Pearl Philharmonic PHP-1325/C405 13 x 2.5 "Pancake" Snare Drum
13"x 2.5" Maple Ply Shell
C405 Nicotine White Marine Wrap Finish
Single Point Lug System
New Music Wire Snare Assemblies
New Modified Philharmonic Triad Snare throw system
Details: The Pearl Philharmonic PHP-1325/C405 13 x 2.5 Maple "Pancake" Snare Drum adds a new range of ultra-quiet response and clear snare tone to the Philharmonic line. This drum features an 8 Even Ply, 100% Ply Maple shell that has maximum sensitivity in a small package. Contemporary repertoire demands and performance environments push innovation in instruments design at Pearl. The Philharmonic "Pancake" snare drum was designed to meet the growing demand for a solo and audition drum that could be "whisper quiet" and professional grade for years of use. In other words, maximum sensitivity was needed in the smallest possible format. The musical challenges presented were met with a variety of solutions affecting nearly every aspect of the drums' design. First, an extremely compact 13x2.5 Ply Maple Shell was required that necessitated the creation of a single point lug system. Next, special modifications were made to the snare mechanism allowing for the snare assemblies to be correctly positioned and tensioned against the bottom head while still maintaining the adjustability of the Philharmonic Triad Strainer. In addition, new snare assemblies were developed for this model using light gauge music wire in a proprietary graduated tensioning system that created the signature Pearl out-of-the performance quality.