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This shell pack includes drums in the following dimensions:
Pearl make great looking drums, no question, but when you look under the flashy surface you can see why this kit is something special. From the mounts to the shells, even down to the nuts and bolts, this kit is setup to give you the best articulation, tone and response. The Pearl Reference Pure is just that, a point of reference for what makes a great kit.
Finished in a stunning Black Cherry and featuring finely tooled hardware, this shell pack is built to the standards of modern, professional drummers. These shells make a great centerpiece for your kit collection - build a rig based around these and you won't be left wanting!
The woods used to contruct Pearl Reference shells are carefully chosen to ensure optimal tone and projection. Using thinner plies of maple, birch and African mahogany, Pearl Reference shells use only .9mm thick plies to ensure a bright and resonant sound. Dishing out plenty of volume, these shells respond well to articulation, with the birch and mahogany plies keeping the shells warm with a full-bodied tone.
Reference Pure features STL swivel tube lugs with minimal contact and super low-mass that allows the drums to vibrate freely for ultimate resonance. Unlike standard tube lugs that often bind when tension rods are misaligned causing the drum to choke, STL Lugs feature a swivel nut that keeps the tension rods perfectly aligned and free for absolutely no binding for PURE TONE with accurate and precise tuning.
OptiMount Suspension System:
The OptiMount Suspension System provides tom mounting with zero shell contact for ultimate resonance. By attaching to the tension bolts via isolated rubber bushings, the shell is allowed to float which in turn allows it to sing to its fullest capabilities.
Fat Tone Hoops:
Pure features Pearl's 1.6mm Fat Tone Hoops that combine low-mass for incredible resonance with our exclusive hemmed and welded edge that adds amazing strength and rigidity at the point of contact for tremendous rim shots and cross sticking.
Here's what Pearl have to say about the Reference Shell Pack 22x18,16x14,12x8,10x7 in Black Cherry:
We start the process by choosing thinner plies of prized Maple, hand selected Birch and rare African Mahogany. While Reference drums use a rotating combination of both 1.6mm and .9mm wood plies in its shell construction, the Reference Pure uses only .9mm thick plies in its construction. The result is a thin, resonant, extremely vibrant yet powerful near-field experience for the player with the wonderful accentuation effects of Birch and African Mahogany placed exactly where they are needed most.To maintain maximum resonance, Pearl's Reference Pure features our super low-mass elegantly designed STL Tube Lugs and our thin Fat Tone Hoops with our exclusive hemmed and welded edge resulting in a hoop that is both lightweight and extremely strong to further promote maximum resonance.
For those looking for a thin shell alternative to our legendary Reference Series drums, your wait is over.
Reference Pure. Pure Tone. Pure Resonance. Pure Perfection.
- “Best of Masterworks” Shell Material
- STL Bridge Lugs w/ Swivel Function
- LB-200 Bridge FT Leg Brackets
- LG-200 Floor Tom Legs
- SP-300 Spurs
- Fat Tone Hoops
- Aluminum OptiMount Suspension System
- Stainless Steel Tension Rods
- Molded Rubber Gaskets
- Remo Clear Emperor Tom Batters
- Remo Clear Powerstroke3 BD Batter
- Remo “Window” Snare Batter Head