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Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware Black 6.5x14 Inch

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An instant classic from Pork Pie!

Pork Pie has been making waves in the drum industry with their unusual, innovative products. The Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs is a good example of this, with retro-style tube lugs that traverse the depth of the body, and a brass shell with a stunning black chrome finish. Outstanding sensitivity, volume, and projection.

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Pork PieBig Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware
 
4.9

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great VALUE in a versatile snare drum

      Great value! Just change the heads, hoops, wires, whatever to suit your needs or its great just like it is. If you're considering it, I suggest you get one before either a...Read complete review

      Great value! Just change the heads, hoops, wires, whatever to suit your needs or its great just like it is. If you're considering it, I suggest you get one before either a price increase or discontinuation. I included photos of mine "hot-rodded" with Remo heads, PureSound wires, Pearl stainless steel rods and black chrome die case hoops I had around from another drum. I love the look and the sound ... and I've been playing 49 years and have had at least 30 snare drums in the past 10 years, including multiple expensive ones.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Be careful

      This snare sounds as good as a Black Beauty. Its tone is amazing at any tuning. I'd recommend an Evans G12 or G2 with a Hazy 300 reso; a dry head like a...Read complete review

      This snare sounds as good as a Black Beauty. Its tone is amazing at any tuning. I'd recommend an Evans G12 or G2 with a Hazy 300 reso; a dry head like a Genera Dry or Reverse Dot flattens the sound too much. This snare works well with literally any style of music; a friend of mine even borrowed it for a concert band application.

      Quality is not one of Pork Pie's strong suits. The drum I bought was warped, resulting in unusually high tension at one lug on the bottom side. This prevented any high tuning on the reso. This problem was worsened after one of my bandmates dropped the drum after a gig. This caused any new resonant heads I put on to break during initial tuning. Luckily, I had purchased a coverage plan, so I was able to get a refund. I don't think I'll be buying another Pork Pie snare for quite a while...

      TL;DR: Great sound, poor quality. Just be careful when handling. Buy a case and a coverage plan.

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Be careful

      By Jasper

      from West Stockbridge, MA

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bad Lugs
      • Bad Quality Control
      • Easily Damaged
      • Poorly Made

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

      This snare sounds as good as a Black Beauty. Its tone is amazing at any tuning. I'd recommend an Evans G12 or G2 with a Hazy 300 reso; a dry head like a Genera Dry or Reverse Dot flattens the sound too much. This snare works well with literally any style of music; a friend of mine even borrowed it for a concert band application.

      Quality is not one of Pork Pie's strong suits. The drum I bought was warped, resulting in unusually high tension at one lug on the bottom side. This prevented any high tuning on the reso. This problem was worsened after one of my bandmates dropped the drum after a gig. This caused any new resonant heads I put on to break during initial tuning. Luckily, I had purchased a coverage plan, so I was able to get a refund. I don't think I'll be buying another Pork Pie snare for quite a while...

      TL;DR: Great sound, poor quality. Just be careful when handling. Buy a case and a coverage plan.

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      5.0

      AWESOME DRUM

      By CRCEPIC

      from YUKON, OK.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Cheap Heads

      Best Uses

      • Great For Rb Funk Rock
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

      I am very impressed with this drum. All I did is change the top head to a Evans G2 coated and the drum came alive. This drum has an amazing sound that would work great in several different types of music like R&B,Funk and even Rock. It has a great pop that sounds like Stewart Copelands snare from the Police days.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great VALUE in a versatile snare drum

      By EMan

      from NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anything You Want

      Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

      Great value! Just change the heads, hoops, wires, whatever to suit your needs or its great just like it is. If you're considering it, I suggest you get one before either a price increase or discontinuation. I included photos of mine "hot-rodded" with Remo heads, PureSound wires, Pearl stainless steel rods and black chrome die case hoops I had around from another drum. I love the look and the sound ... and I've been playing 49 years and have had at least 30 snare drums in the past 10 years, including multiple expensive ones.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Snare

      By JPEGASUS

      from Pensacola, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

          Other than the stock head being absolute garbage, I have no complaints about this thing. It's warm, loud, and full.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big Black is the Best Bang for your Buck

          By DocB

          from NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

              Out of the box this snare sounds okay, but when i decided to tune it the stock reso head ripped. Luckily i had extra heads and after replacing both and the wires this thing sounds absolutely incredible! Ive tuned this thing so many different ways and it sounds great at any level. I get compliments everytime i play with the big black BOB and i dont feel guilty leaving my other snares unplayed

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Sounding Snare Drum

              By Joey

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

                  Bought this and used it at a gig the same night. Didn't even change the tuning from the way the store had it, it already sounded great. Very glad I bought this.

                  The stock batter head is pretty weak if you play heavy. I nearly put a hole in it after just a half hour of playing.

                  It has a nice metallic tone characteristic of metal drums, but I don't think it is too terribly bright.

                  Huge volume potential. Rimshots are very fun to play with this drum.

                  Very sensitive too. Ghost notes simply sound the way they should, defined yet unobtrusive.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Unbelievable

                  By GB9000

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Novice

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

                        Was shopping around for a snare and chose BOB after reading a million amazing reviews and here goes another one. I LOVE this drum. It's great for the price but I could have paid double and I'd say the same thing. Can be used for almost any kind of music and boy does it stand out. I put an Evans ST dry coated for the batter, hazy 300 snare side and some puresound blasters on immediately and I got that crack I've wanted. This thing sounds great loud! Should be in every drummers arsenal.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Rockin!

                        By Stylesfomiles

                        from SC

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Huge Tone
                        • Responsive
                        • Sensitive
                        • Sound's awesome
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

                            Finally bought this after wanting a brass snare but didnt wanna wait on the custom company to build me one. I would've have got this exact drum with the ONLY difference being a Trick throw off and maybe die-cast hoop's. GREAT sounding drum that could hold its on in ANY environment and speaks well and very dynamic.This is a very high quality snare, desipte it is assembled overseas. Cant wait to put a Coated Emperor on it!

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                            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Fantastic

                            Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

                            I've received numerous compliments on the sound of my snare drum from drummers to other musicians to audience members.
                            If you are smart about head and snare wire selection and you can tune it up nicely, you can make this drum sound like a top dollar snare drum for a fraction of the price.
                            The throw off is not amazing, but it definetly gets the job done. The tube lugs are a nice touch. I'm not sure about how the stock heads and snare wires sound, because I replaced these immediately.
                            I have Puresound Blasters Snare Wire, an Evans Hazy 300 on the resonant side, and an Evans HD Genera Dry (Amazing head!) on the batter side.
                            The sound is incredible. My one issue is that one of the lugs comes loose fairly quickly, but again, the sound in fantastic.
                            My favorite compliment was when, after a show, a drummer came up to me and told me that my snare sound was phenomenal. Looking at the drum, he asked me, "How much did you pay for that - $400? $500?"

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I Like This Drum

                            By Joseph Husko

                            from North Carolina

                            Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

                            Its a solid drum, it has a good solid brass sound, yet a good deal of beef too. Its got a wide tuning range, which should work for a wide array of playing styles. Stock heads are ok but should be changed, snares are not bad. Its solidly built, and looks really sharp. The throws a cheapie, but so what it does the job. The drum definitely looks and sounds more expensive than its price point. I shopped a long time for this drum. I watched and listened to plenty of Y-Tube vids before I purchased as well. What you hear on the vids is how the drum sounds. I've played a Black Beauty before, and lets face it, if you want a Black Beauty you need to save up and buy one. This drum is not a Black Beauty. That said, its a very good sounding drum at a very very reasonable price, and it should be part of every drummers arsenal. 5 stars because the drum never said it was a Black Beauty, but it is as advertized and more..

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