Pork Pie Snare Drum 5x12" Little Squealer
The Pork Pie Little Squealer is much more than a typical piccolo snare drum as it’s quite small but packs a big punch with a sound similar to a smaller version of Pork Pie’s Big Black Brass snare drum. It has brass snare wires giving it a very unique sound making it useful as a second snare drum. The shell is made from 8-ply hard rock maple which gives it a harsher sound than other snares made from the same wood. This small size is what keeps the harsh sound in control, allowing it to be used as a piccolo snare while also excelling as a primary snare drum for hip hop. The 2.3mm hoops are thicker than most and retain tension very well. In fact, Pork Pie drums are very durable because they’re made with such care. The Little Squealer is available in several different sizes, but I find the 5x12 inch size is the best for piccolo use.