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

I KNOW IT'S SUBJECTIVE....

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
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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
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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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