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Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum   

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The Pearl Limited Edition VX Snare Drum provides the powerful punch and aggressive attack that birch is known for. The functional and stylish appoint...Read More

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Holds down the back-beat with strength and style.

The Pearl Limited Edition VX Snare Drum provides the powerful punch and aggressive attack that birch is known for. The functional and stylish appointments include a classic 8-lug design, limited edition badge, 1.6mm steel rims, and SR-900 dual strainer. Choose black with black hardware or ivory with chrome hardware.

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PearlVision Birch Snare Drum
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Sensitive (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Huge tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), 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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5.0

happy drummer

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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.

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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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    4.0

    Decent snare

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

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      Cons

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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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          1.0

          Very disapointed

          By 

          from De Kalb, NY

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            Cons

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                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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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Its ok

                By 

                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.

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                  5.0

                  AH yeah!!!!!!

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                  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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Decent drum

                      By 

                      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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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Exactly what I wanted

                      By 

                      from Columbus, OH

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

                          Excellent snare. I'm very happy with it all told. Good for the studio and live.

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                          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          had to finish this shell my self.

                          By 

                          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.

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                          4.0

                          Almost perfect

                          By 

                          from Edna Texas

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Need Better Snare Strands

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum:

                          Going from a steel snare to this is apples to lemons. Right out the box was a very beautiful looking drum. For the price it's a steal. It would benefit from better snare strand and setup up other than the plastic strap that holds it in place, but other than that I really can't complain because its exactly what I needed and wanted.

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