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Carolina Drumworks 5x13 Solid Birdseye Maple Snare Drum  From Other

Solid Birdseye Maple built in the beautiful Appalachians of North Carolina!


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Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
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What We Think

There's something special about drums that are built close to your home. They seem to fill you with a feeling of pride when you put your sticks to them, and this solid Birdseye Maple Snare from Carolina Drum Works will definitely make you proud to play it. Its unusual 5x13 size provides a fast and crisp attack with wonderful amounts of sensetivity. The solid shell provides a full and complex tone with a fantastic volume cieling, as well. These sonic factors combined with the beautiful aesthetic of natural Birdseye Maple make for a wonderfully unique and versatile instrument!

Manufacturer's Description from Other

Carolina Drumworks Gold Series snares incorporate solid wood shells in stave, segment or steambent single ply configurations Solid steambent shells are single pieces of solid wood bent into circular shape. They have only one seam, so they provide the purest tone of any shell. They can also be made thinner than stave shells, generally a quarter inch thick with additional reinforcing rings at both edges to strengthen the shell and support the shape. Steambent shells generate great tone and resonance. They are not likely to split, but they will not stand up to impact as well as a ply construction. These solid shells can be especially beautiful when a striking grain pattern runs all the way around the drum.

Carolina Drumworks also modifies our designs and techniques to allow for individual shell characteristics. For example, both steambent and stave shells are more susceptible to expansion or contraction due to extremes of temperature or humidity, since solid wood with its parallel grain will react more strongly to these factors than multidirectional plys do. Contraction around hardware and the screws holding it can actually inhibit shell resonance by creating tight pressure against the hardware. So we use a 1/32" larger hole diameter when drilling these shells to allow variance in the shell without affecting the sound of the drum. 

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


  • 5x13
  • Solid Steambent Birdseye Maple Snare
  • Natural Finish
  • Reinforcement Rings