Introducing our Noah Smith Pro Model 6.5×14 snare! As our first pro model with Vertical Drum Co, we had to make sure this one shined. Our dude Noah is one of the most insane drummers we know and our standard models just wouldn’t fit the bill for his variety of needs. He grew up playing gospel and now plays for a long list of artists in every genre from rap to modern worship. He’s an independent artist from Cincinnati, Ohio who currently resides in Atlanta but you may have seen him on kit behind William McDowell, Teddy Swims, Andy Mineo and plenty more.
For this snare we had to make sure it could do it all. We wanted Noah to be able to crank it high and get everything really crisp for a gospel gig while at the same time get it low and vibey for a worship set. It had to be as versatile as possible so it could work for anything Noah’s playing. So, that’s exactly what we did. We grabbed our raw brass Refrain 6.5×14 and tricked it out in every way possible. Puresound 24 snare wires to make it ultra-sensitive, all premium hardware to make sure it can hold up to 200+ shows per year, Evans Hydraulic batter head for every tuning imaginable, and cast brass hoops for that extra crack and weight up top. This snare really can handle anything you throw it’s way. For you super nerds out there like myself, I tuned it up to 350hz during our demos and had it as low as 150hz. And it never sounded bad! Limited ring and sustain when tuned extra high, and a super fat tone when tuned extra low. Everything in between was money as well.
This model is only available in brass hardware with an Inde throw. If you want chrome, black or satin hardware please see our Refrain 6.5×14 and upgrade it to diecast hoops by special order.
Our drums are all semi-custom, letting you choose options for hardware and finishes. Because of this all of our drums have a build time of 3-5 weeks. We do everything possible to get drums built and sent your way quickly but please keep in mind that we are a small shop and we process builds in the order they are received. Occasionally, we have some of our best-selling models on hand and can process orders quicker than normal. Please contact us to see what we have on hand and ready if you’re in need of a rush order.
Flat rate shipping of $45 per order for all US customers. Order multiple drums and save since the flat rate is order based and will not change based on number of drums in your order. We offer free shipping for orders placed by churches and schools of ministry. For this option please contact us and we will supply you with a free shipping code once we have confirmed you in our system. Must be shipped to the church address listed online, no exceptions.
Put on some headphones so you can hear the sound quality and then listen to this drum in action with three different tunings.
High Tuning Demo:
Medium Tuning Demo:
Low Tuning Demo: