Reference Metal Snares

Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Reference Metal Snares

For the Ultimate in Metal Snare Tone.

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Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Reference Metal Snares

When volume, cut, and projection are paramount in the live or recording environment, Pearl Reference Ultracast Metal Snare Drums are the key to the true sonic apex. Available in a choice of seamless milled 3mm Brass or or 2.5mm Steel with 2.5mm edge "Rings", each drum rings with a unique clarion call that brings the drummer to the forefront.

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Model Number

RFB-1450

RFB-1465

For the ultimate in metal snare tone, the Pearl Reference Cast Brass Snare Drum delivers with unparalleled projection, power, and presence.  

The cast shell starts as a seamless 8mm cylinder that is precision milled to a final 3mm thickness.  The total weight of the drum is increased with the addition of the Reference dual swivel bridge lug, bringing added volume and tuning control.  

Pearl Mastercast hoops add control and power, and the combination of the no-slip Glide-Lock strainer and "D" Profile Ultra-Sound snare wires add articulation, making it a must for the recording and live music environment.   

AVAILABLE SIZES

14"X6.5"    

14"X5"    

SHELL

3mm Cast Brass

HOOPS

MasterCast Die-Cast (DC-1410/DC-1410S)

LUGS

BRL Swivel Bridge Lugs    

BRL-55  BRL-65

RODS

Stainless Steel

STRAINER

SR-1000 Glide-Lock

SNARES

SN-1420D  Ultra-Sound "D"-Type

Model Numbers

RFS-1450

RFS-1465

Pearl Reference Cast Steel Snare Drums are made to cut through walls of high volume instrumentation to deliver bright, searing snare tones.  

This head-turning sound starts with a seamless 8mm cast steel cylinder that is precision milled to a final 5mm thickness, where the shell's main 2.5mm shell body is milled. This results in solid sonic cut, high snare sensitivity and reduced buzz overtone.

The total weight of the drum is increased with the addition of the Reference dual swivel bridge lug, bringing added volume and tuning control.  

Pearl Mastercast hoops add control and power, and the combination of the no-slip Glide-Lock strainer and "D" Profile Ultra-Sound snare wires add articulation, making it a must for aggressive musical styllings, pronounced recording and high-volume live performance.   

Model Numbers

RFS-1450

RFS-1465

AVAILABLE SIZES

14"X5"      

14"X6.5"    

SHELL

2.5mm Cast Steel with 2.5mm Edge "Rings"

LUGS

BRL Swivel Bridge Lugs      

BRL-55  BRL-65

RODS

Stainless Steel

STRAINER

SR-1000 Glide-Lock

SNARES

SN-1420D  Ultra-Sound "D"-Type

Features

Reference UltraCast Shell

True to the Reference Recipe, every aspect of these drums is pre-selected to draw specific sonic character from the shell. Each thick shell is milled from an 8mm cast metal tube to its desired thickness, for explosive power, dynamic crack, and smooth sensitivity. 

Glide-Lock Strainer

(US Patent #7220905, #7301087, #7365256.) Pearl’s SR-1000 Strainer includes a locking throw off lever and separate tension knob that won’t loosen no matter how hard you play. This low-friction technology permits smooth gliding action for ultra quiet, super precise motion. 

BRL Swivel Bridge Lugs

Allow for increased projection, reduced shell contact, high-tension, and precisely aligned, no-bind tuning.

MasterCast Hoops

A strong, reliable Die-Cast hoop for increased volume, attack, and overtone control.