Vamp 8×14 Walled Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum


  • 8×14 walled black nickel over brass shell (no center bead)
  • 4.5″ tube lugs
  • die cast hoops
  • Trick throw and butt plate
  • 30-strand German metal snare wires
  • 10-lug construction for max versatility
  • Evans HD Dry coated batter head
  • Evans 300 snare side head
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When I get to play a vamp in a song, it’s my favorite.  You get just a little bit extra of that section in the song and it always makes an impact.  I feel the same way getting to play the Vamp snare drum.  It’s got just a little extra to it and that makes me love it all the more.  Made from a black nickel over brass 8×14 snare shell with a walled shell (no center bead), 4.5″ tube lugs, die cast hoops and every upgrade we could do.  Trick throw, the illusive German metal 30-strand snare wire, Evans HD Dry coated batter head, Evans 300 snare side head.  Our aim here is to create a beefy snare drum that you can’t live without, the one you’re excited to show off every time you play it.  Rock this one anywhere, anytime, and especially when you’re recording that live worship video where you need everything you play to sound amazing and look just as good.

This snare drum comes as a 10-lug construction to make it as versatile as possible.  We want you to be able to tune it low or crank it a little higher than you normally would be able to with a drum this size.

This drum is only sold with chrome or black hardware and a Trick throw.  Our other 8×14 model, the Chorus snare, is our only 8×14 available with brass hardware if you’re looking for that flashy vibe.  Because of the die cast hoops on this Vamp model we can’t offer brass hardware.  The difference between the two 8×14 drums is this: Chorus has 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, a beaded center on the shell and an 8-lug construction while the Vamp comes with die cast hoops, a walled shell (no center bead) and a 10-lug construction.

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.

Go see the Vamp 8×14 Snare in action (headphones recommended so you can really hear what it sounds like):

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 16 × 10 in
Hardware Color

Chrome, Black