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Pulse Steel Piccolo Snare

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3-1/2" x 14". Steel shell, triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops, deluxe throw-off. This piccolo has a bright yet sensitive and full-bodied tone that's great fo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Your second snare.

3-1/2" x 14". Steel shell, triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops, deluxe throw-off. This piccolo 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
  • 3-1/2" x 14"
  • Steel shell
  • Triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops
  • Deluxe throw-off
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4.2

(based on 195 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is one great little snare drum!!

I have been a drummer for the last 35+ years starting in grade school, being head drummer in the high school marching band, concert band, jazz band, and playing in various dance,...Read complete review

I have been a drummer for the last 35+ years starting in grade school, being head drummer in the high school marching band, concert band, jazz band, and playing in various dance, jazz, rock and roll and other bands through the years. I have owned Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers, Tama, Yahama and other drumsets. I bought this little drum for the Yamaha set I am playing now just to fill out the set, and because it was the least expensive snare I could find. Having read all the reviews, I was skeptical. Under $30.00, what could it be? GREAT is what it is. Sure it doesn't have a muffler; but so what..People say the heads aren't good-wrong-they are quite nice single ply heads, and the top head is even coated..The snare throw-off isn't top drawer-so what? It holds the snares against the bottom head- it does it's job nicely...The rims seem to be cast. I haven't bent them yet..10 lugs...not many drums have so many..The shell seems to be very nice...I haven't stripped any lugs out yet, but I haven't replaced the heads. In my opinion, you don't need to..And I haven't added any muffling to the snare either...It doesn't need any...In my opinion, the bad reviews on this item are from people who have never owned a drum; don't know how to tune one; and are simply complainers; they can't be satisfied. Listen to me...if you need a very nice little snare, know how to tune a drum, and don't have to own a famous brand name to brag to your friends about..BUY THIS PULSE PICCOLO SNARE...if you're like me, you'll be ordering another one just to have a back-up. Heck, you can hardly buy two brand name heads for this price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Loud!

At this price, I snatched up this snare to use alongside the Ludwig that came with my set. Now, when I travel I bring only this one. It sounds great, but it...Read complete review

At this price, I snatched up this snare to use alongside the Ludwig that came with my set. Now, when I travel I bring only this one. It sounds great, but it will cost you more than the price tag. The included heads are cheap, so I replaced them quickly, putting an Evans Power Center Reverse Dot batter (Product #443803) on the top. In doing so, a couple of tension rods snapped halfway out of the lugs, so back to the music store for new lugs and tension rods. Now my snare sounds great. I recently took it to a church camp we did music for. We couldn't mike much of the set, but didn't need to mike the snare at all. It was so loud it cut through everyone else onstage with no problems. It's rimshot will shatter your head. The throwoff is nice, and can handle high snare tension. If you want to take the extra time and effort to fix it up, it's a great snare.

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5.0

Great value! Fixer-upper if you like...

By DrumnDad

from Charleston, WV

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I bought this last year and changed to a Aquarian Hi-Energy batter and classic clear reso.Added a 42 strand snare and it sounds great!

 
5.0

Wow

By bada$$ snare

from plainfield , IL

wow. this snare is amazing. it is better than a lot of snares i've played in the past and for the price it makes the snare even more amazing. the original head sucked but after i put a coated remo ambassoder and this drum is amazing. It is so loud and crisp. simply put this drum is amazing. BUY THIS RIGHT NOW.

 
5.0

GREAT DEAL!!

By Drummerftw

from Kingsport, TN

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I've had this snare for over three years and it is awesome. At first I didn't have a drumset, so I just messed around with it. Then I actually got a drumset, and the snare that came with it was horrible so I used this one and it was awesome. I got new heads for my drums and that helped a lot(Remo). This drum is the best deal you will ever find on such an awesome drum. I recomend to anyone on a tight budget that needs a good snare.

 
5.0

Bright and crisp

By Steve49

from Cleveland, TN

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For playing jazz and adult-contemporary (not hard rock) the delicate sound of this little snare drum is ideal.

 
4.0

Pulse Steel Piccolo Snare

By ck

from ohio

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I have played drums for almost 20 years, and I have gone through a lot of different snare drums. This is actually a rather good snare for the money. I have always liked piccolo's and this one sounds nice and clangy. Very well suited towards industrial or grindcore music. For other genres - this isn't the snare for you. Keep in mind that it is cheap, so it will not be as heavy duty as some more expensive snare drums. While the heads and throw off are not the best, I highly recommend this if you are on a budget.

 
4.0

It's cheap and does the job. Good deal!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

It's cheap and does the job. Good deal!

 
1.0

Low Price Equals Poor Quality

By 1mrw

from Norfolk, MA

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It took me two hours to put this drum in playable condition. The strainer was jammed and the bearing edge flange was bent in multiple locations. The strainer still binds and will not completely release.This snare is better suited as a wall ornament or a child's toy.This is the first Pulse product I've been dissappointed with.

 
5.0

pulse piccolo snare

By Bryan-Ks44v

from Monterey, CA

well i got this snare for christmas after wanting to upgrade my snare. a piccolo sounded like a good choice. seeing the price not being alot i asked for this one. right when i got it out of the box it didnt sound good. but tighten the coil and tune it tight and this snare is awesome! it has a nice pop to it. hit in the middle and its awesome. rim shots are great. and the only thing i dont like is how small it is height wise but oh well just raise your snare stand.

 
5.0

Great for the price

By pls138

from New Jersey

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I bought this snare because I wasn't happy with my two 14x5.5 snares and wanted to try something different. I was low on cash, so I decided on the Pulse piccolo. I also got a Ludwig die cast hoop batter with it. After I put some new Evans drumheads (PC reverse dot batter and hazy 300 snare side), some 42-strand snare wires, and a piece of moon gel on it, it sounded rather good. I have it tuned about medium-tight and it has a nice response with a bright crack that cuts pretty well. The sound isn't overpowering or too high-pitched. Great buy for the price.

 
5.0

great sound with the right heads......

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I got this snare last year for an aux/side snare. I replaced the heads, st dry batter, and hazy 200 on the snare side (evans heads) also a new pure sound wires, brass. WOW! Tuned tight, this thing pops and has a little ring. Perfect for me. I started using it as main snare after recording with it. Sounds good.

 
5.0

mudvayne

By none-xVUYW

from Rochester, IL

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awesome snare, great look. If you have it or are getting it, you have to tune it and adjust it.first, change the front head and then put tissue and duct tape on it and it sounds like a really expensive snare.

 
4.0

Great for it's price!

By brandon_p23

from Huntsville/Madison, Alabama

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I purchased this piccilo snare drum in 2005 and as a side snare I wasn't overly thrilled about it. First off, the batter head given was a little bland. The head itself made white marks on cymbals on it's first play, which could be a little bothersome for many who want to stick to the same head. However, I switched the head to a Remo Ambassador Coated and the problem was solved.I also noticed that when I changed heads, the snare had more crack and warmth to it, which is always a plus. For a snare drum to have a warmth yet still maintain it's crack is definitly worth buying. Last, but certainly not least, for a price of $30, it's a definite steal if you want a side snare that complements your entire kit.

 
1.0

Pulse Steel Piccolo Snare

By Stoked on Pulse Gear

from Orange County, So Cal

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I own this snare drum. I own several snare drums. I have been playing drums for 25 years. In that 25 years, this is the WORST snare drum I have ever played. This snare drum doesnt "POP" because it wont tension hard enough to produce a high pitched tone. The throw off is sketchy / shakey / not soilid - flimsy. The tension rods lock to where they no longer can be tightened any further, and at this point the drum is still NOT tuned high enough to produce a high pitch or a "pop". This is the worst, lowest quality snare drum I have ever played. Other pulse equipment I own (stands) ROCK, they are of very high quality. Unfortunately this snare drum is an exception to that. It totally sucks in ever aspect. It looks good, so if you want a snare lying around just for looks, maybe this would be a good reason to buy it.

 
3.0

Good snare, a few problems...

By Riffmaster-7f8Xp

from Mayfield, KY

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A great sounding snare. I bought a new head that muffled the overtones, and the sound was great.The problems came with the screws. If you get this snare, I'd suggest getting new screws along with it; and replace the screws that come with this one as soon as you get it. The first time I changed the head, one screw got stuck and broke off. When changing the second head, another one broke. Good for the price if you can replace the screws.

 
2.0

i hate it

By worst snare

from nacogdoches,Texas

the snare is a good sounding snare but when you tune it it always strips and i get frustraed so im switching to peral

 
4.0

Big sound...low price!!!

By Classic Rocker

from Peru, New York

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Just received my Pulse Piccolo Snare... great value! After tuning the heads up where they should be, I couldn't believe my ears! This snare rocks! The batter head broke after a few jam sessions, so I put on an Evans G2 Power center, and an E-Ring. WOW!! The crisp, clean powerful "Pop" was fantastic. Our music [alternative rock] demands volume, clarity, and punch. This piccolo snare is now my main snare, and my original [a Mapex Maple] is now my side snare! I can't believe something so inexpensive could produce such high-grade sound. I'm a hard hitter, and need volume from my snare. This snare tuned with quallity heads and an E-Ring sounds just as nice [if not nicer] than most of the "higher-end" piccolos!! If you're skeptical about buying this drum as I was... don't be! Save money and buy it NOW! You won't be disappointed!

 
3.0

OK

By Corey-6dK_6

from Lexington, KY

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This is a good snare, but the stupid snare strands will not stay on. i have to fix them about ever 2 weeks. they always fall when my band is playing shows. when the snares are on it sounds awsome for punk and hardcore.

 
4.0

WOWEE

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This snare is pretty amazing for the price. I have had it for about three years and sounds crisper than ever. Like always, the stock head lasts only a little while. what you do, is take that head off, put on a 'st dry' head from Evans and cross-tune everything a little less that the tightest everything will go and its great. Plus its cheap.

 
5.0

vinvee

By vin vee

from Detroit, MI

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I beat the crap out of mine and it hasn't broken. For the price, you should know that the heads on it are junk. Replace them and have an awesome drum for the price. Mine cracks like a bomb. Get a good stand too, it's worth the extra bucks.

 
1.0

ITS A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!

By Charles Plater

from shreveport

I own one of these drums, im an all around church muscian and we love the quick "pop" in the sound of our drums.......is hard for me to get it tuned the way i want it........i thought it was the the head so i went and bought a REMO flam head and it still sounded like a card board box...........so i recomend this drum for beginners or someone who like to beat on drums because for us experienced drummers ......THIS DRUM ISNT WORTH IT!!!!!!!!

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