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Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum   

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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...Read More

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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
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (9)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Sensitive (8)
  • Huge tone (6)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

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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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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4.0

Surprised for this price

By Pelle

from Connell, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Sensitive
  • Snappy sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Replace the Pearl head as they are not good!

Best Uses

    Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

    Picked up this snare as a replacement for a snare I get into tune no matter what I did.
    For the price, it's okay specially with the heads coming along. Not a bad sound directly out of box with standard skins but with some extra time and tuning and this can sound good as well.
    Would recommend skin replacement as soon as you can.
    I will replace to Evans, as the rest of the set has Evans.
    Bought this snare from a store, at the same price listed here along with an two year extended "No matter what happens" - Warranty.

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    4.0

    Great inexpensive snare!

    By Scott

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

    I bought this for my jungle kit. It's decent Pearl quality and with the right heads and tuning, it's great!
    I have a much more expensive DW snare and my band mates say the Pearl sounds better!

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    5.0

    Backup snare turned out to be my new favorite!

    By Standup drummer

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

        I have only played it once, but it was to be used exclusively as a backup snare. I was so delighted when my primary snare broke and I got to use this thing. I am in love with it!

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        5.0

        happy drummer

        By Derf

        from Northeast PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy to set up
        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Sounds Great
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Adds To The Beat Of The B
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

        Love it and recommend it!!

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        4.0

        Can't go wrong with this snare.

        By Bongo Logic

        from Miami, Fla,

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs
          • Performing
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

          I like what I purchased.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Decent snare

          By SEA201

          from Seat

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          Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

          Build quality is quite good. No problems with finish or hardware. Fairly easy to tune, but take some coaxing. There is a lot of ring, though. Could be good, could be bad depending on what you want. I have an Evans hazy 300 on the bottom and a G2 on top, and it rings forever despite varying tunings. Not necessarily a bad thing, though. Overall a good drum for the price.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Very disapointed

          By DEADDRUM

          from De Kalb, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

          I have had this snare for a year now and have tried every thing i can think of to get this to sound good. From the factory the snare had a annoying after strike buzz and the throw did not completly throw off. Also very ringy. I replaced the heads with evans, EC reverse dot,ambassador on bottom. I have adjusted the throw off, the heads, and moon gelled with little results. Still have annoying after stick strike buzz and throw off will not completly throw off.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Its ok

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          By Honest Abe Owner of KABR Online

          from Payson, Az

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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            5.0

            AH yeah!!!!!!

            By nalldawg

            from Concord NC

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

                I have had this snare about two weeks and man is it lively, it is my first wooden snare and now I understand why all drummers should have one. I installed Evans HD DRy on top and a Hazy 300 on bottom and this thing cracks unbelievably, but is very responsive for rolls also. I will replace the strainer for another inexpensive upgrade but for the price you will not find anything close to this little beauty.

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                3.0

                Decent drum

                By asdfasdf

                from Ballwin, MO

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Sound For The Price
                • Lots Of Snare Response
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • 8 Lugs
                • Its Ringy Only 8 Lugs
                • Only 8 Lugs It's Ringy
                • Ringy
                • Tricky To Tune

                Best Uses

                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

                8 lugs give it an open sound, but it can be hard to tune, and only really sounds good when perfectly in tune or when muted, moongel.
                Nice frequency balance, tunes decently in both low and high tunings.

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