Pearl Snare Drums

 Pearl Snare Drums
Pearl Modern Utility Snare Drums

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.

Pearl Modern Utility Snare Drum
6-ply / 5.4mm Maple Shell
Matte Natural or Satin Black Finish Options for Maple
SR700 Snare Strainer
CL Bridge Lugs
1.6mm Hoops
Availability: 12"x7", 13"x5", 14"x5.5", 14"x6.5", 14"x8"
Also Available in 1mm Beaded Steel (5.5"x14" or 6.5"x14")
Pearl Sensitone Snare Drum


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 Sensitone Snare Drum
1mm Beaded Chrome Steel Shell
2.3mm SuperHoop II
10 Lugs
Availability: 5"x14", 6.5"x14


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.

Pearl Reference Pure Snare Drum
6-ply (4 outer Maple & 2 inner Birch Blend) Shell
Fat Tone Hoops
Stainless Steel Tension Rods
Glide-Lock Strainer
Availability: 5"x14", 6.5"x14", 6.5"x13"
Other Reference Series Available ( 20ply: Maple 14+Birch 6, Cast Steel, Brass Snare)

Pearl President  

President Series Deluxe snares are made true to the standard that made the original "M.I.J." snare drums so desirable. 

The same shell material, lug combination, and bearing edge have been put into play to give you a sound that is grounded and sharp, but full of low-range overtone when played without dampening. Tempered using the internal shell muffler, the short, pillowy sound of every great AM Radio classic floods your senses.

Pearl 14x5.5 President Snare Drum

 Size: 14"x5.5"

Shell: 6-ply (7.5mm) Lauan 
Snares: SN1420I
Hoops: 2.3mm SuperHoop II Triple Flanged (8-lug)
Finish: #767 Ocean Ripple

Producing sharp sonic focus and full-bodied volume for the heavy drummer, StaveCraft snares are a startling addition to any pro player's soundscape. Each 25mm thick shell starts from two layers of meticulously beveled solid Makha wood staves. Using a principal exclusive to these snare drums, an added stave of exotic Thai Oak is inserted into the center Dado channel formed by each stave. This "Dado-Loc" joint increases total shell strength by 50%.

The shell is then lathed to a perfectly round 25mm thickness, hand lacquered, and fitted with our Swivel Tube Lugs and MasterCast die-cast counter hoops for added volume and tuning precision.

Yielding solid shell tonal snare spike from a powerful mix of hardwoods, Pearl's StaveCraft snare drums are the perfect fusion of old-world workmanship and new-school performance.



Size: 14x5
Shell: 25mm Dual-Layered Makha with Thai Oak Dado-Loc 
Hoops: MasterCast
Lugs: Swivel Tube Lugs
Rods: SST5047 (10 per side)
Strainer: SR150 Click-Lock 
Snares: UltraSound 20-Strand (SN1420I)
Heads: Remo USA CS Black Dot Clear (Batter)/Remo USA Ambassador Snare (Bottom)

 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) 



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