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Tama Bubinga VS Pearl Masters
Old 12th December 2018
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Tama Bubinga VS Pearl Masters


OK... I just want some subjective input.
I can get the Pearl for $200 5.5x14
The Tama for $250 6x14

I play in a female singer blues band and a male singer 90s rock band.

I also have a recording studio

Snares I currently own:

5x14 Black Beauty (1970s)
5.5x14 Pearl Brass Sensitone
1966 Rogers Powertone
80s Ludwig Acrolite
5.5x14 Nickel over Steel Gretsch (not USA)
5x14 Sonor Force 3001 (the only wood shell I have)
5.5x14 Yamaha Maple Custom (1990s .... yeah it's wood but I don't have it cuz my son "stole" it. :-P )

Lately been playing the Sensitone

Respond if you feel so inclined. I listen to them on YouTube but that's like... whatever... you can't tell anything. One thing is does that black lacquer on the Tama hardware hold up over time? Anyway... I look forward to your thoughts. Thanks!

Last edited by Sven62; 12th December 2018 at 01:51 AM..
Old 12th December 2018
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Its Gearslutz, the answer is BOTH.

What wood is the Pearl? What wood is your Sonor?
Old 12th December 2018
Here for the gear

Pearl is maple. It's the Masters MCX series

My Sonor... maple/basswood. There's one on Ebay for $124. It sounds dead. No life in that thing.

I think I am getting the Pearl MCX.

But you're right of course... the answer is both! ha
Old 12th December 2018
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I'm sure both are nice drums. A maple snare is always a good thing to have.
Old 13th December 2018
You have world class metal shell snares, and ok (imo) wood shell snares.
Get yourself a second hand Noble & Cooley, better yet Craviotto Dark Cherry, or find a nice single ply Radio King (they vary in quality, so you'd need to play it).
N&C for bang for buck would be my #1 suggestion.
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