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.