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"I have been searching for my sound for years, and I finally found it in the Beier 1.5 Steel Series 6.5 x 14 & 5.5 x 15...."

Jim Thiede
Bernadette Kathryn & The Lonely Days Band
1-50   51-69

"Like everything with the Beier name on it....Snare drums and merchandise... Nothing but CLASS and QUALITY!!  Sweatshirt arrived today.  Love it!  Very high quality and very comfortable.  Love the embroidered logo!  Perfect fit.  True to size.  Excellent packaging.  Great product and perfect for gift idea.  Big selection. Will definitely order again. Thanks Jim"...Stephen Markowski (Sham Rock)

"I just have to say again, this snare is absolutely amazing. I have over a dozen really nice snares, and yours has more tone and sensitivity than any of them. Seriously impressive!"...Adrian Proctor (They Watch Us From The Moon, TUN, PyroMoth)

"Doing a little tracking this afternoon... Thank you James Beier for building such amazing instruments.. This 4x15 tracks like a dream"...Michael Grando (The Outlaws, Blackhawk, Joe Diffie)

"As I approach 10 years of using this snare drum....My absolute favourite snare drum in my collection - The Beier Drums 1.5 Steel--5.5x14 snare drum. The drum was made for me in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA  by my good friend, the master drum builder, James Beier. I've been using it in everything since 2012, and we've gone to a lot of places together. This drum has been heard in football stadiums, haunted castles, music festivals, pubs, military bases, olympic sized swimming pools, TV shows, radio shows, YouTube videos and who knows where else. It ALWAYS gets positive reactions from audio engineers, punters, students and other musicians. Thanks as always Jim for making such great drums, and for the support and friendship over the years"...Sam Lumsden (First Class Drums)

"I love my Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14. It is the best drum I have ever owned..." Artimus Pyle (Artimus Pyle Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame)

"It has arrived...Beier 1.5 Steel - 6.5" x 14" snare. Thank You James Beier! I love it!!...Cheney Brannon (The Stir, Gary Allan, Collective Soul)

"My first weekend out with my new Beier snare. This is a fine instrument. I’ve not tried different head combinations yet. Coated Ambassador batter, and Attack ultra thin snare side. Sounds great. Thanks James for working with me on this"...Rodney Edmondson (Ronnie Milsap)

"Doing some tracking today with this 7.5 x1 5 1.5 Steel beast built by James Beier. It’s becoming my fav to record with, very smooth, hardly any overtones"...Randy Walker (Media 22 Productions)

"I've been meaning to post this for all my drummer buddies for the last few nights and finally remembered after the show to do so......You know how sometimes you have a stretch where something on your kit just sounds so good it inspires you? My 6.5 x 14 Beier snare drum is sounding SO good in my ears that it just makes me laugh out loud. It is just buttery, silky smooth and has JUST the right pop on top. It's simply beautiful. Jim Beier makes some incredible instruments"...Pat McDonald (Charlie Daniels)

"Special thanks to Andy Parker for hooking me up with Jim and his awesome company. This was the beginning of my partnership with Beier Drums and my friendship with owner James Beier. I haven't played a gig or a done a session without this snare drum (5.5 x 14) ever since. It is truly a remarkable instrument! If you're a drummer and in the market for a new snare drum, I highly recommend you check them out. Many top players in the biz play them, and for good reason"...Mike Collins (Metts, Ryan & Collins, Throwback Suburbia, Ken Stringfellow, Dilana, Earl Slick, Rooftop Screamers)

"James Beier just made this new snare drum just for me. 6.5x14 Steel Shell! James sure knows how to build a special instrument. I'm proud to be slamming on this drum in my upcoming shows...Danny Bean (Matt Wynn)

"As you know I love Beier Drums. Today my third Beier snare arrived. She's a 15x7.5 and she's beautiful. The Beier sound is unmistakable, tomorrow she'll make her debut on some tracks. Thanks James Beier for making instruments that express fully and beautifully"...Chad Melchert (Abbigail Road Drum Studio, Gord Bamford)

"Received my Beier Drums snare tonight! Thank you James Beier for not only making incredible drums, but being a great friend!"...Jimmy Colford (Whiskey Highway)

"My not-so-secret weapon...Beier Drums-1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14-8 lug. If you don't know, you need to. This drum has done a LOT of tracking, and goes to every session. Thank You James for creating this beauty!"...Christopher Williams (Accept)

"The sound I've been waiting for has arrived at Studio 71. My 15" Beier Drums snare drum is in the studio! It's one inch larger in diameter than any snare drum I've owned throughout my career, and I almost thought I'd have to buy a special snare stand to set this in. You really feel the difference sitting behind the kit. I can't thank Todd Sucherman enough for making me aware of this drum company, and for James Beier's incredible craftsmanship. Every drummer should own one and look forward to recording with this 6.5"X15" Steel Snare Drum"....Bobby MacIntyre (Studio 71)

"My James Beier snare is heard on at least 9 BluVudu Productions Albums and CDs! Great both in the studio and live, it’s been my go to for many years now."...Randy Vaughn (Damaged Goods) 

"There is certainly some special sauce in the 5.5 x 15 Beier snare"...Dave Perrault (Hillbilly Inc.)



"Beier continously shows why he is one of the best in this business"...Nate Testa (Snares Of The Day-Instagram)



"Your description of your inspirations and your intentions for these drums absolutely comes through when playing them. The tone, the feel, I really get it. Just honest, hard working drums. I'm a bit of a collector myself, so I do have a number of drums that break the $1K mark, and this drum easily sits in their company - if not teaches them a thing or two about modesty haha! - but It is hard to believe this drum is half that. The value is immeasurable when purchasing this drum, so it really feels like the perfect "drummer's drum". Nothing else needed, just a Beier. This drum deserves to stand with the Supras and the Black Beauties - a legendary sound for sure deserves a legendary reputation"... Jake Waldman (Independent)-Beier-1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14

"Not for the faint of heart! Thanks to James Beier for this incredible snare! It's a head ripping 7.5 x 15. No typo, a 15 inch snare. The sound is huge, sorry neighbors, but it's a good huge. Jim could not have been more helpful with assisting in this purchase. This man hand builds a truly incredible instrument and is one of the nicest guys in the business! He creates many varieties of his 1.5 steel snare series from scratch, and at a great price point for such an gorgeous instrument. Thanks also to Matt from Forks Drum Closet in Nashville for a seamless transaction and quick shipping!"...Peter Reslinski-(Parallel 49, Independent)

"This Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 Snare Drum sounds amazing. Dynamic, sensitive and produces a beautiful tone. Thanks for everything Jim!"...Steve Fruda-(The Elements)

"Love my DW Set and especially my James Beier snare 8x14"! What a killer sound!"...Jochen Bauer-(Independent)

"Some of the best sounding snare drums in the world are James Beier Snare Drums. This is my secret weapon, the 15x6.5.It's like a unicorn in the studio, it has magic. No b.s., these snares are the best. Please check them out"...Trent Anderson-(Sushi Roll Band, Bang Tango)

"Breaking in my new belated birthday present at the Wildhorse Saloon last night and tonight....The 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 Beier Snare. Sounds AMAZING!  Thank you Jim Beier"...Scott Thompson-(Pure Prairie League, Collin Raye, Larry Frick)

"Michael Grando loaned me his Beier 1.5 Steel 15 x 4 snare drum. The depth, warmth, and articulation in this slim snare is really incredible. Nice work Beier Drums"...Tyler Bronson Smith-(Independent)

""I've been playing my Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 12 snare drum a lot lately...I just love the sound"...William Dilla-(Independent)

"It is a little cannon (1.5 Steel--8 x 13)...Cuts through, very dynamic. I love it. Thank You!"...Boris Blackwood-Beier 1.5 Steel--8 x 13-(Independent)

I have to just give a shout out to James Beier for making such a great sounding snare drum. I had a drummer friend who came and heard me play and said "You Have your snare drum miked?"I said no . It projects so nice . I played the infamous Train beat with Gumbo Boogie band last and A few second line grooves which felt and sounded great"...Bob Lunergan-Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14-(Independent)

"Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to The Oak Ridge Boys drum riser tonight - The James Beier 4x15 Snare Drum, Dubbed The Stealth Beckett Bomber! KILLER DRUM!"...David Northrup-Beier 1.5 Steel--4 x 15-(Oak Ridge Boys)

 "I love my Beier snare drums (Beier Drums). I always get compliments on the snare(s) at shows and recording sessions"...Brad Elvis-Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, 5.5 x 1.5, 6.5 x 14​-(The Handcuffs, The Romantics)

"The Beier 1.5 Steel-- 4x15 is amazing. You are a master sir! Thanks Mark Beckett For your design inspiration."...Scott Thompson-(Pure Prarie League, Collin Raye, Larry Frick)

"My Beier 4x15 Steel Snare......The perfect recording snare"...Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford, CCMA Drummer Of The Year 2016)

"Jim, very happy with the snare. It's already become my go to snare. Love it"...Steven Maciver-Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14- (Independent)

"I'm happy to announce I'm someone who loves drums and drumming, got no gigs, no profile, no ego, no endorsement but I got some tools in my shed. Thanking God for the gift and I endorse that which may come. My only support to something is to James Beier because he is truly a great man doing great things and a great friend"...Theodore Brown-Beier 1.5 Steel--8 x 15-(Independent)

"This drum is so full of surprises... The Beier 1.5mm Steel 14x5.5 snare has been my go-to since I acquired it 5 years ago. It's been on the road and in studio, and I am ALWAYS complimented on it. It has an incredible tuning range, and maintains its warm and resonant body at any tension. But very importantly, producers and engineers love how easy it is to mix. Thanks Jim!!!"...Kevin Koreman-(Independent)

"Added another Beier snare to the arsenal.: A 15 x 4 Steel snare with a big sound!  Beier makes the best Steel snare drums, so I’m happy to now have 3 of them in my ever growing collection! Thanks James Beier!!"...William Dilla (Independent)

"My snare is the Beier Drums 1.5 Steel 5.5 x 14. Available at - seriously the best snare drums I have ever played"...Sam Lumsden-(First Class Drums School Of Inverness, Independent)

 "Thanks Dennis Boisvert for letting me share the stage and try out my first James Beier snare drum (1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14). It's honestly the best steel snare drum I've heard, (and I've played many)"...Dan Levasseur (Independent)

"A James Beier snare is perhaps the last percussion weapon you will need to buy. (At least in the snare world) They are amazing drums. If you have ever met James, he has a personal relation with each snare he creates. The tone and sound are unmatched to any other snare"...Trent Anderson-(Sushi Roll Band, Bang Tango)

"Love the sound of the Beier snare, nice and fat. It's what I've been searching for. Got real close with the hammered bronze, but this drum is it!"...Bob ML Tressler-(Whiskey River Band)

 "The first time I played with my Beier, one of the drummers thought it was maple. And this drummer has big ears. Exceptional drum. I am sold"...Jim Vogt-(The Thneeds)

"The most musical snare drums out there"...Bobby MacIntyre-(Studio 71)

"This snare (1.5 Steel--8 x 14) sounds absolutely killer and is a stellar job by Jim as always. I highly recommend Jim and his drums to all of my drummer friends worldwide. Cheers!!"...Robb Philpotts (Tech-Andy Parker-UFO)


"Thank You Jim for creating such a phenomenal snare drum (1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14). Keep up the great work!"...Stephen Markowski-(Sham Rock)

"I'm still messing with this Beier snare drum (1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14) trying to discover it's Achilles' Heel. I have some really nice snare drums, some sound great for a certain "thing" tension and others are more versatile. But they all have a spot where the sound suffers. But this thing, I've been spending time everyday tuning it high, low, everything in between, swapping out different batter heads, and it always delivers something fun and useful"...Donn Denniston (Michael Katon Band, Independent)

"The Beier 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15 blew my mind!"...Chad Melchert-(Gord Bamford)...

"I own DW and Beier. Two snares that cover so much. Thanks Again James Beier"...Jim Vogt-(The Thneeds)

"The 1.5  Steel--5.5 x 15 snare drum by Beier Drums is very powerful, and cuts through the band nicely.along with my Sawtooth Drums"...Mike Hansen (Hurricane, Bouillet, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Greg Marra, Paul Gilbert, Paula Abdul)

"This thing is a monster, Thank You Jim Beier for the 15 x 7.5"...Mel Watts (BJ Thomas)

"Great day in the recording studio with Ken Stringfellow and Joanne Hodges. My new 4 x 15 snare from Beier Drums sounds incredible! Thanks James Beier"...Mike Collins (Metts, Ryan & Collins, Throwback Suburbia, Ken Stringfellow, Dilana, Earl Slick, Rooftop Screamers)

"Over the past few months I kept hearing about these Beier Snare drums. It seemed that everyone who had one raved about the things. James Beier opts to fly under the radar a bit and it seems that good word of mouth is a great marketing tool for his products. Let me add to that now. 

My first Beier was the 5.5x14 model and I was so knocked out by this drum I purchased a 6.5x14 a couple of months later. Shelling out $500.00+ for a new snare drum was not in my plans since I've been trying to purge gear and I've had great fun finding inexpensive sleeper snare drums such as my Ludwig Pioneers. But after playing the 5.5 for a while spending another five bills for the 6.5 was a no brainer. And really, that's not that expensive for a boutique snare drum especially when they work as well as these do.

So, what makes these deceptively simple looking drums so special? Tone and plenty of it, especially that nice, full mid-range that gives these drums a big helping of heft. And, unlike a lot of snares, that tone doesn't disappear when you play softly.

If you're looking for a great drum to add to your kit, check out these drums. They aren't easy to find (Fork's in Nashville has a nice inventory of them) but the Beier web site has a lot of information that will help you decide if they might be a good fit for you"...Donn Deniston (Mike Gentry, The Invasion, Tyler Rigdon, Independent)

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