Pearl MCX-1465S Masters Series Snare Drum
Pearl’s Masters Series Drums deliver a high-end sound at a mid-level price and their MCX Snare Drum is a great sounding maple drum that’s great for rock music because it has such wonderful projections and consistent sound. It has a slightly thinner shell that makes the drum sound very open which is great for live rock playing because it can project to the back of a venue. The 6-ply maple shell and MasterCast die-cast hoops combine to create a focused pitch and clear punch. And since it’s a maple shell, it still has some warmth that sounds great in the studio.
Pearl is known for their incredibly durable hardware and this drum is equipped to handle the heaviest of hitters. It uses one-piece bridge lugs to cut down on shell contact and steel tension rods to hold a solid pitch while the vertical pull strainer is very durable and reliable. The drum comes in a couple different sizes and I prefer the 14x6.5 inch for its enormous sound. This pick is available in many different colors to match you kit in addition to having a fairly reasonable price tag.