Reference Pure

Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Reference Pure

A Superbly Articulate Snare Drum Voice.

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Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Reference Pure

A smooth balance between pronounced cut and refined tonal punch, Reference Pure Snare Drums' light combination of premium shell and hardware materials create a distinct sonic presence that complements any drum set-up.

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Discover a Nuanced, Refined Snare Drum Sound with Reference Pure.

Model Number

RFP1450S/C

RFP1465S/C

RFP1365S/C

An unprecedented balance between reduced weight mobility and sonic versatility, Reference Pure Series Snare Drums are a refined complement to your total drum set sound. 

Combining an ultra-thin combination of Masterworks-grade North American Maple and Birch, the 5.4mm EvenPly Six Reference Pure shell delivers a warm, resonant quality with heightened top-end pop at the strike.

Each snare features a tonally curated hardware selection that reduces overall drum weight by 30%; including our exclusive Fat-Tone 1.6mm Hoop, Swivel Tube lugs, and Glide Lock strainer system.  

Ultra-Sound "D" type snare wires are used to further increase sensitivity and sizzle by focusing snare tension on the center wires.

A more nuanced, near-field playing experience awaits with a Reference Pure snare.

AVAILABLE SIZES

14"X6.5"

14"X5"

13"X6.5"

SHELL

EvenPly Six 5.4mm

Maple (4-ply Outer) Birch (2-ply Inner)

HOOPS

FatTone Hemmed/Welded

(FH1410/1410S)

(FH1308/1308S)

LUGS

Swivel Tube Lugs

STL55L

STL65

RODS

Stainless Steel

STRAINER

SR1000 Glide-Lock

SNARES

SN1420D

Ultra-Sound "D"-Type

Features

6-ply, 5.4mm Maple/Birch Shell

EvenPly Six Maple (4-ply Outer) Birch (2-ply Inner) shell delivers cut, projection, and smooth balanced sound.

SR1000 Glide Lock Strainer

(US Patent #7220905, #7301087, #7365256) Its locking throw-off lever and corresponding tension knob assure slip-free performance and quick, push button release action. 

FatTone Hoops

(US Pat. #8367917) An exclusive hemmed/welded edge gives increased strength to its low mass design, allowing it to respond like a classic "Stick-Chopper" hoop with better tuning control.

STL Swivel Tube Lugs

Allow for increased resonance, minimal shell contact, and precisely aligned, no-bind tuning.