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Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare Chrome 12 x 5 in.

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PearlSteel Firecracker Snare
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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Great snare for all!

I have this snare drum. Promising myself I wouldn't buy anything Pearl as I wasn't fond with the company, I was completely blown away at how it sounded. I thought it would only...Read complete review

I have this snare drum. Promising myself I wouldn't buy anything Pearl as I wasn't fond with the company, I was completely blown away at how it sounded. I thought it would only fit my metal and rock side, but it doesn't. I use it as an auxiliary snare for my jazz or funk stuff. For rock and metal, I tune it up and put in the main snare's spot. Sometimes, I will turn the snares off and use it as a timbale. I would highly recommend this snare for anyone! Absolutely beautiful sound, looks, and quality!

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austin

this drum worked for me and stil does...used this drum for primary snare and just couldnt hit it hard enought to get it loud enough...very nice though mic'd situations...i...Read complete review

this drum worked for me and stil does...used this drum for primary snare and just couldnt hit it hard enought to get it loud enough...very nice though mic'd situations...i also did not like the size, it seemed a little too small...but the sound was great and if u arent too much of a hard hitter this is great

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great snare for all!

By StickManDrummer121

from Canada

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Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

I have this snare drum. Promising myself I wouldn't buy anything Pearl as I wasn't fond with the company, I was completely blown away at how it sounded. I thought it would only fit my metal and rock side, but it doesn't. I use it as an auxiliary snare for my jazz or funk stuff. For rock and metal, I tune it up and put in the main snare's spot. Sometimes, I will turn the snares off and use it as a timbale. I would highly recommend this snare for anyone! Absolutely beautiful sound, looks, and quality!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pretty darn good

By drummin4him

from dallas tx

Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

This drum has a little ring, but I kind of like that in a snare. Sounds good with a remo hazy emperor on the snare side and a coated controlled sound on the batter side, maybe a dampening ring or moongel to lose the excess ringing. great product for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A cutter

By TheNatrix

from Winter Park, FL

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Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

This baby cuts through a mix like a chainsaw through pinewood. I prefer to mic it for recording with a small diaphragm condenser about 2 feet above. It is so loud beyond any other piece in my set, gating is in most cases unnecessary. There's a nice balance between the batter head sound and the snareside sound. If you wanted, with a bit of EQ you can make this snare sound like a 14 inch deep rock snare. The frequencies are there. But it excels at the pop/crack funky rimshot make-your-ears-bleed snap like a champion. It has decent sensitivity although you might notice that the snares have to be loosened a bit if you are playing soft, just to get the right balance of batter and snareside sounds. If I repeatedly play rimshots on the backbeat one particular lug always tends to loosen by the end of a song. That's the only issue I have with this snare. Who knows, it's probably the way I'm playing it anyway.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOUD

By Crossstick

from Burlington, Iowa

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Pros

  • BEAUTIFUL SOUND
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Comes out of tune

Best Uses

  • Garage
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks
  • Touring

Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

been play n ever since i was in 5th grade, i love the drums and ever since i pulled this drum out and tuned it high, it made me love the drums even more, its a great buy got it for [$]and its worth it, i recommend this to any drummer that loves a great attack!!

 
4.0

Perfect side snare for rock/country

By Shane

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Sensitive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reggae
    • Rock

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    This is perfect for a rock band that does the occasional reggae or hip hop tune. Wide open it's very "ringy" and can be dampened for a tight sound.

     
    5.0

    Great snare for metal too!

    By PRIMUS RULES!!!

    from Louisville, KY

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    Yeah, I got the 12" because I was looking for a higher tone but not too high. Similar to the tone on the faceless's album. And this snare is so loud! Amazing for blasting, can have a nice ring to it as long as you don't have an evans dry head on it. It does go out of tune easily, but the volume and sensitiveity are worth the trouble! Gravities can be audible live with this snare! price wise, it's excellent. You know how metal drummers are broke, you can afford this snare.

     
    5.0

    THE SNARE OF SNARES

    By Mast T J

    from Clarks Hill, IN

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    I played this snare about a year and a half ago and it rocked so hard. I recently got some cash and decided to buy this peice. I was amazed at the crack and cut. I have not found any flaws. I need to buy some anti-ringers, but that can't be avoided. Buy this snare if you want something that sticks out and cuts through.

     
    5.0

    great for drum and bass

    By Parley101

    from Reston, VA

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    I own 4 drumsets, and countless snare drums, I got the 10" firecracker, and it would be perfect for any drum and bass stuff, but it works great for countless other situations, a very nice resonant pop/crack. I have heard people say that the poplar ones don't sound that great, I don't know, but the steel one is great.

     
    5.0

    great hard music snare

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    this snare is awesome. It has a very tight sound. A rim shot on this snare is what a rim shot is supposed to sound like. I use it as my primary snare. I have no regrets for buying it. you won't be sorry either.

     
    5.0

    Mind Blowing

    By Shifty62

    from Pennsylvania

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    I originally got this as a side snare but quickly switched over and used it as a main snare. It has a very deffinative crack and cuts through everything else, and deffinately packs a punch. ive been using this snare tuned fairly high and i love it.

     
    5.0

    Sounds really well

    By loser27halleluyah

    from Riverside, CA

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    Sounds really well as a primary or secondary snare.

     
    5.0

    Great Snare

    By ScottyBrake

    from Salem, MO

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    I have used this snare for a few weeks now. I am impressed with the sound quality and its volume. It cuts through the mix when played lightly. It looks great. I set it up with an I.S.S. mount and it worked out perfectly. It has great overtones if you want that vintage sound and if not, toss a muffle ring on it and it is ready to rock. The price can't be beat, I've tried, for both the drum and the mounting hardware. Thanks to Musician's Friend for making our investments a little less painful.

     
    5.0

    Absolutely the Best!!!

    By tubaboy

    from Tuscaloosa, AL

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    I literally took this snare out of the box, cranked up the batter head (I like high pitched snares), an used factory settings for the rest and it's the best snare ive ever heard!!!

     
    4.0

    great

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    this snare is great...it is easy to tune but its very hard to find a really good sound that i'm looking for its has alot of overtone but a control ring helps...the throw off works smooth

     
    4.0

    Definitely an aux. snare

    By The man that knows gear

    from Hockessin, DE

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    I bought this to use as an auxiliary snare and that is what it is. This thing does have a nice crack to it and sounds good. It doesn't stay in tune very well. The strainer is not well made. It actually deactivates while playing and turns the thing into a tom. But it isn't a bad buy to have an extra snare laying around.

     
    5.0

    Great Drum

    By B. Lane

    from Brunswick,Ga

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    This drum is off tha chain. I been playin since i was 3. I had a 12' tama hand hammered piccolo, but after 2 years, it completely messed up, thus leading me to the pearl 10' Firecracker, and tha name says it all, perfect for church service, and recordings, but over all a great snare drum, and i plan on keepin' it for a long time. Peace

     
    5.0

    snare

    By the man-M4079

    from Palm Bay, FL

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    if you are the kind of drummer who really likes a tight soud, and like to do rim shots this the drum for you.

     
    4.0

    Great drum!

    By PyrO-9DTGT

    from Staten Island, NY

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    Such a great drum. I own the wood, but also used this steel one, and it is great! Good rim shots as well a nice, quick sound. Certainly recommend to drummers all around....Pearl ::thumb up::

     
    5.0

    Snare

    By joshthedrummer

    from Toronto Canada

    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    I own this snare, its great as a side snare. It gets out of tune fast, but other than that for the money its great. Really handy.

     
    5.0

    I Dig It

    By mitchmitchler-ScIqp

    from Chehalis, WA

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    Comments about Pearl Steel Firecracker Snare:

    This snare is awesome. i love the sound. it is high and pingy. great for rim shots. i use it as my primary snare. it is really nice. i would buy one again if i ever needed a snare.

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