- Aug 27, 2017
- Reaction score
- New England - USA
I have a MasterTouch piccolo and I love it. I use it a lot. I have a maple Pearl one as well. Both 3x13. It’s funny, because I usually love a beefy lower pitched snare sound generally speaking. But the Remo piccolo sounds fantastic. The original snare strings were very thin and I replaced them immediately when I bought it, back in the late 90s. It’s still going strong and I never plan to part with it.I used to play one of these one hundred dollar Guitar Center special Remo Mastertouch piccolo snares. They were very common in the late '90s and Guitar Center always had them on sale for about $79-$99. I used them in jazz combos and when I played in the university big band. It was a perfect snare sound for any jazz situation.
I sometimes see them used for about the same price now as when they were new. I had a Remo Mastertouch kit at the time, so when I sold the kit, the snare went with it. It was an excellent drum for the price. I wouldn't need one today, but I also wouldn't hesitate to use one on a gig if it were around.