Whether you’re looking to add to your existing kit or wanting to score a whole new set, the Vision series of drums by Pearl is a solid choice when it comes to a smooth sound and a well-constructed instrument. Musicians have been playing Pearl drums for decades. Bill Berry, drummer for R.E.M., started rocking out on Pearl drums in the 80’s and continued right up till he left the band in 1997. His iconic sound was due in part to the unique construction of his Pearl drums. All drums in this Vision series are constructed with Pearl’s signature “Superior Shell Technology” (SST). This drum-making technique involves putting each wood ply into a cylinder with pressure applied from both sides. While in the press, the shell is heated to bring the glue to a boil which forces it directly into the wood grain. The result of this meticulous method is a drum shell of super strength that can stand up to weather conditions including humidity and extreme temperature changes.
This line of drums offers a variety of options when it comes to selecting the set to meet your specific drumming needs. Vision VB drum kits are made with a combination of birch and basswood ply shells. Their uniquely-designed shells give projection to the low end beats while matching the high frequencies produced by smaller drums. On the other hand, Vision Birch VBL drums feature a 100% birch shell pack construction. These drums are said to be ideal for live shows and studio work and boast higher frequencies, slightly reduced mids, and a good low end punch.
For musicians looking to add something new to their kit, Pearl has single instruments available as well. The Pearl Vision SensiTone steel snare projects an amazing tone with its 5.5” deep steel shell. Like its name suggests, the SensiTone snare drums are extremely sensitive to sound and never fail to produce clear, cutting beats. The Pearl Vision Birch Lacquer floor tom may also be the perfect instrument to round out your kit. Its solid birch construction is known for its naturally equalized sound, making it a favorite among drummers across the US.
Every drummer knows a solid sound is the key to keeping time. As the backbone of the band, it’s the drummer’s responsibility to set the tempo for the song that’s being played. From rock and roll to reggae, Pearl Vision drums help you keep a steady, consistent beat throughout your entire set.