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Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum  Black with Black Hardware 14x5.5

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A beautiful looking snare with power and style.The limited edition VX snare drum offers the strong punch and bright birch tone. The practical yet sty...Click To Read More About This Product

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Holds down the back-beat with strength and style.

A beautiful looking snare with power and style.The limited edition VX snare drum offers the strong punch and bright birch tone. The practical yet stylish features include a classic 8-lug design, limited edition Pearl badge, 1.6mm steel rims, and a SR-900 dual strainer. This snare comes in black with black hardware or ivory with chrome hardware.

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PearlVision Birch Snare Drum
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (12)
  • Great sound (11)
  • Sensitive (11)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Huge tone (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (7)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pearl VPX Ivory Snare

This snare excels in every way. Got it yesterday and threw on my evans HD head and couldn't be anymore satisfied. No dead sounds here, only the beauty and warmth of that birch...Read complete review

This snare excels in every way. Got it yesterday and threw on my evans HD head and couldn't be anymore satisfied. No dead sounds here, only the beauty and warmth of that birch ring, I hate the ting sound of stock metal snares. The Ivory looks absolutely gorgeous, you won't be disappointed with the visual aspect of the item. And for the price, you seriously cannot beat this deal. For many drummers a wood snare upgrade is just the missing piece to their kit they need and don't realize it. Don't hesitate on this one, buy it immediately. Can't wait til' I get a new resonant and snares on there!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A must buy !

This is a must buy.I changed the stock heads. I replaced them with Remo coated ambassador on top and resonant ambassador on bottom. I also changed the snare wires to puresound 20 strand...Read complete review

This is a must buy.I changed the stock heads. I replaced them with Remo coated ambassador on top and resonant ambassador on bottom. I also changed the snare wires to puresound 20 strand blasters. What a difference. I use no muffling at all. I tune my snare high. This snare plays well and sounds good. I purchased the Ivory snare and I have owned it for a year now.
I like the throw off

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pearl VPX Ivory Snare

By Ryan T

from California

Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

This snare excels in every way. Got it yesterday and threw on my evans HD head and couldn't be anymore satisfied. No dead sounds here, only the beauty and warmth of that birch ring, I hate the ting sound of stock metal snares. The Ivory looks absolutely gorgeous, you won't be disappointed with the visual aspect of the item. And for the price, you seriously cannot beat this deal. For many drummers a wood snare upgrade is just the missing piece to their kit they need and don't realize it. Don't hesitate on this one, buy it immediately. Can't wait til' I get a new resonant and snares on there!

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

A must buy !

By D Wycoff

from CA.

Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

This is a must buy.I changed the stock heads. I replaced them with Remo coated ambassador on top and resonant ambassador on bottom. I also changed the snare wires to puresound 20 strand blasters. What a difference. I use no muffling at all. I tune my snare high. This snare plays well and sounds good. I purchased the Ivory snare and I have owned it for a year now.
I like the throw off

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a BOSS drum!!

By Joe Burke

from Maryland

Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

This drum is so sick. It just came in today and I replaced my el crappo snare drum I had and boy is it sick. Its like a dove and my old one is like a crow. Its so boss. I love it. Its too legit to quit. The only reason I down graded it on features is because the existing head is a little too ringy. Some people enjoy that but I like mine nice and tight. No ring. So I put on an Evans dry head and man this thing is so legit now. And its a great price! It is ridiculous. I mean, the quality and tone is amazing. I love this drum. I toootally recomend it. Its just too sick to pass by. If you are even thinking about getting this... get it! you will not regret. Trust me.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wont be dissaponted with new heads

By Muktesh B Masih

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

If you are looking for a cheap snare that wont dissapoint go ahead and pich this up.
I bought this as a cheap snare for practice, after replacing both the heads i was able to tune it to my liking, not a bad snare at all.
I would recommend using moon gel.
Great value for money.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Home Reordist Need This One..

By Thomas Ausburn

from MS

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Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

If a serious Snare upgrade is what you need, then may I recommend this one to you. I am very pleased. Thanks Musician Friend!
This Snare has a great snare throwoff. It has a good sounding head and snares. I tuned my Top head to a "C" Pitch, and the Bottom head to an "A" Pitch, and it really shines! I have to track my drumkit with the only good Mic I have, which is the MXL 960 Condensor (which I also recommend), and yes I get a good balance from everything!
This thing is well built. Plays and sounds professional, it even help my drum rolls to improve!
Amazing!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE IT

By Bryan Little

from New Jersey

Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

dont get me wrong i am in love with this snare and the sound a produces. however i did break the entire clutch off within a year =[

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Its ok

By Ronnie

from Payson, Az

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Pros

  • Sensitive

Cons

  • Hard To Tune
  • Outter Wrap Not Glued On

Best Uses

    Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

    This is an ok snare, The craftsmanship on the wrap on the outter shell is awful! The wrap was pulling apart from the drum and this is right out of the box! Any 3 year old could have done a better job. The next thing you should do if getting this snare is to change the heads to a QUALITY head like Remo or Evans and lose that chinsey snare with a QUALITY snare and you stand a better chance of getting a decent sound and feel. If this is your first wood snare...Welcome to what drummers have known for years about wood shelled snares but, Even this wood shell tunes like a steel shell...Its not as bad as a steel shell but its a close second.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    had to finish this shell my self.

    By admiral

    from Atlanta ga

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    Pros

    • Looks good

    Cons

    • Wrap Not Glued To Shell

    Best Uses

    • Glued On The Shell Wrap

    Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

    I think this snare will sound better after I finish what Pearl started. Shell wrap not glued on. Bearing edges had burrs on them. I hand sanded with 1000 grit. I put a sealer on the inside of the shell. Will apply a second coat. I'm going to try a HD dry Evans head and see what I get. I didn't want a new project but I have a feeling this snare will give me the warm pop I'm looking for.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Snare - for inexperienced drum

    By lil drummer girl

    from Detroit, Michigan

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Punk

      Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

      Being an inexperienced drummer I had no idea what snare to buy to play punk songs. I took a chance and glad I did. Love the sound. Works great for what I do. I mainly play covers and it is versitile for many different types of music. It makes me want to replace the toms and bass drum for a pearl too. Highly recommend.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Price! Great Pearl quality!

      By Juan-HaOxG

      from Texas

      Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

      I am a pearl fan! I own A Pearl forum, from the looks of it used vintage kit its white so I purchased the Ivory snare to match my set and let me tell you this is a beautiful snare with great attack, nice side sticking plus I love the ring it gives in my opinion it requires zero muffling and I'd suggest a nice Evans HD Dry head along with the amazing snare nice punch one thing I can't really blame the snare on is when I disengage the wires and play they ring and slap the drum a bit but I think I just need to fix the wires, another cool feature to this snare is the dual motion strainer you can have a side or front up and down view and control on it comes with a free pearl key, Limited Edition. Pearl has out done themselves with the pricing and quality of this snare. BUY IT!

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