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PDP by DW Piccolo Steel Snare Drum   

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Get cracking with the PDP Chrome Steel Piccolo Snare!

The Pacific Drums by DW Piccolo Steel Snare Drum gives you a cracking new snare voice that cuts through loud mixes easily, and provides the versatile sounds needed for reggae, hip-hop, jungle, Latin, and other popular contemporary styles. Finished in gleaming chrome.


New sounds and colors to extend your drumming vocabulary. Add this slamming piccolo snare to your cart, you won't regret it.

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PDPPiccolo Steel Snare Drum
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

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Great piccolo snare drum

Overall I would say that if you buy this drum you may be disappointed because you will always want to use it over your more expensive snare drums. You will end up staring at...Read complete review

Overall I would say that if you buy this drum you may be disappointed because you will always want to use it over your more expensive snare drums. You will end up staring at your other snares sitting on the floor collecting dust.
I love this drum. I put a Remo Ambassador on the batter side and a Remo Diplomat on the snare side. I also bought the Gibraltar 13" 2.3mm hoop for the batter side and left the stock reso hoop as is. It sounds amazing. This drum is well worth the money. It looks cool too.

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great value

i bought this snare about a week ago. i had to get a new one because the my last snare(pearl) had the strainer to break. i wanted this one anyways and with...Read complete review

i bought this snare about a week ago. i had to get a new one because the my last snare(pearl) had the strainer to break. i wanted this one anyways and with the price of pearl parts it would have been almopst as much as this snare. this snare is not very sensative. but if you play with alot af rim shots and loudly it is greet.when you get this change the heads to an evans 200 snare side head and an HD dry beatter head with puresound blaster

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great piccolo snare drum

By Joe Drumr

from Atlanta

Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

Overall I would say that if you buy this drum you may be disappointed because you will always want to use it over your more expensive snare drums. You will end up staring at your other snares sitting on the floor collecting dust.
I love this drum. I put a Remo Ambassador on the batter side and a Remo Diplomat on the snare side. I also bought the Gibraltar 13" 2.3mm hoop for the batter side and left the stock reso hoop as is. It sounds amazing. This drum is well worth the money. It looks cool too.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SICK snare!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By xbeastox

from Reno, NV

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Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

My brother got me this snair drum for last christmas and it is AWESOME!!!!! I still have the same heads that it came with on it and i have had it for more than a year and it still is great. I tuned it up really high so it has that great piccolo snare sound. If i get new heads for this snare i think it will souund even better and I will use this snare for a long time.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum 3 1/2 x 13

By Marc Roberge

from Calif. USA

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Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

When this drum arrived I set my 10-lug, 11-ply birch snare to the side and in it's carrying case
for what was going to be a short while to test this chrome metal piccolo to see if it would make
a good "side snare" for those Reggae beats or anything similar needing high-end pop.

After a 4-hour test, here's some results: a good whack in the dead center sweet spot with
the right hand is equal to a rim shot with the left. Has a crack like a gunshot.

Then I played some pinging and dinging Reggae style rimshots. It's a Piccolo snare but it
can be tuned to be your main snare. I put just 1 moongel at the edge and that dampens only
the high-end harmonic ring. I have played a DW metal snare and this is equal in every way.

The size is 3 1/2" x 13" not stated I think at the website. Sales associate confirmed on the phone
prior to shipping. It's a beauty. Plays like a dream. I've been playing for 5 hours a day since
it arrived. Guaranteed to record well as well.
Well, it has numbers 1 through 6 stamped on the batter head staring at you every time you
play it. Indicates the tensioning order of the 6 tension rods into the lugs. That's a feature you
don't see everyday. And you do want to tension this drum up quite a bit from the way it ships.

Another feature, the snare throw-off lever pulls up smoothly and alongside of the drum,
not at a 90 degree angle.

Comes with a coated batter head.
The quality? It's PDP, which from what I've read is DW built in a neighboring country.
Fantastic value. The bang for the buck can't be beat.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why?

By JP-mg4QN

from Chicago

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Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

This snare sounds better than my 10 lug ludwig and my 8 lug 12 inch artwood. Has a G1 batter and crushes them both; go figure.............

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not a bad little snare

By Rujo King

from Virginia

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Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

I just started playing with it. It works well with brushes, sticks and rods. There's quite a bit of ring, but nothing a good application of tape or Moongel wouldn't fix. My only complaint is that the lugs are a bit rough, and I had trouble tuning one to the same level as the others because of friction. The stock heads are, like usual, subpar, but with a good Evans batter the thing lights up, with a decently wide tuning range.Got it as a secondary snare, and I'll be using it to spice up my backbeats. It's not a great piece of kit, but definitely a serviceable one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Buy!

By h3dBJBJZE

from Undisclosed

Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

This is a great snare. If uput the right heads on it, top and bottom, then tune it up high and tight you will bang on this drum all day. A must have!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great snare!

By HxC till death

from Kentucky

Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

This snare sounds great. It really has a nice, loud pop to it. My only complaints are the stock heads and the rims. The heads are crap and the rims began to bend after i tightened it as tight as i could(how ever they were still usable). i replaced the heads and put some unused tom rems on it and it was great.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice snare for the dollars

By AlwaysLearning

from St. Louis

Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

I originally purchased this snare as a second to add that nice piccolo "pop" to my set. It definitely has done that. Good drum for the money and usable right out of the box, but I have the same comments as most- the stock heads are poor, I replaced both with Aquarian textured batter side and high performance snare side- Makes a world of difference. I also found the stock rims to flex at higher tension, although not necessary to replace, I ran across a set of 6 hole cast rims for a great price and this did the trick on tuning.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cracks like a gunshot

By Marc Roberge

from Calif. USA

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Pros

  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any style
    • Recording

    Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

    This drum hit in the center sweet spot sounds like a rim-shot on a DW. Or anything else. I know, I've played a metal chrome DW snare. Tuned up high and rimshots it will have that Reggae tone. Tensioned medium it sounds fat. Add a moon-gel and the ring is gone. Records perfectly.
    You will have to tension to your taste, they don't ship in the box cranked up tighter than a tick.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic purchase by anyone!

    By MarshmanDW

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

    This piccolo snare is the exactly what i hoped it would be! I agree with the other reviews: high and tight, then higher and tighter (obviously within reason). And to address the stock head thing. No stock head is gonna be anywhere near usable compared to an after market one. ahem.. REMO! I put a Powerstroke III as my batter and an Ambassador as my reso and couldn't be happier. Chad Sexton status in no time haha

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