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Pearl 8x14 Masterworks Maple Snare Drum-Matte Natural Flame  From Pearl

The legendary Pearl sound combined with the Masterworks craftsmanship. Excellent condition!  


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Manufacturer's Description from Pearl

Every handbuilt snare drum in the Pearl Masterworks series boasts vault-grade tonewoods, indulgent finish plies, and top-of-the-line hoops and hardware. This 8" x 14" Masterworks snare combines two plies of balanced North American maple with four plies of dry, cutting birch for power, Carbon fiber inner ply and a pre-EQ'd response under close mics. Plies are set using Pearl's proprietary SST shell molding process, with tonally transparent AcoustiGlue and 1,000 PSI of direct pressure, yielding maximum roundness and resonance. 45-degree bearing edges, 1.6mm triple-flanged Fat Tone hoops, and nickel STL100 swivel lugs complete the package. 

Pearl Drums

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.


Pearl Masterworks MWA1480SN 14" Snare Drum Features:

  • Vault-grade tonewoods and finish plies
  • Top-tier hoops and hardware
  • 2 plies of balanced maple
  • 4 plies of dry, cutting birch
  • Carbon fiber inner ply
  • 1.6mm triple-flanged Fat Tone hoops
  • Nickel STL100 swivel lugs
  • 45-degree bearing edges
  • Size: 8" x 14"