Pearl Wood 12x5" Firecracker Snare Ebony
Pearl’s Firecracker snare drum is a great choice for a drummer looking for a complimentary sound to that of their primary snare. The unusual 12x5 inch size means it can be paired with a primary snare or even a piccolo snare and still bring something to the tonal table. The drum is called a firecracker because it creates a nice crack than many drummers prefer. This drum can also be used as a primary snare for Hip-Hop because of its pop and depth.
The drums strong 1.6mm hoops can handle intense rim shots and this pick also sounds great with the snares off, providing you with another alternative sound. The shell is poplar wood but I’ve found that Pearl’s Poplar shells sound better than most others. The CL-50 Lugs are very durable and will rarely crack from tension. With a reasonable price tag and a professional look, this snare is worth serious consideration.