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Pearl 5x14 Sensitone Phosphor Bronze Snare Drum  From Pearl

Crisp and lively yet bellowing and powerful. Excellent condition.


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What We Think

This Pearl Sensitone snare drum utilizes thin 1.2mm phosphor bronze shell to produce a crisp and full-bodied note that works well for live or session work.

The thin shell, combined with the shallow snare bed, produce articulate notes that are perfect for press or buzz roles. This snare drum is outfitted with 10 heavy bridged lugs that provide an even stretch on the drum head through multiple tuning ranges allowing you to find your ideal sweet spot with ease. The new click-lock snare throw-off system is simple, neat and functional. The mechanism incorporates a drawbridge style design that uses a ‘horseshoe’ shape nylon segment that locks onto the tension piston to hold it firmly in place.

The Pearl Sensitone snare drum is a true workhorse within their snare drum catalog. At home in a variety of musical situations, metal drum enthusiast will love how easy this drum is easy to tune and play. If you are looking for the classic aluminum snare drum sound, give this drum some consideration.

Manufacturer's Description from Pearl

Sensitone Premium Phosphor Bronze snare drums are engineered for lively musicality and piercing crack. Delivering articulate sensitivity and powerfully smooth whallop, these refined, first-call percussion instruments demand a place of prestige in the pro drummer's arsenal.

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About Manufacturer

Pearl Corporation is organized and functions as a wholesale distributor of drums, percussion musical instruments and flutes for the United States. The majority of drums and related items are manufactured by Pearl Musical Instrument company and imported directly from company owned factories located in Taiwan and China.

Pearl has created several drum products, such as shells in the 1970s that were made of wood with a fiber-glass lining. There was also a shell made of a composite called "Phenolic." Additionally, Pearl combined roto-toms and these Phenolic shells to create the Vari-Pitch line of drums. Other early innovations included shells that were slightly undersized, so that the drum head would extend over the edges, much like a gong drum. Pearl manufactured seamless, extruded acrylic shells that were different from the tabbed-and-seamed Vistalite shells used by Ludwig. Pearl also developed the hinged tube tom-arm, a design widely copied by many other drum manufacturers.


  • Size: 14” x 5”
  • Shell: 1.2mm Phosphor Bronze
  • Hoops: Pearl Super Hoop II
  • Lugs: ARL65
  • Rods: 10
  • Tension Rods: SST-5047
  • Strainer: SR-150
  • Snares: SN1420I