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Postby metldrummer2112 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:55 am

Does anyone have any experience with Pearl Steel or Maple piccolos? I want to get a piccolo snare badly, but I haven't ever seen one in stores so I don't know how they sound. The most experience I have is watching a video of a pro who uses it.

So are they any good?
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby shine.fm-youth » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:28 am

they've got a 14"x3.5" free floating piccolo where you can change the shell
from maple to brass, copper, and steel.

worth looking into

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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby Assback » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:10 pm

there's a 13" steel piccolo (the firecracker I believe) that Ive been interested in for awhile. It barks real loud, got some nice crack with that defining piccolo "ppiinnggg"

I never played a maple piccolo (except for a $700 custom that sounded SEX)
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby metldrummer2112 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:07 pm

Thanks guys. I'm either gonna get a piccolo or a Black Panther soon
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby skitch » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:32 am

metldrummer2112 wrote:Does anyone have any experience with Pearl Steel or Maple piccolos? I want to get a piccolo snare badly, but I haven't ever seen one in stores so I don't know how they sound. The most experience I have is watching a video of a pro who uses it.

So are they any good?



I have Brass FFS Piccolo and it is excellent!
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby rufus4dagruv » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:17 am

I had a 3x13 maple shell Pearl pic for a long time. Sold it about a year or so ago. It was okay, but at the time I hadn't used it in years.

Those Pearl free floaters are MUCH nicer than the pic I had. Then again, pay for what you get.
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby blastbeats666 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:22 am

rufus4dagruv wrote:I had a 3x13 maple shell Pearl pic for a long time. Sold it about a year or so ago. It was okay, but at the time I hadn't used it in years.

Those Pearl free floaters are MUCH nicer than the pic I had. Then again, pay for what you get.


dude that is one small freaking snare head! howd did you hit that thing?

i dont know the dimensions of mine but ludwig makes some pretty awesome piccolos two. ive play some pearl stuff. very nice, definiatly worth a look though. but i love my luddys too much. :D
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby rufus4dagruv » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:36 am

blastbeats666 wrote:
dude that is one small freaking snare head! howd did you hit that thing?



Easily because I'm THAT amazing. :roll:
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby shine.fm-youth » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:58 am

haha i have a 12" snare that i hit just fine...
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby blastbeats666 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:45 pm

whoops messed up the measurement thought the head size was first, nvm. thats easy then
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby custom_sticks » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:00 pm

my band teacher at school has a pearl piccolo in his office, and it's BEAST.
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby bigtone23 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:51 am

I think that the Pearl brass piccolos are the best sounding, but the little maple 13x3 is pretty cool.
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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby subhunter123 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:21 pm

I bought a used steel 14 X 3.5 FFS steel Pearl Piccolo for $130 Canadian, replaced the top & bottom heads (emperor on top) and cleaned it up to where it was as good as new. I liked it at first, but I find it's a one trick pony and only good for certain musical situations. Maybe I need to change the Emperor for an Ambassador or a Vintage A...

I also have an Akira Jimbo 13 X 7 (that I won) that I much prefer as it has the cut but also the body to go with it. It's also a much higher quality drum, so comparing the two isn't totally fair.

The FFS is the snare I use the least out of my 5 snares which also includes a 10 X 5 Maple(?) Pacific 805, a Ludwig LM-400 & a Tama maple Starclassic 14 X 5.5. For the money, I don't regret buying it and I'd bet that the brass & maple FFS piccolos sound significantly better... Maybe I shouldn't have jumped on the one I bought and spent a little more on a piccolo I was more inclined to be happy with... it's like they say, buy cheap & buy twice...

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Re: Pearl Piccolos

Postby ForeverThePariah » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:29 pm

I used to have a Pearl Maple Piccolo, one of the first snares I bought cause it was so cheap. It was nice, but if you play alot of loud music I wouldn't suggest it. Go for a 13x6-7 anything over the 13x3, IMO
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