Pearl Vision 14 x 5.5" Birch Snare Drum
The Pearl Vision Birch snare has a birch shell which sounds better than poplar or other mystery woods. Extremely well-constructed and very durable, this particular drum has a full crisp sound that can produce a powerful back beat. The hoops are constructed to take a beating while the strainer is very durable and incredibly smooth; I actually wish some other snare drum makers would try to incorporate this design on their snare drums as it has no hitches and seems to glide in place. The one-piece lugs are designed to have minimal shell contact which in turn leads to a much fuller sound. This drum has several different finishes available but I prefer the black 14 x 5.5 inch model.