What is the best new snare drum of 2016?

Which snare drum should be crowned king of the backbeat in 2016?

A big part of any drummer's sound is their snare drum. That's why so many drummers own multiple snares and have buying habits often verging on addiction! With snare drums coming in many sizes and materials and with so many fantastic models to choose from this year, it was hard to whittle the shortlist down to just this selection.

Here we have six examples of the very best snare drum craftsmanship, sound and playability to emerge in 2016. Did any of them find their way amongst your collection this year? Let us know which one tops your list by placing your vote below…

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