*** SOLD *** First Gen 1997 Pearl 5-1/2"X14" Brass Sensitone Classic (tube lugs & single flange hoops)

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1997 5.5 X 14" Pearl Brass Sensitone Classic, Model #B6514DCL (Ol' Brassy)

Again, not a cool story with this drum, but as Pearl snares go, this is a pretty rare drum in the market today. This is an orgional brass Sensitone Classic and may be the single most versatile snare I have ever owned. I bought this from a friend around 1999 or 2000 who had purchased it new when they first came out. I have sold this drum at least twice before and keep buying it back when it would go back on the market just because it's cool factor is off the charts!

This is a 1997 5.5 X 14" Pearl Brass Sensitone Classic, Model #B6514DCL (#7403) featuring an early first gen welded brass shell with single flange hoops made in Taiwan. I restored this drum in late 2018 and replaced all 16 claws with new factory correct Pearl claws (almost $100 alone) but the stick savors are the orgional and in great shape . I buffed the shell but did not strip it so you can still see the places of patina in the brass though I did shoot a clear coat over it. If you wanted, strip the clear off and let it go natural, that would look awesome! The drum has some nicks and dings as you can see in the photos (including marks on the hoops where I had a DDrum trigger attached) , but this drum was worked hard for years and years! This is the drum that actually knocked my 1986 Black Beauty off the stand and took over as my main snare for many years.

This is the drum I first fell in love with tube lugs and single flange hoops. Truly, if I were to keep this drum it would not bother me at all, but it really deserves to be played and not just setting in a bag on my shelf. BUT as I have been saying in my listings.. this needs a new home where it will be played. I am selling snares to raise funds for a new small local gigging kit (20 / 12 / 14) so it's time to thin the herd a bit. I have an over abundance of snares that I am not playing and these deserve to be on a stand somewhere being enjoyed! I am not really looking for any trades at the moment (thought I do have a soft spot for Istanbul Mehmet and Agop cymbals) but I will listen to any offer cause you never know what interest you may peak!

$325.00 for an opening price. This drum ships FREE in the lower 48 states (outside of that is actual shipping coast, comes with a free medium snare bag to help protect it during it's trip home and I will cover the pay pal fees. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks so much for the look!

Ward

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This is an extraordinary drum. Played it at an audition and the front of house engineer said it was the best sounding snare he’d ever heard in that room.
 

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Thanks guys, I agree, "workhorse" is a great description for this and all the Pearl Sensitones. The older Taiwan made models are something pretty special, though the newer China drums are nothing to sneeze at. I have always thought that the Sensitone line was the most bang you can buy for your snare dollar, constantly punching well above their weight class!
 

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Good day to everyone... here is my one bump a week on this drum WITH a slight price drop!

$325.00 plus free shipping and snare bag!

Daddy's bought new toys, old toys gotta go!
 

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Sold Locally

EDIT... Sorry folks, I meant to add the "SOLD LOCALLY" into the main listing text, not a new post thus moving it to the top of the page. But the software should catch the SOLD in the title and move it on the threads quickly.

Thanks,
Ward
 

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