It just has that sound I love. It seems to cut better than my other wood drums I've had, very metal like. But it's also very warm. And not important, but the grain on these drums are just breathtaking. They look like furniture.What is it about rosewood that speaks to you? Does it enhance certain frequencies?
That's where I saw that. I guess I've never seen re rings on a ply shell unless it was a ply shell and didn't know/realize. Todd Sucherman has the 5 but said his was a solid shell. Not sure if his was specially made, but man this thing sounds so good. Pearl makes some incredible snares.Post #4 states 4 ply shell.
Hey there, I tried to find some more information about Pearl's limited edition (Masters) snares but i couldn't find much. Is there even a model for 2006 or maybe 2007? Please post some pics of previous limited edition snares if you have any! Thanks a lot!www.pearldrummersforum.com
Interesting! Gene is a great guy. I've loved all 4 Rosewood drums I've had now, specifically the Pork Pie/Cask solid and now this Masterworks.There were solid rosewood shell snares being made back in the 80's out of block staves if I remember correctly.
I asked Gene Okomoto (from Pearl)if he had played any and his comment was they make great marimbas ,but bad snares.
You would think the shells would give you a sweet musical note ,but alas no.
Yeah it was the 40th anniversary. Surprisingly, that has been my least favorite of the 4 I've had now. It sounded great, but my others have all sounded much better and been easier to tune.Your Tama rosewood was the newer type right?
Did you ever get to play one of the original Tama rosewoods?
I never played the new RW but love my original.
Pork Pie snares have really been getting my interest lately. Are there a lot of solid rosewood porkers out there?
Enjoy your snares, they're all beautiful
Pau Ferro sounds like an international percussionistTime to get a little nerdy on ya. There are “true” rosewoods, which are all from the dalbergia genus (including sub species like Brazilian, East Indian, Madagascar, Amazon Rosewoods, Cocobolo). These have been prized for years due to their looks for furniture and also their amazing musical properties (their musical uses are far far less prevalent than for other uses), which has caused depletion of many of the species (most notably Brazilian Rosewood) and CITES restrictions on all “true” rosewoods, and some ‘cousins’ (but not true rosewoods) such as Bubinga.
Santos Rosewood is not a “true” dalbergia rosewood, it is also known as Pau Ferro. There are other types of “rosewood like” species that share most of the characteristics (such as color, grain, Janka hardness). These are used more and more as true rosewood replacements as it’s been harder to procure true rosewoods.
Based on the production timeline, I doubt these are Santos Rosewood (aka Pau Ferro) and are one of the true dalbergia species of rosewood.
I did some research a few years ago trying to get a rosewood stave made. Doesn’t really matter sound wise (I have a Pau Ferro/Santos stave that sounds GREAT), but the value and rarity factor goes up immensely when dealing with true dalbergia rosewood.
It would be interesting to see if Pearl knows exactly what species. It is most likely not Brazilian as it has been under heavy restrictions for a long time.