PBDML Bass Drums

Championship Maple

PBDML Bass Drums


Championship Maple

PBDML Bass Drums

The Championship Bass Drums were designed with the same formula used to design the FFX snare drum and Championship tenors. 6 plies of 100% Maple shells offer maximum resonance and huge sub-frequency projection. To compliment the Maple shells. 2" wide 6 ply Maple Hoops are secured by extra wide claws for an evenly dispersed pressure for consistent tuning. Lightweight one-piece high strength aluminum castings and 6mm case-hardened tension bolts provide uncompromising strength and durability for years of high performance use.


Championship Maple Bass Drums

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PBDML Bass Drums


Championship Maple Bass Drums are available in sizes ranging from 14" to 32" and stocked in the #103 Piano Black Lacquer finish to match your CarbonCore Snares and Tenors.


14" - 28" = 14" depth
30" - 32" = 16" depth


Polished Aluminum - standard

Chrome - special order, only


Stock Wrap Finish:

#103 Piano Black Lacquer


Varsity Series Finishes:

see table below


6 ply 100% Maple Shell

Championship Maple Bass Drums feature 6 ply, 100% Maple shells, providing a rich sonority with supreme strength.  45-degree bearing edges give the drums optimal head-to-shell contact for superb tone.

Pearl's shells are created via our Superior Shell Technology, utilizing 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.

Aluminum Alloy Hardware

Championship Maple Bass Drums feature aluminum alloy hardware, designed to easily withstand today's high tension requirements yet still be incredibly light.

100% Maple Hoops

2"-wide, 6 ply Maple hoops feature excellent strength and durability, allowing for even tension around the head.

Bass drum hoops come stock with a Matte Black finish for a classy look.

Oversized Triple Reinforced Claws

Oversized to disperse tension around the hoop and to exceed the tension requirements of modern tuning schemes

6 Air Vents

Acoustically placed to allow for quick air exit for unsurpassed playing response and added projection

Case-Hardended Tension Bolts

Pearl's 6mm tension bolts are case-hardened to withstand the highest tensions without failure.


Championship Maple Bass Drums are available in all standard sizes:

Model Number Dimensions Weight
PBDML1414/A103 14"x14" 13.0 lbs
PBDML1614/A103 16"x14" 14.6 lbs
PBDML1814/A103 18"x14" 16.4 lbs
PBDML2014/A103 20"x14" 19.0 lbs
PBDML2214/A103 22"x14" 20.1 lbs
PBDML2414/A103 24"x14" 21.5 lbs
PBDML2614/A103 26"x14" 22.8 lbs
PBDML2814/A103 28"x14" 24.3 lbs
PBDML3016/A103 30"x16" 29.0 lbs
PBDML3216/A103 32"x16" 29.4 lbs

Varsity Series Finishes

Varsity Series Finishes kick off your season right with 8 vibrant wrap finishes in the standard scholastic color palette.


Choose your school color and pick from Fade Top or Burst styles that best fit your school’s spirit!


Available on Championship CarbonCore, Championship Maple, and Pipe Series Marching Drums.

Made in the USA. 90-Day Delivery.
Blue-Silver Sparkle #962 #960
Yellow-Silver Sparkle #965 #963
Red-Silver Sparkle #968 #966
Green-Silver Sparkle #971 #969
Garnet-Silver Sparkle #974 #972
Purple-Silver Sparkle #977 #975
Orange-Silver Sparkle #980 #978
Black-Silver Sparkle #982 #983
Made in the USA. 90-Day Delivery.
Blue-Black Sparkle #922 #920
Yellow-Black Sparkle #925 #923
Red-Black Sparkle #928 #926
Green-Black Sparkle #931 #929
Garnet-Black Sparkle #934 #932
Purple-Black Sparkle #937 #935
Orange-Black Sparkle #940 #938