The Philharmonic Ply Maple drum features a 7.5mm thick 6 ply Maple shell. These incredible drums represent state of the art design and craftsmanship, combined with groundbreaking innovation allowing the player unprecedented control over the tone, dynamics and performance of the instrument. A proprietary combination of three unique snare sets, using both graduated and even tensioning, offers seamless timbral overlapping and ultra-smooth dynamic transition, plus a greatly extended dynamic and sensitivity range. The new Triad Silent Strainer System provides three individual tension adjusters allowing you to fine tune the optimum tension for each type of snare material (coated cable, stainless cable & snappy wire) and a single global adjuster is used for overall tension. All snares can be effortlessly changed by simply loosening the adjuster and one drum key rod. Pearl s Philharmonic Concert Snare Drums are available in three different shell materials to compliment a wide variety of playing situations, and a range of sizes to suit any playing situation.Maple models are available in #103 Piano Black & #101 High Gloss Walnut. *Note To Schools - Be Sure To Contact Us For Special Pricing!