Pork Pie Snare Drum 5x12" Little Squealer
The Pork Pie Little Squealer is an amazing sounding drum which gets name from its piercing attack and pointed sound. Its 8-ply hard rock maple shell sounds a lot sharper than other maple shells and this works well to cut through a hip hop group. It has 2.3 MM hoops which can withstand intense rim-shots, while the brass snare wires create a very crisp sound. Pork Pie strainers and throw-offs are smooth and rarely falter, so you can consistently rely on this drum’s hardware and I find the 5x12-inch size is best for hip hop because of the bright and sharp sound. This drum is also quite affordable and is available in several different sizes.