FFXCC Snare Drums

Championship Carboncore

FFXCC Snare Drums


Championship Carboncore

FFXCC Snare Drums

The FFXCC Championship CarbonCore Snare features a hybrid 6-ply Maple shell enhanced with an inner ply of ultra-light Carbon Fiber. The Maple helps maintain warmth of sound while the Carbon Fiber boosts articulation and projection. FFXCC Snares also feature Pearl’s OneTouch Snare Strainer system, providing dependable gut adjustment with minimal weight.


Expressive, clear, and articulate throughout the entire dynamic range ...The Magic Is Inside.


FFXCC Championship CarbonCore Snare Drum

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Pearl's FFXCC Championship CarbonCore Snare Drums are available in the following sizes:

14"x12" - 14.5 lbs
13"x11" - 13.5 lbs
14"x10" - 14.2 lbs

Polished Aluminum hardware is standard, while Chrome hardware is available via special order.

FFXCC Snares are stocked in a classy #103 Piano Black lacquer finish, guaranteed to endure seasons of wear.

Varsity Series finishes are also available via special order; see below.


OneTouch Snare Strainer

Pearl's easy-to-operate OneTouch Snare Strainer system is the lightest on the market, removing unnecessary weight from the drum while providing dependable tuning of the guts.

The 16-strand gut assembly is hex-key adjustable for easy tuning.

U.S. Patent # 9697810

Free-floating Design

The FFX design features an unrestricted shell, free of mounting and hardware to provide optimal resonance and projection.

Hybrid Maple / Carbon Fiber Shell

Championship CarbonCore FFXCC Snare Drum shells offer the most expressive and complete sound ever available on the field. The hybrid shells consist of 6 plies of 100% 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. 4-ply reinforcement rings and a 45-degree bottom bearing edge provide the shell with stability and shape integrity while focusing the drum’s maximum sensitivity and volume.

Championship CarbonCore Snare Drums are manufactured with Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology which utilizes 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.

Aluminum Alloy Hardware

The FFX Aluminum Alloy Frame provides you with a top bearing edge that can take all of the pressure for today's high-tension requirements.

Acoustically Located Air Vents

6 acoustically located vents enhance volume, snare sensitivity, and relieve drum pressure for unparalleled stick response.

Lightweight Design

Weighing in as one of the lightest on the market, FFX snares are suitable for all ages and sizes.

14"x12" - 14.5 lbs
13"x11" - 13.5 lbs


Model Description Weight
FFXCC1412/A 14"x12" Championship CarbonCore FFX Snare Drum 14.5 lbs
FFXCC1311/A 13"x11" Championship CarbonCore FFX Snare Drum 13.2 lbs
FFXCC1410/A 14"x10" Championship CarbonCore FFX Snare Drum 14.2 lbs

Varsity Series Finishes

Standard Stocking Lacquer finish: #103 Piano Black


The Varsity Wrap Series for Pearl CarbonCore, Championship Maple, and Pipe Series Marching drums makes showing your school spirit fast and easy!


Varsity series Finishes kick off your season right with 8 vibrant wrap finishes in the standard scholastic color palette for all Pearl Championship Lacquer series drums. Choose your school color and pick from Fade Top, Fade Bottom, or Burst styles that best fit your school’s spirit!