Carter McLean’s snare drum collection will make you want to drain your bank account

(Image credit: Carter McLean/YouTube)

As all drummers know, you can never have enough snare drums. Session drummer, Carter McLean (Charlie Hunter, Victor Wooten, Lion King on Broadway) clearly agrees, and is is taking the lockdown in his stride. As promised on his Instagram account, has recorded a demo video of his 23-strong collection of amazing snare drums.

Being a Ludwig artist, the Big-L features heavily in Carter’s collection. During the 45-minute video, we’re treated to detailed demos of Ludwig classics such as the Supraphonic, Jazz Fest, Copperphonic, various Pioneers and more, as well as drums from Noble & Cooley, Sugar Percussion, Craviotto, Dunnett.

If like us, Carter’s video has inspired you to start looking for a new snare, check out our guide to the best snare drums of 2020 so far.

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.