Task-Specific Innovation Just as each player has an individual voice, snare drums speak differently depending on shell type, size, weight, and application. With the latest Free Floating snare models, Pearl’s engineers crafted each to fit a specific task by model.
Pearl introduces a new line of Task-Specific Free Floating Snare Drums that are offered in a 14” width by 3.5” / 5” / 6.5” / and 8” depths, each made utilizing specific shell materials to optimize each drum’s sonority with respect to depth.
Our Task-Specific 14x3.5 Piccolo Free Floaters feature 1.2mm Stainless Steel or 6 ply Birch, both known for their brightness, which complement the the bright, penetrating sound that drummers typically require from their piccolo snares.
The 14”x5” Free Floaters feature 1mm Brass or 6 ply Maple shells known for their smooth and even frequency distribution thus making them ideal for all-purpose applications whether live or in the studio.
14”x6.5” Free Floating Snare Drums are equipped with 1.2mm Phosphor Bronze or 6 ply Maple with an inner ply of African Mahogany. Both are ideally suited to produce lower fundamental tones befitting this drum’s depth.
The 14”x8” Free Floater features a 1.2mm Seamless Aluminum shell with strong lows, smooth mids and sweet highs. It’s the perfect shell for this size and depth.
All Task-Specific Free Floating Snare Drums are equipped with Die-Cast hoops, free floating lugs, chrome hardware, Coated Ambassador batter head and Pearl’s new SR-160F strainer, featuring Pearl’s exclusive Click-Lock system which simultaneously “locks” the snare lever and the tension adjuster to your exact liking. The metal shell drums have a classy brushed finish, while the wood shell drums are finished in Pearl’s exclusive Satin Lacquer natural wood finishes.
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