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Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum  

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Among Pearl's bestsellers, the Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum offers crisp, brilliant attack and tight sound with excellent projection....Read More

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      Among Pearl's bestsellers, the Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum offers crisp, brilliant attack and tight sound with excellent projection.

      FEATURES
      • 3" x 13"
      • Brass shell
      • Brilliant attack
      • Tight sound
      • Excellent projection
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      PearlB1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum
       
      4.8

      (based on 26 reviews)

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      4.0

      Versatile piccolo snare

      By SBM

      from AUSTRALIA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Size
      • Crisp sound
      • Responsive
      • Versatile Piccolo Snare

      Cons

      • Doesn't Project Well
      • Lacking Warmth Depth

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Funk
      • Pop
      • Small Venues
      • Speed Playing

      Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

      I've owned this brass piccolo snare for over ten years now. My drum is the older version - same shell and lugs, different badge.

      I usually use it as a backup snare in case I break a string or have an issue with my main snare. I also use it as the main snare for quieter acoustic gigs, or for funk/pop gigs where the snare will be mic'ed and I'm after a short, bright, 'crack' sound.

      Unlike some users, I prefer it tuned medium high, not 'cranked'. This gives a sound similar to a standard snare, but with a quicker snare response and less overall volume. I think the brass shell helps to give it a slightly warmer tone than other piccolos, but still less than full sized snares.

      I often use the drum for small acoustic shows where my larger snares will be too loud. I can play at a comfortable level, the drum sounds quite loud and crisp to me, but doesn't project much volume to the audience. Good for churches, weddings, restaurants, etc.

      When you hit the drum, the snares respond instantly, either due to the shorter distance or less air volume. You can really feel and hear the difference and this would make an excellent practice drum for rudimental playing.
      When mic'd from above, there is more snare in the sound, perhaps because the snares are actually closer to the mic.

      A final bonus with the 13" size is that your legs fit around it more easily. You can bring the hihat closer if you wish, or move the drum closer or slightly to the left.

      Overall, I wouldn't recommend this as an all-rounder, but it does certain things very well. This brass model is more versatile than some other piccolo snares.

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      5.0

      Hot Little Popper

      By Tommy

      from Beavertown Pa.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          I love the 1330, snappy sound with just what you would expect from the brass shell. Very good sound and super good look to accent your kit. Very well built as you would expect from Pearl.
          Just buy it !!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best Piccolo for the $$$

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          I've had this snare for about a year now and have had a lot of fun with it. You can fit it virtually anywhere for accents or in front of you if your in a small or mic'd enviroment, have a micro kit, play pop or thrash where zero resonance is a must. Admittedly, there are a few quirks such as it does sound best when it's marching style cranked. With this it would be better to have 2.3mm hoops instead of the 1.6's it comes with. I repaired a friends snare with that had 1.6's and the hoop was actually twisted around the tension rod head. Also, for those who say it covers any style, I feel it needs at least another two inches of depth before it would adapt to all kits. I currently have a remo clear controlled sound with a moongel on it for that loud, fast crack. It does come with the USA made remo ambassadors(coated batter and medium snare) so no need for the upgrade with purchase like other snares in this range. So if you're looking for a piccolo under $200, this is IT.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Sweet Spot

          By ILuvBlastBeats

          from Prescott, AZ

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          I got this snare of ebay and it really cuts through the loudness. Great snare for metal/grindcore.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good piccolo snare with a little tuning

          By Thunder

          from Enterprise, Al

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          After tuning it up it has an incredible ring and crack. I would still like the pitch of the top and bottom heads a little higher. I am looking for a very quick and powerful pop and snap with little or no ring. I am very pleased anyways. This is a good sounding snare for the price. It makes a good primary snare or secondary snare as well.

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          5.0

          The best piccolo all around

          By Ucantbemesorry

          from Mansfield, Oh

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          This snare is great, I use it in my youth group nights at church and it just cuts right through everything. I use it as my primary for its nice little sound. It can be used in any musical scenario. I have used a Ludwig maple piccolo but it doesn't compare to this one!

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          5.0

          AMAZING

          By Buy this snare

          from Southern California

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          I got this snare about 2 months ago. It is the best snare ive ever played. Buy this snare, you wont be dissapointed!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Go buy one now!

          By Very Impressed!!

          from Jesup, GA

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          This snare is one of the best sounding piccolo snares around. I love it mostly because of it being a brass piccolo. It has a wonderful "ring" behind it (other musicians you know what I mean). The "crack" that comes from it is ear piercing, and high end. Overall, this is a great snare. I really recommend buying this. It's come to the point where I moved it from my aux snare, to my main snare! Go and get one now!

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          4.0

          Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Dru

          By DUQdrummer

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          We have this drum in our percussion studio, and have it with our three other concert snares drums, although this drum is a drumset snare drum. One of the grad students used it once on drumset for one piece, and this drum was very bright and cutting. Not overpowering, but a very beautiful sharp crack is what was heard by my ears. We don't have it tuned up really high, the way I would tune it (I have a piccolo snare fetish) and have some Black Swamp snare wires on it, so the sound is probably different then the way it would be with the stock snare wires, but nonetheless, it is a very nice drum. I have a Tama Hand Hammered steel piccolo, and am looking into the Pearl steel piccolo, but this brass shelled piccolo would definitely be worth the price.

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          5.0

          bright crisp and loud

          By jimi hyde

          from sacramento ca

          Comments about Pearl B1330 Brass Piccolo Snare Drum:

          Just bought this snare at a local music store. Put it on a stand and played some rudiments and was amazed. I didn't have a lot of money but got it anyway. This is a great drum for people who like the sound of metal drums but the ring of this drum, unlike steel, is actually quite pleasing. Great for the money. The maple one is good also but I prefer the Brass of the two. It's a lot brighter and snapier.

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