The Contender series features select basswood/maple shells and includes Remo drumheads. This results in a sound that is pleasantly warm, with plenty of volume and projection. All Contender Series hardware has a simple, time tested design for reliable performance and ease of maintenance. The die-cast zinc alloy lugs are light and strong for stable tuning and dependability of performance.
Contender bass drums are available in six diameters and a choice of two shell depths to fit the needs of ensembles with varying tonal and weight requirements. This unprecedented range of options at this level opens the door for early introduction and affordable access to a set of tonal bass drums. These bass drums feature precision created basswood hoops with a matching inlay for lightweight strength and a bold finished appearance.