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CarbonCore FFXCC Snare

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. Expressive, clear, and articulate throughout the entire dynamic range ...the magic is inside.


CarbonCore Snare
6 Ply Maple Shell
  • Smooth, Warm, well-rounded tone that is easy to tune. The grain of maple wood is the optimal choice for transparent finishing techniques.
Inner Ply of Carbon Fiber
  • The Magic's Inside. This ultra-light weight material boosts desirable high frequencies in the drum's sound. In combination with the 6 ply Maple shell, this inner Carbon ply gives boosted projection with a more pronounced, more expressive articulation.
Polished Alumnium Hardware is Standard
  • Hardware from Pearl will shine under Stadium lights in an effect similar to chrome, without the cost of chrome-plated hardware that users would normally bear.
Totally free-floating shell
  • Unrestricted resonance and optimum projection
Aluminum alloy edge ring and rims
  • Easily withstands today's super-high tensioning
6 acoustically located air vents
  • Enhanced snare sensitivity and stick response
16 strand snare system
  • Unparalleled tuning capability with minimal effort
2 strategically placed snare guards
  • Protects the hoop when set on the ground and also protects the snare system if accidentally dropped
Standard Lacquer Finish #103 Piano Black
  • Black goes with everything!  Excellent durability in any weather. - Please see FINISHES Tab for more finish options. 
  • 3 year shell warranty, and 1 year hardware warranty
 One Touch Snare Release
  • OneTouch Snare Strainer Patent Number US 9,697,810 B2


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 Maple with an added inner ply of ultra-light Carbon Fiber. The inner ply of Carbon Fiber improves pronuciation 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 FFXCC 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 Technology 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.


Championship CarbonCore Snare Drums are available in 2 sizes to meet your performance needs:

DimensionsModel Number
14”x12” FFX CarbonCore Snare


13”x11” FFX CarbonCore Snare FFXCC1311/A


When ordering Hardware Options, Change suffix

For Example:

FFXCC1412/A  Polished Aluminum Hardware

FFXCC1412/B  Blackout Powdercoat Hardware

FFXCC1412/C  Chrome Hardware




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!



CX AIRFRAME Snare Carrier CXS-1


The CX AIRFRAME Carriers feature a solid rod, form-fitting upper shoulder frame attached to a thin aluminum belly plate with extreme range of motion. The ACS (Agility Control System) Belt unites the player to their instrument for optimal stability in today’s modern use of body movement. The shoulder and belly pads are removable for cleaning and are built with a stealth design; the Carriers practically disappear under the uniform.

Cases & Accessories


Snare Stand

The MSS3000 Snare Stand is part Pearl's Advanced Marching Hardware family. Features 2 stable legs and 1 independently height/range adjustable front leg for perfect instrument positioning in all environments, be it rocky terrain or Stadium Bleachers. Compatible with CX Airframe and MX T-frame Carrier systems.


Snare Cases

Pearl Marching Cases are rotationally molded for outstanding durability. Recommended case for FFXIC Snare Drums:

  • PD-1412 for both 13” and 14” Snare Drums


Snare Cover MDCG

Pearl's new MDCG Marching Drum Covers are the best way to protect your investments from all those unforeseeable accidents. The covers come in a classy dark grey shade that sleekly disguises wear and tear.

  • MDC-13 for 13” Snare Drums
  • MDC-14 for 14" Snare Drums


  • MUH-10 clamps to the FFXIC Edge Ring for cymbals
Mount Cowbell
  • MUH-20 clamps to the FFXIC Tension Posts and accepts any accessory mounted on a 3/8” post



Pearl Sound Projectors attach to the bottom of marching snare drums via hook and loop fastener to improve forward projection.

  • SP-2 for 13” snare drums, White with Black Pearl logo
  • SP-2B for 13” snare drums, Black with White Pearl logo
  • SP-1 for 14" snare drums, White with Black Pearl logo
  • SP-1B for 14" snare drums, Black with White Pearl logo

Stick Bags

Stick Bag

The MSB-1 and MSB-2 stick holders securely attaches to any marching drum with hook and loop straps.

Stick Bag

MSB-2 stick holder, allows for holding two separated sets of implements.

Warranty & Schematics


Pearl drums, hardware, accessories and percussion instruments are designed and manufactured to provide the highest standards in quality, style, appearance and playing performance.  Pearl takes pride in its products and takes great care to utilize the best materials and the highest standard of craftsmanship in their manufacture.


General:  Pearl drums, stands, pedals, parts and accessories except as noted herein, purchased from an authorized Pearl dealer are warranted to the original retail purchase and shall be valid by item as indicated below and is not transferable. 

Shells (Marching):  Wood marching shells are guaranteed against material failure or going out of round for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.

Drum Hardware (Marching):  Drum hardware such as lugs, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, strainers, and nuts and bolts are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.

Hoops:  Wood hoops are guaranteed against material failure, ply separation, or going out of round for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase. Metal hoops are guaranteed against material failure or going out of round for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.

Finish:  Except for “special finishes" (see below), both the lacquer finish and covered finish on Pearl drums are guaranteed for one (1) year; however, Pearl does not guarantee against deterioration by reason of corrosive atmosphere, extreme temperature or other external causes.


This Warranty Does Not Cover
This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance.  Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following:  a.)  Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original.  b.)  Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation.  c.)  Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed.  d.)  Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity.  e.)  Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use.  Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes. 

The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.

Owner’s Responsibility
It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place.  Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.

To Obtain Warranty Service
Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased.  Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department.  This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused.  Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt.  All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.  Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty.  Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.

Warranty Limitations
This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to stat