Championship Maple



Championship Maple


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

Model Number

PBDM Series

Championship Maple Bass Drums are stocked in the following available wrap finishes:

#33 Pure White
#46 Midnight Black
#450 Silver Sparkle

PBDM Bass Drums are also available in #103 Piano Black lacquer to match your CarbonCore Snare and Tenors.

Sizes range from 14" to 32"

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

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


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 Weights
PBDM1414/A 14”x14” 13.0 lbs
PBDM1614/A 16”x14” 14.6 lbs
PBDM1814/A 18”x14” 16.4 lbs
PBDM2014/A 20”x14” 19.0 lbs
PBDM2214/A 22”x14” 20.1 lbs
PBDM2414/A 24”x14” 21.5 lbs
PBDM2614/A 26”x14” 22.8 lbs
PBDM2814/A 28”x14” 24.3 lbs
PBDM3016/A 30”x16” 29.0 lbs
PBDM3216/A 32”x16” 29.4 lbs

Varsity Series Finishes

Standard Stocking Lacquer finishes: #46 Midnight Black, #33 Pure White, and #450 Silver Sparkle



The NEW Varsity Lacquer 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 lacquer finishes in the standard scholastic color palette. Choose your school color and pick from Fade Top, Fade Bottom, or Burst styles that best fit your school’s spirit!