Masterworks

Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Masterworks

CRAFTED TO COMPLEMENT YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE.

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Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Masterworks

Your sonic brand needs to be heard. Creating your own signature snare drum is the next logical step. Masterworks has all the elements necessary to craft a totally unique instrument that will complement your drumming identity and assure that there will never be another one like it, like you.

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Masterworks Custom Snare Drums

YOUR Signature Snare Drum.

Pearl's Masterworks wood snare drums can be ordered with any combination of our premium shell veneers. From steam bent, single-ply Maple to thick 20-ply Artisan shell hybrids, Masterworks snares are the most versatile and personal wood snare drums available.

A Custom Counterpart to Your Masterworks Drum Kit.

Every aspect of customization in the Masterworks spectrum is available to make your Signature Snare drum totally unique. You select the shell combination, edges, finish and hardware. This multiple lug, strainer, and hoop possibilities to choose from.

Start your Signature journey now! Explore the many Masterworks options that will sculpt the overall sound of your snare or check out the Masterworks Sonic Select Shell Recipes as a starting point. 

WOOD CHARACTERISTICS

Maple

The perfect blend of tone, attack, and body.

• Ideal for general purpose applications.

• Equal tonal amounts of hi-end attack, midrange body, and low-end punch.

• North American hardwood with rich, even grain.

Birch

The precision choice for high volume cut and power.

• Premium “white” wood with marbled, subdued grain.

• Excellent for stage and studio w/ boosted highs and mellow mids.

• “Built in EQ” delivers articulate stroke with shorter, even decay.

African Mahogany

Deep, powerful punch with dark, elegant tone.

• Boosted bottom end perfect for controlled rooms/studios.

• Beautifully smooth midrange sustain and hi end roll off.

• Porous African wood with rich, dark texture and grain.

Composite Shell

The Ultimate Hybrid.

• Combining wood types blends each material's sonic character.

• Each cross laminated two-ply panel is hand-selected for proper density, grain consistency, and color.

Gum

Explosive projection and increased volume.

• A medium density wood that produces explosive tone.

• Ideal as a core-ply; enhances tonal character in surrounding plies.

• Projects w/ substance and power as an interior/tone-ply.

SHELL THICKNESS - Further tailor your snare tone by selecting the thickness of each shell.

Thin Shell

(4-ply, 5mm w/ 4-ply Reinforcement Rings)

• Responsive tonal sustain for the near field environment.

• Maximum tonal note for the near field environment.

Medium Shell

(6-ply, 7.5mm)

• Ideal for general purpose play. Excellent projection with full bodied tonality.

Thick Shell

(8-ply, 10mm and 10-ply, 12.5mm)

• Maximum cut and projection with subdued sustain.

ULTIMATE: 20-ply, 25mm

Staggeringly thick shell in your choice of shell woods delivers dense cut, power, and focused sensitivity.

Free Floating Snare Chassis

Your choice of snare shell woods can be housed with our Free Floating chassis for added weight and attack. With no holes or hardware touching the shell, the shell is free to speak with its intended voice without being encumbered by metal contact or stress. 

Snare Drum Configuration and Options Gallery

Model Number

Masterworks (MW) Snare Drums

Made to Order for You in Your Choice of Woods and Components.
SHELL

Choice of Maple, Birch, Gum, Or African Mahogany Shell Tone Woods

SHELL THICKNESS

Drummer's Choice 

BEARING EDGE

Matte or Carbon Fiber Finishes.

BEARING EDGE

60° Outer, 45°, 45° Rounded, Fully Rounded*, or 45° Inner 

FINISH

Choice of Super High Gloss Lacquer, Matte Or Carbon Fiber, Artisan Exotic or Artisan II Graphic

HOOPS

Choice of Superhoop Ii, Mastercast, or Fat Tone Hoops

LUGS

BRL100 Bridge Lugs w/ Swivel Function (on Shells 6.5”+ Deep) 
CL05 Lugs (on Shells 3” To 4” Deep)
BRL55/65 Bridge Lugs w/ Swivel Function (on Shells 5” – 6.5" Deep)
ARL55/65 Arch Tube Lugs w/ Swivel Function (on Shells 5” – 6.5” Deep)
STL Swivel Tube Lugs (Chrome Only) 
STL100 Single Swivel Lugs
TB50/55/65 Tube Lugs (on Shells 5”, 5.5” & 6.5" Deep)

HARDWARE FINISH

Choice of Nickel, Black Nickel, Black Chrome, Gold, or Chrome Plated Hardware

AIR VENTS

"Golden Ratio" Pentagonal Die Cast Air Vents
"Standard" PositIon Round Die Cast

TENSION RODS

Stainless Steel 

STRAINER
Choice Of SR1000, SR150, SR017, or SR015 (Gladstone Style) SR020 Multi-trace Strainer (on Shells 5.5”+ Deep) SR1000, SR018, Strainer (on Shells 3” To 4” Deep)
 
HEADS

Pearl Exclusive Coated Batter Heads By Remo

ORDER FORM

Masterworks Order Form