CMB Bass Drums


CMB Bass Drums



CMB Bass Drums

Our Competitor Series Bass Drums offer tremendous value and performance. 6-ply Poplar/Kapur shells featuring 6 strategically placed air vents make these drums highly efficient low frequency projectors. 6 ply Maple hoops provides a rigid mount for the triple-reinforced claws that anchor securely to our zing lug castings.


CMB Bass Drums

Model Number

CMB Series

Competitor Series Bass Drums are available in 8 lightweight sizes, ranging from 14" to 28".

CMB Bass Drums are 14" depth for all diameters.

CMB Bass Drums are stocked in two classic wrap finishes:

#33 Pure White
#46 Midnight Black

Compatible with both CX Air Frame and MX T-Frame Carriers


6 ply Poplar/Kapur Shells

Competitor Bass Drum shells feature 6-ply Poplar/Kapur shells crafted by Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology. The wood combination produces excellent response in mid to low registers, as well as the full frequency tone you need for a full sounding bass drum. Competitor Series drums bring together traditional materials and legendary Pearl craftsmanship to create high quality bass drums at a tremendous value. Pearl’s 45 degree bearing edge maximizes the volume of these thunderous air chambers.

Die-Cast Zinc Tension Lugs

Competitor Series Bass Drums feature die-cast zinc tension rods, able to withstand modern pitch requirements without breaking.

SST Formed Shells

Competitor Series Bass Drums are manufactured with Pearl's Superior Shell Technology which 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 eact consistency of the wood for optimal 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.

Lightweight Design

Designed to be lightweight and agile, CMB bass drums feature reduced weight while still providing a full, projecting sound.

Acoustically Placed Air Vents

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

Oversized Triple Reinforced Claws

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

1.5" Glossy Black Maple Hoops

1.5” wide, 6-ply, high gloss black maple hoops are secured by extra wide claws to provide evenly dispersed grip and consistent tuning.

CX Air Frame Carrier Compatible

Competitor Series Bass Drums are compatible with CX Air Frame Carriers

MX T-Frame Carrier Compatible

Competitor Series Bass Drums are compatible with MX T-Frame Carriers.


Competitor Series Bass Drums are available in eight standard sizes:

Model Number Description Weight
CMB1414N/C 14”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 11.5 lbs
CMB1614N/C 16”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 14.1 lbs
CMB1814N/C 18”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 15.5 lbs
CMB2014N/C 20”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 16.2 lbs
CMB2214N/C 22”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 18.9 lbs
CMB2414N/C 24”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 20.4 lbs
CMB2614N/C 26”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 21.0 lbs
CMB2814N/C 28”x14” Competitor Series Bass Drum 22.8 lbs