This drum has a hard rock maple shell with a 9-wire strand top-head snare attachment that provides immediate, crisp articulation. There is no need to individually tune these 9 strands and there is a vertical and horizontal fine tune. This is a fast, light and responsive drum, perfect for indoor marching percussion and theatrical presentation, or for a marching band with a small wind ensemble, where balance is critical. This drum has an amazing gutty sound and projects well. It is very light at 9 pounds.
This revolutionary marching snare drum concept really takes the term "Free Floater" seriously. The thin ply maple shell is completely suspended on both the batter and snare side for the ultimate in projection. The secret is in the lightweight magnesium frame that supports the shell and secures the drumheads for unparalleled tuning and high tensioning to achieve that exacting articulation. The USA Free Floater is the "Ultimate Suspended Action" Marching Snare Drum, made in the USA! Available with 4740 Omni T or 2740 Vest Carrier.