10" Side Snares

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Vanden
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:15 am

I'm looking for a relatively cheap side snare as I've been getting into playing more breakbeat and jungle music.
Can anyone recomend a good one?
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:48 am

What, more specifically, is your budget? Thanks.
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:48 am

I dont really have one, I will just have to save up.
And I dont mind it being a second hand one off ebay or something.
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:46 am

well lets see, theres the pacific 805 snare, which sounds great for the money, and the pearl firecracker which is about the same price but personally i dont like it as much. then for a bit more money theres the 10x6 pearl maple popcorn snare. i Have this snare and am very satisfied with it. of course if you wanted to go custom you could aways have it made by medicine man or any other custom company. my personal recommendation is the pearl maple snare, as its the one im most familiar with and im very pleased with my own

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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:26 am

I'm actually thinking of getting one of those 805 PDP Snares to use as my main.
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Post Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:36 pm

I have had a 10" steel popcorn snare from Mapex for years and love it. It is great for backbeat type stuff. Not sure if they still make it or not, but worth looking into. My main snare is a maple gretsch and the metal popcorn snare is a sharp contrast.
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Post Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:08 am

I just picked up a side snare My self. I tried both of the snares recomended by J-rod. The Firecracker and the PdP 805. Both were very cool. Just not the sound i was looking for. Both had a nice high pop. You could use them to make that classic reggae intro heard on many Bob Marley tunes. I think ithey would sound right at home in Jungle/Dn'B too.

I wound up going a little bigger than 10" and chose a 12x5 Pork Pie Lil' Squealer. Its tuned very tight so it has a high pop as well, but more depth. I would recomend this drum for a jungle breakbeat sort of thing. The $200 price tag makes it budget friendly. Me thinks it's very high quality for the price.
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Post Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:36 am

I just picked up the Pearl firecracker 10x5 in chrome finish - loud as hell and great punch :)
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