pipe band


Professional Bass Drums

Professional Bass Drums

Pipe band bass drums designed to excel on the field, in any climate. The free floating all-birch shell delivers unrestricted resonance which emits a warm, mellow tone when struck.

Key Features

  • 4mm, 5-ply free-floating birch shell
  • 4.8mm, 6-ply support rings
  • 45-degree bearing edge
  • Lightweight construction
  • Internally sealed
  • Turnbuckle tension system
  • Non-corrosive, weather resistant design
  • Silver powder coated hardware
  • Wooden hoops
  • Foam dampening system
  • Mounted carry eyes
  • Gloss lacquer finish
  • Additional range of finishes available


From pipe band drummers starting out to world champions, Premier’s Professional bass drums excel in sound, quality and performance.

Made from birch, the 4mm, 5-ply shell offers the perfect starting point for a pipe band bass drum with its bright top-end, full bodied low-end with a gentle scoop in the low-mids. Its wooden hoops enhance the tone, offering a free, open sound. 4.8mm, 6-ply support rings add further strength and stability to the shell without compromising its performance.

A key feature of all Professional bass drums is its free-floating shell design. This allows unrestricted resonance, emitting a warm, mellow tone when struck, making it a great supporting instrument within the ensemble. The unique sound and breadth of voicing offer limitless musical arrangements which has revolutionised the sound of the modern pipe band.

Professional bass drums feature an innovative turnbuckle tension system to ensure a stress free experience when achieving perfect pitch. Easy to use, there’s no need for a tuning key, the drum’s pitch can be determined by finger adjustment. All turnbuckles are non-corrosive and weather resistant ensuring your drum performs to its true potential in any climate.

Finished in a high-quality lacquer, with silver powder coated hardware, Professional bass drums are the first choice for leading corps around the world.


  • 26" x 12"

    Bass Drum


  • 28" x 16"

    Bass Drum


  • 28" x 18"

    Bass Drum