Pearl CarbonCore Snare Drum

Pearl CarbonCore Snare Drum


You know this drum is the best on the market because we won our third WGI World Championship with these very drums! 

This drum is - hands down - the best marching snare drum you will ever find. It features 6-ply Maple and an inner ply of carbon fiber to provide the best pronunciation and articulation of almost any percussion instrument. The shell is completely free floating and it comes with a 12-strand snare system. All of the hardware is top quality and rugged enough to get you through the toughest environments provided by the marching arts.

If that all isn't enough, these drums have a completely custom, hand painted finish designed by our design team for our 2013 production of The Man in the Arena.  

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Important:  You will be contacted concerning pick-up or delivery. This equipment is not available for release until January. Buy it now to secure your instrument!

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CarbonCore FFXIC Snare Drum shells offer the most expressive and complete sound ever available on the field. The Hybrid shells consist of 6 plies of Maple with an added inner ply of ultra-light Carbon Fiber. The inner ply of Carbon Fiber improves pronunciation and boosts projection across the full dynamic spectrum, while the 6 plies of Maple maintain the great tone and warmth characteristic of Pearl Championship Series.

The FFXIC 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.


Pearl’s Superior Shell Technologyutilizes 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.