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Pearl MMX Masters 4-Ply Maple Snare Drum
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6 1/2 " x 14", maple shell, SuperHoop II, vertical pull strainer, 24-strand snares....Click To Read More About This Product
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6 1/2 " x 14", maple shell, SuperHoop II, vertical pull strainer, 24-strand snares.
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Well, I have played many different drumkits in my life, some of them I owned, some of them I did not.The Pearl MMX certainly in my opinion is the best sounding kit I have ever played when listening from the drumstool, sitting behind the kit. From an audience point of view you might want the MRX, which somehow transfers the sound better outwards towards the audience. Both these kits are a class of its own, never matched by any other drum manufacturer
This snare is simply excellent, and is just what I needed. I play a lot of different kinds of music and instead of having 5 different snare drums I just purchased this one. It is so sensitive and highly tunable that reacts in any way I want it to.Tuned low it's just killer for rock, never bottoming out and still maintaining a slight high pitch in rim shots. Tuned even lower, and you can play some sick hip-hop beats.Tuned a little tighter, and maybe with the snares a little loose, it's one great jazz snare. Tune it really high and you get a superb latin sound.Just an incredible tuning range, I haven never experienced anything like it. The drum just never peeks or bottoms....just keeps going.The strainer is easy to work and very smooth, much better than Tama's. The die cast hoops are great, and sit a little higher from the head of most snares, this makes rim shots easy and cross stick work easy as well.The finish is also pretty sweet. Mine is in natural maple and it is smooth, and clean. This drum won;t be gathering a lot of dust which is nice for lazy people like me.My highest recommendation.
I bought this snare about three months ago and can't even express all I feel towards it. I had enough money to buy Denis Chambers signature, but believe it or not I like this one better. They are very similar though. It is very, very responsive with a single ply Remo head, which it came with. I loved it so much that I did not even want to change the head and tune it up high. It really sings all around the surface and once I start hitting it hard it asks for more. It is very hard to choose one snare out of so many to say it is THE ONE, but this snare is ONE OF THE ONES. I would say one thing as a recommendation: you will never be dissappointed with this drum, it will become your best friend for a long time.
I've used this snare for live situations and recording for over 7 years. The thin 5mm 4-ply shell resonates less than a steel or brass snare yet doesn't have any annoying overtones or rings from the shell. It resonates much more than thicker wood snares like the Pearl Reference. Frankly, I wouldn't trade this drum straight across for a Reference snare. As others have mentioned it reacts to tuning very well and the shell has quite a range. I usually tune mine slightly above the drums resonant frequency...that's where I feel it sounds the best. I use Evan G1 coated heads on it. I am a heavy hitter so I have to change heads pretty often but it is totally worth it. If you own this drum try a single ply coated, no reverse dot, no nothing, just a single ply coated head. You'll never go back. I have 5 pearl snares and some others, and this one is what I play the most. The 'perfect' snare? Close...
Well, I have played many different drumkits in my life, some of them I owned, some of them I did not.The Pearl MMX certainly in my opinion is the best sounding kit I have ever played when listening from the drumstool, sitting behind the kit. From an audience point of view you might want the MRX, which somehow transfers the sound better outwards towards the audience. Both these kits are a class of its own, never matched by any other drum manufacturer.