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Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum   

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This 13" x 4" Pulse Piccolo Snare features a 6-ply ash shell, triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops, and deluxe throw-off. It has a bright yet sensitive and ful...Click To Read More About This Product

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A super second snare.

This 13" x 4" Pulse Piccolo Snare features a 6-ply ash shell, triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops, and deluxe throw-off. It has a bright yet sensitive and full-bodied tone that's great for percussive applications like big band where you need to cut through the mix.

FEATURES
  • 6-Ply Ash shell
  • Black finish
  • Chrome hardware
  • Triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops
  • Deluxe throw-off
  • 13" x 4"
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PulsePiccolo Snare Drum
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (5)
  • Great sound (4)
  • Sensitive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not just a backup snare...

I've had this snare for about 8 years. Mine is actually a previous "generation", if you will. Same steel shell, same throw-off.

I got this...Read complete review

I've had this snare for about 8 years. Mine is actually a previous "generation", if you will. Same steel shell, same throw-off.

I got this snare as a backup, but as the title suggests, this isn't just a backup snare. It has great tone! I wasn't sure I would like it because of the "piccolo" aspect, but this snare doesn't sound like your typical piccolo snare. It has a sharp, bright attack with a medium sustain. It cuts through just about any loudness of music. I brought it to a festival type event and half of the drummers used it instead of their own:) All kinds of compliments on the sound.

I also love the diameter. I like to get in close to my kit and the 13" diameter allows for just a little more wiggle room.

Overall, I definitely do not regret getting this snare. I put about $20 into it including new brass inserts and new heads. Best money I've spent on what was intended to be a backup, yet, finds it's way to the spotlight night after night...
Snares, in general, don't have many features. They either sound good or not. As far as throw off, I really like this one. It may be cumbersome because it "flips" out rather than "slides" sideways. Just FYI.
The shell, hoops, and throw-off have all stood the test of time. The tension rod brass inserts, however, had to be replaced almost immediately.
In spite of it's "cheap" price, this is an EXCELLENT snare for the money!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

UPGRADE TO UPSTAGE!

The stability of tone would be greatly increased if a more solid-secure throw off was used in place of the plastic, toy-like throw that exists. To test this theory I put an all...Read complete review

The stability of tone would be greatly increased if a more solid-secure throw off was used in place of the plastic, toy-like throw that exists. To test this theory I put an all metal, solid, Piccolo Snare Throw Off on it. WOW.....what a difference. The mounting screws were only off by about 3/16" from the original plastic throw screw holes, so only a touch of drilling was necessary. The stability, and clarity of the snare wire contact is now much more responsive, consistent and stabile (with a relatively inexpensive upgrade). The sound is compatible to my 10" x 4.5" 100% maple popcorn-piccolo custom built snare drum now. My next upgrade is the flimsy, recessed buttplate replacement. This will improve clarity, response, and definition by protruding the butt end of the snare wire mount out beyond the bottom hoop to the underside of the drum, therefore making the strap/string mounting more accessible.As it is now, it is slightly difficult to slip the snare wire/strap into the buttplate to secure against the drum's bottom head to ensure the most responsiveness.
Overall, the drum is well worth the money. If you buy it and play it, it will be ok for a while. With no upgrades, I would not expect the throw off and/or buttplate to last under live performance stress for long. This will allow the snare wires to stretch and quickly be rendered useless, thus requiring constant replacement and "tinkering". Therefore, invest in the upgrades to prolong life and sound quality.

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5.0

One more thing ...

By jimmy

from maryland

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

      Dear beginners, it came with a tuning key. Most snare drums arrive tuned low. Use the key and consult the web for tuning advice. You will be much happier with a tuned drum.

       
      5.0

      Good little snare drum for practice.

      By jimmy

      from maryland

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

          Very nice for the price, especially on sale. The idea with a throwoff lever is for no snare at all (off) and a wide range of snare effects via the strainer adjustment screw (on). It's a good trick with with this one to adjust the snare wire 'ribbons' get close to that ideal. But I can get a good snare sound (on) and a decent tom-tom sound (off) if I get it just right. The snare goes BAP if I hit it too hard with the snare off. And, as others have said, you can break the plastic throwoff lever if you have a heavy hand. I had hoped this could double as a practice drum and as a high second snare in the set, but it does not match the loudness of the set.

           
          4.0

          Love It

          By Barbaloot_Suit

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

          I've been using one of these Pulse piccolo snares for years now, and I really do love it. I replaced the stock heads with Attack heads. I play a lot of 50s/60s/70s classic rock on an old Slingerland and this has been my primary snare for a long time. Does well with the old stuff and even with heavier rock tunes. Can't say about really heavy stuff because I don't play that, but this is inexpensive yet quality.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          it seems fine

          By K John

          from Omaha Ne area.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

            I mainly play guitar but like to practice drums too. I have been practicing on hand drums and decided to get a snare to practice sticks again.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good snare drum for latin salsa

            By HEVRO

            from Barranquilla, Colombia

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Too Much Reverb

            Best Uses

            • For Play Salsa

            Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

            This snare drum is used as a complement for a timbals set. I used to play latin rythms like Salsa and this drum is perfect

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Piccolo Snare Drum

            By Wildwood

            from Summerdale, Alabama

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Looks And Sound

            Cons

            • Plastic On Drum
            • Poorly Made

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Good For Small Gig
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

            This drum will do what I need quite well. But I am a female low impact player. I play in an acoustic group so big sound not necessary. If you are a "pounder" and a "banger" don't get this drum. If you are doing quiet gigs, and accompaniment it will work fine. The plastic snare switch is poorly made and will probably work for me as I don't move the set around much. If you travel a lot, make sure you protect this side of the drum or you will probably break the plastic.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Ricky

            from Wyoming

            About Me Experienced

            Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

            I like the sound of bands like 311 that use a thinner
            Drum with a hard driving sound and this gets me really
            Close and at a good price.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            UPGRADE TO UPSTAGE!

            By Martial Custom Drums

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Huge Tone
            • Nice Tone
            • Nice Tone Big Pop Respo
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Flimsy Recessed Buttplate
            • No Tone Muffler
            • Plastic Throw Off
            • Too Much Reverb

            Best Uses

            • School Bands
            • Secondary Snare
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

            The stability of tone would be greatly increased if a more solid-secure throw off was used in place of the plastic, toy-like throw that exists. To test this theory I put an all metal, solid, Piccolo Snare Throw Off on it. WOW.....what a difference. The mounting screws were only off by about 3/16" from the original plastic throw screw holes, so only a touch of drilling was necessary. The stability, and clarity of the snare wire contact is now much more responsive, consistent and stabile (with a relatively inexpensive upgrade). The sound is compatible to my 10" x 4.5" 100% maple popcorn-piccolo custom built snare drum now. My next upgrade is the flimsy, recessed buttplate replacement. This will improve clarity, response, and definition by protruding the butt end of the snare wire mount out beyond the bottom hoop to the underside of the drum, therefore making the strap/string mounting more accessible.As it is now, it is slightly difficult to slip the snare wire/strap into the buttplate to secure against the drum's bottom head to ensure the most responsiveness.
            Overall, the drum is well worth the money. If you buy it and play it, it will be ok for a while. With no upgrades, I would not expect the throw off and/or buttplate to last under live performance stress for long. This will allow the snare wires to stretch and quickly be rendered useless, thus requiring constant replacement and "tinkering". Therefore, invest in the upgrades to prolong life and sound quality.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the price

            By Speed

            from Louisiana

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

            Great for the price.Change the heads when you get it. The throw off is plastic. The one I recieved had a wood shell instead of the steel one in the description.Over all it is an ok snare drum. Sounds good and looks nice.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great sound, requires new heads

            By Drumwall716

            from Chadron, Ne

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poorly Made

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Pulse Piccolo Snare Drum:

            What a great little drum for a steal of a price! Biggest problem was the heads, snare side split while I was tuning which really just made me laugh because I'd planned on using a remo ambassador snare side. Also put an Evans genera on top, could not sound better. The throw off is rather cheep but for the price the drum is worth it for a side or main snare.

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