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PDP by DW Maple Snare with Wood Hoops

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The Pacific Drums by DW Maple Snare with Wood Hoops features an all-maple shell with maple hoops and chromeplated brass tube lugs. 14" x 5-1/2".


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PDPMaple Snare with Wood Hoops
 
4.8

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (37)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Sensitive (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Huge tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
  • School bands (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is it

I have listened for over 30 yrs. to many wooden snares, exotic to mundane. This may not be DW but the specs are the same. The maple hoops give a rich side stick...Read complete review

I have listened for over 30 yrs. to many wooden snares, exotic to mundane. This may not be DW but the specs are the same. The maple hoops give a rich side stick response. In a small jazz venue you can play with a conga/bongo hand style Latin licks with no broken blood vessels. The throw off is less than superior but it works fine. Buy a perfect state of the art throw off for the price of this drum if you need perfection. This snare is a joy. I have had it recorded and the definitive "doink" metal shell of my 68'Ludwig Supra-phonic is not missed.I can get timbales for that.This snare produces a quick pop dead center.-- Not as dry as birch but maple projects when you need it. I am very pleased and have played Philharmonic Percussion, R&B, Country, "John Henry Bonham" Rock, Little Feat, Dead and on and on. I am glad I bought this little jewel--- Still learning the possibilities. The craftsmanship is less than personal but very effective and simple. Clean cuts----------machined well but not (state of the art bearing edges)this drum is very responsive at 1/5 the price of say, Anton Fig's signature series snare utilizing the same principle. I would suggest trying it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Maple's great but lugs are horrible!

I bought this snare as a replacement to the snare that came with my Mapex kit. This snare has a habit of loosing it's lugs on the bottom (snare) side after. I even...Read complete review

I bought this snare as a replacement to the snare that came with my Mapex kit. This snare has a habit of loosing it's lugs on the bottom (snare) side after. I even went out and bought nylon lug washers/locks and there are still lugs on the floor below this snare after I play.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OMG

By Hoop DVill

from Wichita Falls, TX

Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

What else can you say about this snare but OMG. The sound is so fresh and clean even with the factory heads, but when you get a chance please replace them they dont last long. If you are a true drummer this is a must have snare. and the price can not be beat.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is it

By Jimmy 'sticks' Robinson

from Iowa

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Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

I have listened for over 30 yrs. to many wooden snares, exotic to mundane. This may not be DW but the specs are the same. The maple hoops give a rich side stick response. In a small jazz venue you can play with a conga/bongo hand style Latin licks with no broken blood vessels. The throw off is less than superior but it works fine. Buy a perfect state of the art throw off for the price of this drum if you need perfection. This snare is a joy. I have had it recorded and the definitive "doink" metal shell of my 68'Ludwig Supra-phonic is not missed.I can get timbales for that.This snare produces a quick pop dead center.-- Not as dry as birch but maple projects when you need it. I am very pleased and have played Philharmonic Percussion, R&B, Country, "John Henry Bonham" Rock, Little Feat, Dead and on and on. I am glad I bought this little jewel--- Still learning the possibilities. The craftsmanship is less than personal but very effective and simple. Clean cuts----------machined well but not (state of the art bearing edges)this drum is very responsive at 1/5 the price of say, Anton Fig's signature series snare utilizing the same principle. I would suggest trying it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SICK SICK SICK

By Andrew-3Vj.m

from Boston

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Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

Great drum. I did a trade up and this drum is bloody amazing! Such a warm sound. Sounds like a great recording of a snare with sweet compression, but it's all natural. The drum is CANNON!! It cuts through the chaos, but not with high end and ring, but with shear power! Only one complaint, and it sounds dumb, but if you have the snares too tight, the throwoff doesn't work properly, but this can be fixed if you just loosen em' up a bit!Buy it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb snare, ridiculous price!

By Jasbat

from Montreal, QC

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Too Much Reverb

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Recording
  • School Bands

Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

I received this snare as a gift some years ago and could't be more happier! When it came out of the box I remember thinking "OMG what my dad pay for such an high-end beast...!" and then I've made my little research and found out that not only it is beautiful and sounds great with a wide range of possibilities... It's also ridiculously priced. Most snare drums with wood hoops cost way more than this, and a pair of wood hoops to put on your favorites shell cost at least half the price of this snare.

I just signed for studio sessions with my band and probably as a session musician and I'm planning to record everything (from punk-rock to hip-hop) with that snare. It's that good and versatile.... also the finish is beautiful. It's ring like a bell, so plan on some dampening for most venues.
The only flaw I'm dealing with is about the hoop, very resilient to rimshots (great ''timbale'' effect BTW) but on the bottom hoop, the outer ply in birdeye maple veneer started to go all over the place... that's not a big issue so it does not cost a star.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality Snare at a Great Price

By aguitarist144

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice drum kit
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

    This snare is an excellent drum. It has a nice crack to it right out of the box. At first I couldn't find the tuning I liked but once I found it I was blown away. I'm not much of a long sustain kind of guy so I used a moongel to dampen the sound of the stock batter that comes with it (single ply/ medium). It has a really nice punch and great snare response. For those of you who like to tune with the drum dial, I have my stock batter at about 87, which is a little on the higher side. I tuned the resonant pretty tight (around an A pitch) and it sounds great. Also the wood hoops give a distinct rim-shot sound and look amazing. The only negative I have is the longer sustain, but with new heads that shouldn't be a problem. Also, the lugs were a little difficult to turn at higher tensions, but adding some lubrication should do the trick.

    Grab one for your practice kit or for another great sound to add to your collection, you won't be disappointed.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow, wow, wow

    By Drummerboy-Jh-ho

    from Oakland,MD

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      I just couldn't wait to review this snare. I just put on an Aquarian High Velocity reverse dot Head and PDP did the rest. Went off like a cannon. Punchy, flat sound. Everything I was looking for at a price that is far below the quality of this snare. I would expect to pay 6 to 800 dollars for a drum at this level. I plan on recording it asap. Rockin snare for the price of a student drum. BUY IT!! NOW!!! Oh yeah, my wife says it doesn't match my kit. I think I couldn't find a better fit. PDP ROCKS

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Snare

      By jonathan Isenberg

      from Waco, Tx

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      This is a very good snare. Not the best probably for the price, but pretty close. This snare is extremely versatile ranging from Lower toned Rock to Higher toned Gospel sound. The wood hoops definately give it a warmer tone and crack to it. I just recently put Metal hoops on it and it changes the sound a bit to more of a deep pop rather than the warmer crack you get with wood hoops. The Overall Mapel Wood Body gives provides most of the deep warmth to it though. Great Snare. I would say continue looking around though to what best fits your style.
      People Always tell me how beautiful they think this snare is. Gorgeous Maple Natural Color. Looks Even More Sharp With Dicast Metal Hoops on it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best maple for the money

      By Smilin' JD

      from Hollywood

      See all my reviews

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      Wood rims definitely give your rim shots a different dimension. Replace the wires ASAP, though. Remo Fibreskins work for me for warming the tone.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome

      By jo john

      from union oh

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      great snare. it's so warm, but it can still crack like a bull whip. truly exellent!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A good maple snare

      By SouMouk

      from DC

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      This snare is an excellent value considering its far more expensive siblings - it has a warm and very balanced sound - I was surprised at how light it was. The wooden hoops look great and have an added advantage when cross-sticking. I only use it in a recording setting; I use a Ludwig 6 1/2 Suparphonic drums for my live performances. It has a warm sound, and you can get a good crack if you play heavy rim shots, but then again, I'm not sure how long the wooden hoops would last if I did that...I have not had any problems with anything falling off(lugs or other...) yet. I did get the recording sound I wanted with an Evans Genera Dry head (the single-ply PDP head that came with it wasn't cutting it for me) and a set of Grover snares.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best value out there

      By Fourstarkf

      from Daingerfield, TX

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      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      I bought this drum over two years ago. I looked hard and researched for a while. Warmest sound I've heard. Great feel, beautiful looks. Durable, have not had one issue with hoop wear, lugs, anything. I have a friend who is the drummer for a national country band on radio who uses my kit several times a year on fly dates and he loves this snare. Actually requests it. You will not be sorry. I'm buyng a second for a vintage kit I am refinishing now. You can spend more but you can't get a more verssatile snare in my opinion. If you are a snare nut you should ad one of these to your collection.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Snare

      By booshay-pRWYT

      from Cutchogue, NY

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      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      This snare has the nicest sound I have ever heard. The wood hoops make it look awesome too. Great drum for the price. A must-buy!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Favorite Snare

      By pabpab87

      from Dubuque, IA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      I have many snares and this is by far my very favorite. Even non-drummers have noticed that it has amazing tone. Mine came with unusually wide snare beds on a shell that is relatively thin.It seems to me that the wood hoops give you alot more options for the different kind of rim shots that you can do.The hoops have about 20 plies. I have used this snare regularly for over 2 years and the hoop shows very little wear. I am now going to rotate the hoop one lug each time I change heads and it most certainly will not wear out in my lifetime The indent for the throw-off is a non-issue. Just to buy the hoops alone you would have to pay close to $100 so I believe this snare is an incredible value. I use aquarian single ply coated heads tuned up very tight and it has all the sensitivity for a quiet buzz roll and all the guts for a woody backbeat crack that will cut through anything.I can't say enough about the tone of the Pacific maple snare with wood hoops!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good value for the low price

      By SusanW

      from New Brunswick, Canada

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      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      This is a good value for the price but I find it too loud and somewhat harsh.It has more ring then I like but this can be controlled with dampening.On the positive side, it is really beautiful!I would recommend this snare for rock and metal and those who want reasonable quality with a low price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Tone!

      By pabpab87

      from Dubuque, IA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      I have many snares and this is by far my very favorite. Even non-drummers have noticed that it has amazing tone. Mine came with unusually wide snare beds on a shell that is relatively thin.It seems to me that the wood hoops give you alot more options for the different kinds of rim shots that you can do. The hoops have about 20 plies. I have used this snare regularly for over 2 years and the hoop shows very little wear. I am now going to rotate the hoop one lug each time I change heads and it most certainly will not wear out in my lifetime. The indent for the throw-off is a non-issue. Just to buy the hoops alone you would have to pay close to $100 so I believe this snare is an incredible value. I use aquarian single ply coated heads tuned up very tight and it has all the sensitivity for a quiet buzz roll and all the guts for a woody backbeat crack that will cut through anything.I can't say enough about the tone of the Pacific maple snare with wood hoops!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Maple Snare!!

      By JKM351-Fppzr

      from Floyds Knobs, IN

      See all my reviews

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      I just recently purchased this snare drum and I'm blown away by its sound! It has a very warm sound you can only get with wood! I've had steel snares before, but maple sounds so much better! The hoops are also maple so it looks great as well! Buy this snare! You wont be disappointed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pacific wood-hoop snare drum

      By drmrguy

      from New York State

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      I bought this snare drum a couple of years ago so I could have a maple-shell snare drum in my collection. It is an excellent value for the money. However I found two items to be aware of if considering purchase of this drum: a) the batter head is not the best..get a good batter head right off the bat. and b) be aware that not all snare stand baskets will open up far enough to easily accomodate the snare-side wood hoop.Otherwise I find this drum sounds as good or better than many more expensive wood-shell snare drums..and the cross-stick sound is killer..sounds like claves!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      pacific wood hoop snare

      By Rfalacrosse22

      from Rome, New York

      See all my reviews

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      Ive had the Pacific Drums by DW Maple Snare with Wood Hoops for about a year and it sounds great, one of the best sounding snares ever. However after awhile the lugs on the bottom loosen up and fall out while playing. That is pretty much the only priblem with it. The wood hoops surprisingly dont chip away like you may think. Overall a prettgy good snare for the price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I figured out a solution to bottomlugs falling out

      By Drum Dork

      from Charleston, SC

      See all my reviews

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      THe bottom lugs on this drum work themselves loose, and I found a solution. Do not use lock tight, instead use a dab of fingernail polish. You can break them loose if you need to. It takes acetone or a strong solvent to loosen locktight, and you don't want a strong solvent around the finish on the drum. Here is the solution. Take the lugs of and put on a lock washer. Then put on a strong washer on top of that and put it on. If you just use a lock washer, it doesn't work properly because it digs into the inside of the wood hoop and does absolutly nothing to help. But if you sandwich a lock washer inbetween two washers, it will lock. It is holding up so far, and I can't think of any better way of doing it. Good luck.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      VERY GOOD

      By E3RHGkCaG

      from funktown

      Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

      this snare fit the highest qualifications that were nessesary to complete the taste of satisfying my ear. Its a pleasent look that quit frequntly make me stop and realize its true buety. do get it.

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