PMTM Tenor Drums

Championship Maple

PMTM Tenor Drums


Championship Maple

PMTM Tenor Drums

There is no other sound in the world of marching arts like the Pearl Championship Tenors. Designed for today's top marching ensembles, the Pearl Championship Tenors offer a 6-ply 100% Maple shell, providing a warm, rich sound with supreme durability.


PMTM Tenor Drums

Model Number

PMTM Series

Championship Maple 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.

Championship Maple tenor drums are stocked in the classic wrap finishes listed below.:

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

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

PMTM Single Tenors

Model Number

PMTM Series

Pearl's Championship Maple Single Tenors are the perfect complement to your battery.  Affectionately called a 'flub' drum, these tenor drums add impact and punctuation to your battery sonority.  The Single Tenor's lightweight design is perfect for young percussionists who are learning to march and play.

Championship Maple Single Tenors come with a CXSA2 carrier attachment affixed, making the drum j-bar compatible right out of the box.  The Single Tenors are compatible with Pearl's Advanced Marching Hardware MSS3000 Snare Stand.

Available in 2 stock configuration:
14" Single Tenor
14"+8" Duo Tenors

The 14" Single Tenor comes pre-drilled to accept an add-on 8" drum.  See configurations below for options.

Polished Aluminum Hardware is standard, while chrome hardware is available via special order.

Stock finishes include:
#33 Pure White
#46 Midnight Black
#450 Silver Sparkle

Varsity Series Finishes are also available; see below.

PTDM Traditional Tenors

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Pearl Championship Maple Traditional Tenors provide a warm tenor voicing to your battery.  Traditionally carried to be positioned horizontally for bass-style playing, these tenor drums feature 2 eye-hooks to accept back-straps/harness assemblies.

Available in 3 diameters (14", 15", 16") all by 12" depth.

Polished Aluminum Hardware is standard, while chrome is available via special order.

Standard finishes include:
#33 Pure White
#46 Midnight Black
#450 Silver Sparkle

Varsity Series Finishes are also available for Championship Maple Traditional Tenors; please see below.


6 ply 100% Maple Shell

Pearl's Championship Maple Maple Tenors feature 6 ply, 100% Maple shells, providing a natural balance of mid to high frequencies which set the industtry standard for dynamic range, sensitivity, and projection. The strength and reliability of Maple allows your ensemble to perform in all climate conditions and environments with supreme clarity for seasons to come.

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

SST Formed Shells

Championship Maple 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 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.

Fully Rounded Bearing Edges

Championship Maple 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 ears 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 Maple tenors are available in Shallow-Cut configurations, removing the 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.

Wrap Finishes Standard

Championship Maple tenors come stock in 3 classic, durable wrap finishes:

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

Championship Maple tenors are also available in Varsity Series finishes.


Championship Maple Tenors are available in 7 pre-configured packages to meet your unique needs, available in Sonic or Shallow Cut depth.

Championship Maple Single Tenors are available in 2 configurations, Sonic Cut depth only.

Model Number Dimensions Weights
PMTM8023/A 8/10/12/13 - Sonic Cut 22.4 lbs
PMTM0234/A 10/12/13/14 - Sonic Cut 26.0 lbs
PMTM68023/A 6/8/10/12/13 - Sonic Cut 25.3 lbs
PMTM60234/A 6/10/12/13/14 - Sonic Cut 28.9 lbs
PMTM668023/A 6/6/8/10/12/13 - Sonic Cut 28.2 lbs
PMTM660234/A 6/6/10/12/13/14 - Sonic Cut 31.8 lbs
PMTM680234/A 6/8/10/12/13/14 - Sonic Cut 34.0 lbs
PMTMS8023/A 8/10/12/13 - Shallow Cut 21.8 lbs
PMTMS0234/A 10/12/13/14 - Shallow Cut 22.9 lbs
PMTMS68023/A 6/8/10/12/13 - Shallow Cut 24.7 lbs
PMTMS60234/A 6/10/12/13/14 - Shallow Cut 25.8 lbs
PMTMS668023/A 6/6/8/10/12/13 - Shallow Cut 27.6 lbs
PMTMS660234/A 6/6/10/12/13/14 - Shallow Cut 28.7 lbs
PMTMS680234/A 6/8/10/12/13/14 - Shallow Cut 29.0 lbs
PMTM148ST/A 14/8 Sonic Cut Single Tenor, duo
PMTM1413ST/A 14" Sonic Cut Single Tenor
PMTM0808ST/A 8" Single Tenor, add-on
PTDM1412/A 14"x12" Traditional Tenor Drum 10.4 lbs
PTDM1512/A 15"x12" Traditional Tenor Drum 10.9 lbs
PTDM1612/A 16"x12" Traditional Tenor Drum 11.6 lbs

Varsity Series Finishes

Standard Stocking Lacquer finishes: #46 Midnight Black, #33 Pure White


The NEW Varsity Lacquer Finishes 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!