STM 14x6, 6-ply maple snare drum.  It has an outer ply of mappa burl (poplar), and features freedom lugs, diecast hoops, and dual adjusting strainer.

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Check out this Pearl Masters Premium MRP-1455S/B 14x5.5, 6-ply 100% maple snare drum.  It features Mastercast diecast hoops, inverted STL-100 mini lugs, and SR-017 strainer.

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Here we have a Gretsch New Classic 14x6.5 maple snare drum.  It features a 10-ply 8mm shell, diecast hoops, solid brass machined tube lugs, Delmar broken glass wrap, and dual adjustment strainer.

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This is a Gretsch 14x5.5 maple snare drum.  It features a 10-ply 8mm shell, matching wood hoops, and dual adjustment strainer.

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Check out this completely customized Gretsch 14x6.5 Motor City snare drum.  It features single-flange hoops with claws, and rare single-ended 1 1/4" tube lugs.

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Here we have a Pearl MLP-1480S/B 14x8 limited edition snare drum.  It features a 8-ply, 10mm maple shell, 2.3mm Superhoops hoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-015 strainer.

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Check out this Tama LGM137STA 13x7, 12-ply, 10mm, maple snare drum.  It features a tamo ash outer ply, diecast hoops, chrome-plated brass tube lugs, and Starclassic strainer.

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This is a Pearl UCA-1465S/B 14x6.5 snare drum.  It has a 3mm cast aluminum shell.  It features 2.3mm Superhoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-1000 strainer.

Check out this DrumCraft Series 8 14x5 snare drum.  It has a 5mm cast aluminum shell.  It features 2.5mm projection hoops, Trick GS007 throw off, satin chrome hardware, and stainless steel tension rods.

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Check out this DW Collector's Series 13x5 snare drum.  It has a 3mm cast aluminum shell.  It features 3mm True Hoops, Mag throw off with 3-position butt, and stainless steel tension rods.

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This is a completely customized Pearl JD-1455S/B 14x5.5 Jimmy Degrasso Signature snare drum.  It features a hammered brass shell, Mastercast diecast hoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-017 strainer.

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Check out this limited edition Pearl FB-1435S/B 14x3.5 red hammered brass free-floating snare drum.  It features Mastercast diecast hoops, tube lugs that do not make contact with the shell, and SR-1000 strainer.

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This is a Mapex Black Panther Sledgehammer 14x6.5 snare drum.  It has a hammered brass shell with antique finish, Sonic Saver hoops, Cylindar Drive strainer, and premium snare wires.

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Check out this iconic instrument! This is a Ludwig LM402KTMD Supraphonic 14x6.5 snare drum.  It features a chrome-plated aluminum shell, diecast hoops, tube lugs, and P86 strainer!

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This is a Gretsch S6514BSH hammered steel 14x6.5 snare drum.  It has a black chrome hammered steel shell, diecast hoops, and dual adjustment strainer.

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Check out this DW DRVL-5514SPK Collector's Series 14x5.5 Stainless Steel snare drum.  It features beadless stainless steel shell, 3mm True Hoops, Mag throw off with 3-position butt, and stainless steel tension rods.

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I'm really proud of this vintage Tama 14x5 King Beat snare drum.  It features diecast hoops, parallel-action strainer, extra long snare wires, and internal muffler.  This snare dates back to approximately 1977-1979.

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This is a Tama ST1455BN 14x5.5 Metalworks snare drum.  It features a 1.2mm steel shell, black nickel hardware, and upgraded diecast hoops.

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Here we have a completely customized Pearl OH-1350S/B 13x5 Omar Hakim Signature snare drum.  It features a 6-ply African mahogany shell, 2.3mm Superhoops hoops, CL-55 Masters lugs, and SR-015 strainer.

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Check out this completely customized Pearl STA-1550MH/B 15x5 snare drum.  It features a 4-ply African mahogany shell with maple reinforcement rings, 2.3mm Superhoops hoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-017 strainer.

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This is a Pearl Carbonply Composite CMHI-1455S/B 14x5.5 snare drum.  It has a 6-ply African mahogany shell, sandwiched between two layers of carbon fiber.  It features 2.3mm Superhoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-017 strainer.

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This is a Pearl FC-1465S/B 14x6.5, free-floating snare drum.  It features a copper shell, Mastercast diecast hoops, tube lugs that do not make contact with the shell, and SR-1000 strainer.

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Here we have a limited edition Ludwig LM405LTD Acrolite 14x6.5 snare drum.  It features a brushed aluminum shell, triple-flange hoops, satin hardware, and P-85 strainer.

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Check out this completely customized Pearl STE-1450GA/B Sensitone Elite 14x5 snare drum.  It has a gold anodized aluminum shell, and features 2.3mm Superhoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-017 strainer.

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Here we have a Yamaha 13x6.5 Musashi Oak snare drum.  It is fully restored, and features a 7-ply 100% oak shell, chrome hardware, Gibraltar Dunnett R-Class throw off, and Puresound snare wires.

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This is a unique instrument. This is a DrumCraft Series 8 13x6 snare drum.  It has a 10-ply oak shell.  It features 2.5mm projection hoops, Nickelworks throw off, satin chrome hardware with satin shell finish, and stainless steel tension rods.  This is the only 13" snare drum I'm aware of that has 10 lugs.

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