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Pearl Forum Poplar Snare   

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The Forum snare features a shell made in the same mold, and using the same heat-compression shell-molding process, as Pearl's professional series dru...Read More

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Has warmth and richness usually found only in more expensive drums.

The Forum snare features a shell made in the same mold, and using the same heat-compression shell-molding process, as Pearl's professional series drums. Features Pearl's exclusive scarf joint (gapless seam) construction for uniform shell vibration, unimpeded by air pockets. This 14" x 5-1/2" snare drum features a 100% poplar shell for unparalleled sonic performance in its class. Forum standard features also include low-mass lugs for optimum tonality and resonance.

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  • Poplar shell
  • 14" x 5-1/2"

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4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great snare for the price

For everyone with the "overtone problem": This is a great snare drum and the overtones created all depend on tuning, heads, and dampening. I use a Evans ST batter...Read complete review

For everyone with the "overtone problem": This is a great snare drum and the overtones created all depend on tuning, heads, and dampening. I use a Evans ST batter head with a Evans 200 Xtra Thin snare side head. Also, your snares have to be fairly tight. I've had one of these snares for five years now and have always got the sound I wanted. If you have problems with excessive ring, quit b*****ng and get any of the following: moongels, external muffler, Evans EMAD's, overtone ring, or tape and do something about it.

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throwaway snare

My first drumkit was (is) a pearl forum series. For the money, I was pleased with my purchase. I was a 'beginner'. Now that I'm not, I see the forum...Read complete review

My first drumkit was (is) a pearl forum series. For the money, I was pleased with my purchase. I was a 'beginner'. Now that I'm not, I see the forum snares for what they really are - cheap snares included with a drumset that are designed to be replaced.Sound: harsh and unpleasant overtones. cheap hardware buzzes and rattles. difficult to get a 'nice' sound out of it, unless you're in to extreme dampening.Construction: shell has many cracks and defects. bearing edges cut quite poorly.. no wonder it was difficult to tune as a newbie. the hardware is cheap. Throwoff sticks and rattles. stock heads are literally garbage - dispose of them immediately.Look: Even the most basic pearl wraps look quite nice. after pulling off the wrap, I am probably most impressed with the quality of the wrap, and the wrap application. (that might be saying something)Overall, I've heard worse snares (Trak, etc), but if you're serious about percussion, this is the first item in your kit that you'll be replacing. Do NOT skimp on a snare drum. it can be your best friend or your worst enemy. I believe pearl is quite inconsistent with their 'low price-point' snares.

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5.0

this is exelent

By drummerguy-LblC4

from nyc, ny

I have had this snare for 2 years now and have always loved it. I do have a nicer head on there which I would recomend and this sounds exellent. There is an overtone and Ive had dampening rigs on it which completely gets rid of it. Lately Ive taken them off tho and the overtone even sounds exellent. Its a beautiful sounding snare.

 
5.0

Great snare for the price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

For everyone with the "overtone problem": This is a great snare drum and the overtones created all depend on tuning, heads, and dampening. I use a Evans ST batter head with a Evans 200 Xtra Thin snare side head. Also, your snares have to be fairly tight. I've had one of these snares for five years now and have always got the sound I wanted. If you have problems with excessive ring, quit b*****ng and get any of the following: moongels, external muffler, Evans EMAD's, overtone ring, or tape and do something about it.

 
3.0

throwaway snare

By boro

from Canada

My first drumkit was (is) a pearl forum series. For the money, I was pleased with my purchase. I was a 'beginner'. Now that I'm not, I see the forum snares for what they really are - cheap snares included with a drumset that are designed to be replaced.Sound: harsh and unpleasant overtones. cheap hardware buzzes and rattles. difficult to get a 'nice' sound out of it, unless you're in to extreme dampening.Construction: shell has many cracks and defects. bearing edges cut quite poorly.. no wonder it was difficult to tune as a newbie. the hardware is cheap. Throwoff sticks and rattles. stock heads are literally garbage - dispose of them immediately.Look: Even the most basic pearl wraps look quite nice. after pulling off the wrap, I am probably most impressed with the quality of the wrap, and the wrap application. (that might be saying something)Overall, I've heard worse snares (Trak, etc), but if you're serious about percussion, this is the first item in your kit that you'll be replacing. Do NOT skimp on a snare drum. it can be your best friend or your worst enemy. I believe pearl is quite inconsistent with their 'low price-point' snares.

 
4.0

Great snare for price

By SteveWoA

from Cleveland, OH

It was a litttle hard to tune, and it wasnt playable out of the box.. But taking off the factory head, putting on a thicker 2-ply head on, then tuning for a couple hours, it sounds really great! Nice crack sound, great projection, but it lacks a dampener.. So you get some overtones.

 
5.0

This product is a great starter set

By PayneMan009

from North Carolina

Good product for starters and/or advanced drummers.

 
5.0

Pretty cool

By ImpassiveDruPounder

from Bigler, PA

Great "all around" snare to have.

 
5.0

pearl forum snare review

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

although it has some overtones due to the lack of a dampener, it is pretty good. I got a muffler ring and put some duct tape on the factory head and it sounds great. Has a very loud crack sound. Great snare for beginners or semi-advanced drummers

 
5.0

Not to bad...

By Rob-3c4nj

from NJ

This snare is pretty decent, it takes some time to tune but once you tune it right it sounds great, I suggest to get new skins for it and tighten the snare chain as much as possible cause it does rattle a bit, and maybe to get a damper for the snare as well, the only downfall is the tuning, it does take alot of time to get the sound you want, otherwise its a great snare.

 
3.0

Question!

By **l**SS*

from Baldwin, NY

Does this snare vibrate too much, like when you hit the floor tom, you can hear the snare vibrate and same thing with the base, it ruins the sound, please post your answer or write to me.

 
5.0

Answer To Question

By mitchmitchler-ScIqp

from Chehalis, WA

I own thise snare and it sounds pretty good. It does vibrate alot when you hit other drums and when you hit it it buzz's forever. But I put a piece of moongel on it with an evans st dry snare head and it sounds beauty now wouldn't trade it. I have more problem with my firecrakcer snare then this one. Overall worth getting.

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