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Snare Drums Philharmonic Cast Aluminum

PHA Philharmonic Cast Aluminum Shell Snare Drums feature warmth and richness similar to wood but with the increased brightness and attack characteristic of metal shell snare drums. There incredible drums represent state-of-the-art design and craftsmanship, allowing the player unprecedented control over the tone. dynamics and performance of the instrument.


Philharmonic PHA Aluminum

At the heart of the World Famous Philharmonic snare drum is the revolutionary SR-500 strainer system. The Triad Silent Strainer System provides three individual tension adjusters allowing you to fine tune the optimum tension for each type of snare material mounted on the drum and a single global adjustment knob on the butt side for quick overall tension adjustments.

A proprietary combination of three unique snare sets(coated cable, stainless cable & snappy wire) using both graduated and even tensioning, offers seamless timbre overlapping and ultra-smooth dynamic transition, plus a greatly extended dynamic and sensitivity range. All snares can be effortlessly changed by simply loosening the adjuster and one drum key rod.

Limited Lifetime Warranty
3mm Cast Aluminum Shell
  • Full bodied tone, with a higher overall pitch response than traditional maple.
SR-500 Triad Strainer
  • Silent snare throw provides 3 individual snare adjusters allowing for optimal fine tuning of each snare material. A global adjuster is used on the butt side for quick overall adjustments.
Graduated Tension Snares
  • Allow seamless timbral overlapping across a greatly extended dynamic and sensitivity range.
Vintage Snare Beds
  • Allow maximum head contact with the wrap around snare units.
Tube Lugs
  • Classic Style and professional performance lugs allow the maximum shell resonance.
Stainless Steel Tension Rods
  • A lifetime of hassle free use.
Die Cast Rims
  • The most accurate tuning at higher concert range tensions.
Remo Renaissance Head
  • Diplomat weight head with accurate concert tone and sensitivity.

3mm Cast Aluminum Shell

Full bodied tone, with a higher overall pitch response than traditional maple.

At 3mm thick, our exclusive precision-milled cast aluminum shell snare drum is one of the thickest metal drums you’ll find. Aluminum is a relatively soft metal, and provides the warm, round, full bodied resonance of a wood shell snare. However, it also possesses the snap, volume and projection provided by a metal snare. No other concert snare drum can offer this perfect compromise between wood and metal. Since the Philharmonic PHA is a milled cast aluminum shell, its bearing edges are precision-cut and perfect every time. This provides ease of tuning and perfect head seating around the entire circumference of the drum.


Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology 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 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.


Model Number Dimensions Shell Type Snare Assembly (Left Middle Right) Hoops
PHA-1440 14x4 3mm Cast Aluminum L=S-068SGT M=S-052 R=S-068S Single flange with claw hooks
PHA-1450 14x5 3mm Cast Aluminum L=S-067YT M=S-064 R=S-068S Master Cast – die cast
PHA-1465 14x6.5 3mm Cast Aluminum L=S-065Y M=S-064 R=S-068S Master Cast – die cast

Snare Assemblies

Snare Assembly Description
S-052 14" 6 Strand Light Cable w/cord
S-064 14" 4 strand Snappy Lay-on Wire w/cord
S-065Y 14" 5 strand Heavy Yellow coated cable, Graduated Tension for SR-500
S-067YT 14" 7 strand Light Yellow coated cable, Graduated Tension for SR-500
S-068S 14" 8 strand Stainless Steel cable, Even Tension for SR-500
S-068SGT 14” 8 strand Stainless Steel cable, Graduated Tension for SR-500


Natural Milled Aluminum

Natural Milled Aluminum

Warranty & Schematics

Warranty Coverage/Warranty Period

General:  Pearl drums, stands, pedals, parts and accessories except as noted herein, purchased from an authorized Pearl dealer are warranted to the original retail purchase and shall be valid by item as indicated below and is not transferable.

Drum Hardware (Concert):  Drum hardware such as lugs, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, strainers, and nuts and bolts are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.

Hoops:  Wood hoops are guaranteed against material failure, ply separation, or going out of round for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase. Metal hoops are guaranteed against material failure or going out of round for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.

Finish:  Except for “special finishes" (see below), both the lacquer finish and covered finish on Pearl drums are guaranteed for one (1) year; however, Pearl does not guarantee against deterioration by reason of corrosive atmosphere, extreme temperature or other external causes.


This Warranty Does Not Cover
This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance. Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following: a.) Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original. b.) Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation. c.) Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed. d.) Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity. e.) Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use. Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes.

The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.

Owner’s Responsibility
It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place. Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.

To Obtain Warranty Service
Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased. Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department. This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused. Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt. All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner. Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty. Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.

Warranty Limitations
This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.