BSP Endorser Joseph Gramley

"Whether I'm touring with Yo-Yo Ma or teaching percussion at the University of Michigan and Juilliard, I always ask for and use Black Swamp snare drums. The craftsmanship of the makers—skilled artisans based in Michigan—is unfailing and unbeatable."

Joseph Gramley - Univ. of Michigan, Juilliard, Yo-Yo Ma

Concert - Orchestral - Drumset

For 25 years, Black Swamp snare drums have been the standard to which all others are measured. Taking his considerable experience as a designer, craftsman, and performer, Black Swamp Percussion founder Eric Sooy blends multiple disciplines to create snare drums that are sonically and visually superior. Designed and crafted by musicians in Michigan, USA.

What Snare Drum Should I Buy?

We admit...there's A LOT to consider when purchasing a snare drum:

size, strainer option, personal preference, price and more. Click the link below to view our snare drum buying guide and let us help!

Black Swamp Percussion Multisonic Snare Drums are world's most coveted concert band and orchestra snare drums featuring the original Multisonic Snare System.

The Multisonic™ snare drums are world's most definitive orchestral drum. 

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SoundArt™ snare drums feature the industry's original integrated trio snare system.

Mercury™ snare drums speak with unparalled clarity and articulation.


Pro10 Studio™ snare drums have Progressive Tension in a "set it and forget it" design. 

Black Swamp Percussion 20th Anniversary Snare Drum

Seamlessly cast bronze shell and hoops for a powerful and pure sound.

Black Swamp Percussion Concert Maple Snare Drums are budget and value priced concert and orchestral snare drums that offer a real concert drum sound.

Concert Maple snare drums offer a real concert drum sound at an affordable price.

Black Swamp Percussion Dynamicx Snare Drums are drumset style snare drums made with the finest titanium and solid steam bent shells.

Dynamicx® Drums by Black Swamp are drumset snares for the discerning player.

Black Swamp Percussion Field Drums offer definitive and authentic field drum sounds for concert band and orchestra use.

Black Swamp Field Drums kick out true field drum punch, presence, and rumble.

Chris Scarberry

"Black Swamp Percussion instruments were all carefully selected to be the voices of my sound, my individual personality in music. The collection I've curated, so far, in my academic and professional careers has given me a versatility and capability that I did not know was possible or attainable. My sound is Black Swamp Percussion."

Chris Scarberry - Specialist, US Army Bands


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