View Full Version : Chad Smith, Dennis Chambers, Omar Hakim, but what would YOUR signature snare be???

Lost At... SRX
09-15-2002, 08:46 AM
If you were a high profile Pearl endorsee, and you the opportunity to design you own signature snare, what would it be?

I'm not sure which I would pick out of these two:

James Owens Signature Snare Drum #1:

6.5"x13" 8 ply 10mm Maple shell
SuperHoop II
SR-015 strainer
8 CL-65 bridge lugs
3 air vents
Precision-fit Stainless Steel tension rods and solid Brass recievers
#102 Natural laquer
Chrome plated hardware
Fitted with Evans Genera Batter and Evans Hazy 300 snare side heads

6.5"x14" 1 ply 7.5mm Maple shell
SuperHoop II
SR-015 strainer
8 CL-65 bridge lugs
3 air vents
Precision-fit Stainless Steel tension rods and solid Brass recievers
#102 Natural laquer
Chrome plated hardware
Fitted with Evans Genera Batter and Evans Hazy 300 snare side heads

If only...

Anyway, let your imagination run wild!!

09-15-2002, 09:09 AM
My signature snare(s) would be a Phosphor Bronze 14x6.5 Free Floater with black hardware and all the usual hardware. The heads would be an Evans Power Center Reverse Dot (batter) and a Evans Hazy 300 Snare Side.

My second signature snare would be a 10 ply maple
Die-Cast Hoop on the batter and a SuperHoop II on the snare side
RL-65 BR lugs
Gladstone style strainer
Precision-fit Stainless Steel tension rods and solid Brass recievers
#100 Wine Red Gloss Fading into black
All brass hardware
Puresound snare wires
4 air vents (not like OCDP)(regular vents)

09-15-2002, 10:09 AM
6x13" 10-ply 12.5mm shell woth re-inforcment rings.

diecast hoops, and cl-100 lugs.

dual SR-015 throwoffs.

radio-active burst laquer with black HW.

did i forget anything?

Vinny Ozborne,
09-15-2002, 11:56 AM
Hammered Bell Bronze 5"x13", gold hardware with tube style lugs. Die Cast hoops.

09-15-2002, 12:01 PM
I know what color it would be. Beaded steel with cold hardware

09-15-2002, 01:34 PM
I would like a combination of a black chrome-on-brass, free floating shell with a snare mechanism like that of a Rogers Dyna-Sonic. The hardware would be either gold or satin chrome.

09-15-2002, 04:42 PM
Mine would probly be a Free Floater maple 6.5x14 but with a marching strainer with snappy wire.

09-15-2002, 09:58 PM
edge concept, but with solid shell and brass, 14 by 6.5, wood hoops, blue fade

09-16-2002, 04:41 AM
What a nice Idea !

-14x5" 10-12mm (1/2") thick, inner Af.Mahogany outer Am.Maple, half/half without reinforcement rings.
-Double 45 bearing edges
-8 Tube Lugs
-SR-018 Strainer
-Super Hoop II
-Puresound Custom series 16-Strand wires
-Two vent holes near the bottom edge /GMS/
-Natural, Walnut, Emerald Mist...all hardware Nickl/Chrom
-Remo Amb. coat/clear.
-Price can be Max. 150 $US...:rolleyes: :D

09-16-2002, 08:37 AM
6" x 13" Birdseye Maple, 1/2" thick solid shell in natural finish. Die cast hoops in brass and small Spaun-style lugs in brass as well.

Also, a 4x14 copper snare with black hardware.

09-16-2002, 10:58 AM
6.5 x 13" Free Floating
African Mahogany, Acrylic, Cast Titanium, Carbon Ply Maple, and Fibreglass Shells
Triad Silent Strainer System (http://www.pearldrum.com/csnardrum.asp)
14" Superhoop II's (ala Extender series)
Remo Renaissance Ambassador Heads
PRICE - If you have to ask, you can't......... :p

09-16-2002, 04:12 PM
Free floating 12x7
3mm brass shell
diecast hoops
marching snare strainer
16snare wire
the DW looking lugs

09-16-2002, 04:45 PM
I am realy tierd, but buyer is the king !

09-16-2002, 07:27 PM
My custom snare(s):

1- 15 (wide) by 15 (deep) depleted uranium shell (dense stuff, used in some types of armor peircing bullets), floor tom legs, diecast rims, 42 strand snare wire, dual 45 degree bearing edges, custom throw-off with tympani style pedal (already been done, I thought about patenting it too) for easy changing of snare tension, and internal mic mount

2-Marching snare with black hardware and shell, and internal mic mount

(seriously though, isn't sarcasm wonderful)

09-27-2002, 11:21 AM
5 x 13 20-ply maple/birch in lemon-lime fade sparkle (fades from lime green to bright yellow) die-cast hoops, 40-strand puresound snares, 10 lug for more precise tuning......that thing would make your ears bleed.

09-30-2002, 01:34 AM
12"x5" DW collectors!!!

09-30-2002, 02:31 AM
8.5/14 ......5p outer birch 5p inner maple,20 strand wire,ambas bottom, kevlar top,, 20 lug,master cast top and bottom.. finish would be 3-d gold metal flake sparkle..oh yes yes yes ahhhhhhh. sorry.

10-02-2002, 08:19 PM
4x10 3 ply Maple/Birch/Maple in a Blue Laquer finish with Yellow Hardware.

10-02-2002, 08:54 PM
The Pat Brooks Signature Snare

6x13 10-ply Maple Shell
SuperHoop II's
Multi Timbre snare strainer (like on the Philharmonic)
Black Tube Lugs
Natural Finish #102
4 air vents
Coated Remo Emperor (batter) and clear Remo Diplomat (snare side)

Price: probably around $350

10-04-2002, 08:09 PM
...My sig snare would be a 13x5.5" brass sensitone with die cast hoops.

That is what I am currently using as my number 2 snare.

I also just picked up a used 13x3" steel shelled piccolo and I am really impressed with it. I replaced the hoops, using the super hoops that came with my sensitone. This does give the drum a more solid feel. Actually, I changed my mind. This would be my sig snare. They are priced so reasonable I would be able to throw them like frisbees into the crowd after a show.

I actually like Pearls less expensive snares more than some of their higher priced models.


10-05-2002, 08:49 AM
I'd have two:

10 ply maple(10 mm thick)
Black 2,3 mm hoops
Black 3/4 offset lugs
Avaliable in two different finishes: Black to red fade on tamo ash and Green Sparkle

15 ply maple(10 mm thick)
Satin chrome die-cast hoops
Satin chrome lugs
Finish: Scuba Blue

moey r
01-24-2005, 12:06 PM
14x6,5 Brass
Die Cast hoop on top, superhoop II on bottom
20 snare wire
ludwig black beauty throw-off
10-ludwig classic lugs

01-24-2005, 12:49 PM
hmmm....tama.....birch...like 12 plys....piano black would be the colour....umm....14" x 7"....

01-24-2005, 02:12 PM
Mine would be a 6x14 ultracast with tribal graphics around the drum.

01-24-2005, 02:30 PM
I would have a 14 by 5 20ply all birch snare with liquid amber finish over tamo.
the second snare would be a 13 by 6.5 jarrah solid shell in natural finish.

01-24-2005, 06:55 PM
6x13.5 (im a real special endorsee) solid shell birch in a black to blue mist fade with black chrome hardware.

01-24-2005, 06:55 PM
^free floater

01-24-2005, 10:09 PM
12"x5" Hybrid Shell -- 7 ply layer: 5 ply birch, 1 ply steel, 1 ply maple,
Hybrid heightwise mixed shell 2/3, acrylic 1/3
Black hardware, Emerald Lacquer Sparkle.

That would be a sight to see...

01-24-2005, 10:15 PM
4.5"x13" Hybrid
10 ply (9 ply maple, 1 ply ash) with 1.5" walnut acrylic center.
Candy black laquer on wood over birdseye maple with black hardware and trick throw-off. Lugs off-set by 15% and mini DW style. 2.3mm hoops and three air vents, black

01-25-2005, 09:39 AM
14x6.5, 4 ply with maple reinforcement rings

2 inner plies African Mahogany
2 outer plies Maple

Vintage Sunburst with Gold Hardware
Radioactive Burst with Chrome Hardware

Masters Split lugs (twenty CL-100)
I don't know if Mastercast Hoops or Superhoops...

01-25-2005, 05:54 PM
14x5 rolled brass shell, clear lacquer
tube lugs
die cast hoops
black nickel hardware
tama mus80a strainer with mus80b butt plate...so awesome
and 20 strand wires