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Pearl M-80 Snare Drum 10x4  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A natural for alt styles, hip-hop, reggae, and drum'n'bass.

The Pearl M-80 snare drum makes an incredible alternate snare. Poplar wood construction and a compact 10 x 4" size give the M-80 explosive power and projection.


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PearlM-80 Snare Drum
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (15)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (11)
  • Great sound (10)
  • Sensitive (9)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment (3)
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      • Experienced (11)

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    5.0

    Practical AND Inexpensive

    By Tom

    from New Carlisle, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Mount Included
    • Price
    • Timbale Substitute
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None For The Price

    Best Uses

    • Aux Snare
    • Timbale Sounds

    Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

    This is just such an inexpensive and totally practical addition to anyone's kit. Its really hard to go wrong here.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth Every Penny

    By mkennedy82

    from milwaukee, wi

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

    • Very Small Obviously

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

      I bought this because I needed a snare to make my kit playable and didnt have a lot of money at the time. When I tighetend the skins and turned the snare up all the way, it sounds incredible. Emits a nice tight, crack similar to a piccolo, which is the sound I prefer. It's small, so your strikes have to be accurate. Totally worth it if you need a snare and dont have hundreds of dollers to shell out.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Small Snare=Huge Sound

      By Drummerdude535

      from Madisonville, Ky

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • church

        Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

        I was looking for a small snare to use alongside the V-Drums at church. Being an Exclusive pearl user...when I saw the M80 Firecracker snare. I bought it. The Attack is Awesome, Cracks in our Auditorium unlike any piccolo I have ever Played. The Price was AWESOME, and w/ Quality like Pearl, You can't go wrong w/ Musicians Friend.

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        5.0

        love this little guy

        By xCO2MANx

        from SE Minnesota

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Needs A Mount

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

          This thing sounds great. Definitely worht it.
          Added to my kit as a secondary for added depth.

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          5.0

          Pleasant surprise

          By GB9000

          from Milwaukee, WI

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

              I was thinking that a side snare would be a nice addition to my setup and stumbled upon this one for the super sale price and got it. Whoa.... This thing cracks! I love it. I figured it would be soft, flat and good for little funky grooves and ghost notes but it's so much more. I have it tuned pretty high with an Evans G2 coated head and it sounds fantastic. It really cuts and is very sensitive. Also has a great rimshot. The throw off is cheap but they had to cut corners somewhere and honestly, I'll never use it. For the price, even if you don't need it, pick it up! It's a fun drum!

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Too good to be true !!!

              By Armon Haumer

              from Cleveland, OH Rock Capital of the World!

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              Pros

              • Can't Beat Pearl Quality
              • Excellent Snare Strainer
              • Good Factory Head

              Cons

              • Need More Color Options

              Best Uses

              • Jazz Clubs
              • Pro-recording

              Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

              I absolutely love this snare & Musician's Friend with their discounts & free shipping...

              This snare is crafted excellent. The snare strainer works great, easily adjustable, and is reliable.

              I bought the Sound Percussion SPH05 Adjustable L-Rod Ball Mount 10.5Mm (SKU #491675000496000) & put it on the hi hat stand. I extended the L-arm almost all the way out, since I am using 15-inch Agop Hi-hats. The drum is out far enough perfectly.

              The snare wires DO NOT have an annoying over-buzz when either tight OR extra loose (when the drum is played).

              The stock factory head is excellent & might not need swapped for a different one.

              For the money, I honestly think Pearl cannot be beaten! In fact, I think that this specific item is under-priced (that's how good it is).

              I only wish that they would offer more colors, and possibly some un-wrapped finishes (such as bare wood lacquered.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              a new added accent.

              By RICHARD BECKHOLT

              from Ohio

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Responsive
              • Sensitive

              Cons

              • Not Up To Pearls Standard

              Best Uses

              • Accents And Riffs

              Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

              I am hoping to add another tangent to my rythmn buildings with this high end snare sound much like timbales,congas and the like.

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              5.0

              Great little snare

              By Patocket

              from Stroudsburg,pa

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

                  i have nothing bad to say, its small and portable but it has great sound and is quality made, price was a plus too.

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Expect the unexpected

                  By Drummerdreads

                  from Lima,Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Definitley Portable
                  • Great Sound
                  • Nice Projective Sound
                  • Nice Quality Heads
                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Doesnt Soundgood Dampened

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • For Jam Sessions
                  • Maybe Studio Sessions

                  Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

                  I Ordered this to go with a 5 shell kit I have becausae I broke my snare. I didnt realize it was a SIDE snare until I unboxed it. Well, actually I should've been mad, but my thoughts quickly changed when I heard this. baby! The maplewood really gives a true projection of sound, its easy to tune, and it doesn't give off alot of overtone! This snare drum actually has a better more full sound than the regular size snare I had before. Thanks Pearl, and Musicians friend, fot a great product! M-80 forever.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Value Out There!

                  By Dave

                  from MA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Pearl M-80 Snare Drum:

                    I was blown away by this cheap drum, no wonder they're tough to find stock of! It's a good poppy sound but is flat enoigh for drum and bass grooves. The quality is good, especially for the price and I have no complaints of the hardware or shell. The stock heads are ok, I only replaced the batetr head because it chips off in large flakes and makes a mess. There wasn't a huge difference in sound after putting on a single ply Remo. The strainer has a nice action and the drum has a nice timbale sound with the snares off.

                    Overall, this is a great buy if you are looking for a different voice or new option for cheap money. I have it mounted on a PDP tom arm and it works perfectly.

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