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Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare   

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Poplar 8-ply shell provides a solid, powerful punch with warm, balanced sustain. All hardware is attached to the edge ring, allowing unrestricted shell vibrations.

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PearlWood Firecracker Snare
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

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Great Drum!

This is a great little snare. I don't see it as a main snare at all, but I suppose it could be if you realize it is small and prefers a high tuning...Read complete review

This is a great little snare. I don't see it as a main snare at all, but I suppose it could be if you realize it is small and prefers a high tuning (which is a normal tension). Has a rimshot crack that kills!I tune it up pretty high (which is easy because it is small), don't want to choke it out though (as I think one reviewer did). The overtones (like found even on expensive drums) can be too much for some so I add a 1/4 strip of a Moongel square near the edge; funny, it just seems to stick on the head very well so I just sort of leave it stuck-on all of the time. Mine came with a coated and slightly textured Pearl Protone head that I have never changed; it seems to do what you would want for this type of drum.Buy it! I have seen it usually offered for [$] which is the price I paid for mine.

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Sounds like a dying giraffe.

I purchased this snare about a year ago, and honestely the only thing I can say about it is that it is durable (hence the 5 stars for quality). After I first opened...Read complete review

I purchased this snare about a year ago, and honestely the only thing I can say about it is that it is durable (hence the 5 stars for quality). After I first opened it up and looked at it I was surprised at how simple it was. all it is is a drum with a snare attached, no other parts (muffling, tweaking, etc.). it didn't even come with a tuning key. anyhow, I tuned it up, hit it once and quite near vomited. I have been playing for 13+ years and have been giving lessons for almost 5 years, and never have I owned, let alone heard a worse snare. I replaced the head, duct taped it, etc. (the usual process for trying to make a drum sound better), and still it is dull as hell. I purchased this to use for thrash and grindcore to get that ultra high-pop, and did not find it anywhere. All I got was a dull, dull, ring. I let my students bang it around now and it's been dropped dozens of times, and still hasn't cracked or changed sound, so at least it's durable.

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4.0

Pearl 10x5 Wood Firecracker

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from Negril Jamacia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fits In Tom Case
  • Nice Finish

Cons

  • Chrome Pitting
  • Strainer Binds

Best Uses

  • Primary On Cocktail Kit
  • Side snare

Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

Received this wood 5x10 on a trade,first thing I did was replace stock batter head and snare wires.Put a coated Remo Emperor on it and a 12 strand Purecussion wire set,I tuned it up semi tight and to prevent choking I backed off the strainer so the wires were pressing into the snare head not too firm.It tuned up great I use this as my primary snare on my Yamaha Club Jorden Cocktail Kit.Been using this setup now for just over a year and am quite pleased with this little drum.For the cost it is a good deal and a drum I am sure you will be reaching for on any playing situation.

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5.0

It's AWESOME!

By 

from Supply, NC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean Sound
  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

      I've wanted this snare for a long time, now that I finally have it I tuned it yesterday and it's sounding like I thought it would, simply great.If you love a snare with a good volume pop, then it's for you

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      5.0

      Great Drum!

      By 

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Has a crack that kills
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          This is a great little snare. I don't see it as a main snare at all, but I suppose it could be if you realize it is small and prefers a high tuning (which is a normal tension). Has a rimshot crack that kills!I tune it up pretty high (which is easy because it is small), don't want to choke it out though (as I think one reviewer did). The overtones (like found even on expensive drums) can be too much for some so I add a 1/4 strip of a Moongel square near the edge; funny, it just seems to stick on the head very well so I just sort of leave it stuck-on all of the time. Mine came with a coated and slightly textured Pearl Protone head that I have never changed; it seems to do what you would want for this type of drum.Buy it! I have seen it usually offered for [$] which is the price I paid for mine.

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          4.0

          Church Youth Paster

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          from Murray, KY

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          Awesome for the money you're paying.
          Features were pretty basic, Wood shell and chrome hardware
          Tough little monkey!! I have kids running in and out all the time and this can take the ware and tear.
          For the money this is the best bang for your buck

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          5.0

          Great Little Drum!

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          I love this little drum! I have using it for a couple of years now. Fits nicely in the trunk and goes everywhere with me. Tunes up really nice and gets a good crisp sound. I did change the factory stock head to an Evans 2 ply head and use a little moon gel to give it that corps snare sound.I have 5 snares but this is one of my favorites! Well made.

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          5.0

          Stoked that I got this one!

          By 

          from Sheridan, WY

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          This is just an all around great snare drum. I have been using it as a primary snare drum for the last two years, but I recently purchased a shell pack with a Pearl Sensitone Snare, and this one will be moved to a secondary. But yes, this snare drum sounds amazing right out of the box. I still have the stock heads on it, and it still sound spectacular. Well worth the money.

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          5.0

          A favorite

          By 

          from Beaufort, SC

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          I got one of these little guys of Craigslist a while back and it's easily my favorite snare of my three. It's small but really loud! The sound somewhat reminds me of the snare the rev uses on Unholy Confessions.

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          5.0

          Awesome Snare!!

          By 

          from Oklahoma

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          This snare is amazing. I bought the 12x5, put on the Remo Emperor Snare Underside Head and the Remo Emperor X Coated Batter and this thing sings. Well worth it.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Review

          By 

          from asheboro nc

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          let me start by saying this review is on the 5x12 wood drum. i like a lot of folks read the reviews about this drum before i bought it.. for the most part they were not favorable. going against the grain ( experience told me this drum should work well) i made the purchase. during the purchase i also ordered a new batter as well as snare side head. ( folks this is the secret to making many drums sound great) the heads i ordered for this app. were the aquarian studio x power dot (batter) and aquarian classic clear (snare side) the studio x offers the perfect amount of damping to mute "most" of the ring but not the sound of the drum. the clear classic adds a lot of bite to the snare side. and the combo is th perfect marriage with this drum.. as far as the quaility of the drum, its really a decent drum that should last quite a while.. like most "import" drums the lugs will have some tight spots and this is actually a result of the chromeing process and not bad lugs... i have a tendency to put "neversease" on the lugs when i put the new heads on so its not ever really a problem. for those of you that are saying this is not a loud drum?? i think you need q tips.. this is a seriously seriously loud drum.. one note though.. if you over tighten the lugs, the drum will get quite, (stands to reason) it does like to play tuned high, as well as low, but there is a "definate sweet spot" in tuning of this drum. overall for under a buck fifty. its a hell of a deal. you wont be sorry..

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          5.0

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          from New York City, NY

          Comments about Pearl Wood Firecracker Snare:

          Great sounding snare, but after a few prolonged uses, the straner for the snare loosens up, making the snare loose on the bottom head. Not big deal at all; just tighten it back up.

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