Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office # 5,986,196

Snare Star

Ideal for stick dent protection along with increased attack articulation, ring control, and gating of unwanted overtones.

Actual Size: 6.88" • diameter / .007" thick • Graphic Color: Silver


The original Vented Impact Pad for snare drums. Patented Armourphragm™ design improves strike articulation, and gates unwanted ring and overtones without muffling the snare. 4 inch central strike zone with 5-Arm design facilitates rudiment playing patterns. Made of very thin .007" polycarbonate film with permanent high strength adhesive backing. Ideal for drumhead dent protection for harder hitters and controlling ring.

Use on 13" or larger diameter snare drums. Ideal for metal snare ring control. Can be mounted on top or underneath the drumhead.


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Position the Snare Star on the snare drum slightly high, off center. This better accomodates the length of your drumsticks for more natural sticking feel, especially on harder rim-shots where you utilize the full length of the stick for power.


How to play the Snare Star™

You can get a variety of different sounds out of your snare depending on where you strike it, the force of the strike, and if you hit the rim or not. This specially designed Batter Badge model protects the drumhead and allows the drummer to have more dynamic sound control. From rain drop quiet buzz rolls to cannon loud rim-shots, the BB-STR stretches the limits of a snare drum's sound capability, creating a larger sound palette for the drummer to create music.


Strikes in position (1) off of the Badge will be gated from the two surrounding arms, ideal for ghost notes and shuffle pattern clarity. Position (1) will limit some ring on rimshots. Strikes between the vents of position (2) will be full and round, with gated ring and controlled decay. Back beats hit in position (2) utilize the Snare Star's circular center to create a powerful diaphram that can be hit very hard for maximum volume without excessive sustain. Dead center (3) strikes and rolls will be the most staccato with controlled stick bounce, very little decay and greatest snare sensitivity. Strikes in position (4) near the vent or on the arm will be louder and have more decay and ring than position (2).



Shuffle patterns from position (1) to (2), or from (1) to (3) will have greater dynamics and sound variance. Your sticking patterns around the Snare Star will let you create more melodic distinction of your notes. Your own sticking patterns and playing techniques will have new sounds on the Badge, giving you more musical playing choices with your instrument. Learning to utilize the Snare Star's four strike zones will give you new musical options you never knew your drum had!



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