Bass Drums Philharmonic
Pearl's Philharmonic Series African Mahogany Concert Bass Drum shells offer a warmer and darker sound than maple and birch. There is an increase in low end response while middle and high end frequencies are perfectly balanced - making PBA drums the ultimate concert performance instruments.
Philharmonic Concert Bass drums offer unprecedented bass response. The 6 ply African Mahogany shells provide a natural resonance unlike any other shell material. These highly responsive shells have a naturally low, rich frequency response that is ideal for use in the Philharmonic concert bass drum. Fully rounded bearing edges reinforce the low frequency response of the heads and will hold up to many years of high end performance and professional quality sound.
Tuning is fast and easy with Pearl’s exclusive Silent Tensioning Lug System. Each oversized t-handle lug and claw is insulated at every contact point with itself and the shell to assure that there is no rattle possible from the drum. 8mm thick tuning rods have coarse threads so that quick adjustments can be made to adjust for temperature and humidity in the hall.
100% maple hoops provide durability and even tuning. Each bass drum has 2 acoustically located air vents to allow the drum to breath for superior response and projection. PBA bass drums come with Remo NuSkyn Heads and are available in Matte Walnut Lacquer finish.
"Last night I had the privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC with The New York Chamber Orchestra.I used the Philharmonic Concert Bass Drum which had a very warm and round sound. It's response was quick with a nice attack. I really like this Bass Drum, it helped me make great tones to accompany great music..." - Rolando Morales-Matos
6 Ply African Mahogany Shell
6 ply African Mahogany and 45 degree bearing edges
African Mahogany is a relatively soft hardwood that offers a dramatic boost in lower frequencies. This bass boost effect is most likely due to its loosely packed cellulose network, which creates a natural resonator effect in the lower frequencies. This predisposition for powerful lows makes it the logical choice for concert toms and bass drums where those frequencies are sought after in performance.
The 45 degree bearing edge allows for precision tuning and maximum kinetic energy transfer from the head to the shell, resulting in maximum shell resonance and a presence that can be felt as well as heard.
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.
#210 Matte Walnut lacquer Stain
Warranty & Schematics
Warranty Coverage/Warranty Period
General: Pearl drums, stands, pedals, parts and accessories except as noted herein, purchased from an authorized Pearl dealer are warranted to the original retail purchase and shall be valid by item as indicated below and is not transferable.
Drum Hardware (Concert): Drum hardware such as lugs, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, strainers, and nuts and bolts are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.
Hoops: Wood hoops are guaranteed against material failure, ply separation, or going out of round for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase. Metal hoops are guaranteed against material failure or going out of round for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.
Finish: Except for “special finishes" (see below), both the lacquer finish and covered finish on Pearl drums are guaranteed for one (1) year; however, Pearl does not guarantee against deterioration by reason of corrosive atmosphere, extreme temperature or other external causes.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY
This Warranty Does Not Cover
This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance. Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following: a.) Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original. b.) Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation. c.) Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed. d.) Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity. e.) Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use. Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes.
The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.
It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place. Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.
To Obtain Warranty Service
Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased. Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department. This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused. Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt. All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner. Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty. Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.
This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.