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The Reggae / Ska Snare Drum


The Reggae / Ska Snare drum is built using the same 'suspended shell' system as with all other Flint drums.

The effect of this suspended shell system is to enhance resonance and create a pure singular tone, meaning that the drum can be tuned to an exact note.

As standard, this drum is supplied with Puresound snare wire.

The hoops are fully die cast aluminium and the 12 lugs are solid steel.

Because of this increased resonance, this drum is particularly suited to music genres of Reggae and Ska.

As well as an aluminium shell, this snare drum can be supplied in copper, brass and steel and is available in shell depths of 3.5", 5.5" and 7".

Review at Rhythm Magazine

MusicRadar Comments;
Rating: 5 / 5 stars!
Pros: Versatile sounds. Sharp response. Powder coated finish looks great. Good value.
Cons: Not a lot!
Verdict: A superbly designed and executed snare without a premium price tag.

We are delighted that our unique Reggae/Ska snare drum has made the list of the World's best snare drums.
(The Flint drum is featured on Page 9 of this article).
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7 inch deep snare with brass shell

14 x 5.5 brass suspended shell with black hardware

14 x 5.5 single ply rosewood shell with chrome hardware

14 x 7 multi-ply wooden shell in cherry finish

14 x 7 single ply walnut suspended shell with chrome hardware

Reggae snare


Jimmy Brown playing with UB40 using the Flint Reggae / Ska Snare at the centre of his kit.


Big Vic Oates, drummer with The 2 Tones ska band, playing his Flint snare. Vic says this is the best snare he has ever heard for ska music. He loves the total clang of this drum and says once tuned, the drum holds pitch no matter what punishment he gives it.


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