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Black Brass Series Snare Drums Click to view larger image
6.5x14" Markley Black Brass Snare
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6.5x14" Billy Mason "Thunder & Lightning" Signature Snare


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Jeff Quimby
" Hey, this is Billy "Thunder" Mason with Tim McGraw. I'm in the studio in Nashville recording our new album.... I'm recording the Markley 5x14 and 6.5x14 Black Brass snares and I LOVE them! I highly recommend these drums to all! "
- Billy "Thunder" Mason, Tim McGraw

" ...This is really the greatest snare I've ever owned and played. I record with it all the time and even loan it out to other drummers for sessions...Thanks again for your help and the great snare!"
- Jeff Quimby, Producer and A&R Management, Integrity Music

  • 1.2mm Black Nickel-Plated Brass Shell with Center Bead
  • 10 Vintage-style Tube Lugs
  • Premium Piston Strainer
  • Diecast Hoops
  • Optional 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops
  • Available with Chrome, Black Chrome, Brushed Satin, or Gold-Plated Hardware
  • 3"x13"
  • 7"x13"
  • 4"x14"
  • 5"x14"
  • 6.5"x14"

Click for Larger Image The Markley Black Brass Series Snare drums have a very special place in the history of our company. In fact, the very first drum we developed was our award-winning 5x14" Black Brass snare drum. It is no accident that our very first drum won the 2002 Snare Drum Olympics - or that we chose brass to be the centerpiece of our metal snare drum line.

With its perfect blend of brilliant, brassy highs, a full midrange, and rich overtones, brass is a highly musical metal. A favorite in the studio and on stages everywhere, the Markley Black Brass Series snare drums are the perfect choice as an all-purpose, "workhorse" snare. If you only buy one Markley Custom snare drum, get the Black Brass - you won't be disappointed!

Billy Mason

Billy Mason on tour with Tim McGraw - Summer 2008