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    Anyone have any opinions on a Pearl Free Floating snare? It's almost double what I thought I was gonna spend but I really dig their sound. Anyone try one of these out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddywaters View Post
    Anyone have any opinions on a Pearl Free Floating snare? It's almost double what I thought I was gonna spend but I really dig their sound. Anyone try one of these out?
    which shell and size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddywaters View Post
    Anyone have any opinions on a Pearl Free Floating snare? It's almost double what I thought I was gonna spend but I really dig their sound. Anyone try one of these out?
    The cool thing about these is you can switch the shells out when you want...but that gets expensive. Never owned one myself. At one point I had my eye one one but ended up grabbing a Pearl Ultracast instead. Oops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Redneck View Post
    Many people worry about cutting a single hole 1 1/8" hole in a 22X18 kick, why is it ok to drill a bunch of holes in a snare?
    People also let concert toms become a fad, and Bass ports to be 16inches.
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    I owned the Pork Pie. I didn't hate it, but I returned it. It sounds best (to me) tuned up with a nice high crack, and was super loud. It sounded good, but didn't seem terribly diverse to me. I'd go with the Acrolite.
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    I would get a used Pork Pie Patina snare in good condition for a good price. Those snares sound great, are super versatile and look outstanding!
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    $100 each ?
    Buy both............
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    If you want something to cut through, get a Brass snare if you can. I have the same kit as you, and my Tama COB 5x14 cuts through without issue, and my band is by no means quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddywaters View Post
    Anyone have any opinions on a Pearl Free Floating snare? It's almost double what I thought I was gonna spend but I really dig their sound. Anyone try one of these out?
    I own a Pearl Free Floating Copper shell 14 x 6.5 snare and I thought about selling it at one time- its in the tuxedo bag in the spare bedroom ( I use it for a part-time storage room ) and has been for the past year.

    I played it for 3 years constantly and loved it but when I got the Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite 14 x 6.5 snare - well, the sound of the Bubinga wood won me over.
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    I've got both and although I love the Pork Pie the Acrolite is more versatile. Like someone said get an Acro, put a Aquarian Hi-Energy on the batter and a Hi-Performance reso and you've got a snare that you can use in most situations. The vented PP is a great snare but it lacks a little in the versatility department. Either one is great but I'd take the acro. You might want to look at Pearl Sensitone aluminums as well. You can find those used on FleaBay for $125 - 150 and those things are great.

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