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Pearl Reference Redline Black Shell Pack   

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This Pearl Reference Redline 4-piece Shell Pack is breathtaking, due to its black on black design with specially designed gaskets featuring a black l...Read More

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Every drum in your kit performing at its optimal capacity ” the Reference standard.

This Pearl Reference Redline 4-piece Shell Pack is breathtaking, due to its black on black design with specially designed gaskets featuring a black lining.

The mission behind Pearl Reference Series drums is to produce a complete set of individually engineered, incredible sounding drums. Each shell in the Reference Series 4-piece drum shell pack is composed of a blend of woods totaling an incredible 20 plies. This extra thick drum shell ensures that no energy is lost through shell vibration and all energy is focused on moving sound waves. The shell's bearing edge is 45 to promote a focused contact area with the head for response and crack. Six inner plies of birch provide cut and attack while the outer 14 plies of maple provide warmth and solid midrange punch.

In 1999, Pearl began its most ambitious undertaking, The Masterworks Series, the world's first truly custom drums. Designed for the player by the player. Every aspect of the manufacturing process was custom made, from the number of wood plies, to the wood selection, to the final finish. Over the last five years, through arduous listening tests, Masterworks taught Pearl drum makers a great deal about drums and what makes the perfect shell. So forget what you think you know about drums and take a close look at Reference Series, the most acoustically advanced drums in the world. To fully understand the Reference Series you must understand that the desired tonal characteristics of a 10" tom are completely different than that of a 22" bass drum. Thus to use the same material in both drums would result in a compromise.

Reference Series drums use a combination of task-specific bearing edges and three 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 six plies of maple; this is the only single wood shell in the series. And for maximum response, all 13" diameter and smaller toms have a rounded 45 bearing edge, and a more focused area for head-to-shell contact to boost mid- to higher-range frequencies.

Beginning with Pearl's 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"-diameter toms and larger begin using Pearl's fully-rounded bearing edge for even more shell contact for a boost in mid- to low- range frequencies.

As the sizes of the bass drums increase, so do the amounts of mahogany. Pearl's 22" Reference bass drums incorporate an amazing six inner plies of mahogany surrounded by two outer plies of maple for the ultimate in solid responsive bass frequencies.

Snare, cymbals, and hardware sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 12" x 9" mounted tom
  • 6 plies maple
  • Rounded 45 bearing edge
  • 14" x 14" floor tom
  • 4 outer plies of Maple
  • 4 inner plies of African Mahogany
  • Fully rounded bearing edge
  • 16" x 16" floor tom
  • 2 inner plies mahogany
  • 4 outer plies maple
  • Fully rounded bearing edge
  • 22" x 18" bass drum
  • 6 inner plies mahogany
  • 2 outer plies maple
  • Fully rounded bearing edge
  • TH2000 Dual Uni-Lock Tom Holder with Gyro-Lock, 14" x 4", 7/8"-diameter post, new single keybolt
  • Black finish
  • Snare drum, cymbals, and hardware sold separately
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5.0

GREAT Drum Kit

By Alan Arnold

from Orange County, CA

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Comments about Pearl Reference Redline Black Shell Pack:

I replaced my aging DW kit with this drum kit and have never looked back. It's been years since I played Pearl drums and I had stoped playing them because their quaility became so bad. I saw Eric Singer recently with Alice Cooper and a couple of other pros playing Pearl so I thought I would give them a chance again. I have not be disappointed. These babies look great, sound great, and are made solid. It's an amazing sound I get out of these References. LOVE THEM! Thanks Pearl! I won't be going back to DW ever again if you keep this up.

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