ArticuLite Bass Drums feature 6 ply Maple shells in an extra shallow depth that offers powerful bass with tight focus and crisp response. The 12" depth allows faster transference of energy from head to shell to audience. The bass frequencies remain tight and articulate. Perfect for the hard reflective surfaces of small venues and indoor arenas. 6 acoustically placed air vents allow quick exit of air for for unsurpassed playing response and added projection. 2" wide 6 ply Maple hoops provide increased strength and durability.