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Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum 

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The brass patina Pork Pie Snare Drum is 13" x 7" with the cut of brass, super low end, and amazing sensitivity. The patina finish is done by hand exc...Click To Read More About This Product

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The bite of brass with amazing sensitivity.

The brass patina Pork Pie Snare Drum is 13" x 7" with the cut of brass, super low end, and amazing sensitivity. The patina finish is done by hand exclusively at Pork Pie. This snare drum also features chrome-plated brass tube lugs, Remo heads, and Pork Pie's exclusive snare wires.

FEATURES
  • 13" x 7" Brass shell
  • Patina finish done by hand exclusively at Pork Pie
  • Chrome plated brass tube lugs
  • Remo heads
  • 2.3mm hoops
  • Pork Pie's exclusive snare wires
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Pork PieBrass Patina Snare Drum
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a great ONE Porky!

I bought this snare to go with my pork pie custom kit. I have a 14 x 5 porky with my kit and wanted something with a little more life. The snare is...Read complete review

I bought this snare to go with my pork pie custom kit. I have a 14 x 5 porky with my kit and wanted something with a little more life. The snare is great. Do not expect low warm tones. This has a fast attack and a beautiful (greenday) crack to it. It does have a little ring to it...its brass. You can minimize that by putting a powerstroke 3 on the batter and a hazy 300 on the res head. I Love this drum and use it use every gig. If you want warm and deep this is not your drum.. go maple. if you want fast and an amazing CRACK! this is it baby!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just don't get all the hype...

I fully understand snare drum preference is a matter of personal choice, but I just don't get the hype here with this drum. If I had to sum up a good "all...Read complete review

I fully understand snare drum preference is a matter of personal choice, but I just don't get the hype here with this drum. If I had to sum up a good "all around" snare drum, it would be one that speaks well in a variety of applications, not just modern trends and here is where I believe this snare drum falls WAY short. First off, people complain about snare "ring" and head vibration resonance, often opting for a drier head selection. Of course this is a practical application but if you are a session drummer looking for a brass snare drum to cover not only funk and rock in the studio but also REGGAE and perhaps jazz, you'd most likely seek out a drum that sings in it's overtones and resonance. You will not find that in this drum. The patina finish does "dull" out certain frequencies and leaves this drum not only non-bright but almost dead and that is with a coated ambassador as a batter. That will work well if you are dropping a linear hip hop track but what about when you want to break out the one drop? Or think the Chad Sexton, "All Mixed Up" snare sound...you can't get it with this drum. It goes back to the old adage "it's better to have it and be able to REDUCE what is already there, than to not have it at all and not be able to access it". It isn't just the patina on this drum that affects it's life....the dreaded CONTROL RING seamed into the center of the shell is the biggest contributing factor. The Ludwig Black Beauty is a different animal and a drum that sounds great with these rings that are often falsely marketed as "projection" rings. Completely LAUGHABLE. These rings are added to the shell to add stability and integrity, PERIOD. If anything, they hinder the natural resonance of a shell and dry out the sound. If you wrapped duct tape around a drum shell, it would not vibrate the same....It is the same concept here. And the low profile lugs do nothing to counteract this sonic property. I've owned a coveted Pearl Ferrone snare drum that was a BB imitation and same problem...could not get that drum to work in multiple situations. Luddys are spun so maybe that is why they do sound so good. Not sure but when I went to demo-ed this drum (with the intent on buying it), I was EXTREMELY dissapointed. Is it an OK drum? Sure, but it's limited in it's application and does not stand out from the crowd IMO. In fact, next two metal 13" Yamaha drums, I would say in came in third. This is one man's opinion but there are comparison vids of this drum out there on the web...search and ye' shall find...and see/hear for yourself just how unspectacular this drum is compared to others in a line-up.

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5.0

Great pro sounding drum

By Sonow

from Lexington, KY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

    I just recently got the PDP concept maple kit, and wanted a better snare drum that came with the kit. Now just to be clear, the concept maple snare is totally great, and loud(14X6)

    But the Pork Pie Petina has a beautiful round pop. I play funk/blues/rock/country/indie/jazz but can see how this could easily be used for heavy metal. I see some reviews that said they didn't like the overtones and it makes me wonder have they never heard of moon gels/dampening rings? IS YOUR DRUM EVEN TUNED??? lol....

    I asked a good friend of mine if it was that big of a deal to have a particularly nice snare, than just a pretty good. He said that it did, and I agree.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesomesauce

    By Nick

    from CT

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        awesome sounding snare...super responsive sounds best in my opinion with a remo cs head or a evans hd dry with a moongel

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Sound!

        By jlittle15

        from Fayetteville, AR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • nothing

        Best Uses

        • Jazz Clubs
        • Rock

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        Very impressed with how responsive this snare is. Probably one of the best snares you can get for the money.

        (6 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Just don't get all the hype...

        By DRUMMER

        from EAST COAST

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        I fully understand snare drum preference is a matter of personal choice, but I just don't get the hype here with this drum. If I had to sum up a good "all around" snare drum, it would be one that speaks well in a variety of applications, not just modern trends and here is where I believe this snare drum falls WAY short. First off, people complain about snare "ring" and head vibration resonance, often opting for a drier head selection. Of course this is a practical application but if you are a session drummer looking for a brass snare drum to cover not only funk and rock in the studio but also REGGAE and perhaps jazz, you'd most likely seek out a drum that sings in it's overtones and resonance. You will not find that in this drum. The patina finish does "dull" out certain frequencies and leaves this drum not only non-bright but almost dead and that is with a coated ambassador as a batter. That will work well if you are dropping a linear hip hop track but what about when you want to break out the one drop? Or think the Chad Sexton, "All Mixed Up" snare sound...you can't get it with this drum. It goes back to the old adage "it's better to have it and be able to REDUCE what is already there, than to not have it at all and not be able to access it". It isn't just the patina on this drum that affects it's life....the dreaded CONTROL RING seamed into the center of the shell is the biggest contributing factor. The Ludwig Black Beauty is a different animal and a drum that sounds great with these rings that are often falsely marketed as "projection" rings. Completely LAUGHABLE. These rings are added to the shell to add stability and integrity, PERIOD. If anything, they hinder the natural resonance of a shell and dry out the sound. If you wrapped duct tape around a drum shell, it would not vibrate the same....It is the same concept here. And the low profile lugs do nothing to counteract this sonic property. I've owned a coveted Pearl Ferrone snare drum that was a BB imitation and same problem...could not get that drum to work in multiple situations. Luddys are spun so maybe that is why they do sound so good. Not sure but when I went to demo-ed this drum (with the intent on buying it), I was EXTREMELY dissapointed. Is it an OK drum? Sure, but it's limited in it's application and does not stand out from the crowd IMO. In fact, next two metal 13" Yamaha drums, I would say in came in third. This is one man's opinion but there are comparison vids of this drum out there on the web...search and ye' shall find...and see/hear for yourself just how unspectacular this drum is compared to others in a line-up.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pork Pie Patina snare

        By JJddrum

        from Austin TX

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        One great snare!!!! I've owned more exotic ($$$) snares that did NOT have the sound this thing does. PP custom snares are a nice touch too! I put an Evans Dry on it, cranked it slightly, and wow!! I played a very expensive hand hammered snare and struggled to get what this PP had right out of the box,,,I did actually laugh when I played it.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What a great ONE Porky!

        By Jimmyjam

        from Iowa, U.S.A

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        I bought this snare to go with my pork pie custom kit. I have a 14 x 5 porky with my kit and wanted something with a little more life. The snare is great. Do not expect low warm tones. This has a fast attack and a beautiful (greenday) crack to it. It does have a little ring to it...its brass. You can minimize that by putting a powerstroke 3 on the batter and a hazy 300 on the res head. I Love this drum and use it use every gig. If you want warm and deep this is not your drum.. go maple. if you want fast and an amazing CRACK! this is it baby!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Terrific Snare

        By Etm352

        from Tampa, FL

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        This is a very nice snare. I am a big fan of deep snares and this one does not disappoint. It has a very crisp attack and a great low end. It has a great snappy quality to it while retaining a very full, "meaty" sound. Not to mention is looks very sharp. Great snare. Highly recommended.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pork Pie Brass Patina

        By VonSilver959

        from Cranbrook, BC

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        This snare is amazing. It sounds great in any tuning (as long as you know how to balance the tuning of your resonant head and batter to eliminate ring). It loud and cracks great even at low tunings. All hardware is great quality and the finish looks beautiful. I would highly recommend this snare for any drummer in any genre of music. Great Product. Great Price.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Brass Patina snare rules

        By benthekilla

        from Iowa

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        Had this for about three months. With the heads tuned medium-tight to tight, it has a really sweet crack, balanced overtones and not too much ring. Rimshots are some of the loudest I've ever heard, and sidestick hits are fairly clean. Experimenting with lower tunings, it has more ring and doesn't quite offer the fat sound of a wood shell. It looks sweet, each patina finish is different which gives it that hand-crafted appeal. The price tag doesn't sting either, considering Pork Pie is an upper-level drum maker. The hoops/lugs/throwoff are great quality, the drum is sensitive and versatile yet loud and full of presence, just throw some decent heads on and get crackin'!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Match Made In The Pits of Doom!!

        By Sickboy Slug

        from Austin, TX

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        Comments about Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum:

        A HUGE improvement from my last snare! It has the punch, pop, and cut I had long been searching for. I can easily say I'm NOT disappointed! I beat the ever-loving snot out of it and it comes back for more! IT WAS MONEY WELL INVESTED! NOW BUY IT!!

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