View Full Version : black free floater??

01-20-2003, 05:29 PM
im getting a black kit and a freefloater. i want to see what a black free floater looks like. if some one has a pic that would great if u could post it for me.

or if u have photo shop, u could color this pic for me. drum313 maybe??

Lost At... SRX
01-20-2003, 05:39 PM
Generally, you'll find that black freefloaters tend to pretty black, a lot blacker looking than the freefloaters that aren't black.

01-20-2003, 06:26 PM
wow, ur a douche. can n e one give me some real help. i would just like to see it cuz i have never seen one before.

01-21-2003, 12:46 AM
Are you interested in Piano Black or Black Mist? I have a Black Mist free floater that I will attempt to get a shot of if that will help.

01-21-2003, 04:12 AM
wh do you think someone is going to help you when you call people names like that?

01-21-2003, 10:45 AM
how do the free floaters sound anyway?

01-21-2003, 10:54 AM
Isn't the main purpose of the snare to sound good instead of just looking cool?

Post Scriptum: I bought Remo's Renaissances to my snare and it looks awesome!

Post Post Scriptum: But hey, it's always nicer to play when having a cool set.

01-21-2003, 10:56 AM
And free floating snare drum is the same as a free floating tom-tom, but with snares.;)

01-21-2003, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by Lost At... SRX
Generally, you'll find that black freefloaters tend to pretty black, a lot blacker looking than the freefloaters that aren't black.



01-21-2003, 01:44 PM
yeh, pearl makes a black steel freefloater, and you can probly find a pic of that on the pearl website. and I didnt see an answer to whoever asked if you want piano black or black mist. there is definatly a difference.

01-21-2003, 02:22 PM
I dont exactly know what a free floater neccesarily sounds like either, or how the free floating sytem works in general. Someone explain!

01-21-2003, 03:03 PM
piano black, i would like to see black mist too. free floaters r the bomb, they r the best snares pearl has. to me any ways.

01-21-2003, 03:05 PM
look at the pic i posted . free floating means the shell is almost floating in the drum. in other words no hard ware is touching the shell.

Lost At... SRX
01-21-2003, 03:05 PM
They're supposed to be louder and more resonant than drums of comparable dimensions and construction. I think so, I tried a pretty nice 6.5"x14" Maple Freefloater, pretty fat and deep.

01-21-2003, 04:50 PM
here is a picture I found in the downloadable pearl snare catalog. this one is made of steel, but its black, and its a freefloater, so it will look similar.

01-24-2003, 06:14 PM
I'm confused? Does a "Black" freefloater sound better than say, a "Natural" maple freefloater? That give a new meaning to "Once you go black, you never go back". :D

ps- no racial intent AT ALL!

01-25-2003, 01:06 PM
no, as long as you are comparing 2 maple free floaters, color wont matter.