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I know its been discussed but i got to give Pearl credit.
Ive owned a few Pearl snares from Sensitones when they first came out to Dennis Chambers snares,all performed great and with consistency.
I got a Modern Utility when they were introduced several months back for a jam i was hosting.
Folks,i played that snare this weekend at two gigs and did it deliver!
The thin maple shell and 1.3 m hoops,the sound was very much like a 3 ply snare,cracked when needed,articulate and punchy,responsive and throaty!
Meat and potatos type drum like a Sensi.
Great bang for the buck!
Keep it up,Pearl!
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Pearl makes qualiity stuff that is functonal for he working drummer. 


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One of my all time favorite snare drums is a Pearl “Smitty” copper 4x14. I kick myself every morning for unloading that one.
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Yeah,Dan,ive played one and loved it as well.
The Chambers snare was very cool eventhough I just wound up using just one setting on the 3 position throw.
Sounded incredible!
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My 6.5 aluminum sensitone is one of my favorite snares ever. The entire line is great
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+1 on the Dennis Chambers snare! Just a fantastic drum,.
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I'm a huge fan of Pearl! My current favorite snare is my late '70s 6.5×14" COB Jupiter with the parallel strainer. It's a heavy beast, but I love it!

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Pretty much every Pearl drum I've owned has been very good build quality. 6.5" brass free floater was my first quality drum, that I received as a high graduation gift. It was my main drum for years and I shall carry it to the grave!
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+1 for the 6.5" Aluminum Sensitone.

Great snare drum, and lightweight too.

I sometimes prefer it over my higher end Tama and DW snares.


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Just received this.  Session Series Select 5.5 Birch/Mahogany snare from this guy. Out of Michigan.

Perfect transaction.

https://www.ebay.com...=p2047675.l2562

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I picked up a Steve Ferrone signature snare a couple of months ago, It's my 1st brass snare and I really like it.  It's "drier" than my Gretsch hammered steel.

The Masters Maple and Session Studio lines both look like fantastic values.


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I picked up a Steve Ferrone signature snare a couple of months ago, It's my 1st brass snare and I really like it. It's "drier" than my Gretsch hammered steel.
Ive got the Gretsch aluminum SF,got some glitches but does it produce!
The Masters Maple and Session Studio lines both look like fantastic values.

Totally agree,had a 5.5 Session,great snare,wished id hung on to it but it went a good cause!

Edited by shuffle, 14 August 2018 - 01:54 PM.

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Just received this.  Session Series Select 5.5 Birch/Mahogany snare from this guy. Out of Michigan.

Perfect transaction.

https://www.ebay.com...=p2047675.l2562

Your photo of the Black Halo finish is the only one I've seen that shows the multi-color sparkle.  The stock photos do not do the finish justice.


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I picked up a Steve Ferrone signature snare a couple of months ago, It's my 1st brass snare and I really like it. It's "drier" than my Gretsch hammered steel.
Ive got the Gretsch aluminum SF,got some glitches but does it produce!
The Masters Maple and Session Studio lines both look like fantastic values.

Totally agree,had a 5.5 Session,great snare,wished id hung on to it but it went a good cause!

 

Shuffle!  Sorry to hear you are going to step away from playing (for a while).  I'm still playing the maple keller set I bought from you!


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Never been a huge fan of Pearl but...

I flipped a brass 5x14 Sensitone that was great (but just like a slingy i have).

 

I had a Q-popper for a while.  That was a neat little snare.  It would have been great with a cocktail drum.


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Just received this.  Session Series Select 5.5 Birch/Mahogany snare from this guy. Out of Michigan.

Perfect transaction.

https://www.ebay.com...=p2047675.l2562

Your photo of the Black Halo finish is the only one I've seen that shows the multi-color sparkle.  The stock photos do not do the finish justice.

 

That's true Eric.  In real person it has all the Colors..

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