When comes to choosing a snare drum the most important consideration is the size of the drum. The two most popular sizes are 5.5 and 6.5 inches, but what’s the difference between them?
The difference between a 5.5-inch and a 6.5-inch snare drum is the size of the drum itself.
A 5.5-inch snare drum will typically have a shallower depth and a smaller overall diameter, while a 6.5-inch snare drum will have a deeper depth and a larger overall diameter.
This difference in size can affect the tone of the drum, with the 6.5-inch snare typically producing a deeper, more resonant sound.
Also, 5.5 inches snare is considered a piccolo snare, and 6.5 inches is considered as a standard-size snare drum.