Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare Drum
Pearl's Reference Pure Snare Drum has become the preferred choice of top professionals because of its superior sound and overall quality. The shell is made from a blend of birch and maple which truly does offer the best sound qualities of both wood types. The maple gives the drum a nice amount of warmth, while the birch adds some power to the attack while the 45 degree bearing edge give the drum a nice attack and focused overall tone.
The hardware features of this drum are some of the best around and are very durable. The Reference STL Swivel lugs hold tension well to create a consistent tone and the 1.6mm "Fat Tone" hoops are designed to withstand powerful rim shots and retain a consistent pitch. The drum features a "Glide lock" strainer which holds snare tension far better than other strainers. The snare themselves create a very crisp sound and are quite sensitive to extreme, dynamic playing styles. This drum is available in multiple sizes and finishes matched to the look of your existing drum set. I prefer the 14x6.5 inch size for its full sound and strong attack.