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    All Paradigm snare drums play with sensitivity and responsiveness across a wide dynamic range.  They have a characteristic fat sound that is very microphone friendly.  The wide selection of shell options means you can dial in just the sound you are looking for.

    Prices below are for drums made from Keller shells, which have become the industry standard for high quality ply drumshells.  These days there are several  boutique ply drumshell builders, making the sky the limit when it comes to possible materials and ply configurations.  Some amazing options for metal shells have come around recently as well.  So, pick your ideal sound.  Chances are good I can make it happen for you.

The Paradigm Maple Classic Snares are a prime choice for lovers of old sounds.  Like all Paradigm snares, they are extremely sensitive.  These shells create a thick sound that splits the difference between crack and thump.  See below for available sizes and prices.

Acrylic snares are articulate and snappy.  And see-through.  The perfect complement to your acrylic kit.  Email me for a price quote.

 

Paradigm Maple Snares can be built in a range of thicknesses to suit your taste.  8-ply, 10-ply, or 15-ply shells create different amounts of snap, crackle, and pop.  10-ply shells make outstanding middle-of-the-road snares.  8-ply snares have a mellower sound.  15-ply snares crack like a gunshot.  Whatever floats your boat. Maple snares are available in a wide range of sizes and finshes.  See below for prices.  If you don’t see the size you want below, email me for a price quote.   

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Chrome over brass, nickel over brass, plain or aged brass, aluminum, steel, and even titanium snares are available.   Contact me for a price quote.

 

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Size

Maple Classic

Mahogany Classic

8-Ply Maple

10-Ply Maple

15-Ply Maple

4x14

N/A

N/A

$505

$510

$540

5x14

$570

$570

$510

$515

$550

5.5x14

$575

$575

$515

$520

$565

6x14

N/A

N/A

$515

$520

$570

6.5x14

$590

$590

$520

$530

$575

7x14

N/A

N/A

$520

$530

$580

8x14

$600

$600

 

 

 

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Prices are for 8 or 10 lug drums.

The Paradigm Mahogany Classic Series Snares are built from the same Keller mahogany/poplar blend shells as the Mahogany Classic Series drumsets.  Their sound is mellow but beefy.  In a word, fat.  These drums maintain their body across a wide tuning range.  See below for available sizes and prices.

 

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Paradigm Single-Ply Snares are built from steambent shells.  A single piece of wood is bent to form the shell, rather than multiple thin plies glued together.  These drums have a solid, woody sound that highlights the natural tonal characteristics of whatever wood  is used.  The shells are available in a wide range of domestic and exotic wood species.  These are exceptional instruments, handcrafted from start to finish.  Finish options vary by species of wood.  Prices vary.  Email for a quote.

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