Championship Carbonply Snare Drum

Pearl Championship CarbonPly drums bring power and innovation to the field of Marching Percussion, combining natural and synthetic shell materials for a new sonic experience. CarbonPly shells combine 6 plies of warm, resonant African Mahogany with surrounding single-plies of light-weight Carbon Fiber. The inner ply of Carbon Fiber adds crisp high frequencies into the mix with mahogany’s warm qualities, while the outermost ply of Carbon Fiber provides a strong, durable, and attractive finish - #301 Carbon Fiber Matte. The resulting drums bring a completely unique Marching Battery sound that sets new standards of projection and power for marching ensembles of all sizes.

Features

6 ply African Mahogany shell• Increased resonance and depth with a warm and full bodied sound
Inner and outer ply of carbon fiber• Increased power and projection, more pronounced highs, enhanced snare response
Totally free-floating shell • Unrestricted resonance and optimum projection
Aluminum alloy edge ring and rims• Easily withstands today's super-high tensioning
6 acoustically located air vents• Enhanced snare sensitivity and relieve pressure for optimum stick response
16 strand snare system • Unparalleled tuning capability with minimal effort
2 strategically placed snare guards• Protects the hoop when set on the ground and also protects the snare system when accidentally dropped
Standard Lacquer Finish: #301 Carbon Fiber Matte• Super durability in any weather, a unique way for your band or corps to stand out

Configuration

Championship Carbonply Snare Drums are available in 2 sizes to meet your distinctive needs:

DimensionsModel Number
14”x12” FFX CarbonPly SnareFFXC-1412/A301
13”x11” FFX CarbonPly SnareFFXC-1311/A301

Carbon Ply Shell

CarbonPly FFX Snare Drum shells have a winning combination that is the most complete sound ever available on the field. A 6 ply African Mahogany shell, full of rich low frequencies, is wrapped with outer layers of a unique Carbon Fiber that provide intense volume and incredible attack. The time tested Mahogany and futuristic Carbon combine into a robust spectrum of frequencies that is totally unique--and totally unlike anything you have encountered.

The FFX Aluminum Frame supports an aluminum alloy edge ring, providing you with a top bearing edge that can take all of the pressure necessary for today’s high tension heads. 2 ply reinforcement rings and a 45 degree bottom bearing edge provide shell stability and shape integrity while focusing the drum’s maximum sensitivity and volume.

Superior Shell Technology

Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilizes a proprietary technique for achieving the ultimate air chamber. It begins with select woods chosen for their unique acoustic attributes, milled to precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams, for a perfect air-tight fit. The wood plies are saturated with Pearl’s proprietary “AcoustiGlue” that permeates every pore and dries to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. Finally, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum shells that exhibit superior tone, optimal resonance and extreme strength.

PMTC Tenor

Our Championship Series Carbon Ply Toms provide a battery of sonic assault. The shell composition of 6 ply African Mahogany encapsulated in an inner and outer ply of Carbon fiber promotes amazing projection and aggressive volume. These Quads and quints offer the perfect complimentary balance of sound to our Carbonply Snare Drums. Available in a choice of 6 pre configured packages to fit perfectly in your Corps. These advanced materials provide cutting edge technology to offer an accoustic advantage to those who dare.

Spec/Features

Features

6 ply African Mahogany shell• Increased resonance and depth
Inner and outer ply of carbon fiber• Increased power and projection, more pronounced highs
Extra deep shells with Sonic Cut• Maximizes resonance and increases focus and projection
Rounded bearing edges• Eliminates unwanted overtones while enhancing depth and projection
2.3mm SuperHoop II• Increased strength and durability
Aluminum alloy tension casings• Years of dependable service under high tensions
8 tension casings on the 12" and 13" (instead of 6)• Improved tuning accuracy and even dispersion of tension
6mm case-hardened tension bolts• Permits the highest tension without failure
Standard Lacquer Finish: #301 Carbon Fiber Matte• Super durability in any weather, a unique way for your band or corps to stand out
3 year shell warranty and 1 year hardware warranty

Configuration

PMTC024/A

14+10+12

PMTC8023/A

13+10+8+12

PMTC8024/A

 13+10+8+12

PMTC0234/A

14+12+10+13

Shells

Championship Carbon Ply

Championship CarbonPly tenor shells have a winning combination that is the most complete sound ever available on the field. A 6 ply African Mahogany shell, full of rich low frequencies, is wrapped with outer layers of a unique Carbon Fiber that provide intense volume and incredible attack. This futuristic combination is enhanced with two ply support rings to add tremendous shell stability and shape integrity. Fully rounded bearing edges provide full head to shell contact, increase kinetic energy transfer to the shell, and create maximum shell resonance.In addition, Pearl’s tenors are scientifically proportioned from diameter to depth, allowing optimum shell vibration. These shell craftsmanship details defined Pearl’s legendary tenor sound. As the next step forward, time tested Mahogany and futuristic Carbon combine into a robust spectrum of frequencies that is totally unique--and totally unlike anything you have encountered.

Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilizes a proprietary technique for achieving the ultimate air chamber. It begins with select woods chosen for their unique acoustic attributes, milled to precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams, for a perfect air-tight fit. The wood plies are saturated with Pearl’s proprietary “AcoustiGlue” that permeates every pore and dries to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. Finally, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum shells that exhibit superior tone, optimal resonance and extreme strength

PBDC Bass

Designed with some of today's top Marching Artists and Drum Corps, Pearl is once again setting the standard in the Marching Percussion world. With an enhanced sound that is unmatched in the world of marching percussion, only Carbon Fiber can take your group to the next level.

Carbon fiber provides superior volume, incredible attack, and a full-bodied tonal range. Enhanced high and low frequencies are combined in one package for the most complete sound ever available on the field. Durability, Craftsmanship and Performance are a must in today’s highly competitive environment and with Pearl’s Championship CarbonPly family you have everything working in your favor to put your group in the Winner’s Circle.

Our Championship Series Carbon Ply Bass Drums offer up Bass technology like you have never experienced. 6 plies of Maple formed then covered in an inner and outer layer of Carbon Fiber. Space age technology merges with 60 years of drum-making craftsmanship to form the ultimate high-volume, low-frequency generator. Available in 10 sizes.

Spec/Features

Features

6 ply Maple shell• Rich sound without distorting the low end
Inner and outer ply of carbon fiber• Increased power and projection, more pronounced highs
Extra deep shells with Sonic Cut• Maximizes resonance and increases focus and projection
Angle cut bearing edges• Superb tone from the bass line
2" wide 6 ply maple hoops• Increases strength and durability, allows for reliable and easy tuning
Oversized triple-reinforced claws• Exceeds the tension requirements of today's corps
Aluminum alloy tension casings• Years of dependable service under high tensions
High-gloss black hoops• Look as good as they perform
6mm case-hardened tension bolts• Permits the highest tension without failure
Standard Lacquer Finish: #301 Carbon Fiber Matte• Super durability in any weather, a unique way for your band or corps to stand out
3 year shell warranty and 1 year hardware warranty

Configuration

Championship Carbonply Configurations

DimensionsModel Number
14”x14”PBD-1414
16”x14”PBD-1614
18”x14”PBD-1814
20”x14”PBD-2014
22”x14”PBD-2214
24”x14”PBD-2414
26”x14”PBD-2614
28”x14”PBD-2814
30”x16”PBD-3016
32”x16”PBD-3216

Shells

Championship Carbon Ply Shells

Championship CarbonPly Bass Shells bring an exciting new edge to the low frequencies that drive your corps. Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology is used to make a six ply shell out of maple, the drum industry’s premium for dynamic range, sensitivity, and unsurpassed projection. This Maple shell, already exceptionally strong and stabile, is then encapsulated by two layers of a unique Carbon Fiber wrap. Pearl’s 45 degree bearing edge maximizes the volume of these thunderous air chambers.

To compliment these shells, 2” wide, 6 ply, high gloss black maple hoops are secured by extra wide claws to provide evenly dispersed grip and consistent tuning. This new sonic combination provides the unique, next generation bass sound, all made possible by Pearl craftsmanship.

Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilizes a proprietary technique for achieving the ultimate air chamber. It begins with select woods chosen for their unique acoustic attributes, milled to precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams, for a perfect air-tight fit. The wood plies are saturated with Pearl’s proprietary “AcoustiGlue” that permeates every pore and dries to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. Finally, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum shells that exhibit superior tone, optimal


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