Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

Concert Snare Drums

Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

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Concert Snare Drums

Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

Full-bodied tone, with a higher overall pitch response than traditional maple, at 3mm thick, our exclusive precision-milled Philharmonic Cast Aluminum shell snare drum is one of the thickest metal drums you’ll find. Aluminum is a relatively soft metal and provides the warm, round, full-bodied resonance of a wood shell snare. However, it also possesses the snap, volume, and projection provided by a metal snare. No other concert snare drum can offer this perfect compromise between wood and metal. Since the Philharmonic PHA is a milled cast aluminum shell, its bearing edges are precision-cut and perfect every time.

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Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

Model Number

PHA Series

SHELL

3mm Cast Aluminum

STRAINER

SR-500 Triad Silent Strainer

SNARES

Graduated Tension wrap-around cable

BEDS

Vintage Cut

LUGS

Classic Tube Lugs

RODS

Stainless Steel

HOOPS

Mastercast Die-Cast on 5" & 6.5", Single Flange on 4"

HEAD

Remo Diplomat Renaissance

FINISH

Natural Milled Aluminum

Configurations

Model Number Dimensions Shell Type Snare Assembly (Left Middle Right) Hoops
PHA1440 14" x 4" 3mm Cast Aluminum L=S-068SGT M=S-052 R=S-068S Single flange with claw hooks
PHA1450 14" x 5" 3mm Cast Aluminum L=S-067YT M=S-064 R=S-068S Mastercast Die-Cast
PHA1465 14" x 6.5" 3mm Cast Aluminum L=S-065Y M=S-064 R=S-068S Mastercast Die-Cast

Models

PHA1440

PHA 14" x "4 Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

PHA1450

PHA 14" x 5" Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

PHA1465

PHA 14" x 6.5" Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

Features

3mm Cast Aluminum Shell

At 3mm thick, our exclusive precision-milled cast aluminum shell snare drum is one of the thickest metal drums you’ll find. Aluminum is a relatively soft metal and provides the warm, round, full-bodied resonance of a wood shell snare. However, it also possesses the snap, volume, and projection provided by a metal snare. No other concert snare drum can offer this perfect compromise between wood and metal. Since the Philharmonic PHA is a milled cast aluminum shell, its bearing edges are precision-cut and perfect every time. This provides ease of tuning and perfect head seating around the entire circumference of the drum.

SR-500 Traid Silent Strainer

At the heart of the Philharmonic snare drum is the revolutionary SR-500 strainer system. The Triad Silent Strainer System provides three individual tension adjusters allowing you to fine tune the optimum tension for each type of snare material mounted on the drum and a single global adjustment knob on the butt side for quick overall tension adjustments.

Silent snare throw provides 3 individual snare adjusters allowing for optimal fine tuning of each snare material. A global adjuster is used on the butt side for quick overall adjustments.

Graduated Tension Snares

A proprietary combination of three unique snare sets (coated cable, stainless cable & snappy wire) using both graduated and even tensioning, offers seamless timbre overlapping and ultra-smooth dynamic transition, plus a greatly extended dynamic and sensitivity range. All snares can be effortlessly changed by simply loosening the adjuster and one drum key rod.

Classic Tube Lugs

Classic Style and professional performance lugs allow the maximum shell resonance.