Pearl FM-1435/C Free Floating 3.5x14 inch Maple Snare Drum
The "Free Floating" concept of removing all hardware from the shell is an extremely effective way of increasing the amount of coloration of each shell material to maximize its contribution to the overall sound of the drum. Pearl’s Free Floating System also allows you the option to swap shells as easily as changing a batter head. An aircraft-quality aluminum alloy bottom edge ring is machined to provide perfect seating with the shell and is precision cut to offer the most stable, sensitive, responsive snare bed imaginable. All of the drum's hardware is attached to the edge ring, including the throw-off, allowing the shell to resonate unrestricted.
Now the Free Floater has been upgraded with the new SR-1000 GlideLock strainer. The GlideLock features a locking lever that will not disengage no matter how hard you play yet releases easily with a push of a button. The snare tension knob also locks to retain snare tension settings. Simply push and turn the knob to adjust and release to lock. Special low-friction "bearings" and high precison castings assure smooth, gliding action. The Free Floater is also outfitted with the new SN-1420I UltraSound even-tension snares. The UltraSound snares feature rust-proof uncoated wire for long life and outstanding sensitivity.
All Free Floating System Snare Drums feature marching-style solid steel tension rod receivers for 100% pull-out-proof dependability. The shell on the FM-1435/C is 6-ply 100% aged premium Maple with a 6.5" shell depth. It features MasterCast die-cast hoops for intense rimshots and incredible focus. And precision-fit Stainless Steel tension rods for incredibly smooth and precise tuning.
• 6-Ply 100% Aged Premium Maple Shell
• MasterCast Die-Cast Hoops
• Precision-Fit Stainless Steel Tension Rods
• SR-1000 GlideLock Strainer
• SN-1420I UltraSound Even-Tension Snares