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    Default 1980's Pearl Extender Snare

    Hi all,

    Anyone have experience with this odd Pearl snare from the early 80s? It's 8 x 14 maple, but the extension "gaskets" on the top lugs allow for the top head to be 15" and extend over the bearing edge like a timpani.





    Plus it has this odd contraption on the snare side that I'm not sure what function it serves.



    I can't find any sound files on youtube. Wondering if I could find someone here who has used one, or ever heard one in use.

    TIA!

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    Oh I just found the brochure.







    So apparently deep resonant sound.

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    I've had one for a few years. It's actually quite a versatile snare. I've used it on the left of the hihat and to the right in the first floor tom position.
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    Hey dnice,

    Thanks - so could you describe the sound of it say compared to the primary snare you used? Any issues with the batter head stretched over the bearing edges?

    Also, what does that strainer contraption do?

    I’m looking at one online and they aren’t cheap! I currently have a custom made (circa early 90s) 8 x 14 maple. Just trying to gauge how this might differ.

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    Cool concept, looks like a sure-fire way to smash your bearing edges, though.

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