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Pork Pie Percussion Big Black Snare

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BIG BLACK

Your Price: $375.00 CDN

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Pork Pie has been making waves in the drum industry with their unusual, innovative products. The Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs is a good example of this, with retro-style tube lugs that traverse the depth of the body and a brass shell with a stunning, black chrome finish. Outstanding sensitivity, volume and projection.

6.5 x 14 Inch

Phenomenal value!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Bought this as a universal live snare. Black Beauty was out of my price range. Was willing to spring for the DW equivalent, but when I played them back to back, the difference was negligible...certainly not worth an additional $339. I put a new Evans head on this snare and it is truly a joy to play. Well worth the money. I will absolutely pick up one more just to have at home.
Posted by Clint M. on Mar 27, 2017
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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Ive been amazed by this snare since I bought it after reading so many good things about it. With 10 lugs per side it tunes up quickly and easily. It's the first snare I've owned that needed no dampening. I play it wide open and it sounds great at any volume. I originally assumed because it is a big metal snare i would have to use something to dampen the ringing. i began with an Evans G14 batter head and thought it sounded great. The more i played it in live situations the more i realized that this snare is really meant to ring ( the tone is beautiful and cuts through whatever the band is playing) . I recently went back to an Evans G1 and was amazed that it sounded even better. it lost none of the controlled snare sound but it sang even more. I love a tight batter head (399 Tunebot) for the pop and the great bounce i get from the head, however I'm going to experiment with lower tunings. This is the first snare I've owned that seems to sound great wherever you tune it. Make sure not to over tighten the snares you don't want to choke it. Great price at Long and McQuade as well. Amazing value for money when you compare it to a Ludwig Supraphonic or Black Beauty.
Posted by Brian Weatherhead on Dec 1, 2016
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A "Beauty" in every sense of the word.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
A great snare! Got mine 3 years ago and it has been one of my faves. A great workhorse snare that will work in many situations. A have a coated ambassador on top and a hazy ambassador snare side head and tune it medium. I did own a black beauty back in the 90s and this drum is every bit as good if not better. I suspect it would record great also. A real value for the money!
Posted by Craig on Dec 1, 2016
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Amazing Sound, Amazing Value!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
I use an Evans G14 snare head and tune it up with a Tune bot. i've been amazed at how great it sounds! It really has that Black Beauty sound and reminds me of the snare sound Eric Kretz gets with Stone Temple Pilots. On its own it's a little ringy but "live" with a band it cuts through and that ring suddenly sounds musical giving the drum a lot of character. Amazingly it retains that character at any volume. Keep the snares relatively loose, you don't want to choke this drum.
Posted by Brian Weatherhead on Oct 23, 2016
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Excellent Brass snare sound!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
*****Great all around snare whether you are in the studio or playing Live. *****A Must have in the arsenal. If you can find one with a true shell say goodbye to every other snare you own! "A true and well tuned snare drum will produce the best snare sound". I received a Pork Pie Big black that had a very near perfect shell. Perfectly round and no warping whatsoever. Then, I changed the batter and resonant heads right away. I fitted mine with a Remo coated ambassador on top and a Remo hazy ambassador bottom. I also changed the snare wires to Pearl Ultrasound (for metal snare drums). Finally, I changed the top 2.3 mm trinple flange hoop to an S-hoop, leave the snare side batter 2.3 mm its fine. The S-hoop focuses the shell slightly while maintaining resonance and response. Also it allows for easier tuning much like a die-cast hoop. It's also heavier than triple flange and thus maintains the tuning of the drum. Do this and I guarantee you will have one rocking sweet snare that will rival any other Brass snare on the market including the Black beauty. I've owned this snare for over 4 years and I can't get enough of the sound. I haven't used another snare since I bought it. I gave Features 4.5 out of 5 because although the heads are playable they are nferior to the USA Remo's which I added right away. I also changed snare wires. (read above).
Posted by Fotis on Oct 21, 2016
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Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
I bought this snare because I was looking for a good brass snare drum for a hiphop/groove project. The throw off is smooth, easy to use, and looks great. The tube lugs hold tuning incredibly well and give the drum a classic look. I changed the stock heads. I put an Evans EC1 Reverse Dot on the top and an Evans 300 snare side on the bottom along with some pure sound wires and made this drum sound even more amazing! Do yourself a favour, save some money by picking up the Big Black snare drum from Pork Pie Percussion and play one of the best brass snare drums. Cheers!
Posted by Bradley on Jan 12, 2016
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Perfect design3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
The Pork Pie Big Black Brass snare 14x6.5 is the nicest brass snare I've ever played. You will not believe the sound you will get from this snare, it sounds exactly like a Black Beauty at less than 1/2 the price. Yes, its a seamed shell but the weld is absolutely flawless I mean you really have to look carefully to see it and the bearing edge at the weld is unoticeable. True workhorse snare. You get chromed brass tube lugs and 2.3mm hoops. The throw off is ok but can't complain because it works perfect. You will not be dissapointed with this snare in fact you will be pleasantly surprised at what your getting for the price. It will never leave your snare stand. I've been playing for 35 years and played many drums that cost more than this one and I can honestly say that this snare is awesome. Look no further than the PP BBB 14x6.5 snare drum. 10+
Posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2014
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I bought this snare and its one of the best snares i have ever played on. The sound on my snare is like a gated reverb sound it has a huge rock punch to it, when you want it.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2014
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Love this.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg North, Manitoba
Bought this from the L&M on wall in winnipeg MB, perfect sound I was looking for. Highly suggest checking this out.
Posted by Cody Reagan on Mar 21, 2012
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