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Gretsch Drums Black Mirror Snare Drum  

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        A full-toned snare drum with a robust sound for a range of musical styles.

        If the right tool for the right job is imperative, then consider the Gretsch Black Mirror Snare drum a multi-tool for percussionists. Sporting a Black Mirror Chrome finish and a Mahogany shell, this 14” x 6-1/2” snare drum provides ideal depth, and punch to backbeats. The drum features 10 double ended Gretsch style lugs, Evans drumheads and a Gretsch throw off. Sturdy triple-flanged, die cast hoops will also ensure warm accents and rim shots. From rock to funk and jazz to blues, this drum will inspire your best performances.


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        Gretsch DrumsBlack Mirror Snare Drum
         
        3.2

        (based on 6 reviews)

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        Reviewed by 6 customers

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        4.0

        "Great addition to any kit"

        By Jamming Jim

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Good And Loud
        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive

        Cons

        • Cheap Batter Head

        Best Uses

        • Good With Any Drum Set

        Comments about Gretsch Drums Black Mirror Snare Drum:

        This snare drum is made well, and sounds very good. From being made of mahogany wood. The throw off stays securely in place. The batter head is not the best, but that helps keep the price down. The only problem with this drum is. The batter side tension screws come loose. After playing for a couple of hours. Just keep a tuning key handy. To tighten the batter tension screws quickly, and you can just keep playing.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Snare reguardless of the money

        By Mad Hatter

        from Central NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Gretsch Drums Black Mirror Snare Drum:

        All I have done to this snare was change the head to an Evans HD Dry. Amazing tone and response.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor quality drum with a fancy badge

        By Penguin

        from Austin

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Badge is pretty

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Not Sensitive
        • Poor bearing edges
        • Poorly Made
        • Shell material
        • Shell not true

        Best Uses

        • Buy something else

        Comments about Gretsch Drums Black Mirror Snare Drum:

        This is a bottom of the line softwood Luan wooden shell (aka Honduran Mohagany). Soft and prone to swelling from moisture, with a hardness rating of only 800 (like Yellow Pine). Birch, Beech & Maple are 1300+. The shell is cheaply constructed with the grain running with the shell curve not against it. The shell was out of round and un-true with rough rounded bearing edges. Tunes very poorly, sounds flabby and thin. You have to be drunk on Gretsch Badges to think this drum sounds anything like the cast hoop Jasper Maple shell snare. This a [$] 5-piece drumset in a box snare drum with a Gretsch badge.

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        4.0

        Vincent Matland

        By Robert Matland

        from Upstate NY

        Comments about Gretsch Drums Black Mirror Snare Drum:

        The Gretch sound ,Fine finish , Just the Classic snare at a great value
        I've been an owner and player of Gretch drums for as long as I can remember (over 40yrs) . This snare was purchased as a travel around from studio to live show. I really am happy with it the sound.This is top notch and the price was great . Would reco to anyone looking for a quality made and sounding drum.
        That great Gretch sound ,just a clasic snare
        I have Gretch snares in many styles and values . This is a great snare for this price

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        not a steel drum

        Comments about Gretsch Drums Black Mirror Snare Drum:

        not as represented on the MusiciansFriend website.
        This drum was listed as "steel shell" and as having "diecast hoops". It has neither. Appears to be a low grade wood shell and low grade triple flanged hoops. I even emailed asking question prior to buy 3 of them and was told "Steel shell and die cast hoops!"
        I ordered 3 snare drums listed on thier site as "Gretsch Drums Steel Snare Drum". The description says it's a steel shell and has diecast hoops. Picture shows what appears to be a metal shell but triple flanged hoops. I emailed a "technical support" question on MF website and got a reply saying, Steel shell and die cast hoops!I get the three drums.....and yep, wood shell with triple flanged hoops.
        not as represented on the MusiciansFriend website.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great value...but it's WOOD not steel

        By EMan

        from NC, USA

        Comments about Gretsch Drums Black Mirror Snare Drum:

        In spite of the info I gave above, this is a great sounding and great looking snare. Unbelievable value at this price.
        This is a wood shell snare drum with a black chrome colored wrap, not black chromed steel shell as advertised. 10 lugs and better than average hardware for the price. Unidentified type of wood.
        Catalina Club level hardware. Thin hoops. One of mine has a rough edge, would be sent back if I had not got such a great buy here. Some flaws in the internal plies show-up on the edges though the edges are good. Quality is better than average but extremely so at this price.
        Fantastic value. Even though I wanted an inexpensive metal second snare to go with my DWs, I'll keep this for parts if nothing else. I can't comment on the stock batter head because I immediately installed my favorite Evans Coated Reverse Dot. The cheap stock snare wires even sound good.

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