Shallow shells for unsurpassed articulation, and a crisp response.
- Sizes: 6", 8”, 10" 12", 13” and 14"
6-ply 100% maple shells
Shallow shells with sonic cut for tight focus, articulation, and crisp response
Rounded bearing edges
2.3mm SuperHoop II rims with increased strength and durability
Redesigned aluminum alloy tension castings with sleek appearance and reduced weight
8 tension castings on the 12” and 13” (instead of 6) improves tuning accuracy
6mm case hardened tension bolts permits highest tension
40mm tom spacers for close in positioning
Midnight black finish
Quint rail sold separately
3 year warranty on shells and hardware
Pearl PSMT-680134 Championship Articulite Marching Sextet Tom Set
The Pearl PSMT-680234 Championship Articulite Marching Sextet Tom Set includes sizes: 6", 8”, 10" 12", 13” and 14" toms.
Pearl Articulite Marching Toms are designed to compliment to the Pearl FFX1410 snare drums. The shallow shells provide a tight focus while reducing overall mass for fast moving energy performances. Maple shells deliver rich robust sound while the rounded bearing edges deliver that distinctive Pearl sound, Redesigned case-hardened aluminum tension casings offer improved tuning accuracy and eve dispersion of tension while 6 mm case hardened tension bolts permit the highest tensioning without failure.
Championship Articulite Tenor Shells have a natural balance of mid to high frequencies that set the industry standard and changed the face of corps competition. 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.
These six plies are then enhanced with 2-ply support rings to add tremendous shell stability and shape integrity. Fully rounded bearing edges provide full head to shell contact, increase kinetic energy transfer to the shell, and create maximum shell resonance. In addition, Pearl’s tenors are scientifically proportioned from diameter to depth, allowing optimum shell vibration. All of these details create Pearl’s extraordinary tenor sound.
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.
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