Pearl’s new Ultra-Sound snares are the new standard for snares with a variety of tension levels and three mounting options for customisable snare response. Two models, “C” type and “D” type, feature patent pending Graduated Tension snares for extended dynamic range from ultra soft to ultra loud. The S-1420C features “C” shaped end plates with looser tension wires in the centre for outstanding tracking and response and is ideal for rock music and metal snare drums. The S-1420D features “D” shaped end plates with tighter tension wires in the centre for superb sensitivity and is ideal for classical music and wood snare drums. All Ultra-Sound snares feature non-plated rust proof snare wires and ultra-thin, low mass 0.6mm Phosphor Bronze end plates for ultra quick response. Additionally, the end plates have three mounting options: tunnels for cord mounting that allow the end plates to lie flat against the drumhead for maximum snare-to-head contact; holes for cord mounting where the cords float the end plates off the drumhead allowing a more “open” sound; and slots for straps. The S-1420I features even tension snare wires for those who want traditional snare dynamics but with the benefits of the Ultra-Sound’s ultra quick snare wires and low mass end plates.