The 22" x 18" Phoenix Bass Drum delivers a rich, low, and quick attack with short decay. It has 11-ply hybrid shells, and the woods used are progressively harder from the center ply to the outer plies. The center ply is jatoba; this is a very hard wood' and it anchors the fundamental of the shell. Sandwiched on either side of this is kapur. This wood is in the mahogany family and adds warmth to the sound of the drum. The inner and outer plies are maple, which rounds out the tone adding high and mid frequencies to the shell.
The Phoenix uses redesigned versions of the Nouveau lug and YESS. The lugs mount on a square hook rather than a round post, which keeps the tension rod in perfect vertical alignment and eliminates the need to use two hands while tuning the drum.