Pearl Championship Series 14x12" Free Floating Maple Marching Snare - Black

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Pearl Championship Series 14x12" Free Floating Maple Marching Snare - Black

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Pearl Championship Series 14x12" Free Floating Maple Marching Snare - Black


No other Snare drum has changed the face of marching competition like the FFX Championship Series. Used by today's top DCI corps, these drums have won more than their share of High Percussion Awards. The combination of 6 plies of 100% Maple free-floating in a super lightweight aircraft aluminum frame creates a force to be reckoned with.


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Totally Free floating lugs, mounting bracket, and strainer
  • Unrestricted resonance and optimum projection
100% Maple shell
  • For strength, projection, and richness of sound
Aluminum alloy edge ring and rims
  • Designed to easily withstand today's super high tensioning.
6 acoustically located air vents
  • Enhanced volume, snare sensitivity, and relieve drum pressure for unparalleled stick response
FFXM1311 at 13.5 pounds and FFXM1412 at 14.5 pounds
  • Innovations have made the FFX Snares over 2 lbs. lighter making these drums suitable for all ages and sizes
  • 3 year warranty on shell. The best in the industry



The Championship Maple Snare shell’s natural balance of mid to high frequencies brings the FFX the voice that set the industry standard and changed the face of corps competition. Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology is used to make a 6-ply, free floating shell out of maple, the drum industry’s premium for dynamic range, sensitivity, and unsurpassed projection. Because of the maple shell’s strength and reliability, your corps or band can compete in all climate conditions.

The FFX Aluminum Frame supports an aluminum alloy edge ring, providing you with a top bearing edge that can take all of the pressure necessary for today’s high tension heads. 2-ply reinforcement rings and a 45 degree bottom bearing edge provide shell stability and shape integrity while focusing the drum’s maximum sensitivity and volume.

PBDL Shell



Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilizes a proprietary technique for achieving the ultimate air chamber. It begins with select woods chosen for their unique acoustic attributes, milled to precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams, for a perfect air-tight fit. The wood plies are saturated with Pearl’s proprietary “AcoustiGlue” that permeates every pore and dries to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. Finally, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum shells that exhibit superior tone, optimal resonance and extreme strength.




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