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Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware Black 14 x 6.5 in.

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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 lug... Read More

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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.

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Pork PieBig Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Snare

By David Johnson

from Athen, AL

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

I have six wood snares from rosewood, bubinga and several maples. I wanted some type of 10 lug steel snare and was intent on buying the Ludwig black beauty but when I compared the Pork Pie to the Ludwig, I honestly could not tell any difference except for the price tag. This drum is very versatile when tuned high or low. Excellent snare response. Light ghost notes are clear and precise. Rim shots can burst ear drums. When tuned low the brass shell give a fat tone and tuned a little tighter gives a good staccato for funk or rock. Great drum. You won't be disappointed.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding!

By JIMMY LARSON

from Lincoln, Al.

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

I just picked up this snare. I wanted a 6.5 x 14 as I already have a steel and a maple 5.5 x 14 snares. I wanted a deeper fatter sound. Boy did I get it. This thing is awesome. I put a Remo Powerstroke 3 batter and a Remo Snare side Ambassador on it. After tuning it up I got the perfect balance of resonance and power. No annoying ringing overtones. Just beautiful tight snare sound. I have finally found "The One"! As soon as I started playing it the rest of the band stopped and was amazed at the sound. They loved it. I have played multitudes of different snares in my time, over 40 years, and this one is by far the best ever. Looks like the other snares I own will be collecting dust. Thanks Pork Pie and GC. I also want to give props to GC drum dept. sales staff (Scriv) for introducing this snare to me. I told him what I was looking for and he pulled this one out. Love at first hit! Thanks again Scriv and GC.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Back in Black

By Jon Lee

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

I traded in my 13"x7" Pork Pie Little Squeeler for this snare, and thank gawd I did. I've used a Chrome Steel drum for the past 15 years and wanted something different. The Maple didn't work for me, and I couldn't stand the uncontrollable ring. This brass beauty though is a very very nice change. There was just a little too much ring for me with the stock head, but switching to an Aquarian Response 2 Coated fixed that with a few key turns. I don't have any muffling on the drum whatsover, and when compared to a $1,000 Fibes Fiberglass snare, the Big Black won the me and the band over in the studio. Very good cut up front with the guts to go with it. The one drawback...it is made in Taiwan, so your going to have those little knicknacks from drum to drum as far as quality control is concerned. I do notice the tension rods becoming loose in the rimshot area, but nowhere near as bad as the 13"x7" Little Squealer. I'm debating on a Die-Cast hoops to see if this corrects the minor detuning issue. All in all, this is a great $300 Brass snare. I would love to compare this to a Ludwig Black Magic or Black Beauty in the studio just to make sure I'm not listening to smoke and mirrors.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

INCREDIBLE

By Lukinas Prime

from Buckley

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

If i had the opportunity to have ten snares of my choosing, i would buy ten of these and tune them into ten distinct tuning ranges. I have had this snare for about five months, and everytime I sit at my set i marvel at its incredible tone, volume and sheer beauty! The deep 6.5 inches gives the drum (when tuned low) a deep and desirable rich tone, and when tuned hot, the tone emitted brings an experienced drummer pure joy. I would match the high tuned state from this drum to any piccolo snare. This is an incredible snare and i would recomend it to any drummer.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing!

By Rum For The Pirates!

from San Diego, CA.

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

Perfect snare for hard hitters, Very good clean crisp sound very sensitive, very durable looks like it could dent easily..nope very sturdy. got lots of complements on it. only suggestion i make is change heads and wires go with evans and puresound wires then your set.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for the money

By D

from Enumclaw, WA

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

I played with a lot of snares before buying this one almost 4 years ago. it's still my favorite in the "under $1200 crowd". has SERIOUS pop, a great tone, and I love the rim shot. As pointed out, it's not bad looking either! If I was to fault this snare for anything, it might be too much pop! I find it's very hard to differentiate ghost notes but that could be my own weakness ;) great snare!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The One

By Mundo Hornsby

from Hamilton, OH

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

I have mostly played a wood snares, but when I bought my new kit, I kept coming back to the Big Black brass snare. This thing is so sweet. You can make it whatever you want, from deep lows, to high cracks. Very sensitive too for buzz rolls, and ghost strokes, and the rim shot is unmatched! I am an out of control snare collector, but if i had to pick just one, this is "the one!"

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cheap awesomeness!

By Ben

from Wise, Va

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

I bought this drum at GC in Knoxville Tn yesterday. I went in looking for a great snare drum and was gonna buy a black beauty. The drum guy(who's name escapes me at the moment) told me about this drum. I always thought Pork Pie was High end custom drums only. Not only could I not tell a difference between the too but the pork pie is CONSIDERABLY cheaper! Awesome drum! It will make my Maple Gretsch jealous for sure now!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Mystery is over.

By Criss Sayre

from Maumee, OH

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

The Big Black snare is great. The only snare drum I have ever owned personally has been a wooden snare that has been a part of the inexpensive combo kits I have owned from time to time. I have never been able to get these snares to sound like the concert snare drum I remember from High School symphonic orchestra. Well, the mystery is over - I now know why: these $100 snare drums are not capable of sounding like a concert snare. Al, at Toledo's Guitar Center, helped me with my decision to go with the Big Black by Pork Pie. He also recommended that I put on American made Remo heads (coated Ambassador and bottom Hazy). As soon as I changed the heads and gave it a little tap - presto: the wonderful tight, crisp, precision sound of my highschool's concert drum greeted me. Unbelievable! I hear this drum is the poor man's Black Beauty - and the Black Beauty is rated as one of the best snares for brushes. Al also told me that I don't have to be concerned with replacing the stock strainer - that the P-85 will be just fine. He's right. Thanks Al for all your help. I'm very happy with the drum.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Black Cuts It!!

By Henry Jolley

from Fairhope, Al.

Comments about Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare Drum with Tube Lugs and Chrome Hardware:

Well again I am throughly amazed by a product that is in many ways similar to another top manufacturers product. I bought the Big Black on a whim after seeing many good reviews on line and playing one at my local Guitar Center store. I am a die-hard Ludwig and Gretsch player for over 40 years, and this Pork Pie snare can stand with the best of the best. I had no trouble pulling any sound I wanted to out of this snare. You could spend a lot more for a brass shell snare, but why would you? And by the way I own two original engraved Black Beauty's and a number of Gretsch snares, this one is now one of my "new" favorites.

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