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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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Sensitive (7)
  • Huge tone (6)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), 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

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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        4.0

        Decent snare

        By SEA

        from Pacific Northwest

        About Me Experienced

        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 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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        3.0

        Its ok

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        By Honest Abe Owner of KABR Online

        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!!!!!!

          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

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              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 theEverglow17

              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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