Pearl OH1350 Omar Hakim Signature 13x5" African Mahogany Snare Drum
Pearl teamed up with drumming legend Omar Hakim to create his unique signature snare drum. While he isn’t known specifically for being a hip hop drummer, his snare drum works well within the genre. This snare is referred to as the Power Piccolo because it has a tight, but powerful sound. The 5x13-inch dimensions work extremely well in the studio because the drum delivers a sharp attack. Even though it’s quite small, this pick is louder than maple drums because it has a 6-ply African mahogany shell that’s more powerful than maple. In fact, not many drums are made from mahogany so this pick delivers a unique sound ideal for hip hop.
Because this is a wooden snare, it can serve as a nice foundation for hip hop production effects because they’ll often enhance the sound of the drum rather than changing it. The SuperHoop II hoops are very durable and hold tension well while the SR-015 strainer is smooth and well designed to prevent bending. This reasonable priced drum has a natural, beautiful mahogany finish which is unique enough for the hip hop genre.