Pearl premieres with new pipe band snare drum 'Medalist' is the lightest snare in its class Pearl introduces the new Championship 'Medalist' pipe band snare drum, developed in close collaboration with Pearl's endorsed pipe bands. The new pipe band snare (model FFXPMD1412) meets specific requirements in sound, appearance, performance and weight.

The Pearl Championship 'Medailist' 14x12 inch snare drum is the lightest in its class, just 6.25 kg / 13.8 lbs. The reduction in weight has been reached by looking into every detail of the snare.

Firstly the shell construction; it's an even ply 100% birch shell with six plies, 5.4mm which resulted in a huge weight reduction.

Secondly, the top and bottom strainer have been redesigned which resulted in a 35% weight reduction compared to our previous model.

Next to the reduction in weight other improvements have been made. Pearl created new snare wires which are meticulously soldered, placed and even tensioned.

All the aluminium hardware including the aluminum alloy edge rings and rims are now fitted with Pearl's new 'mirror anodised' finish, which give the drums a brilliant finish that, at the same time, is durable and easy to maintain so it can withstand all weather conditions.

The new snare drum is available in four super high gloss finishes; #103 Piano Black, #109 Arctic White, #129 Sapphire Sunburst and #155 Scarlet Fade.

The Pearl FFXPMD1412 Championship 'Medalist' pipe band snare drum has a recommended retail price of 1,060 euros.
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