PMTCC Tenor Drums

Championship Carboncore

PMTCC Tenor Drums


Championship Carboncore

PMTCC Tenor Drums

Championship CarbonCore Tenors feature unique hybrid shells - 6 plies of Maple enhanced with an inner ply of ultra-light Carbon Fiber. The Maple promotes warmth and tone, while the Carbon Fiber boosts articulation and projection. CarbonCore Tenors sing with new life and cut like you've never heard before, all the way up to the 6" spock drums. Expressive, clear, and articulate across all drums throughout the entire dynamic range ...The Magic's Inside.


PMTCC Tenor Drums

Model Number

PMTCC Series

Championship CarbonCore Tenors are available in 2 basic outer configurations:


Spock drums are available in 6", 8", and 6"+8" configurations; see configuration chart below.

Polished Aluminum hardware is standard while Chrome hardware is available via special order.

CarbonCore drums come stock in a classy #103 Piano Black lacquer finish, perfect for any ensemble's color pallet.

For a vibrant scholastic finish, please see our Varsity Series Finish offerings below.


Hybrid Maple / Carbon Fiber Shell

Pearl's Championship CarbonCore Tenor drums shells offer the most expressive and complete sound ever available in the market. The hybrid shells consist of 6 plies of Maple with an added inner ply of ultra-light Carbon Fiber. The innery ply of Carbon Fiber improves pronunciation and boosts projection across the full dynamic spectrum while the 6 plies of Maple maintain the great tone and warmth characteristic of Pearl Championship Series.

Pearl's tenors are scientifically proportioned from diameter to depth, allowing form optimal shell vibration. These shell craftmanship details continue to define Pearl's legendary tenor sound.

SST Formed Shells

Championship CarbonCore Tenor 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 scaft 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.

Fully Rounded Bearing Edges

Championship CarbonCore Tenors feature fully rounded bearing edges, providing the rich, warm sonority for which Pearl tenor drums are known.

2.3mm SuperHoop II Rims

Pearl's SuperHoop II Rims provide outstanding durability for years of playing without warping or rust.

Aluminum Alloy Hardware

Constructed of Aluminum Alloy, the tension casings and lugs are built to endure seasons of use at modern high-tension tuning.

6mm Case-Hardened Tension Bolts

6mm Case-Hardened Tension Bolts hold pitch securely without pulling or breaking

Z-Plate Spacers

Z-Plate Spacers give your tenor configuration a secure hold without any give or play between the drums.

Shallow-Cut Tenor Option

Championship CarbonCore tenors are available in Shallow-Cut configurations, removing depth from the shell's skirt to provide a lightweight, agile option.  Shallow-Cut tenors offer a tightly focused articulation yet has the warm, round Pearl tenor sound that has become the industry standard. Reduced weight due to shallower shell depths makes the tenors easier to carry, perfect for modern drumlines and bands.

#103 Piano Black lacquer finish standard

Championship CarbonCore tenors come stock in #103 Piano Black lacquer.  A classy yet durable finish which goes with everything.

CarbonCore Tenors also available in Varsity Series finishes.


Championship CarbonCore Tenors are available in pre-configured packages to meet your unique needs, available in Sonic or Shallow Cut depth.

Model Number Dimensions Weights
PMTCC8023/A 8/10/12/13 - Sonic Cut 22.4 lbs
PMTCC0234/A 10/12/13/14 - Sonic Cut 26.0 lbs
PMTCC68/A 6x8 + 8x8 - Sonic Cut
PMTCC0608/A 6x8 - Sonic Cut
PMTCC0808/A 8x8 - Sonic Cut

Varsity Series Finishes

Standard Stocking Lacquer finish: #103 Piano Black  PLUS:  The NEW Varsity Wrap Series for Pearl CarbonCore, Championship Maple, and Pipe Series Marching drums makes showing your school spirit fast and easy!

Varsity series Finishes kick off your season right with 8 vibrant wrap finishes in the standard scholastic color palette for all Pearl Championship Lacquer series drums. Choose your school color and pick from Fade Top, Fade Bottom, or Burst styles that best fit your school’s spirit!