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FTBR-1450

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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, Pearls 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 drums 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 14x5 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.

14x6.5 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 drums depth.

The 14x8 Free Floater features a 1.2mm Seamless Aluminum shell with strong lows, smooth mids and sweet highs. Its 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 Pearls new SR-160F strainer, featuring Pearls 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 Pearls exclusive Satin Lacquer natural wood finishes.

FEATURES
• MODEL: FTBR1450
• SIZE: 14x5
• SHELL: 1mm Brass
• HOOPS: MasterCast
• LUGS: FT-50
• RODS: 10
• TENSION RODS: SST-5042 Stainless Steel
• STRAINER: SR-1000F
• SNARES: SN-1420I

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I had both the previous model with longer snares sticking beyond the edges of the shell on both sides of the snare diameter, and this one, with "normal" snares which are shorter than the diameter of the shell. I sold the current model and am using the previous model. The longer snares are one of the important features of the snare and this current model giving up the feature, degraded the snare's appeal. I hope Pearl stops cutting costs on this otherwise the-best-you-ever-wanted snare.
Posted by Jan on Aug 21, 2017
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