Mapex MPST4351 Steel Piccolo Snare Drum
Mapex’s MPX Snare drums are some of the best budget snare drums on the market and the MPX Steel Piccolo is no exception. This drum uses a 1mm steel shell to create a very unique pop. In fact, this drum has a lot of ping which many drummers look for in a piccolo snare drum. I like the 14x3.5 inch size because it has a full sound which still appropriate for piccolo use.
This is one of the least expensive drums on the market, but make no mistake, this pick is still extremely well made. The triple-flange hoops are very durable and hold tension well. There’s also single point contact lugs which cut down on shell interference and allow the drums tone to ring out. This pick is the perfect option for a drummer looking for an alternative sound while keeping things low budget.