Pearl FF - "How deep is your drum?"

tillerva

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Look at this beast. 8" deep? Thinking about picking it up.

I have a 6.5" brass that I love, was actually the first pro level still I ever got.

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The sizes are funky. I have a 6.5" "deep" copper FF snare that really has a 5x14 shell. The cool part is I can swap out many other shells, too!
 

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I don't recall offhand, but the frame adds 1.25" or 1.125" to the shell depth for an overall drum depth; changing shells is about as easy as changing a batter head. The is the older model with octagonal lugs which are no longer available. The "middle" vintage drums have round lugs (still made), continues to use the "super-sensitive" long snare throw. Newer models have the "Glide Lock" throw using standard length snare wires
 

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It's worth checking out. I played a 14x6.5 in a rehearsal space and it was really nice.
 

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I think the frame is 1.5" deep, so a 5" insert results in a 6.5" overall depth.
The 8" drum would use a 6.5" insert.
 

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Seb77 is correct - that's a 14x8, which takes a 6.5" shell. I have a second gen 14x8 Pearl FF with the blonde maple shell. I regularly put other 6.5" shells in the frame. Just note that technically the frame expects a completely flat bearing edge on the bottom.
 

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I use a 3"....A LOT. The one thing I don't like about this newer drum is that the bridge at the strainer comes out at a 45 degree angle, and that makes for having to tighten the wires more than what is normal. I use a set of active snares on mine because that cures the problem and adds even more snap. The snares are just sitting on the head with a little torque to clean up the spray.
 

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Yep, my brass is I guess the second generation (1995).
Seller hasn't gotten back to me :/
 

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Had a 6.5” maple shell, and a 3” brass. Damn that brass shell was loud and obnoxious. Got some long tension rods and used the same chassis for both. The 6.5” maple shell sounded great.
 


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