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The Pearl Sensitone snare drum has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a top choice for drummers playing every style, from early rock to modern music.
Pearl has reintroduced this versatile snare with the quality 1.5mm Brass construction and classic ring in every strike. New to the mix are additional metal options, each delivering a slightly different take on the classic sound. As a result, look for 5X14 and 6.5X15 options in brass, bronze, stainless steel, steel, and aluminum.
Drummers appreciate the good volume delivered by the Pearl Sensitone Snare Drum lineup, as well as the rich, ringy sound they are known for. The versatility is outstanding and the ability to tune it high, medium, or low adds to its playability. Therefore, you can go sweet and crisp, or low and deep for fantastic back beats.
First, if there’s an issue that concerns drummers, it is the stock drumheads on the Pearl Sensitone Snare Drum. If you get one with stock heads, be prepared to switch them out for your personal favorites. This drum may also require a some patience with the tune, to get just the sound you want.
Secondly, Pearl makes standard Sensitone snares and Sensitone Elite snares, which are a step up in quality and sound. As a result, it isn’t always clear which series a drum is when advertised online. This is important because it can result in paying a higher price for a slightly inferior drum. Just a heads-up to help you make sure you know what you are buying.
Overall Rating – 4 Stars
History speaks volumes with the Pearl Sensitone Snare Drum. It has shown its merit with years of great sound and service, with drummers of all skill levels. Prices for new and used snares are reasonable. In conclusion, put it all together and this drum garners 4 Stars.