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Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum  13 x 3.5 in. 

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The Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum produces vast quantities of cut and projection with its gorgeous chrome finished 1.0mm stainless steel shell. Fitt...Read More

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A big crack with a small price.

The Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum produces vast quantities of cut and projection with its gorgeous chrome finished 1.0mm stainless steel shell. Fitted with 20-strand snare wire and Remo heads for outstanding sound from day one.

FEATURES
  • 13" x 3-1/2"
  • All steel chrome for a great attack
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MapexSteel Piccolo Snare Drum
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (16)
  • Responsive (16)
  • Sensitive (14)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Huge tone (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (8)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Jazz clubs (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (6)

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5.0

best cheap snare ever!

By 

from Sheffield AL.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

    I recently returned to drumming to help our worship group at a small church. Plus I missed it (started as a drummer 25 years ago) So I needed some affordable drums. If you take the time to properly tune this it's a wonderful affordable addition to any snare collection. I use it mostly in worship groups in small venues. I still have all the original heads and snare...people say you can upgrade the snare and strainer later...honestly I haven't seen the need. Don't let it scare you that it's 13" if anything this makes it a little easier to keep reigned in in a small church/venue. I bought it so cheap a decent stand costs more! I tuned mine fairly high. With brushes sticks or regal blackjack brushes with an "O" ring about 1.5" from each end you can really keeps an acoustic kit reigned in with no need for an acrylic surround/shield. You'll love this if your other snare is a well tuned 5.5-6x14" this along with 7A sticks gives you a lot of volume options for different songs/services. Would be perfect for a small jazz kit or expanding an electric kit. It's not a high end snare...but if you take care of it and tune it right...you will LOVE it! I also use a DDRUM D2R kit which as a good buy...though use the heads as bottom heads and buy pinstripes or Emperor clears for top heads and a CS dot coated on snare. Throw cymbals away and buy some good used zildian A's ready to record with these "entry level" drums.

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    5.0

    A welcome addition...

    By 

    from Meridian, MS

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Main Snare
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

      Always wanted one... This was it... Rim shots will take your head off... LOL. There may be more expensive pic. snares out there but give this one a try. I think you'll be glad too.

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      5.0

      A Cracking Piccolo Snare

      By 

      from Western MA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Fabbo Snare
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

          The Mapex Steel Piccolo is a cracking snare. I alternate it with the Gretsch 14" X 5" ash snare on my kit, and the Mapex adds a terrific change in character with its metal tone. Someone in a previous review here said that the Mapex doesn't put out enough volume for recording, but I haven't found this to be the case at all: it snaps right thru in the mix, and I don't have a mic on the snare side. I also read some other criticisms of the snare throw. The throw mechanism does have a bit of wiggle in it when the snare is off, but I haven't experienced any slipping in the tension.

          I did change the stock head to an Aquarian High Velocity.

          The real exciting angle on this snare is the remarkable reduced price. Well-used, nicked, scratched and banged-up snares in the local used music shop are selling for significantly more than the price of this Mapex. If you want a second snare for your kit, this is a savvy deal indeed.

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          5.0

          Great Bang for Buck Snare

          By 

          from La Grange, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

            I bought this snare a few months ago when it was on sale, and I can personally tell you that this snare is just too good to pass up! Although it is not my main snare, its a great secondary snare. I used this snare in a few of my bands songs when a snappy and bright snare sound was required, or a marching snare effect was needed. I also use this snare to accent certain portions of a song when it was needed. Although the snares and strainer are a little on the cheap side, at this price range though, its easily forgiven. All in all, this little snare is an awesome bang for buck snare! If your looking for spare snare, you can't go wrong with this little guy!

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            5.0

            Awesome Drum!

            By 

            from Hempstead, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz Clubs
              • PopRock
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues
              • Snare Wire A Little Wonky
              • Studio

              Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

              It's a great drum with great sound for a great price. The factory snares sound good, but I added a different set to really get the sound that I wanted. I changed the factory heads and the snares and it sounds awesome! I've read reviews of the strainer slipping, but I havent experienced that yet. Although the strainer does seem like it's under a lot of tension.

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              4.0

              Love this drum

              By 

              from Boston, MA

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

                    I love this drum. Compact, crisp, beautiful, too!

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                    4.0

                    Almost perfect

                    By 

                    from Western PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Bright
                    • Cutting
                    • Great Projection
                    • Tunes Easily
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Not Easy To Record

                    Best Uses

                    • Accentside Snare
                    • Hip hop
                    • Jazz
                    • Rb
                    • Reggae

                    Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

                    I've had this snare for two years and use it as my main. It has a broad tuning range with just the right amount of overtones than can be controlled easily with a moon gel. It has an amazing rimshot that cuts through the mix with out being distracting in a live setting.
                    The cons: the tension adjustment on the throw off doesn't like to stay tight. I have to retighten about every 20-30 minutes of play. It's not suited for vintage style recording. It sounds flat and quiet unless it is close mic'd. When close mic'd it sounds amazing so you'll just need to balance/eq your overheads.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Amazing snare!

                    By 

                    from Tri-Cities, WA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Lots Of Amazing Ring
                    • Responsive
                    • Sensitive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Needs A Better Throw Off

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

                      This is an amazing snare! So glad I bought this! There were only a couple minor issues. The throw off would stay on all the time, but the snares would loosen up so you would lose the sound that you had. And if you were to tighten the snares to much, you wouldn't get any snare sound if you were playing ghost notes. But other than that, it has an amazing tone and it has this amazing ring! Even though this snare has a very short depth, it has lots of body and I was amazed at the tuning range it had.

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                      5.0

                      Great snare! Great Price!

                      By 

                      from Hillsborough, NC

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Good Crack
                      • Loud

                      Cons

                      • Could Use A Better Throw

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

                        Replaced head with evans reverse dot. replaced wire with pure sound. I play in a ska band and this snare is perfect and the price is outstanding.

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                        5.0

                        A lot of bang for the buck

                        By 

                        from Chicago, Il

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Huge Tone
                        • Responsive
                        • Sensitive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment

                          Comments about Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum:

                          Great drum for a great price

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