Pearl's Philharmonic Pancake Snare

25-01-2018 - The preferred sound of orchestras and artists around the world.

PHP Philharmonic 100% Maple shells deliver the power to be heard, with a dark, full tonal

response that has become the preferred sound of orchestras and artists around the world.

From the lightest touch, to the thickest roll - Philharmonic Ply Maple drums are right for the



Contemporary repertoire demands and performance environments push innovation in

instrument design at Pearl. Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra collaborated with Pearl

designers to create the new 13”x2.5“ Philharmonic Pancake snare drum to meet the growing

demand for a solo and audition drum that could be “whisper quiet” and professional grade

for years of use. In other words, maximum sensitivity was needed in the smallest possible



• EvenPly 8 (8-Ply, 7.2mm) 100% Maple Shell is the ideal choice for a concert snare

due to its Strength and stability, range of frequency response, and warmth in sound


• #405 Nicotine White Marine Pearl

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