Snare drums descend from a drum used in medieval times called a Tabor. Tabors were drums with a single gut snare strung across the bottom. Around the 15th century the snare drum increased in size and had a cylindrical shape. It became popular with Swiss mercenary troops. The 17h century brought even more changes to the snare drum. Screws were added to hold the snares down which gave it a brighter sound rather than the rattle of a loose snare. Around the 20th century metal snares came about which is what you find being used today and it is a popular instrument in pop music and modern orchestral music.
As you can see the snare drum has a long history. Mapex continues tradition with their 1mm stainless steel shell Armory Tomahawk Snare Drum. it has penetrating accuracy and long range projection. the focused power of its rimhot is devastating
Features: -The Stainless Steel Shell with Rounded 45 Degree bearing edge delivers a focused brightness with plenty of volume. -The SONIClear(TM) Bearing Edge (standard on all Armory wood shell models) allows all drumheads to sit flat and tune effortlessly and respond with a stronger fundamental pitch. -The precision tooled solid steel Armory Tube Lugs deliver greater tuning accuracy and shell stability while giving the drum an elegant yet modern appearance.
Specs: -14″x5.5″ -1.0mm Steel -Rounded 45 Degree -Bright, Focused and Loud -Black Chrome Finish -Chrome -Piston Strainer with Vertical Throw-Off