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Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum 14 x 5 in.

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An awesome rock snare.

The Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum is one of the most sensitive snare drums we offer. You'll find it very bright and articulate with great body. It also looks as good as it sounds, offering a 5" x 14" black nickel-plated steel shell, Pearl's CL55 bridge-style minimum-contact lugs, 2.3mm SuperHoop IIs, a Gladstone-style vertical pull throw-off, and precision-fit stainless steel tension rods with solid brass receives.

FEATURES
Bright and articulate with great body
5" x 14" black nickel-plated steel shell
Pearl's CL55 bridge-style minimum-contact lugs
2.3mm SuperHoop IIs
Gladstone-style vertical pull throw-off
Precision-fit stainless steel tension rods with solid brass receives

Take after the man. Play his signature snare. Order today.

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PearlChad Smith Signature Snare Drum
 
4.7

(based on 90 reviews)

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    (14)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Snare Drum!

I've had this snare for about 6 years now. It has been through many gigs and many recordings and sounded excellent in every situation. It might take a while to find the...Read complete review

I've had this snare for about 6 years now. It has been through many gigs and many recordings and sounded excellent in every situation. It might take a while to find the "sweet spot", but when you do, this snare has a beautiful tone with a nice crack to it! Ambassador batter head is probably the best head for this snare. Expect it to ring at least a bit no matter how you tune it. If that's not what you're going for, look elsewhere. It's also very loud, but can be played lightly and still sound great! :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the best.

I got this snare about 3-4 months ago. It sounded real nice when it was new, then soon after it started to get wierd. We were recording a demo and I hit...Read complete review

I got this snare about 3-4 months ago. It sounded real nice when it was new, then soon after it started to get wierd. We were recording a demo and I hit the snare once, sounded beautiful, did a fill, then a rim shot - hit the snare again, sounded like a bucket of popcorn. I put new heads on it, tuned it up real nice and pretty (both sides), sounded good for a few days. Same scenario. I dont know what it is, but I blame the drum. It's the only one I've ever had that has done this kind of thing.Anyway, if you like changing heads and tuning and maintaining your equipment just as often as you play - this drum is all you. Go for it.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Snare Drum!

By The Machine

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Experienced

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

      I've had this snare for about 6 years now. It has been through many gigs and many recordings and sounded excellent in every situation. It might take a while to find the "sweet spot", but when you do, this snare has a beautiful tone with a nice crack to it! Ambassador batter head is probably the best head for this snare. Expect it to ring at least a bit no matter how you tune it. If that's not what you're going for, look elsewhere. It's also very loud, but can be played lightly and still sound great! :)

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Chad Smith Series Snare Drum

      By CB 123

      from Paducah, KY

      Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

      Ok look, i bought the Chad Smith snare drum and i have had it about a week. I thought it sounded pretty good in the store but then i got it home and it didnt impress me at all. It has no crack and i would not recommend it for rock or jazz. NOT GOOD

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Didn't know what to expect. but im proud

      By phil rath

      from springfield. il

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Huge Tone
      • Louder Than Vented Maple
      • Very Very Versatile

      Cons

      • A Tad Bit Of Ring

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

        So a few years ago i had a vented 12 ply maple custom snare, I thought that thing was LOUD but this is much louder and brighter than that snare. I got this not knowing what to expect used for 100 bux, and i absolutely love it, you can crank it all the way to marching snare status, or tune it low and get a real fat, dank sound. i have found a sweet spot and it just cracks, and is the loudest thing on my custom made maple kit. it does have a tad of ring that i had to use duct tape on the edge of Aquarian head to get rid of it. Just ordered an Evans hd dry, so i think that will make this sound even better, which is hard to believe. i absolutely love this snare.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        New Pearl owner

        By drumdaddy-fsUz3

        from Indiana

        Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

        I have been playing drums for most of my life and most recently for the last 8 years in our praise band at church. I just upgraded from Pearl EXR to Master MCX. I bought the shell pack and the dealer threw in the Chad Smith Signature. It already had a remo weatherking coated head on it so all I had to do was tighten the lugs and put a dampening ring on the top and it sounds great. It rivals my Ludwig Supraphonic. Anyone who can' get a crack out of this drum doesn't know how to tune a snare!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent Rock Snare

        By ArgyleSaint101

        from Nova Scotia, Canada

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        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rock

          Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

          I've had this snare for a couple years now and it's done very well by me. I play mostly rock music so I can really make it shine with my style of playing. However, I would not recommend this snare to anyone who is playing more laid back music. The overtones will be obnoxious if there isn't enough sound from the other instruments to drown it out a little. I've tried using Moon Gel to dial back the overtones but it just takes away the quality tone of the drum. In short, if you play rock music or anything in that vein, absolutely buy this snare. If you play latin or jazz or something, you should definitely look elsewhere.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it.... With the right head.

          By ColeRiel

          from NH

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              Ok, I have loved this snare from day one. It sounds amazing when you give it what it needs. The ambassador head that comes on it is probably the one that you should use. I have an ambassador ebony on it tuned up tight on both sides and I'd be confident using it for any genre. Overall, a little pricey but worth every cent a snare that will last you forever.

              BONUS- The rim is the best I have ever used. My drum teacher who has been playing for forty plus years professionally and frequently, not just a teacher, drooled over it when I brought it to her. She loves to jam out like jazzy swingy stuff like Krupa, where a solid rim is necessary.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Snare

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              this snare is absolutely great. I have owned it for about 2 months. i would recommend getting better snare wires on it beasuse mine have a habit of comming lose and one just broke on me the other day. over all this snare is great with any type of music that i play........rock, pop, ska

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This snare is Awesome

              By Wilbur-YKf_N

              from Shakopee, MN

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              I have owned this snare for two years and it is the best snare that I have ever played. I play a Tama Starclassic kit, but I have always used Pearl snares. It does have a lug that loosens, but it is the lug where I mainly play the snare. The loosening is understandable. Buy it, you will not be disappointed

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME SNARE!!!!!!!

              By ademercado0308

              from Akron ohio

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              I purchased this snare about a year ago. It replaced my entry level snare and i was very impressed. I have a Remo CS coated head on top and an evans hazy 300 as snare side. This drum has a great crack with plenty of tone and body. The ring is easily drowned out by other instruments. I use no muffling at all and i love it. Very loud, very sensitive. Great snare for any drummer.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Overrated

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              Never had a snare before with lugs that get loose so often, and it has been like this since the beginning (one year ago). Plus it's pretty ringy and i'm kind of tired of losing so much time in trying to get a good sound out of it. I would NOT buy this snare again.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love it!

              By Val-weoGU

              from Dallas

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              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              I've had this snare about three years now, and I'm still as happy with it as the day it arrived. Sounded great out of the box, but when the head broke (after about a year), I replaced it with an Aquarian Power-House, and fell in love all over again. This drum's got an awesome crisp attack that cuts right through to the crowd, and still performs wonderfully at lower dynamics. From the softest ghost notes to the loudest rimshots, it sounds awesome.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Review

              By Razorhead

              from Trenton, Ontario Canada

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              I have been long searching for a new snare for quite a while. Have looked at many expensive models such as the Yamaha Manu Katche, the Dave Weckl signatures, Kenny Arnoffs black nickle Tama, which are all hundreds of dollars more than the Pearl Chad Smith. I heard about this drum, took a chance, bought it for $** bucks Canadian, and have been totally impressed ever since by its sound and tunning capabilities. I presently have 5 top quality snare drums in my arsenealt and have found this one to be my favorite. A must have for all drummers regardless of music style.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Snare at This Price Range in The World

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              I purchased this snare as my first "step-up" snare from the stock one that came with my first set. This snare is incredible. I got it back when it was going for $160 and I believe I got the best snare deal in the world. Pearl simlpy produces quality instruments and this is one in a long line of Pearl triumphs. This snare is powerful and articulate. You can get just about any sound you need out of it. Throw offs are still in beautiful shape a year later. Sounds good snares on or off. Good loud or quiet. If you want to get a great giggable snare for very little money do not f**k with anything else. GET THIS SNARE!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awsome Snare Worth the $$$

              By a1Drummer07

              from Texas

              Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

              I am in love w/ RHCP and this snare drum fits perfectly into my style of music. Very sensitive, bright and resonant but not too resonant. Everything you are looking for if this is the type of snare you want. And to top it off, its LOUD!

               
              5.0

              EXTREMELY VERSATILE AND WELL BALANCED!

              By Darin

              from Fargo, ND

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Big Stages To Small Clubs
                • Large Venues To Small Clu

                Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

                I have played drums since I was 4. There are tons of great gear out there for a plethora of tastes. I liked Chad Smith's snare on most RHCPs albums. This snare sounds like the recordings. It is also really sensitive.
                I put an Evans Genera Dry (the one with the little holes around the edge) and it dried it out perfectly. For bigger tours, I used an Evans EC reverse dot for a bit more tone.
                I saw it at the local music shop and it's proprietor let me use it on a one nighter. I bought it the next morning.
                Great price, great sound - just buy one!

                 
                5.0

                All around awsome snare

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

                I have played wood snares for a few years and didn't want to go over to a metal snare. I went to the store and tried it out and was amazed. It kicks when it needs too and is also very sensitive also. I love this snare. I would highly recommend it.

                 
                5.0

                Great snare drum

                By TDBdrummer

                from Kingsport

                Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

                Great snare for the price. Sounds awesome and I wouldnt use any other snare. Get This Snare.

                 
                5.0

                Review

                By mxpxdude189

                from Boynton Beach, FL

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                Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

                definitaly great for metal music, with a little ring to the hit. i play with it tuned as tight as it can pretty much go and it sounds great, nice pop

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This thing rocks

                By YamahaDrummer-Xqvgy

                from ----------------------

                Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

                This snare is a great buy for beginners and more experienced drummers.

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Snare!

                By Philly Bob

                from Coldwater, MS

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                Comments about Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum:

                I bought this snare after only using the one that came on my kit and trying many others out. I heard many good things about it so i decided to try it. I'm glad i did. Out of the box it sounded pretty good and with some tuning and maybe a head swap for the batter head this snare is AMAZING. It is loud, clear, bright and everything a good snare is. It has great hardwear and is very solid. I recommend this snare.

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