Pearl Maple Piccolo Snare Drum
Pearl’s Maple piccolo snare has always been my favorite piccolo snare because it has the classic small and compact sound you’re likely to associate with piccolo snares. The maple shell prevents the drum from sounding like a tin can (a common problem with other piccolo snares) and also makes for a warm sound unmatched by other piccolo snares. The Maple shell also gives the drum a softer tone that is very useful when using it as an alternative to a big metal snare drum.
The 13 inch diameter and 3 inch depth are the perfect dimensions because they keep the sound very pointed and this drum is great for orchestral players looking for a snare drum responsive enough for soft, intricate playing. Pearl is known for their quality hardware and this drum’s lugs and hoops are extremely durable; the 1.6mm steel hoops are designed to hold pitch and the one piece lugs can support the tightest tensions. This drum's price tag is slightly higher than other drums, but it is well worth the investment because of the great sound and high quality maple shell.