The snare drum is the heart of the modern drumset.  Matt enjoys collecting, customizing, and refurbishing snare drums from a variety of companies.  While many of Matt's snare drums have black hardware to match his current drumkit, he has drums with chrome, satin chrome, and black nickel hardware as well.  Here are Matt's current snare drums.  Let's get to the photos.

Check out this Pearl Masterworks MWC-1465S/B, 14x6.5, Thin 6-ply 100% African mahogany free-floating snare drum.  It features Mastercast diecast hoops, S-022N snare wires, and SR-1000F strainer.

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Here is a Pearl Masterworks MWC-1460S/B, 14x6, 8-ply 100% African mahogany snare drum.  It features Mastercast diecast hoops, STL-100 mini lugs, S-022N snare wires, and SR-1000 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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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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This is a Gretsch 14x5.5 100% maple snare drum.  It features a 10-ply 8mm shell, matching wood hoops, and dual adjustment strainer system.

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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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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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Here we have a completely customized TR-1455S/B 14x6.5 Tico Torres Signature snare drum.  It features a 3mm cast aluminum shell, Mastercast diecast hoops, tube lugs that do not make contact with the shell, and SR-1000 strainer.

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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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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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Here we have a FM-1465S/B 14x6.5, free-floating snare drum.  It features a 6-ply 100% maple shell, Mastercast diecast hoops, tube lugs that do not make contact with the shell, and SR-1000 strainer.

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This is a 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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This is a completely customized STE-1465SS/B Sensitone Elite 14x6.5 snare drum.  It has a polished stainless steel shell, and features Mastercast diecast hoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-017 strainer.

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Check out this customized JJ-1365S/B 13x6.5 Joey Jordison Signature snare drum.  It features a flat black steel shell with Slipnot logos removed, 2.3mm Superhoops, CL-65 lugs, and SR-017 strainer.

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Check out this completely customized 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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This is a CS-1450S/B 14x5 Chad Smith Signature snare drum.  It features a black nickel-plated steel shell, 2.3mm Superhoops, CL-55 Masters lugs, and SR-015 strainer.

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Check out this custom, 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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Here we have a KPS-1465S/B 14x8 limited edition snare drum.  It features a 6-ply kapur shell, 2.3mm Superhoops hoops, classic tube lugs, and SR-015 strainer.

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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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This is a completely customized VSB-1455S/B 14x5.5 limited edition snare drum.  It features a 6-ply, birch/basswood shell, 2.3mm Superhoops hoops, CL-55 Masters lugs, and SR-015 strainer.

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