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Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack  

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Blended birch and basswood plies provide the Pearl Vision Birch Standard Shell Pack with low-end projection to match that of the high frequencies pro...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The original Vision high-performance formula.

Blended birch and basswood plies provide the Pearl Vision Birch Standard Shell Pack with low-end projection to match that of the high frequencies produced by smaller drums.

Vision Series offers a sonically advanced recipe of strategically arranged plies of premium wood to maximize frequency response of every component. As with all Pearl drums, each shell is formed from our legendary SST construction process that uses extreme heat, Precision-cut scarf joints, our proprietary Acoustiglue and over 1000lbs of hydraulic pressure to create the ultimate acoustic air chamber.

Vision birch drum sets come with a matching 6-ply Birch Ply snare drum. Pearl's innovative SR-900 Duo-Motion strainer can be converted from a side lever action to a Gladstone-type throw-off. The precision contoured lever allows for fast and absolute on/off function. A large adjustment knob insures fine tuning for superior snare sensitivity.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Birch/Basswood Ply Shells
  • 6-ply 7.5mm Shells
  • Matching Snare Drum
  • Wood Bass Drum Hoops with Matching Finish
  • Recessed BD Claws with Rubber Lining
  • Perimeter EQ Bass Drum Heads with 3.5" Wide Rings
  • Two-Ply Tom Batter Heads
  • Reference-Look Bridge Lugs
  • Reference-Look Floor Tom Leg Bracket & Legs
  • Bridge-Type Bass Bracket
  • 88 Series Uni-Lock Tom Holders

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SPECIFICATIONS

VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack

  • 22" x 18" kick
  • 12" x 9" and 13" x 10" toms
  • 16" x 16" floor tom
  • 14" x 5-1/2" snare
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PearlVB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (6)
  • Huge tone (6)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      RED WINE VB

      I'm actually a rock blues guitarist/vocalist and I've been around bands since I was 12. I just got this kit a few weeks ago. All I can say that is the best sounding...Read complete review

      I'm actually a rock blues guitarist/vocalist and I've been around bands since I was 12. I just got this kit a few weeks ago. All I can say that is the best sounding kit in this price range once you break into it. I'm from the Philippines and since my band mates are over there, I cant share any ideas or have anyone to play with. So I just record some tracks and try to make my own music(kind of a sad and lonely thing to do but yeah it works) I use a zoom h4n as an overhead with a shure sm57 on the snare and a shure 52a on the kick. Even without EQ and compression the thing sounds amazing!(with the right tuning of course) I'm a remo guy and I enjoy pimping out stuff. I changed the stock heads with vintage clear emperors on the toms over clear ambassadors. coated ambassador on the snare and a coated power stroke 3 on the bass drum. And now it sounds so good I can't stop playing. :)

      Note:
      If you're a gigging musician, I'd stay away from anything lacquer finished. You'll never know what could hit your drums on the road. Those things are hella fragile. I was actually thinking of getting the VBLS but since I'm moving back to the Philippines I don't want any dings and scratches on my drums. It would take a very professionally trained ear to differentiate the difference between the sounds of the two finishes. Why waste more bucks on the finish when you could get better sound and durability on this. And spend the rest of the cash on hardware or skin and whatever. Some things are just pleasing to the eye, be smart and get one of these kits. :)

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Pearl Vision Chrome

      I just recieved the Vision Birch Standard Shell Pack (Chrome ). Shipped very fast and was packaged very well. I carefully inspected all components and there was no damage. If you are not...Read complete review

      I just recieved the Vision Birch Standard Shell Pack (Chrome ). Shipped very fast and was packaged very well. I carefully inspected all components and there was no damage. If you are not into wrapped shells then dont buy the kit because you will see the seams. The kit does have memory locks for the toms and tom holders but not for the floor tom.The stock heads are ok but i recommend using a better quality head of your choosing, the snare needs alot of attention to tune with the stock heads. Its an eye catching kit but you will need to wipe it down alot because of smudges and people wanting to touch them. The 22x18 has an ok punch to it and the toms give you a good low tone. This is a great kit for the price, for a beginner and intermediate player.
      You cant go wrong with the price. Be sure to use the promo code from the Musicians Friend Magazine and recieve an additional $50 off the purchase price.Just make sure you read the experation date.

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Great pieace

      By dish

      from santa rosa, california

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Reliable
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

          very solid kit. the shells are superb, and the finish is beautiful! just needs new heads after the initial purchase but this kit is so worth the money!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not what you see

          By Ed

          from Florida

          About Me Novice

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                While these appear to be Nice drums as a novice I missed the fine print it said this is not a drum kit as pictured. These are only the drums and some of the hardware. No cymbols, cymbol stands or drum pedal. For more money they were very helpful to rectify the situation.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Quality kit!!!!!!

                By Nemz

                from Traverse Cuty Mi.

                Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                Beat on them all you want!!!! Super durable, great sound!!!!!! Best bang for the buck!!! Highly recommended for all types of playing.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Deal!!!

                By Chris.overkill

                from New London, CT

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Huge Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                    Since Pearl brought back the 'Export' line, they discontinued the Vision Birch except for the laquer finishes. These are a crazy value for the price. The hardware & fit/finish are outstanding. Can't really comment on the oem Remo heads that they come with, since I never used them. Replaced toms with Evans G2, bass with Evans EMAD, snare with Evans reverse dot EC. If you like birch/basswood drums (loud & sharp), pick these up before they're gone.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Grear set of drums for the money !

                    By Don't have one

                    from Independence No.

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Huge Tone
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Whatever You Want It To B

                      Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                      I was sitting on the fence with either a used set or new pearl vision series.with the the help of a very understanding and patient management member Duran Mix the choice was easy and I'm ever so pleased he helped me with the choice I made. The drum's sound as good as they look. They where packed nicely and not a scratch on them. I would recommend the drums and Musicians friend to anyone who wants a great set of drums at a great price and a great company to deal with. I also want to send out a special thank you to Duran Mix.
                      Jeffrey

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Impressive !

                      By jdub69

                      from Lovilia, Iowa

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                          Picked these up on a whim, and was really impressed by the tone and looks. They were a little "boomy" for our venue, but a quick fix with some felt and re-tuning the heads and we were in business. Price, looks, and tone were all top - notch. I would HIGHLY recommend these to almost anyone. I'm not a professional or studio - savvy, but have been playing music for over 30 years and I find them to be the best set I've ever owned !

                          Comment on this review

                          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great set!

                          By Dallas

                          from Fort Payne, AL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Huge Tone
                          • Sensitive

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                            This drum set overall is an amazing set all together. I purchased mine with Pearl 900 series hardware and it is a very beautiful looking and sounding kit. I would recommend getting new heads considering that the factory placed heads are good but some new Remo heads would sound so much better. I would also recommend some way to dampen the heads because the drums ring. But again overall the set is worth the money, great for intermediate musicians like myself. The black on black looks absolutely fantastic, I would consider it!

                            Comment on this review

                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Drumming again!

                            By Big Mac

                            from Richmond, Indiana

                            About Me Experienced

                            Ask me a question

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Huge Tone
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Any venue
                            • Practice

                            Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                            My last new Pearl set was purchased in 1978. After many years in the clubs and then years in storage, I got them out again and started playing. My wife decided that replacing broken parts, heads, etc was too much and decided to purchase a new set for me! WOW, this Vision set has the Pearl quality I expected for a reasonable price. Very happy we choose Pearl again.

                            Comment on this review

                            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            RED WINE VB

                            By Phili Meric

                            from Chicago IL

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Huge Tone
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment
                              • Everything
                              • Home Studio
                              • Recording
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                              I'm actually a rock blues guitarist/vocalist and I've been around bands since I was 12. I just got this kit a few weeks ago. All I can say that is the best sounding kit in this price range once you break into it. I'm from the Philippines and since my band mates are over there, I cant share any ideas or have anyone to play with. So I just record some tracks and try to make my own music(kind of a sad and lonely thing to do but yeah it works) I use a zoom h4n as an overhead with a shure sm57 on the snare and a shure 52a on the kick. Even without EQ and compression the thing sounds amazing!(with the right tuning of course) I'm a remo guy and I enjoy pimping out stuff. I changed the stock heads with vintage clear emperors on the toms over clear ambassadors. coated ambassador on the snare and a coated power stroke 3 on the bass drum. And now it sounds so good I can't stop playing. :)

                              Note:
                              If you're a gigging musician, I'd stay away from anything lacquer finished. You'll never know what could hit your drums on the road. Those things are hella fragile. I was actually thinking of getting the VBLS but since I'm moving back to the Philippines I don't want any dings and scratches on my drums. It would take a very professionally trained ear to differentiate the difference between the sounds of the two finishes. Why waste more bucks on the finish when you could get better sound and durability on this. And spend the rest of the cash on hardware or skin and whatever. Some things are just pleasing to the eye, be smart and get one of these kits. :)

                              Comment on this review

                              (20 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Pearl Vision Chrome

                              By Pops The Drummer

                              from Macon,Ga

                              Comments about Pearl VB Vision Birch 5 Piece Shell Pack:

                              I just recieved the Vision Birch Standard Shell Pack (Chrome ). Shipped very fast and was packaged very well. I carefully inspected all components and there was no damage. If you are not into wrapped shells then dont buy the kit because you will see the seams. The kit does have memory locks for the toms and tom holders but not for the floor tom.The stock heads are ok but i recommend using a better quality head of your choosing, the snare needs alot of attention to tune with the stock heads. Its an eye catching kit but you will need to wipe it down alot because of smudges and people wanting to touch them. The 22x18 has an ok punch to it and the toms give you a good low tone. This is a great kit for the price, for a beginner and intermediate player.
                              You cant go wrong with the price. Be sure to use the promo code from the Musicians Friend Magazine and recieve an additional $50 off the purchase price.Just make sure you read the experation date.

                              Comment on this review

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