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    hey i just ordered a Pearl Free Floating Brass snare drum (14x5) the guy in the shop who happens to be a good friend of mine reccomended it to me. I was wondering what are your opinions of this snare?
    Tama, Pearl, Sabian, Zildjian, Meinl

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  • #2
    My school uses a 14x6.5 and a 14x5 for concert percussion. They're very nice, and not extremely expensive.

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    • #3
      I played the 3.5" deep one and loved it. I imagine the deeper model would be just as great.
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      • #4
        It's a great, versatile snare.

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        • #5
          I personally have not played on it. I'd imagine though it'd be a little bright, with some warmth because it's brass, and have more sensitivity because of the size as opposed to a 6.5. It's also going to be really loud, due to the free floating system. It's basically a normal brass snare on steroids.
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          • #6
            my school has the 4X14. beautiful snare. I have also played a 6.5X14. one day I'll get my own they're amazing.
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            • #7
              thanks everyone! should be picking it up wednesday
              Tama, Pearl, Sabian, Zildjian, Meinl

              Irish Dance music is great to drum to =]

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              • #8
                I have the 14"x6.5" model. Great snare.

                The 5" will be able to give you a nasty crack, but as long as you don't crank the heads or the snares (side note, the SR-1000 strainer is INCREDIBLE, capable of extreme sensitivity while remaining rock-solid) it'll retain the warmth brass is known for.

                I've also had three sound techs tell me that my 14"x6.5" is one the loudest snares they've encountered. First time was with the snares off too when I was goofing around before the sound check hahaha

                EDIT: One more thing, it's heavy for its size. Very heavy. You've been warned
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                • #9
                  That's interesting. Not to be disagreeable, but I have the 14 x 6.5 brass FF and it's not particularly loud or heavy. To me a heavy snare would be one of those ones made of cymbal metal like the Noble and Cooley Zildjian snare. That easily weighs twice what the FF does. My 6.5 FF is only slightly louder than my 5.5 maple ply snares. I'm happy with that since I want tone over volume, but if I was going for sheer volume I would keep looking for something else.
                  I agree 100% on the FF strainers though. The best I've ever run across.
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