Snare of the day

Mercury 14×7″ MapleĀ Solid shell


Today’s featured snare drum comes from a relatively unknown British drum company, Mercury.


From the small snippets of information I can find online, Mercury Drum Co was based in Suffolk U.K. and bespoke snare drums were hand built to order by craftsman Clive Davies. As he passed away some years ago, I cant dig up much more than that. I don’t know if he made his own shells, or if he ordered them in and added hardware. Either way, here’s a lovely 14 x 7″ solid Maple shell snare drum in lovely condition. Fitted with gold tube lugs and hoops to match, and dated July 2007.

Fitted with Aquarian heads and Puresound wires, this drum tunes up nicely and just sings; it gives everything you’d expect from a solid maple shell snare drum in this depth. There’s some good volume in this drum, if required. Like all good solid shell snares, there is great stick response right across the head at all tunings.

More info on this stunning drum on the website.