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Snare Drums Medalist Pipe Snare


FFXP Snare

The FFXPMD1412 Championship Medalist Pipe Snare Drum is the new light-weight envy of the Pipe Snare Drum Market. Weighing in at only 13.8 pounds, this is lightest professional grade Pipe snare on the market. Featuring a 4-ply Birch shell with 2-ply reinforcement rings, the tone production is brilliant and the Medalist’s precesion cut snare beds provide unmatched crack and snare response.

Birch Shell 4 ply Birch Shell + 2 ply Reinforcement Rings for a Bright Optimum Tone
Top Drum Head Pearl "Cybermax" Kevlar Head by Remo
Protection Guards Steel Snare Guards for Extra Protection
NEW Top & Bottom Snare Strainer Chrome Snare Wire Increases Brightness
Aluminum Edge Ring and Rims Relieves Shell Tension to withstand today's super high tensioning
Top throw off system Exterior Access to Top Snare Adjustment for easy tuning
Bottom Shell Cut 45 Degree Bearing Edge for a Great Cutting Sound
Carriers Compatiable with Pearl MX T-Frame and CX Airframe Carriers


  • Lightest Pipe Band Snare Drum, Ever! Just 6.25 Kg/13.8 lbs.
  • 4 ply Birch Shells with 2 ply Reinforcement Rings for Optimum Tone
  • 45 Degree Baring Edge for a Great Cutting Sound
  • Polished Aluminum Hardware


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.


This FFXP Birch Pipe Snare features Aluminum Edge Rings, Aluminum Rims, and Pearl's Quick-Release Snare System.

The high strength lightweight aircraft aluminum edge ring offers extreme durability under the most aggressive tunings. Pearl’s Quick-Release Snare System allows the removal of the entire snare assembly with the turn of a knob for super fast and easy head changes. The redesigned upper snare unit uses a 28-strand chrome-plated carbon steel snare which features exterior adjustability over tension and head contact with a standard drum key.

DimensionsModel Number
14” x 12” (13.8 lbs) FFXPMD1412 (Birch)
Carriers MX T-Frame & CX Airframe


Standard Lacquer Finishes

  • 109 Arctic White
  • 110 Sequoia Red
  • 122 Black Mist
  • 126 Emerald Mist

 Special Order Lacquer finishes are available. Please contact your Authorized Pearl Dealer.


The NEW 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!



Recommended carriers for the FFXP & FFXPB Championship Marching Pipe Drums

CX Pipe Band Snare Carrier (CXSP-1)

Elegantly Simple. Incredibly Solid. The CX Airframe carrier features a well padded rod style frame that allows for a wide range of adjustments The CXSP-1 model comes with both Corps style J-rods, and 2) AL-72 Pipe Snare J-rods as used on the MXSP-1 so the player can choose the best fit.

MX Pipe Band Carrier (MXSP-1)

Aluminum shoulder supports and an Aluminum Free-floating Flip-up snare attachment

CH-5S Carry Hook

Mounts securely to the FFXP edge ring

SLG100 - Sling

The Pearl SLG100 was developed and designed to give the drummer 3 different ways of wearing the instrument. The fully adjustable strap with removable back support provides comfort and gives this sling many features not found in today’s models. Made of a high strength strapping for added support and one large steal ring for easy adjustability, this sling was designed to fit all sizes. Attachments to the drum can be made with 2 hooks that can clip onto a level bar or CH5S. Designed and developed with today’s Traditional and Pipe Drummer’s of the 21st century.

Leg Rest (LR40)

The LR-40 attaches to the tension rods of marching snare drums and pipe tenors and allows the drum to comfortably rest on one's knee. The rest has the ability to tilt up and down, as well as rotate clockwise and counterclockwise for the most comfortable fit. The Pearl LR40 was designed specifically to attach up to a 20” tenor drum and was updated with comfort foam padding for added support and a lock-washer for stability.



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

Cases & Accessories


The custom molded case protects your drum during storage or transit. Complete with locking strap and carrying handle. 4 Unique indentations at each corner facilitate stacking of multiple cases securely.

PD-1412 for both 13" and 14" Snare Drums


Pearl Drum Covers protect your investment from the wear and tear of the season.

MDC-13 for 13” Snare Drums


K-030 High Tension Tuning Key - The K-030 features an extra long handle for high tension applications.

Stick Bags

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


MSB-2 stick holder