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Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum Satin Black Ebony 7 x 13 in.

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The 13"x7" Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum is crafted from 8-plies of maple. This Pork Pie snare boasts a black ebony satin finish, all black hardware, cast hourglass lugs, and 2.3mm heavy-duty h... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The 13"x7" Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum is crafted from 8-plies of maple. This Pork Pie snare boasts a black ebony satin finish, all black hardware, cast hourglass lugs, and 2.3mm heavy-duty hoops. Bearing edges are hand sanded and precision cut. Pork Pie builds the Little Squealer snare with painstaking attention to detail.

Pork Pie snare drums are coveted and played by drummers all over the world. Like fine wine, there is no questioning an authentic Pork Pie snare. Pork Pie snares are known for their true sounds. Whether recorded or live, the difference in your sound can be credited to your custom Pork Pie snare. Hearing is believing!

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  • Cast hourglass lugs
  • 2.3mm heavy-duty hoops
  • Precision-cut, hand-sanded bearing edges
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Pork PieLittle Squealer Snare Drum
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Snare

I have to say that this snare is the best by far on pitch,sound,you name it.This snare tunes with ease unlike those acrylic snares,and guess what fellas,with this snare you get...Read complete review

I have to say that this snare is the best by far on pitch,sound,you name it.This snare tunes with ease unlike those acrylic snares,and guess what fellas,with this snare you get the same loud tight pitch on this snare,but this one is easier to tune,and more versatile cause of the maple shell,this snare is instant greatness,no need to mess with,dont need to change snares or heads,this thing is like buying a bmw or mercedes,its so nice you just leave it as is,this snare is the best buy!!!every cent worth plus more!

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Just Don't Do It!

I've had this snare drum for years now, but never got around to reviewing it. First things first, I wouldn't recommend this snare drum. It looks great, it sounds decent, however it's...Read complete review

I've had this snare drum for years now, but never got around to reviewing it. First things first, I wouldn't recommend this snare drum. It looks great, it sounds decent, however it's too expensive for what you get. With an emperor coated head it's got a vibrant, overtone-y, sound with limited applications. This is due to all of the vents and the flanged hoops don't help tighten the mix either. I use an Evans Genera Dry head exclusively now and almost all of the unpleasant overtones and rings are cut. My main issue with the snare drum is the quality. Never in my life have I used such a poorly made product. Within the first month the tension rods would consistently come loose. They would fall out of the bottom and after every two songs I have to retune the batter head. I tried lock tight, but even that only goes so far. I said fine if it's just the tension rods, I can handle it. But no! The lugs started unscrewing as well! I had to take apart all of the hardware and apply lock tight to every screw. This appeased my problem, but I still have regular bump-ins. None of the vent holes are secured properly and the vent covers are all loose. Year after year I grow more and more tired. I can't bring myself to sell this snare because I don't want someone else to deal with this problem. The service at Pork Pie was lackluster. They said,"it's fine, just put some lock tight on it". The throw off is cheap, and I have to tighten it during a set quite often. I don't know why they still manufacture the Little Squealer line. Both their kit and snare all have these issues. I'd like to add I purchased this snare on sale and I STILL wouldn't recommend. I did a lot of research before I made the purchase, but I wish I knew the quality of the snare before. It's absolutely not worth it.

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(67 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Snare

By Jessehotstix

from Plano,Tx

Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

I have to say that this snare is the best by far on pitch,sound,you name it.This snare tunes with ease unlike those acrylic snares,and guess what fellas,with this snare you get the same loud tight pitch on this snare,but this one is easier to tune,and more versatile cause of the maple shell,this snare is instant greatness,no need to mess with,dont need to change snares or heads,this thing is like buying a bmw or mercedes,its so nice you just leave it as is,this snare is the best buy!!!every cent worth plus more!

(40 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME & SOOOO SWEET!!!

By Rick-MOZIZLUVZJAZZ-Moses

from Plano, Tx

Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

This snare blows them away, great attack, great response, great sound, great look....Changed the heads of course and the snares, now it REALLY cracks, great for ghost notes and buzz rolls. perfect for ANY application/use....I LOVE it and it is just simply.....AWESOME, HANDS DOWN!!!

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pork Pie Powerhouse

By Kevin

from Tyler, TX

Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

I just purchased this snare on 6/18 (Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum - 7" x 13") from the Central Dallas store after comparing this drum to three other 13�ۡ�ݕ�_ snare drums. 1. Pork Pie Brass Patina Snare Drum, 2. Tama Metalworks Steel Snare Drum, and 3. Yamaha Steve Jordan Snare. I was looking for a 13�ۡ�ݕ�_ snare drum to add to my collection. I had read a lot of great reviews about the Steve Jordan snare but compared to this drum (PP Little Squealer) �ۡ���� no contest. Also, the price of the SJ snare is much more expensive (though great quality). The SJ snare seemed to like being tuned in the higher range (much like SJ's snare tuning), but sounded a little choked for my taste. I have to give a nod to the Tama snare for a great drum that is well made and a great value (low $). The Tama snare had wood sounding overtones, even though it was a metal snare drum (warm sounding). The PP Patina (brass) drum was my second choice overall. If you like metal snares this drum sounded bright and crisp with that brass ring! It sounded good in all range of tunings. I have played drums for many, many years and have a lot of snare drums, including some fantastic sounding American made Pork Pie snares. This drum is one of the best sounding snares I have ever heard! This Little Squealer snare drum is crisp and very open sounding with a lot of power. I was worried about the volume of a 13�ۡ�ݕ�_ drum but I played this drum as soon as a got it home for a couple of hours and it is very loud (not sure if it has to do with all the holes in the shell). This is a great value for the money. The drum is not much to look at (plain flat black finish), but this drum really works! You can tune it up or down and it sounds great! I put an Emperor Coated drum head on it (tuned pretty tight) and it absolutely kills! I liked the fact that the store let me play all these snare drums �ۡ���� good customer service is important to me and the Sales Rep was very helpful.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BANG for your buck

By Animal

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

Low on funds and need a snare that will cut through the loudest amps? Solution - Pork Pie Little Squealer 13"x7" Vented. I own several snare drums and finally found the sound I was looking for when I found this drum (have not purchased another one since). I wanted a snare that offered a loud, cutting CRACK like a piccolo but with deeper tone - this is it. I have gigged this snare for the past two years and can't wait to hear it recorded. Love the look, love the response and only had to change the head (cause I tore through the Pork Pie head in about 2 weeks - I hit hard). The only complaint I can post comes from my band mates - they say this snare drum hurts their ears....they just don't understand.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This snare was made for YOU

By ChasingGloryDrums

from Los Angeles CA

Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

I dont write reviews about anything, EVER. But, after purchasing this snare, I had to. So I will make this extremelly simple. BUY IT! This snare looks great. It plays even better! It has great tunabilty that holds. Tune it high, tune it low.. it doesnt matter, this snare preforms as if it were a 5"X14" or a 6"X10", it's rim shot can pierce thru any stack you put it next to. Personally it outperforms any snare out on the market, even those priced at twice as much! If I could give it 10 stars I would. BUY IT!!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Just Don't Do It!

By Stacey

from Oakland, CA

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Pros

  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Poorly Made

Best Uses

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    I've had this snare drum for years now, but never got around to reviewing it. First things first, I wouldn't recommend this snare drum. It looks great, it sounds decent, however it's too expensive for what you get. With an emperor coated head it's got a vibrant, overtone-y, sound with limited applications. This is due to all of the vents and the flanged hoops don't help tighten the mix either. I use an Evans Genera Dry head exclusively now and almost all of the unpleasant overtones and rings are cut. My main issue with the snare drum is the quality. Never in my life have I used such a poorly made product. Within the first month the tension rods would consistently come loose. They would fall out of the bottom and after every two songs I have to retune the batter head. I tried lock tight, but even that only goes so far. I said fine if it's just the tension rods, I can handle it. But no! The lugs started unscrewing as well! I had to take apart all of the hardware and apply lock tight to every screw. This appeased my problem, but I still have regular bump-ins. None of the vent holes are secured properly and the vent covers are all loose. Year after year I grow more and more tired. I can't bring myself to sell this snare because I don't want someone else to deal with this problem. The service at Pork Pie was lackluster. They said,"it's fine, just put some lock tight on it". The throw off is cheap, and I have to tighten it during a set quite often. I don't know why they still manufacture the Little Squealer line. Both their kit and snare all have these issues. I'd like to add I purchased this snare on sale and I STILL wouldn't recommend. I did a lot of research before I made the purchase, but I wish I knew the quality of the snare before. It's absolutely not worth it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Little Piggy

    By D

    from Hampton,Va

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    I love this snare its has that pop that I have been wanting to hear when I play the set.When I first got it of course I changed the head to it to an Aquarian StudioX head which makes this thing Squeal even louder it's a great snare at a pretty good price.Go Get it

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epic Snare

    By Kelso K

    from Aurora, IL

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    This snare is AMAZING. End of story - this will be the snare you own forever. Live, recording, practice it perfect for all situations. This drum shines when any form of metal or rock is played. It really has amazing attack and response. Worth every penny. I put remo ambassador head on it and I really think the snare and that head are the perfect setup for a metal drummer's snare for that dry pop. It tuned perfectly in around 10 mins and fine tuning was minimal. Truely amazing snare drum. Epic.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dry and loud

    By Mark55

    from Rochester MI

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    When you first get it, this snare has alot of high end overtones and ringing due to the vents. Once you get any sort of dampening on it (moongel or an Evans HD dry head work well) you get a high, dry cracking sound. This snare is also LOUD, which is another effect of the Vents. Definetly a snare worth getting, and since its Pork Pie, you know it'll last a long time.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SiCK SeXy Snare

    By David Roberts

    from Ypsilanti, MI

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    i got this snare a few days ago and it blew my mind, it had the pop i wanted and the deep tone. i recommend if your a drummer 2 get this snare. ~Fill Choppins~

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Squealer

    By Mike D.

    from Arlington,Texas

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    Bought the 13 x 7 vented Little Squealer 3 weeks ago and can tell you I got my moneys worth. I bought it to get that nice funk crack and this snare does that and more, you can get a nice rock and blues tuning out of this snare also. I play in a couple of bands and the guys noticed the sick crack coming from the Squealer, I recieved a thumbs up from the band. In my opinion you cant get a better snare for the money...Thanks Pork Pie.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    CRISP AND PUNCHY

    By Tyler T

    from Bakersfield, CA

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    This snare is just great. I fell in love with it when i tried it out in my local guitar center. I played a 600 dollar DW snare before trying this one, and this one kicks the DW's Butt!!! Its got great versatility and plenty of sensitivity for those jazzy/groovy beats, but also GREAT punch and projection for its size. The rim sounds great. It can be tuned high or low and still sound amazing. Best Snare Ive ever played and I have 14 years drum experience. Go get it if you want a great snare for the money.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Snare ever

    By john Satzinger

    from Santa Barbara, California

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    Pork Pie is the best of the best when it comes to snares, and this snare is no exception. This is the best snare I have ever played on. It has such a great rebound, and you can tighten the head until your drumkey breaks. Great sound, has a great "pop" to it. The snare projects greatly with even the lightest hit, because it has 31 air vents! You can use this snare without any muffling, too. It is so versatile, I played a metal song on it, then loosened the head and played jazz. Phenomenal product at an unbeatable price! Buy this snare, you won't be sorry!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Loud

    By More_cowbell_please

    from Los Angeles, Ca

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    This thing is loud. It cuts through anything my band plays. Tuning this drum is so simple. Ive changed heads on this drum numerous times and its always easy. You can just crank it on there and listen to how fast it comes into tune. The rim shots are poppy and perfect. This snare has ear blistering attack when you slam it and it even covers the light marching rolls. Its perfect.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I am amazed beyond belief

    By Deej

    from Whitestown, Indiana

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    I just got another drum set and I was torn over which snare to get and so I opted for the Little Squealer. IT IS AMAZING! It has a deep heavy punch with some really versatile applications! I could not be happier!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    oh snap

    By bukes66

    from USofA

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    I just picked up this snare about 4 months ago and it is ROCKIN! I feel it has an amazing aftertone if you don't put tape or anything on the head. If you tighten the snares all the way it gets closer to a marching snare it is so sharp. The rimshots are sick! It reminds me of The Aquabats!'s snare. The only downfall is it isn't really designed for rolls or super soft playing. The vents on the side let all the air out if you hit it really soft and don't really trigger the snares. I wouldn't really use it for jazz, but I haven't changed the head/snares to see what all sounds it can produce. Overall, I would buy it again-great price.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The little BIG snare!

    By MonaHammer- Quick Victim

    from Denver, CO

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    Having never used Pork Pie products before I was skeptical, but I'm glad I decided to use this snare. It has the bite I need to cut through all the high end guitar and bass tone, and the rim shot is very sharp. It also has a nice buzz roll sound as well. I left on the Remo head it came with, it sounded the best for what I demand from it, tune it tight and it won't give you any trouble. I strongly recommend this "Squealer" to anyone who wants to be heard. ROCK ON!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Incredible

    By K

    from VA

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    I've only just begun playing with the tuning but it sounds exactly how I want my snare to sound- very loud, tight, and warm with a nice CRACK! its also very sensitive which makes ghost notes a blast. Very much worth the money as far as I'm concerned. The drum looks almost as good as it sounds, I like the finish on it a lot as well (simple is good so it will match almost anything)

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Metal or Rock

    By Pete

    from PA

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    This snare is literally the best sounding snare I've ever played (and I've tested out alot at guitar center and other stores). I doubt I'll ever buy a new snare unless I order a custom one. Everybody likes the Joey Jordison signature snare... but this snare sounds better and louder. Has just as much crack or more than the Joey Jordison snare... and costs alot less... Overall, I couldn't be happier with this snare, its probably my favorite addition to my kit. Buy now!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Just missed it.

    By Jon Lee

    from Austin, Texas

    Comments about Pork Pie Little Squealer Snare Drum:

    First off, I like Black...I really really like Black. I was looking forward to buying this snare for about a month. I thought it was about what I was looking for, but quickly ran into a few particulars that I didn't like so much. This drum is very ringy. Even after replacing the snares with Puresound snares and changing the top head to an Aquarian Response 2 Coated, I was forced to use two full sized Moongels. The second problem I had was the tension rods constantly coming loose, and literally falling out of the bottom while playing live. Locktight did a little to help this, but those rods continued to come loose throughout a show, or practice when played for more than 1 hour.

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