PEARL REFERENCE 4 PIECE DRUM KIT, EMERALD FADE, BLACK FITTINGS
Reference Series Drums are the product of what became a two and a half year search for harmonic perfection. Like keys on a piano, each drum in a kit should combine to create a singular instrument without losing its own sonic signature.
With this concept in mind, Pearl explored the many options in the Masterworks crafting process to find the perfect combination of shell material, thickness, and edge profile for each individual size and type of drum. The result is a collective of individualy-engineered drums dialed-in to the best sonic character for that drum’s intended voice.
Truly, the reference standard for quality and sound performance.
Reference Series drums use a combination of task specific bearing edges and 3 time proven woods: Birch, Maple, and African Mahogany. Using Maple as a sole material has long been the traditional choice for shells and for good reason. Maple provides smooth, well balanced tone that is perfect for a 12" tom. Subsequently, all Reference Series 12" toms are composed of 6 plies of Maple. The only single wood shell in the series. The 10" and 8" toms receive 4 plies of Maple with 2 inner plies of Birch for cut and attack. And for maximum response, all 13" and smaller toms have a rounded 45° bearing edge.
Beginning with the 13" tom and larger, Mahogany is added to the inner plies to increase the lower frequencies and accentuate the warmth of the Maple. The 14" toms and larger begin using fully rounded bearing edges for even more shell contact. The 22" bass drum incorporates an amazing 6 inner plies of Mahogany surrounded by 2 outer plies of Maple for the ultimate in solid responsive bass frequencies.
With Reference Series, it’s not about compromise, it’s about every drum in your kit performing at its optimal capacity.
20 x 16 Un-Drilled Bass Drum
10 x 8 & 12 x 9 Rack Toms
14 x 14 Floor Tom
Best of Masterworks” Shell Material
BRL Bridge Lugs w/ Swivel Function
LB200 Bridge FT Leg Brackets
LG200 Floor Tom Legs
SP300 Bass Drum Spurs
MasterCast Die Cast Hoops
Aluminum OptiMount Suspension System
Stainless Steel Tension Rods
Molded Rubber Gaskets
Remo Clear Emperor Tom Batters
Remo Coated Powerstroke3 BD Batter
Super High Gloss Emerald Fade Lacquer
Specially Ordered Black Chrome Plated Hardware
Mix of Birch, Maple & African Mahogany Shells (as detailed above)
Mix Of Bearing Edges (as detailed above)
3 x Floor Tom Legs included