The Pearl HEP1450 14″×5″ VectorCast Hybrid Exotic Snare Drum provides a quick, yielding snap with heavy midrange overtones.
Beginning with a composite material filament and resin thread, Pearl’s new ultra thin Vectorcast shell is formed around a mandrel in an X-pattern; creating a thin, high-strength shell that “flexes” with each strike. Its characteristic sound is both lively and fat, and is a vast departure from other synthetics like acrylic or carbon fiber.
The HEP1450 aslo features Pearl’s new Spin-Tight tension rods. This elegantly simple innovation creates a tension rod-within-a-tension rod, that allows the rod to expand and lock into place within the swivel nut. Utilizing a special drum key, tunings can be controlled under high-impact play like never before.
To capture each drummer’s mental ideal of sonic perfection, the craftsmen at Pearl have had to travel outside conventional drum making. Experiments with different material combinations—from high-tech synthetics to traditional organics—have allowed for new tonal frontiers in our new Hybrid Exotic Series snare drums. With refinements tailored to fit the needs of the true professional, snares from the Hybrid Exotic line are the purest representation of Pearl’s continual quest for the sound dreams are made of.