Great Piccolo Snares.

Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, Premier, Mapex etc.

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Post Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:35 am

What do you think is the best piccolo snare? I'd like to buy one in near future and I don't know what to choose. I thought about

Pearl FF brass 14x3.5
Premier Modern Classic Hammered Brass 13x5.5
Black Panther Hammered Brass 13x3.5

As you can see I'm looking for a brass one, but it is not the only option so suggest me your favourite piccolo!:-)

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Post Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:25 pm

Sonor Jungle 10x2 ;]
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Post Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:16 am

it maybe not a typical picollo but I personaly fell in love with the fat backbeat of Premier's modern classic 13x7" maple
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:37 pm

Pearl Free Floating Maple
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:51 am

Jalapeno Custom walnut piccolo 14" x 3.5", brass lugs. Looks great sounds great.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:48 am

I use a Pearl M-1040 sopranino and it gives some hela crack. Good body, too. I have yet for a sound man to mic it! :mrgreen:
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:14 pm

When I use one, I have Yamaha's brass model.

Not the David Garibaldi sig. series, but pretty much the same drum. Adjustments on both sides of the strainer, etc....

I've always found this drum to be very versatile. Tune it up for a sharp crack, tune it down a bit and you can actually get some really good body out of it.
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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:37 am

Solid Percussion Cocobolo 13" x 3.5"

Very distinct fundamental pitch, nice dry warm crack.
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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:38 pm

Ok, I am totally unimpressed with pearl drums. I think there totally average sounding and I dislike them. But the best piccolo in my book is the pearl free floating snare. Even me who has played many many pearl sets, and dislikes them strongly, loves the pearl free floater.
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:57 am

i heard the pearl steel picc. 3x13 snare when As Blood Runs Black came to haha Port Charlotte Fl which is like 10 mins from my house it was quite possibly the most distinctive thing on the stage and i could tell it was a great snare from his set up which was all spaun drums and the one piccolo snare real loud real cutting i'd suggest it
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:18 am

the Angel Signture FrankenSnare 14"x3.5" Black Brass

mapex Black panther bronze 13"x3.5"

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Post Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:06 pm

tama artwood 14x3.5 love that snare
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:46 am

put a silver dollar in a piccolo sounds like your hitin the snare pretty fast
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:30 am

Qbs wrote:Sonor Jungle 10x2 ;]


i've heard nothing but good things about this snare :D is it really as good as i hear?
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:41 am

Scott_Hurford wrote:
Qbs wrote:Sonor Jungle 10x2 ;]


i've heard nothing but good things about this snare :D is it really as good as i hear?

it's very specific - you'd have to hear it - it's very dry sounding and quieter than a regular snare
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It is more than a metaphor:
It is a physical experience as real as any other.