Reference Wood Snare Drums

6 inner plies of Birch unite with 14 outer plies of Maple for a staggeringly thick 20 ply shell. The 45 degree bearing edge brings all 20 plies to the party in a highly focused sweet spot. This projects the volume that you would expect from such a thick shell without losing sensitivity or articulation. The state-of-the-art in modern hardware adorns these snares to maximize every nuance of the shell construction. Available in 3 sizes to perfectly suite your personal desires.

All Reference Snare Drums feature Pearl’s SR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer, which includes a locking throwoff lever and tension knob that won’t loosen no matter how hard you play. Low-friction technology permits smooth gliding action for ultra quiet, super precise motion.

Specifications

Models

RF1465S/C
RF1450S/C
RF1365S/C

Sizes14”x6.5”
14”x5”
13”x6.5”
Shell20ply: Maple 14 plies + Birch 6 plies
HoopsMasterCast
LugsBRL-65 (13”x6.5” and 14”x6.5”)
BRL-55 (14”x5”)
Rods10 - 14"x6.5" & 14"x5"
 8  - 13"x6.5"
Tension RodsSST-5047 Stainless Steel Tension Rod
StrainerSR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer
SnaresSN-1420D
SN-1320D (on 13” drum only)

Colour Selector

Available finishes

#100 Red Wine #102 Natural Maple #103 Piano Black #109 Arctic White #111 Matte Natural #124 Matte Black #151 Platinum Mist #154 Midnight Fade #155 Scarlet Fade #160 Silver Sparkle #165 Diamond Burst #166 Black Gold Sparkle #195 Crystal Rain #199 Navy Blue Sparkle #201 Matte Walnut #302 Inca Gold Burst #310 Brooklyn Burst #330 Ivory Pearl #331 Black Pearl #332 Red Pearl #335 Black Cherry #342 Vintage Tobacco Burst #377 Scarlet Sparkle Burst #393 Purple Craze II #400 White Marine Pearl #483 Vintage Marine Pearl

#100 Red Wine

#102 Natural Maple

#103 Piano Black

#109 Arctic White

#111 Matte Natural

#124 Matte Black

#151 Platinum Mist

#154 Midnight Fade

#155 Scarlet Fade

#160 Silver Sparkle

#165 Diamond Burst

#166 Black Gold Sparkle

#195 Crystal Rain

#199 Navy Blue Sparkle

#201 Matte Walnut

#302 Inca Gold Burst

#310 Brooklyn Burst

#329 Burnished Bronze Sparkle

#330 Ivory Pearl

#331 Black Pearl

#332 Red Pearl

#335 Black Cherry

#342 Vintage Tobacco Burst

#345 Satin Auburn

#355 Anitque Walnut

#377 Scarlet Sparkle Burst

#393 Purple Craze II

#400 White Marine Pearl

#406 Bronze Glass

#483 Vintage Marine Pearl

Reference Cast Steel

Reference Series metal snare drums are some of the most advanced snare drums in the world. The winning combination of extreme sensitivity and powerful volume make these snare drums a must-have instrument for the working drummer. Whether you choose the “wet and ringy” tone of 3mm Brass, or the brightly assertive 2.5mm Cast Steel, these drums will satisfy the most demanding of players.

All Reference Snare Drums feature Pearl’s SR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer, which includes a locking throwoff lever and tension knob that won’t loosen no matter how hard you play. Low-friction technology permits smooth gliding action for ultra quiet, super precise motion.

Specifications

Models

RFS1465
RFS1450

Sizes14”x6.5”
14”x5”
Shell2.5mm Cast Steel w/ Reinforcement
HoopsMasterCast
LugsBRL-65 (14”x6.5”)
BRL-55 (14”x5”)
Rods10
Tension RodsSST-5047 Stainless Steel Tension Rod
StrainerSR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer
SnaresSN-1420D Ultra-Sound “D” Type

Reference Brass

Reference Series metal snare drums are some of the most advanced snare drums in the world. The winning combination of extreme sensitivity and powerful volume make these snare drums a must-have instrument for the working drummer. Whether you choose the “wet and ringy” tone of 3mm Brass, or the brightly assertive 2.5mm Cast Steel, these drums will satisfy the most demanding of players.

All Reference Snare Drums feature Pearl’s SR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer, which includes a locking throwoff lever and tension knob that won’t loosen no matter how hard you play. Low-friction technology permits smooth gliding action for ultra quiet, super precise motion.

Specifications

Models

RFB1465
RFB1450

Sizes14”x6.5”
14”x5”
Shell3mm Brass
HoopsMasterCast
LugsBRL-65 (14”x6.5”)
BRL-55 (14”x5”)
Rods10
Tension RodsSST-5047 Stainless Steel Tension Rod
StrainerSR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer
SnaresSN-1420D Ultra-Sound “D” Type

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