Rock is about power and big sound... Most rock drummers choose snare drums with a diameter of 14 inches, with depths of 6 to 8 inches or more! Metal snare drums are also very popular in the rock scene, whether it's steel, brass, aluminum or copper...
Our Steel Loving You snare drum is particularly appreciated by these musicians for its outstanding projection and control. Available in 2 versions, either with stamped hoops for a clearer and more open sound, or with molded hoops for a more fat, more powerful sound and even more snap.
As for wood, many species are available to rock drummers. Maple remains the preferred choice, as well as mahogany on the higher end models, as these woods offer a wide range of sounds with great precision. Some snare drums are also made like barrels, with the assembly of solid wood staves. Very very powerful, but very heavy to carry!
The settings of the drumhead are to everyone's taste, but as a general rule, for a really fat sound that goes low in the bass, the Rock drummer will prefer 'low' or medium settings, that is to say a snare drum head with medium or low tension.
To go even further in the creativity of adjustment of some drummers, we invented TopLug: an innovative snare drum that allows you to invent all the adjustments you want in total freedom. Indeed, you can choose the number of rods you want and place them where you want... As well on the strike side as on the tone side! Discover the ASBA TopLug model by John JR Robison, the most recorded drummer in the history of music (Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Daft Punk, Lionel Ritchie, etc.)