Pearl UltraCast Aluminum 6.5" x 14" Snare Drum

$500 or best offer. This is a used model in excellent +++ condition. The first pic is a stock Pearl catalog image. Highly acclaimed, this model has been out of production for a few years. Serial number is UC090093. It's one of the newer versions built 2005 or after that has the nice GlideLock strainer which is very smooth and lockable. It is equipped with a new Aquarian Studio X batter head. The snares are not original Pearl, but a forty two strand chromed steel wire set (and the snare bed is wide enough to accept 42). The bottom head in the pics is broken. That will be replaced with a good one. There are four small chips in the black finish and some wearing of the finish in the area underneath the head's hoops. They are shown in the pictures but small and hard to see. There is some faint wear on the black hoops from sticks and snare stand arms. The black anodized coatings on the aluminum shell were notorious for chipping and wearing away. This one has not been cleaned and has some stick sawdust and typical dust which really shows up in these sunlight pictures. This one has less damage than most - but you're buying it for the sound, not the looks, right?. The hoops are engraved Pearl Super Hoops. This is a simply great sounding drum. The $25 shipping is just an estimate. Buyer will pay exact shipping whether more or less.

If you are like most drummers, your ideal snare sound lives somewhere between wood and metal shell drums. You switch between the two, because they both sound great. You like the bright cutting projection and pronounced hi-end crack of a metal shell, but sometimes you just can't live without the warmth, body and bottom that only comes from a wood shell drum. If this is starting to sound familiar, one listen to the all UltraCast Snare Drum will seem like a dream come true. UltraCast offers everything you want in a snare sound, all of the time. UltraCast is the exclusive precision milled, cast aluminum shell snare drum. At 3mm thick, this is one of the thickest metal drums you'll find. Aluminum is a relatively soft metal and provides the warm, round, full bodied tone of a wood shell snare. But it is after all, a metal shell, so you get all the crack, volume and projection you can handle. No other snare drum can offer this perfect compromise between wood and metal. Since UltraCast is a milled cast aluminum shell, its bearing edges are precision cut and perfect every time. This provides ease of tuning and perfect head seating around the entire circumference of the drum. And speaking of tuning integrity, all tension bolts on UltraCast are precision turned Stainless Steel.

For 2005, it has been upgraded with the new SR-1000 GlideLock strainer. The GlideLock features a locking lever that will not disengage no matter how hard you play yet releases easily with a push of a button. The snare tension knob also locks to retain snare tension settings. Simply push and turn the knob to adjust and release to lock. Special low-friction "bearings" and high precision castings assure smooth, gliding action.

The look of UltraCast is also much different. Its all black lacquered coated shell, tube lugs, and SuperHoop II Rims will quickly become an exciting focal point of your entire kit.


Name Pearl 14" x 6.5" UltraCast 3mm Cast Aluminum Snare Drum

Brand Pearl

Model # UCA-1465/B

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Series Ultracast

Material Aluminum

Diameter 14"

Depth 6.5"

Length 6 1/2"

Listing created May 13, 2018

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