Snare of the day

Eames ‘Master Model’

Apologies if you’re getting tired of the phrase ‘you don’t see many of these‘ but today’s featured snare drum is another rarity on these UK Shores; an Eames ‘Master Model’.


Eames drums are handcrafted in the USA, bespoke to a customers needs. This drum is 15 ply (5/8″) birch shell, bevelled in proportion to the shell thickness. Their website claims “A massive shell wall maximizes compression yet a thinly cut bearing edge allows the head to vibrate freely for response and sensitivity”.

This beautiful Eames snare drum is fitted with Fibes lugs; it has filled holes, suggesting that it was built with another snare strainer but is now fitted with a Fibes strainer and butt plate. It tunes up with ease and sounds…well, it sounds absolutely lovely. Real depth, a lovely fat sound to this drum with great sensitivity from the wires. A real stunner. Don’t miss out on this, make an appointment to come try it.

More information and loads more photos on the website