Vintage Brass Snare Drums

$1,159.00 - $1,199.00 $579.00 - $599.00

Vintage Brass Snare Drums from Heartbeat Percussion are available in two sizes. New for 2020!


14 x 6.5, 14 x 8

Vintage Brass Snare Drums Limited Edition from Heartbeat Percussion: Amazing looks, sound, features… and price. As the first custom snare drums from Heartbeat, we wanted them to be special. And, these are very special!


  • 1 mm brass shell
  • 14″ diameter by 8″ or 6.5″ depth
  • Trick USA multi position snare throw off with HB logo engraving
  • 42 snare wires on 8″ and 25 snare wires on 6.5″
  • Coated single ply HB logo batter head, clear snare side head
  • 20 lug design
  • Die Cast hoops installed AND a set of triple flanged hoops in the box to give you a choice of sounds.

Our wish list for designing this snare drum was pretty simple: We wanted a thin brass shell that looked cool. Of course we were going to add the multi position Trick throw off like we have used on our Heartbeat drum kits. Many of our customers are liking the deeper fatter sound of an 8″ shell, so that was a go, in addition to a great versatile 6.5″  depth. It was only natural that we added wider snares to both drums. Then, while we were deciding on whether to go for triple flanged or die cast hoops, we thought…. why doesn’t anyone include both with a high end snare drum? Well, now someone does!

And then there was the price. We see a lot of brass snare drums for sale  in the $700 – $1,000 USD range. Most have triple flanged hoops and a standard generic type of snare throw off, both of which are inexpensive to produce. Many have 10 lugs and utilize longer tension rods (also a cost savings). And, many have standard 20 strand snares. Now, add to those drums a really great multi-position snare throw off. Double up the lugs. Increase the snares to 25 (6.5″) and 42 (8″). Then, add in die cast hoops as well as the triple flanged hoops. What do you get? a feature rich limited production Heartbeat Vintage Brass Snare Drum. Did we forget to mention the price? Instead of bumping up the prices with the additional features, we lowered them! Heartbeat has always aimed to deliver high end products, amazing service and support and great pricing. Welcome the Heartbeat Vintage Brass snare drums.

Shipping within Canada and the United States is free for orders $200.00 and over. There is a flat charge of $25.00 for all orders under $200.00. Shipping costs for international orders will be provided upon receipt of your order but prior to payment being completed. Any import duties and taxes applicable are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Studio Review: “The new Heartbeat (Vintage) Brass 8×14 inch snare drum sounds as good as it looks! The guys at Heartbeat really outdid themselves. The projection, pop, and depth this snare has is amazing! I’ve used it for a metal record and a indie folk record in the studio and it’s one of the best all around snare drums I have. I love having it at Hahn Audio recording studio. Whatever genre you do… it’s gonna work!” Taylor Hahn (Producer, and mixing engineer, Hahn Audio)


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