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Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum

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The Pearl Masters MCX Custom Snare Drum features a 6-ply 100% select maple shell. This snare's constructed using Pearl's exclusive Superior Shell Te...Click To Read More About This Product

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All-maple snare with the legendary Masters sound.

The Pearl Masters MCX Custom Snare Drum features a 6-ply 100% select maple shell. This snare's constructed using Pearl's exclusive Superior Shell Technology (SST), and carries a limited lifetime warranty. Pearl MCX drums deliver the same legendary Pearl Masters sound and the quality you've come to expect, including Pearl MasterCast die-cast hoops.

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  • 14" x 6-1/2".
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PearlMCX Masters Series Snare Drum
 
5.0

(based on 17 reviews)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Masters Custom Maple snare 6 1/2

By Bongo Bob

from CT

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Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

Great snare for the money.
So I just played another gig and used this beautiful snare again for the entire night. You see I play in a band that does all styles of music at each gig, from light jazz to funk , R and B , rock , you name it, and I will often use more than one snare as the sets change, usually playing a 60's vintage Slingerland chrome on brass to cut with the funk and rock as the night goes on. Versatility is a must for me for changing volume and musical conditions.

I have owned this snare now for over six months and it is one of maybe six snares of all kinds that I use, but the only 6 1/2 inch depth that I have. I could not stop smiling as I played because this snare sounds sooo great! The sound is full and rich. It does not require a heavy hand to make it project. In a low volume gig like last night , the snare projects beautifully with very little effort. In a louder setting it really cuts with authority and again with out having to beat the crap out of it to pull the sound out. Originally bought for my blues gigs,( tuned lower), this snare is now my favorite for my regular gigs, tuned up. It is very well made , looks great, nice rims , well worth the price. But the sound....wow!
Worth the money.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

T. Edwards

By TIm

from Reno, NV

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Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

I think I've pretty much covered it. Lets put it this way this drum is an absolute keeper. It immediately took the place of my 6.5" brass Pearl free floater. I'll conclude by saying for a snare drum this is about as close to perfect as you can get.
Incredible drum. Mine is a 6.5" natural maple. Great crack with punch and depth. Clean and precise. The die cast hoops give the drum added dimension. Pearl makes great drums. This snare will go with a Reference set that may have been a little pricey but I can't help but laugh sometimes when I'm playing because those drums sound so good. This snare functions perfectly from a sound standpoint with the Reference Kit. The strainer is real simple and basic, yet perfectly effective. It would be real easy to put other snares on this drum but I don't intend to mess with a great thing. At least not until maybe it becomes a necessity. There is some isolation of hardware contact with the shell as the strainer and lugs are mounted with plastic washers reducing or eliminating direct contact with the shell.
TOTALLY FLAWLESS.
With this drum compared to more expensive high end snare drums. I'd say you'd be hard pressed to get more bang for your buck. Excellent value.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Good Quality For The Price

By 40 year pro

from Rochester, NY

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Pros

  • Good Quality For Price
  • Great Sound
  • Rich Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Good All-around

    Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

    I tuned the heads out of the box, and it sounds great. Some prefer more of a piccolo sounding snare. No drum truly does it all. Instead, this has a touch deeper, richer sound, with just the right amount of shell resonance. This will suit a broad spectrum of styles, from jazz to rock, and will sound great. For the money, the hoops, lugs, and strainer are good quality. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. The product is worth its price, and makes my whole set sound better.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

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    By Obsessed56

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

    This snare drum, The MCX Master Custom Snare Drum, was recommended by my private lesson teacher. I had been looking for a versatile snare I could take from a jazz gig to a rock gig. This snare drum really cuts out the all the overtones due to its diecast hoops, so if you are looking for something less fat and more of a squeal I'd go with a Pork Pie. I bought this snare from another music company for about the same price. I ended up returning it within the 30 days, not because I didn't like it but because I didn't fall in love with it. Looking for a snare drum, I'd say, is similar to looking for a companion. The price was great. The sound is fat and has a wide tuning array depending on what interval you decide between both heads.(A fourth is usually the standard, with the higher note on the bottom head.) I'd reccomend this snare drum to any active musician though I acknowledge that it wasn't for me.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very picky, but I was impressed.

    By Rmc1988

    from California

    Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

    I bought this snare and was very impressed with the acoustic warmth. This snare has a very broad scope of genre capability, I was actually looking for a wood hooped snare but fell in love with this snare. I put a evans double ply on it and went to town. Do not expect a long resonance with this warm snare, great for recording due to the clean response.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What an AWESOME drum!!

    By Pearl_drummer

    from De Pere, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I have the 14x6.5.
        This snare drum is amazing! Being Maple, it has more body and warmth than a metal snare drum. Yet still has plenty of attack and edge.
        It has a great tone tuned low or high, and with a quick adjustment it can be used in any style of music.
        It sounds outstanding in the studio.
        This is the most versatile snare drum i've ever played.
        If you have 400, buy it...NOW!(I got it on black Friday for 270) I felt like I stole it for that price.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Zephrin

        By Zephrin Best

        from Trinidad

        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        Just got this drum and seems to be very versatile. I am getting the tone that I want and it seemed like I could use other turnings as well. This drum can take tuning it looks great it sounds great and I think it is worth the price
        Great hoops
        Great lugs
        Easy strainer
        Beautiful all maple shell great solid chrome finish nice sound
        Worth the money

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        High End Tone for a Cheap Price

        By friggindrummer1985

        from Albany

        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I found this snare when shopping around for an upgrade. I was expecting to drop at least $600 because I figured that I would only find a drum with the quality and dimensions I was looking for was for a ton of money. I tried this out before seeing the price tag. The tone & tuning range is awesome (I recommend a mid-range, "fat" tuning for this beast) & is very musical. The hardware is the best I've seen personally, at any price level. I usually have problems with tension rods popping loose after a gig or 2...not the case here by any means - it stays in tune after extended play. And when I saw it was under $300, I was sold. Get this snare and have no regrets.

        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I really want this snare.!

        By Drummer boy

        from Myrtle beach, South Carolina

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I've been playing pearl drums for 20 years. And really need this snare drum. Pearl in mind is the best made drums in the world!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pearl Masters MCX Custom snare - awesome drum, great price!

        By none

        from Saint Cloud, Fl.

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        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I purchased this drum (in the 6.5 ") to go with my Master's, Pewter Glass kit (which is an incredible kit) a little over a year ago. I got it used from here, and it was like brand new! What can i say, it is an awesome snare! the only modification that i did was put an Evans vented head on it. The tone, crispness, and quality, is absolutely fantastic. The only snare that i have that comes close, is an early 70's Slingerland 7" steel, 10 lug snare, that i got with my Marine pearl, classic rock kit in "78.
        I would highly recommend this one to anybody, not only for the sound,and appearance,and quality, but the price! Can't beat it!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful

        By KW

        from The Mitt

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        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        Versatile and musical, this snare fills the great stylistic and dynamic ranges that I require it to. Highly recommended to anyone, as proper tuning and head selection can make this snare stand out in the mix, no matter what genre you're playing.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Snare !

        By Seril

        from Huntsville, AL.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not One

        Best Uses

        • Recording
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I have had my Pearl Maple shell set since 1982. This week I replaced my snare with the MCX Masters 14x6.5 I hadn't realized how dead my snare had grown to be. This MCX is awesome!!! Great rim shots and very dynamic. I love my Pearls!!!

         
        5.0

        Great snare

        By JD-O-ss0

        from FL

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        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I have the 5.5 model. This snare has a nice ring and when tightened, it sounds great and cuts through anything. The best value for the money. The remo heads that come with it are the perfect match. It looks and sounds great right out of the box. Just tune it up to your style and you are good to go.

         
        5.0

        Outstanding all round snare drum!

        By JC-LgiEC

        from West Coast

        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        Outstanding quality and craftsmanship! Every detail of this drum is perfect! The edges, finish and hardware. It came shipped with a Remo coated Ambassador and Remo Ambassador Snare side. I tuned it up and it's done! I've played Modern Rock, Classic Rock & Blues gigs with this drum, and it sounds great-It's got such a good tone-the right amount of crack and depth. The throw off is smooth and doesn't slip. Pearl does some of the finest diecast hoops I have ever seen. This drum is worth every cent I paid for it! I've owned my fair share of high end snare drums. This drum is as good and even better for far less money! Great job, Pearl!!!!

         
        5.0

        Best Snare Out There!!!

        By TXdrummer

        from Texas

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        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        By far the best snare for the price! I bought this snare on a recomendation and I am glad I listened! I have the 14x6.5 in natural and the tone and range of this snare is awesome! Worth every single dime!!!

         
        5.0

        Great Snare!

        By finalduel1

        from Maryland

        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I got the 5.5 model in black sparkle fade. The hardware and the die cast hoops are great! It has a wide tuning range and the remo heads that come with it are good, i didn't even replace them. Quality is a 4 because it needs more depth in my opinion, so I wish I had gotten the 6.5 model

         
        5.0

        Beauty, versatility, response, great value!!!

        By Isai Flores

        from Dallas Texas

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        Comments about Pearl MCX Masters Series Snare Drum:

        I just purchased this snare drum today, and no regrets. I was looking for something that could adapt to music ranging from a high pitch, pop, gospel tone to a big deep punchy rock tone and everything in between. If that your case, do consider this snare. You won't be disappointed!!!

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