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PDP by DW Piccolo Steel Snare Drum Chrome 3-1/2 x 13 in.

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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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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)

 
5.0

cracks like a gunshot

By Marc Roberge

from Calif. USA

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  • 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.

    (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

    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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A lot of fun to play on!

    By stumblebum

    from southern California

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    Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

    I put a remo coated reverse dot head on it and used a hazy ambassador on the snare side. What a great sound! I tune it pretty high and it just thrills me to hit it. Little ring from it. It sounds really good from the front of the kit, as well, as sitting behind the kit!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Every stroke is like a rim shot!

    By w84me2p

    from Atlanta

    Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

    I was looking for a cheap replacement for my kit's snare. This was the lowest priced one in the store and I didn't expect much out of it. But I just tapped on it with my fingers and it was suprised by the perfect crackles and pops that rang out. And that was right out of the box - cheap heads and all. This is the best value you will find!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great main snare!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

    I got this snare because I wanted to switch my main snare to a piccolo, and the price was great. I highly highly recommend putting a new drum head on it right away, otherwise you'll be tuning it every 10 mins. I put a remo emperor head on that baby and it sounds great. This snare is waay louder than my old snare and I can roll way smoother. This is a great buy!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    gnarly snare bra

    By Therman Merman

    from Downers Grove, IL

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    Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

    For the money, this snare is great. the only problem I have had is that the top rim is now bent and it sure isn't from tuning so I guess its just from playing. If you tune the right heads on it, it will sound really good. I use an evans genera dry and some remo resonant head. When you tune it right, you can get a great pop and it is great for ska, reggae, etc. But when record with it, the 'crack' doesn't come through, even with an sm57 on the bottom. Overall though, this is a great addition to any set, and if you are thinking about it, get it, you'll be happy.

     
    5.0

    Excellent value

    By Maxwell Slater

    from Madison, WI

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

      I'm very pleased with the sound for the money.

       
      5.0

      Really Great Snare

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

      If you want a piccolo snare because you've always wanted one, then this is the one to get your feet wet. The stock heads sound nice. But if you put new heads on it you will be amazed at how good this inexpensive snare sounds. Tip: use a torque drum key to tighten both the top an bottom exactly the same. It will blow you away!

       
      5.0

      very nice

      By Tormentor SS3

      from NJ

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      Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

      I was extremely impressed with this snare. I bought it because i thought it would be cool to have a picollo snare, it didnt have to be great, i just wanted a little something extra to throw in to the mix. To my pleasant suprise it packs quite the punch. I have it tuned really high and it delivers a nice crack. When its not as tight it has a tendancy to not sound as good, but it is a picollo, you should be looking for a high pitch. I still have the stock head on it. I put a peice of duct tape on the inside and I love how it sounds. In all likelyhood it would sound better with a nicer head, but I have no complaints as is. for the price, this is a steal. If you are like me, and want it for the purpose of throwing something extra in the mix, go with this snare, its very inexpensive, and it sounds wonderful. If you want this to be your main snare you should think twice. Im sure a precussion veteran would criticize this snare, especially since it carries the pacific name, and people like to put down cheap drums, but I love this snare and it was a wise purchase.

       
      5.0

      Great snare!!

      By GretschDude2001

      from Ohio

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      Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

      I bought this snare drum about 2 years ago and I have used it as my main snare ever since then. It has great rim shot sound and since I tighten it up pretty high and it also has a wonderful pop. This snare can do it all>

       
      5.0

      Just an awsome piccolo snare !

      By George5030

      from Guatemala

      Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

      This snare is just has that awsome sound to a really good price! When the snare is tuned to the right pitch it will sound awsome for you, even with stock heads, I haven't changed my heads and that snare is incredible amazing !

       
      5.0

      Wow

      By Shaggy Jay

      from Virginia

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      Comments about PDP Piccolo Steel Snare Drum:

      This thing is amazing. It can play as a main snare or a side snare. It has an amazing pop sound to it, as mentioned many times before. Pop a moon gel on it and it sounds unbelievable. This is well worth your money

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