Pearl 10x5" Steel Firecracker Snare

iCe

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Hey all,

In the "Wood or Metal" thread i had a small conversation about the number of snares and posted that i don't have the need for an auxiliary (side) snare, but what do you know... it got me thinking and i think i do want one haha. I have a 14x4" piccolo snare, but i'm looking for a different sound than my cranked up kapur snare and think the 10x5" Firecracker is ideal for that. Also because i think that with the snares off i can get a nice timbale like sound with it.

Anyone have experience with that model?

Think if i get it i will also get a 10" coated CS for it.
 
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roncadillac

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Great side snare and works surprisingly well as a main snare for small kits, basic backbeat pop music, emulating electronic sounds, and certain recording applications. It's a solid workhouse small snare at a great price. I REALLY wish they would bring back the 12" steel firecracker, it's one of my favorite "budget" snares of all time and would have no issue using it as my main snare for most applications.
 
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iCe

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Great side snare and works surprisingly well as a main snare for small kits, basic backbeat pop music, emulating electronic sounds, and certain recording applications. It's a solid workhouse small snare at a great price. I REALLY wish they would bring back the 12" steel firecracker, it's one of my favorite "budget" snares of all time and would have no issue using it as my main snare for most applications.

Now that you mention it, I haven't seen the 12" steel version in a long time too. Looking on the site they discontinued it and also the 10" wooden Firecracker.
Also read some reviews in the other thread and decided to get it :)
 

roncadillac

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Now that you mention it, I haven't seen the 12" steel version in a long time too. Looking on the site they discontinued it and also the 10" wooden Firecracker.
Also read some reviews in the other thread and decided to get it :)

Nice! Keep us posted and let us know what you think.
 
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Cmdr. Ross

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I had one for a good while & loved it. Sold it to my buddy who uses it for his small bop kit.
 

iCe

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Nice! Keep us posted and let us know what you think.

Just ordered one last night (with a coated CS for it and some other replacement parts). Hope that it arrives before Friday!
Have rehearsal then it want to take it with me., but next Thursday is a national holiday and i'm afraid no packages are going to be delivered then
 

wraub

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I use a Pearl Short Fuse as a side snare/accent... The throwoff is a little cheap-ish, but it wasn't an expensive drum to begin with. Good drum, imo.
 

roncadillac

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I use a Pearl Short Fuse as a side snare/accent... The throwoff is a little cheap-ish, but it wasn't an expensive drum to begin with. Good drum, imo.

I briefly had one of those as well, it was a surprisingly sensitive drum. I ended up getting rid of it because I rarely use side snares. I used it at a rehearsal one time as the primary snare with my midtown kit and the band I was with actually really liked the sound.
 

Trigger

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I had one and found it too quiet compared to the rest of my drums, which at the time were exports and they aren't super loud drums.
 

roncadillac

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I had one and found it too quiet compared to the rest of my drums, which at the time were exports and they aren't super loud drums.

My buddy used the 10" wood version as his main snare with his tama rockstar kit with his metal band. And I'm not talking like radio 'metal', this was death/grind gutteral vocal kind of stuff. His cut through just fine despite fighting against x2 8x12 full stack guitar cabs and x1 8x10 bass cab, usually unmic'ed. That could be due to the thick wood shell though and the thinner metal shell 'maxing out' it's volume potential for such a small diameter.
 
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