Omar Hakim

Signature Snares

Omar Hakim

A "Power Piccolo" for a Sonic Blend of Power, Projection and Tonal Color.


Signature Snares

Omar Hakim

Pearl's original snare collaboration with groove drumming legend Omar Hakim sports a 13”x5” power piccolo shell with 6-plies of exotic African Mahogany. Its reduced diameter and extended depth helps produce the perfect blend of sonic power, projection and tonal color. Mahogany shell and "Power Piccolo" size help produce a blend of sonic power, projection and tonal color.



"The Alto Snare..."

“When I was approached by Pearl to design a signature snare drum, my first goal was to create an instrument that would compliment a drummers existing “main” snare drum in their set up. Perhaps even offer a drum that could potentially switch roles between “main and auxiliary’ snare drum.

At the time Pearl had a very successful snare drum that I was using as my secondary or auxiliary snare drum. That was the Free Floating Piccolo Snare Drum. My favorite shell being the Brass model! But what I realized is that it would be cool to have a drum that occupied the tonal range in between the 14” snare of various depths and the Piccolo Snare. 

By going with a 13” x 5” drum with an African Mahogany shell allowed us to have a drum that I like to think of as an “Alto Snare Drum”.  It can be tuned up to the piccolo register with no problem but additionally it would have a fuller and warmer tone due to the low frequency enhancing properties of African Mahogany wood.  Choice of snare head allows the player the have the level of articulation and brightness they prefer. ”


Omar Hakim 13"x5" Signature Snare Drum

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With an unparalleled list of recording and touring credits under his belt, Omar Hakim is a truly original drumming persona. His quest for unique sound and feel lead to the snare drum that now bears his name.

A perfect blend of sonic drive, projection and tonal color, Omar's Pearl Signature Snare Drum offers a unique voice that many call the "Power Piccolo" sound. The characteristic warmth and slightly darker/drier sound of its all Mahogany shell, combined with its unique 13"x5" size, produces a tonally unique, powerfully dynamic, and totally unforgettable voice.




6-ply African Mahogany


2.3mm SuperHoop II




8 Per Side




SR-015 Gladstone-Style




#140 Natural Mahogany


6-Ply African Mahogany Shell

Produces a naturally deep, darker tone that is drier without yielding sensitivity.

Gladstone-Style Throw-Off

The SR-015 delivers quick snare switching and fine-tuned adjustment with a simple downward flip of the switch.

CL-55 Bridge Lugs

The classic Masters bridge lug with low shell contact for minimal restriction to shell vibration.