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A Shell pack with a difference, the Crystal Beat from Pearl may look thin and light but the tone is the exact opposite.
Acrylic Drums have a unique attack, more forceful that heavy wood shells, acrylic gives you a tone that a lot of bands just love. Thanks largely to a one-of-a-kind drummer, John Bonham, who used a set in the 1976 Led Zeppelin concert film, The Song Remains the Same.If you need a drum tone that wont ever get lost in the mix then this could be your ideal setup.
Other drummers who have performed on acrylic kits include Ringo Starr, Karen Carpenter, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Lionel Hampton and Billy Cobham. In 1975, Keith Moon showcased an acrylic setup with goldfish visible inside one of his drums on the television show Midnight Special, we don't recommend the goldfish but these do give you great tone.
Worried about thin tones? don't be. They’re less ringy, more focused and have great presence. There are not a whole lot of harmonics you’re dealing with, and the volume’s all up in the drum. You don't have to hit them super-hard, because you’ll have a lot of ambient volume onstage anyway. If your guitarist has an amp that goes to 11, well, now you can hold your own. Take the same care with them as you would with wooden drums and these will sound great year after year, gig after gig
- 22x16 bass drum
- 12x8 tom
- 16x15 tom
- 10x7 tom
Here's what Pearl have to say about the Crystal Beat
In 1973, Pearl set a benchmark in the drumming world with the introduction of Crystal Beat. A stunning combination of visual appeal and powerful sonic attack, Crystal Beat's revolutionary seamless construction was molded -not rolled- creating a strong acrylic drum system that could stand up to the rigors of touring.
Crystal Beat's toms include the Opti-Mount suspension system to remove undue shell pressure and increase sustain. 1.6mm triple-flanged hoops offer just the right amount of attack without sacrificing tonal body.
- Seamless Acrylic Shells
- 6mm Tom And Snare Drum Shells
- 7mm Bass Drum Shells
- Acrylic Bass Drum Hoops W/matching Finish
- Recessed Bass Drum Claws W/rubber Lining
- 1.6mm Triple Flanged Hoops
- 2 Ply Clear Tom Batter Heads
- 1 Ply Clear Tom Reso Heads
- 1 Ply Clear Bass Drum Heads W/self-muffling Ring
- Optimount Suspension System
- Air Suspension Floor Tom Feet
- Molded Rubber Gaskets
- Telescoping Spurs W/rubber Or Spike Tip
- Beautiful Crystal Clear Finish
- Limited 2 Year Warranty