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PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops Natural 5.5X14 Inches

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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 46 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (37)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

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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

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment (3)
        • School bands (3)
        • Small venues (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • 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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        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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        5.0

        Great Value Snare Drum

        By real_brown

        from Black Hawk, SD

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

          I've been playing drums as a weekend warrior for many years and I already owned eleven other snare drums, mostly metal. I was really curious about playing wooden hoops so I bought this drum. It's constructed very well, very good quality, and it fit perfectly with my 2007 PDP LX natural finish maple kit. The factory heads aren't the best but they're okay; the batter resembles a coated Ambassador in appearance and sound. The drum tuned up easily and sounded great at tight, medium, and loose tensions. But hey - sound is such a personal taste - I suggest you watch a few videos of this drum being played before you buy it, or better yet, try one out first if you can. I think it's a great value for the money.

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          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.

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          5.0

          Beautiful Sound and Beautiful Looks

          By Jules

          from Purcellville, VA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PDP Maple Snare with Wood Hoops:

              It's sound is beautiful. I'm loving the deep tone I can get with it. I changed out the head and it made all the difference. Wow! You won't be sorry about this purchase. It's worth every penny. I play just for the fun of it and have been for awhile. This snare makes it even more fun.

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              (2 of 2 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.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow, wow, wow

                By Drummerboy-Jh-ho

                from Oakland,MD

                About Me Professional Musician

                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

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Snare

                  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.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is it

                  By james robinson

                  from midwest, USA

                  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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SICK SICK SICK

                  By Andrew-3Vj.m

                  from Boston

                  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!

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                  (5 of 5 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.

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                  (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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