Pearl 'Firecracker' 5"x12" Snare Drum


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When you’re ready to add sparks to your playing, the first thing to do is add a PEARL 5”x12” ‘Firecracker’ Snare Drum. Get it from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price with fast, Free Shipping.

Pearl is known the world over for making some of the finest snare drums in the industry. And when a drummer is ready to experiment with different sounds, usually the first thing to change is the snare, the cornerstone of your kit. Now Pearl has added an explosive line up of snares to supplement your repertoire, the all NEW FireCracker Snare drums.

These sonic marvels are available in 2 unique shell configurations, 8 ply Poplar finished in gleaming Ebony Mist or lustrous classic Steel. The 8 plies of Poplar provide a solid, powerful punch with warm balanced sustain. And if it is brilliant attack and unyielding resonance that your crave, the steel shell is your ticket to ride. Both of these unique shell materials are available in 2 sizes, 10"x5" and 12"x5".


•  Size: 12"x5"
•  Shell: 8-ply Poplar
•  Hoops: 1.6mm Steel
•  Lugs: CL-50
•  Rods: 6
•  Tension Rods: T-061L
•  Strainer: SR-018
•  Snares: S-032

High-pitched, cutting and loud, a 10” or 12" ‘piccolo’ snare drum, particularly this PEARL “Firecracker” has become a widely used and heard snare drum sound in funk music, hip-hop, rock, jazz and Caribbean music. To get that high, penetrating “pop”, drummers have stopped cranking the daylights out of a standard snare drum and have moved to a snare drum that is designed to create that sound easily. Many drummers have added a piccolo snare drum to their drum set as a second snare and can go to that piccolo snare at any time during their performance.

Get your PEARL 5”x12” ‘Firecracker’ Snare Drum from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of more than 86 years of experience, 24/7 customer support and the Sam Ash Direct 45 day return and 60 day price protection policy. You cannot go wrong!

Things You Will Get:

  • Snare Drum
  • Drum Key
Series Firecracker
Model FCP1250


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Pearl'Firecracker' 5"x12" Snare Drum

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Excellent Snare


from Richmond, VA

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  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Funk Groups
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Pearl 'Firecracker' 5"x12" Snare Drum:

    If you're looking for a snare with that Funk "POP!" than look no further! This snare has an excellent sound for the price. It's well controlled, and has very accented rimshots. The size may need a little getting used to if you're used to a 14" snare, But it's a great asset to my set.

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    'Firecracker' 5"x12" Snare Drum

    Three years on shells and hardware. One year on hi hat cables, wood hoops, marching/educational products, and lacquer finish.

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