Fusing reliability and flexibility for today’s demanding gigging environment, Pearl has developed Modern Utility: a line of no-nonsense, well-appointed snare drums priced with the active working player in mind.
Vital instruments tailored to make the gig great, Modern Utility’s five snare models each feature a 6-ply/5.4mm all Maple SST shell. Well-appointed with our CL Bridge Lug and smooth SR700 strainer, each Modern Utility snare is priced to allow the active working player an expanded voice, is flexible enough to add to any set-up, and strong enough to stand up to constant play.
Delivering highly sensitive snap with the right gig-ready touches, Pearl Sensitone Steel snares recall the chart-topping tones of yesterday with modern function and form. Featuring a classic beaded Chrome Steel shell and 2.3mm Superhoop II, these are truly a working standard for the power player.
The 14x6.5 delivers a belting crack with mild midrange overtone and the 14x5 a crisp, sensitive high-pitched snap.
Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare Drums
Featuring the best preselected custom options from Pearl's Masterworks realm, Reference Series drums are hand-crafted for the ultimate in optimum near-field articulation and resonance.
Reference Pure snare drums feature a thin 6-ply blended Maple (4) Birch (2) Shell with a 45-degree bearing edge, delivering superb sensitivity and pinpoint articulation.
Delivers exceptional snare tone with pristine sensitivity, articulation, and midrange power.
Proudly carrying the Pearl line of snare drums:
Signature (Dennis Chambers, Omar Hakim, Joey Jordison, Ian Paice)
Hybrid Exotic (Vectorcast, Cast Aluminum, Kapur Fiberglass)
Reference (Series, Metal, Pure)
Music City Custom (Reference Spec, Reference Pure Spec)
Sensitone (Beaded Steel, Beaded Brass, Beaded Seamless Aluminum, Premium Beaded Brass, Premium Beaded Phosphor Bronze, Premium Maple, Premium African Mahogany)
Free Floating (Stainless Steel, Brass, Phosphor Bronze, Seamless Aluminum, Birch, Maple, Maple/Mahogany, Mahogany)
Modern Utility (Maple, Metal)
Collaboration (Casey Cooper Igniter)
Effects Snares (Maple, Brass, Steel)
Firecracker & Shortfuse (Short Fuse, Steel, Wood)