Pearl Ultracast Snare Drum
Pearl’s Ultracast snare drum is used by many professional Metal drummers. Rather than a brass shell, the Ultracast uses a thick 3mm aluminum shell to create its intense sound but retains a bit of warmth to which can overpower when necessary. The Ultracast features a milled cast aluminum shell with bearing edges which are very consistent to help the drum retain some tone even when cranked to extreme tightness.
The drum features quality SuperHoop II rims and a great sounding set of snares while all of the hardware has the same consistency and durability Pearl is known for. The drum is available in 5x14 and 6.5x14 inch sizes although I prefer the deeper 6.5x14 size for increased volume capacity. The drum has a nice black heavy-metal look that will fit right in on stage or in videos while being priced several hundred dollars less than its competitors, making it a great buy.