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Pearl Internal Muffler #734 

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Use this Pearl Internal Muffler to help reduce unwanted overtones. The adjustable internal muffler is designed for snare drums and toms....Click To Read More About This Product

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A better muffler from Pearl.

Use this Pearl Internal Muffler to help reduce unwanted overtones. The adjustable internal muffler is designed for snare drums and toms.


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PearlInternal Muffler #734
 
4.2

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (17)
  • Functional (14)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Easy to use (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works perfect!

After reading some of the reviews in here I was skeptical. Glad I purchased 3 of these for my toms! I have a Mapex Pro Studio Maple kit and never cared for that little...Read complete review

After reading some of the reviews in here I was skeptical. Glad I purchased 3 of these for my toms! I have a Mapex Pro Studio Maple kit and never cared for that little bit of sustain in the toms. I installed these to muffle the resonant heads, and they work perfectly! Now if I want that little extra ring, or deaden them a tad, it's a 2 second adjustment! Mounting them was a breeze with no mistakes. Hint; measure down from the bearing contact surface of the shell 2 inches for the adjustment knob hole, then mark the other screw hole with the bracket as a template... super easy. This sets the muffler in the middle of its range after installing. The mounting screw was just long enough to clear the 8 ply shells and muffler bracket. I used only the large flat washer and some red loc-tite on the screw. Another hint; use drill bits just large enough to clear the adjustment knob and screw, makes for a nice snug fit. I'm very happy with the price, quality and results of these Pearl Mufflers! Someone stated that the adjustment knob was plastic, they were wrong, their made from steel :) This product got a full 5-star review from me... love them!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

TOO MANY SMALL PROBLEMS

AS DESCRIBED ABOVE THE MOUNTING SCREW IS TOO SHORT, NO DIRECTIONS AS TO HOW FAR UP OR DOWN TO PLACE IT AND IF NOT PLACED PROPERLY IT WILL HIT THE SNARE HOOP. TOTAL FACT...Read complete review

AS DESCRIBED ABOVE THE MOUNTING SCREW IS TOO SHORT, NO DIRECTIONS AS TO HOW FAR UP OR DOWN TO PLACE IT AND IF NOT PLACED PROPERLY IT WILL HIT THE SNARE HOOP. TOTAL FACT OF THE MATTER IS THOU; IF YOU GET A LONGER SCREW AND GET THE PROPER PLACEMENT FOR HEIGHT THEN THE OLD SCHOOL PRINCIPAL REALLY REALLY WORKS. MY FIRST SET 48 YEARS AGO HAD IT AND I'VE USED ONE ON EVERY SET SINCE. THE ONE I USUALLY GET WAS SO FAR BACK-ORDERED THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON THIS ONE AND WISH I'D HAVE WAITED.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great quality for price

By Bill

from Clemson, SC

About Me Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

      Surprised I could get this for this price AND free shipping. The only negative is that it has no instructions for mounting. It's pretty obvious how and where it should be mounted, but those who must have directions may be frustrated.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent product!

      By JP

      from Leesburg, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

        Replacement for a stripped original of a different manufacturer. This was an excellent replacement and of better quality. Highly recommend. Improves the sound quality immensly

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        works as it should, good value

        By Frankinberry

        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

        • Supplied screw too short

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

          Installed vacuum plugs on end of threads to keep from loosening up and falling off inside the drum. Adjust felt surface to head contact for uniform sound between different size drums. ( small diameter drums - small initial felt contact with head )

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great results

          By marty

          from florida

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

              no instructions but seems to be best installed 2" below the shell rim edge.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              good item

              By ktbh

              from bethlehem

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • I Added These To My Drums
              • Improves Sound
              • They Work Great Very Happ

              Cons

              • Below Top Of Drum They Wo
              • Difficult To Use
              • Disappointed They Don't C
              • Mount Them At 1 34 To 2
              • With Directions But If Yo

              Best Uses

              • Great For Getting The Rin
              • Practicing

              Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

              These work great to remove ringing from drums mount 1 3/4 - 2 inches below top shell rim.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Poor quality - stay away

              By Markrs

              from Newbe

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

                  Made of pot metal. Very poor quality. There's no way I will drill holes in my snare to install this.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Must for Snares

                  By Rick

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

                      All snare drums should come standard with internal muffler. In the old days, most did.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Just what I needed

                      By Hitmakerdrums

                      from Texas

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

                          The last piece of hardware I needed to restore my 80s Pearl MX Snare

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          TOO MANY SMALL PROBLEMS

                          By Freebird

                          from N.E. OHIO

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

                          • Improves Sound
                          • Old School Dampening

                          Cons

                          • Mounting Screw Too Short
                          • No Directions
                          • Snare Hoop Hits

                          Best Uses

                          • Ability To Get That Snap

                          Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

                          AS DESCRIBED ABOVE THE MOUNTING SCREW IS TOO SHORT, NO DIRECTIONS AS TO HOW FAR UP OR DOWN TO PLACE IT AND IF NOT PLACED PROPERLY IT WILL HIT THE SNARE HOOP. TOTAL FACT OF THE MATTER IS THOU; IF YOU GET A LONGER SCREW AND GET THE PROPER PLACEMENT FOR HEIGHT THEN THE OLD SCHOOL PRINCIPAL REALLY REALLY WORKS. MY FIRST SET 48 YEARS AGO HAD IT AND I'VE USED ONE ON EVERY SET SINCE. THE ONE I USUALLY GET WAS SO FAR BACK-ORDERED THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON THIS ONE AND WISH I'D HAVE WAITED.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Very Good

                          By Von

                          from Nashville, TN

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                          • Too Short Mounting Screw

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pearl Internal Muffler #734:

                            I've installed five of these. They work as an internal damper should! I like that the knobs are metal as opposed to the plastic most are made of these days.

                            Since there are no instructions, I will mention that the proper place to mount these is with the larger hole (the one the knobs shaft goes through) apx. 2" below the top head/shell edge. On some drums I go as little as 1 3/4" ... others as much as 2 1/4".

                            One more note: the included mounting screw is fine for metal or thin wood shells ... but will not be long enough for a thick wood shell. Also, the screw is very small and easily stripped if you over-tighten it.

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