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CarbonCore PBDML Bass

To perfectly complement our Championship CarbonCore Series Snares and Tenors, Pearl has chosen Championship Maple Bass Drums (with no carbon) for the properties of maximum resonance and huge sub-frequency projection. The warmth and tonal characteristics of a Pearl Championship Maple Bass Drum continues to be unequalled by any other Marching Bass Drum available today


PBDML Bass Drum
6 Ply 100% Maple Shell
  • Rich sound without distorting the low end
Angle cut bearing edges
  • Head to shell contact is optimized to create superb tone, regardless of bass drum size.
2" wide 6 ply Maple hoops
  • Increases strength and durability, allows for reliable and easy tuning
Oversized triple-reinforced claws
  • Exceeds the tension requirements of today's corps, provides even tension around hoop
Aluminum alloy tension casings
  • Years of dependable service under high tensions
6mm case-hardened tension bolts
  • Permits the highest tension without failure
Standard Lacquer Finish #103 Piano Black
  • Black Goes with Everything!  Please see FINISHES tab for additional FInish Options
  • 3 year shell warranty, and 1 year hardware warranty


Championship CarbonCore Bass Shells bring an exciting new edge to the low frequencies that drive your corps. Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology is used to make a 6-ply shell out of maple, the drum industry’s premium for dynamic range, sensitivity, and unsurpassed projection. Pearl’s 45 degree bearing edge maximizes the volume of these thunderous air chambers.

To compliment these shells, 2” wide, 6-ply, maple hoops are secured by extra wide claws to provide evenly dispersed grip and consistent tuning. This new sonic combination provides the unique, next generation bass sound, all made possible by Pearl craftsmanship.

PBDL Shell


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.


Championship Maple Bass Drums are available in all 10 standard sizes listed below:  

When ordering Hardware Options, Change suffix

For Example:

PBDML1414/A  Polished Aluminum Hardware

PBDML1414/B  Blackout Powdercoat Hardware

PBDML1414/C  Chrome Hardware


DimensionsModel NumberWeights
14”x14” PBDML1414/A 13.0 lbs
16”x14” PBDML1614/A 14.6 lbs
18”x14” PBDML1814/A 16.4 lbs
20”x14” PBDML2014/A 19.0 lbs
22”x14” PBDML2214/A 20.1 lbs
24”x14” PBDML2414/A 21.5 lbs
26”x14” PBDML2614/A 22.8 lbs
28”x14” PBDML2814/A 24.3 lbs
30”x16” PBDML3016/A 29.0 lbs
32”x16” PBDML3216/A 29.4 lbs


Standard Stocking Lacquer finish: #103 Piano Black


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!


CX Airframe Bass Carrier CXB-1


The CX AIRFRAME Carriers feature a solid rod, form-fitting upper shoulder frame attached to a thin aluminum belly plate with extreme range of motion. The ACS (Agility Control System) Belt unites the player to their instrument for optimal stability in today’s modern use of body movement. The shoulder and belly pads are removable for cleaning and are built with a “Stealth” design; the Carriers practically disappear under the uniform.


  • Removable Shoulder Pads for Cleaning
  • ACS Belt Unites Instrument With Player
  • No Small Parts To Keep Up
  • Fully Adjustable With A Standard Drum Key
  • Adjusts to Fit Any Player
  • Holds 4"-32" Bass Drums

Cases & Accessories


Bass Stand

The MBS3000 Bass Stand is part Pearl's Advanced Marching Hardware family. Features 2 stable legs and 1 independently height/range adjustable front leg for perfect instrument positioning in all environments, be it rocky terrain or Stadium Bleachers. Compatible with CX Airframe and MX T-frame Carrier systems. The MBS3000 holds all standard sized Bass Drums (14" to 32") with ease.


Bass Cases

Pearl Marching Cases are rotationally molded for outstanding durability.

  • PD1414 14”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD1614 16”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD1814 18”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD2014 20”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD2214 22”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD2414 24”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD2614 26”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD2814 28”x14” Bass Drum Case
  • PD3016 30”x16” Bass Drum Case
  • PD3216 32”x16” Bass Drum Case


Bass Covers

Pearl Drum Covers protect your investment from the wear and tear of the season.

  • MDCG-14B 14” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-16 16” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-18 18” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-20 20” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-22 22” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-24 24” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-26 26” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-28 28” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-30 30” Bass Drum Cover
  • MDCG-32 32" Bass Drum Cover



PCS-11 – Marching Bass Drum Accessory Mount shown with PBL-20 clave block

Rim Shooters

Rim Shooters

BDR-1 – Bass Drum Rim Shooter (Sold individually)

Mallet Holders

Mallet Holders

BMH-100 Pearl Bass Drum Mallet Holder with Built in rim Shooters.

Replacement Clips

Replacement Clips

NP439/4 Set of 4 replacement clips for BMH-100



TS-14 (2) Eight Foot Rolls

Lug Casings

Lug Casings

C-072AL Replacement Lug casing

Hoop Claws

Hoop Claws

D-042 Replacement Hoop Claw

Eye Bolt Assembly

Eye Bolt Assembly

EB-1 Eye Bolt Assembly, complete

Warranty & Schematics


Pearl drums, hardware, accessories and percussion instruments are designed and manufactured to provide the highest standards in quality, style, appearance and playing performance.  Pearl takes pride in its products and takes great care to utilize the best materials and the highest standard of craftsmanship in their manufacture.


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. 

Shells (Marching):  Wood marching shells are guaranteed against material failure or going out of round for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.

Drum Hardware (Marching):  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 one (1) year 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 stat