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Pork Pie Pig Iron Snare Drum

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The Pig Iron Snare from Pork Pie is a unique drum with a shell made with iron and it has a satin finish plated in tin and coated with clear lacquer. ...Click To Read More About This Product


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The Pig Iron Snare from Pork Pie is a unique drum with a shell made with iron and it has a satin finish plated in tin and coated with clear lacquer. Eight chrome-plated brass tube lugs give this snare drum a classic look. A Pork Pie Percussion throw off, 2.3mm hoops and high-quality snare wires with Remo heads are standard on this drum. Get the bite of a steel shell with a nice warm bottom end make this drum great for any application.

Snare Size: 14" x 6-1/2"
Total Pieces: 1
Case or Bag: Not Applicable
Stand: Not Applicable
Shell Material: Iron
Shell Construction: Solid
Shell Thickness (mm): Info Not Available
Bearing Edge: 45
Reinforcement Ring: No
Hardware Material: Steel
Hoop Type: Triple-flange
Lugs: Tube
Throw-Off: Side
Internal muffler: No
Snares: Info Not Available
Heads: Branded
Finish Type: Lacquer
Country of Origin: Taiwan

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Nice sounding drum with a lot of tone

By DoubleDogRecording

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  • Great Sound
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    Comments about Pork Pie Pig Iron Snare Drum:

    This is a really cool drum and has a lot of tone. It came to me with the heads pretty slack so I had to tighten them up a bit. With the top head at 80 on the DrumDial and the bottom around 78 it was huge but also had huge sustain. The ring would last for ~ 5 seconds -- seriously! Especially with the snares loose. If I tightened them up then I could get it to choke the bottom head a bit and reduce the sustain. With a zero-ring on top, this low tuning just made for a fat monster of a snare sound.
    I tightened it up and eventually landed at about 85 on the top head and around 80 on the bottom. This made for a nice all around pop but it still didn't lose the impact. Again loosening the snares allowed for more ring and tightening the snares controlled it a bit. I ended up with 1 moongel just above the pig's eyepatch (on the stock head).
    So overall I found the "Pig Iron" sound to be less like a chrome-plated steel shell drum and actually closer to an aluminum shell like the Ludwig Supras or Acrolite. My USA Brass Pork Pie snare was a bit more dry sounding. I find some steel shell snares to be a bit harsh, but this Pig Iron is smooth. It's also well built, like my other Pork Pies. I may do some experimenting with heads as these are the stock "Remo UT" (not USA). I'm thinking Evans Dry HD or maybe Remo CS coated on top.

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