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“Fautless”

published 02/09/2000

Ease of tuning

Sometimes a bit pricey

I've been using a Pearl Free Floater, 14" X 3.5" steel shell picolo for a few years now without any problem. The drum gives an amazing crack when cracked up high, yet has enough volume and sustain to fill an average sized venue. Tuning is without any hassles, and the features of having a tension...

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“Pearl Free Floating snare”

published 21/06/2005

professional quality drum

pricy

Good drums, can be tuned high or low. Comes in maple, copper and brass. Sizes 3.5x14, 5.5x14, 6.5x14. Also comes in steel 3.5x13. loudest=brass 6.5x14 warmest=maple 5.5/6.5x14 most versitile=copper 5.5x14 best=copper 5.5x14 Copper 5.5x14 is probably the best because it has some warmth but still...

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“Great sounding snare”

published 30/01/2001

Amazing sound

Tuning pegs have a tendancy to fall out

I've had a free-floating 5.5"x14" maple snare for around four years, in that time, I've always been impressed by the drums great sound, and amazing rim shots, it's got such a crack. There are often debates in drumming circles as to whether free floating shells actually make any difference, if...

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Maple wood, solid sound, reputable brand

Price, smaller head

The Maple wood in the drum produces a very solid and clear sound. In my opinion, it is slightly on the higher price side, but it is very worth it for the sound quality. It is smaller than most standard snare drums, but it's high quality maple wood makes the sound higher pitch but very solid. I...

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