Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare Drum 14x6.5 - Piano Black Demo

6.5" x 14" Snare Drum with 6-ply Birch and Maple Shell and Ultra-low-mass Hardware - Piano Black
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An Stunning Addition to Any Kit!

Here's the snare you've been waiting for! Pearl's Reference Pure Series Snare drum gives you the expression and projection you've always wanted. There are many things that make the Reference Pure Series Snare a truly remarkable drum. It combines Pearl's top-of-the-line drum technology, including choice tonewood and cutting-edge ultra-low-mass hardware. The result is a snare drum that will rock your world, every time you hit it! At Sweetwater, we've played countless snare drums, and the Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare is easily one of the best for the money.

Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare Drum at a Glance:
  • The perfect shell configuration
  • Next-generation drum hardware
  • Pearl's Superior Shell Technology
The perfect shell configuration

To give the Reference Pure Series Snare the bright snap and expressive resonance you demand, Pearl gave it a 6-ply shell made out of two tried-and-true tonewoods. The outer four plies are made from maple, which is the de-facto standard wood for making snare drums. However, unlike typical models, the Reference Pure Series Snare features two inner plies made from premium-grade birch, which gives your sound an extra degree of bite. You'll love the way this unique snare drum cuts through, even when the rest of the band goes all out.

Next-generation drum hardware

Of course, there's a lot more to making a truly great snare drum than just the shell. That's why Pearl developed a whole series of super-low-mass hardware. STL swivel tube lugs feature minimal contact with the shell of the Reference Pure Series Snare, which allows it to vibrate freely for maximum resonance. With Pearl's low-mass 1.6mm Fat Tone Hoop clamped down on the Reference Pure Series Snare's 45 degree bearing edge, you'll also discover that this snare drum has a freakishly large sweet spot. It's next to impossible to get a bad sound out of this drum! Top it off with Pearl's SR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer, and no matter how hard you play, you'll get rock solid tone hit after hit.

Pearl's Superior Shell Technology

The Reference Pure Series Snare is a real performer under pressure... literally. Pearl's Superior Shell Technology is a proprietary technique for creating a super-tight air chamber in each of their Reference Series drums. In addition to overlapping the joins of each ply in the shell and saturating them with Pearl's AcoustiGlue, each shell is molded under extreme pressure (1000psi). The result is that you end up with a stronger shell that has a more consistent overall sound.

Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare Drum Features:
  • Exceptionally balanced 6.5" x 14" snare drum that's perfect for virtually any musical style
  • Shell constructed from 6 individual .9mm plies, combining the bright sparkle of select birch with the projection and snap of top-quality maple
  • Pearl's proprietary Superior Shell Technology ensures exceptional tone, optimal resonance, and extreme strength
  • 45-degree bearing edge provides tightly focused shell contact area for extreme sensitivity and maximum volume
  • Ultra-low-mass STL swivel tube lugs achieve minimal contact with the shell to decrease dampening and increase resonance
  • 1.6mm Fat Tone Hoops combine low-mass resonance with heroic strength
  • SR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer with locking throw off lever that won't loosen no matter how hard you play
Get balanced sound and epic projection from the Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare drum!

What Makes a Product a "Demo"?

At Sweetwater, "Demo" usually means one of the following:

  • It spent some time on display in our store.
  • It was used in a sales training presentation.
  • It was returned by another customer who tried it out for a few days.

Every demo item we sell is certified to be in perfect working order and backed by Sweetwater's 2-year Total Confidence Coverage warranty. Demos are thoroughly inspected by our Factory-Authorized technicians, and you will find their detailed condition notes on the product page. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 222-4700.

Tech Specs

Type Snare
Shell (Depth x Diameter) 6.5" x 14"
Shell Material Birch/Maple
Hoops Fat Tone Hoops
Color Piano Black
Finish Lacquer
Heads Remo USA "Window" Snare Batter
Manufacturer Part Number RFP1465S/C103

Customer Reviews

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This is a fantastic snare!!

This snare has become my favorite all-around snare. The quality is amazing. It is a very versatile snare that fits a wide range of musical styles. My sound guy loves the tone of this snare. He said it was very easy to EQ.
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