Mapex MPxSteel Hammered 14 x 6.5" Snare Drum
Mapex's MPX line of snares feature well-made drums at affordable prices and their steel hammered snare offers great value because it’s rare to find a metal 6.5 inch drum for such a low price. The hammered steel shell gives the drum a thicker sound and a lot of low end, setting it apart from other steel shell drums. Capable of producing a fat back beat, this snare has a dry, responsive sound.
This pick also features durable triple-flange hoops and chrome hardware which holds tension well, and just like other MPX snare drums this drum uses two-piece low mass lugs, which aren’t as prone to breaking as one-piece lugs. This drum is available in a number of different sizes, but I prefer the 14 x 6.5 inch size. Visually it’s simply one of the coolest looking drums that I have ever seen with hammered in-shell dimples to give this snare a really sharp look. The sound and a look of this pick make it an ideal option for the metal drummer looking for a budget-friendly snare drum.