13 Best Drum Set Snare Drumheads

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Drum Set Snare Drumheads in 2020


Remo Ambassador Hazy Snare Side Drumhead, 14"

Remo Ambassador Hazy Snare Side Drumhead, 14
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Referred to as the worldwide industry standard batter heads for studio and live applications
  • Factory-supplied drumhead of choice for almost every OEM because of their tunability and tone
  • Also known as the Timbale drumhead

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (VEL14BK)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (VEL14BK)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Black coated double ply drumhead
  • two 7mil plies
  • Large Power-Dot underneath for extra strength
  • Ideal for heavy hitters

Remo Ambassador Coated Drum Head - 14 Inch

Remo Ambassador Coated Drum Head - 14 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Provides bright attack and controlled sustain
  • 1-ply 10-mil Coated Film
  • Ideal for Tom, Bass and Snare batter applications
  • Available in sizes 6" - 40"
  • The worlds most popular 1-ply Coated drumhead

Aquarian Drumheads VTC-M15 American Vintage Med. 15-inch Tom Tom/Snare Drum Head

Aquarian Drumheads VTC-M15 American Vintage Med. 15-inch Tom Tom/Snare Drum Head
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Vintage coating
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • Ideal for Jazz
  • Slightly larger diameter for older vintage drums

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (TCSX14)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (TCSX14)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Coated Studio-X
  • 10mil thick single ply
  • Built in muffle ring underneath the head
  • Slightly removes unwanted overtones

Ludwig C1114 Weather Master 14-Inch Clear X-Thin Bottom Snare Side Resonant Drumhead

Ludwig C1114 Weather Master 14-Inch Clear X-Thin Bottom Snare Side Resonant Drumhead
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Brand: LUDWIG
  • Product Code: C1114
  • 14"

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (TCSX12)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (TCSX12)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Coated Studio-X
  • 10mil thick single ply
  • Built in muffle ring underneath the head
  • Slightly removes unwanted overtones

Evans Genera HD Dry Drum Head, 14 Inch

Evans Genera HD Dry Drum Head, 14 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 14" white snare drum head made using two plies of film. An outer ply of 5mil and an inner ply of 7.5mil film
  • 2mil overtone control ring on the underside that "floats" with the head, eliminating excessive overtones and controlling sustain
  • One of Evans most popular heads, this single-ply reacts with the fat spread of a double-ply
  • The Dry version features small vent holes around the edge that eliminate stray harmonics and tighten the sound
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (HPSN14)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (HPSN14)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Snare Side drumhead
  • 3mil thick
  • 14" size
  • Special material adhered to each end of the head where the snare wires rest to prevent punctures from occuring

Aquarian Drumheads TC13 with Satin Finish 13-inch Tom Tom/Snare Drum Head

Aquarian Drumheads TC13 with Satin Finish 13-inch Tom Tom/Snare Drum Head
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Texture coated
  • 10mil thick single ply
  • Warm open sound
  • Good all around drumhead

Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head - 14 Inch

Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head - 14 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Provides durability, warmth and volume
  • 2-plies of 7-mil Coated film
  • Ideal for Snare, Tom and Bass applications
  • Available in sizes 6" - 40"

Ludwig LW3314 Weather Master Coated 14-Inch Medium Weight Batter Drumhead

Ludwig LW3314 Weather Master Coated 14-Inch Medium Weight Batter Drumhead
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Brand: LUDWIG
  • Product Code: LW3314
  • 14"

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (VEL14)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (VEL14)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Coated double ply drumhead
  • two 7mil plies
  • Large Power-Dot underneath for extra strength
  • Ideal for heavy hitters

Clear Remo Pinstripe Drum Heads Review

Looking for some nice heads? Your search ends here.

One thing you have to know about these heads is that they won't immediately make pro-sounding quality out of your drums. For instance, I had terrible stock manufacturer resonant heads on mine even after I bought these new batter heads and mine improved some, but I knew they more potential than they were showing. The high tom in particular had the undeniable low quality sound of overtones and junky noise in the background. I tried putting Moon Gel on the resonant head, which helped some, but not enough. I eventually solved the problem by buying an Ebony Remo Ambassador head for this particular tom to try it out, which I found a complete success. The Ebony head is a bit thicker and helps significantly to take out that high-pitch background noise. Back to the Pinstripes, though, I have now played on these heads for some time and have had no trouble. I am not exactly an expert at tuning heads, but I did not have much trouble at all tuning these bad boys to my toms. I spent no more than thirty total minutes removing old heads and replacing them with the brand new ones. The awesome thing about putting on new heads is that you can tune them however you want. As long as every bolt is equally tightened (which I can't stress enough making sure you do this), you can tune the head a little looser or the traditional super-tight sealed head. I personally prefer a very tight batter head with a resonant head turned just far enough so that there are no wrinkles. Anyway, these are great heads, especially if you are replacing your horrible original heads with new ones, because these are affordable, good quality, and reliable heads.

Remo is a great brand for percussion equipment. Guaranteed. I approve of every one of their products I have used (which is quite a large number). I have been jamming and rocking out on these heads for quite a while now (probably several months now), and sound quality has remained constant. Something you need to know, however, is that different heads produce different sounds. I personally play mostly rock, blues rock, hard rock, and alternative metal, and these heads sound awesome for me. I have heard from my expert witness at my local music store, though, that they work for just about anything. In other words, there is nothing to lose in trying these heads except some terrible sounds you would love to get rid of. So, overall I would give these heads a 4.8 out of 5.

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