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Pearl’s Masterworks series are the ultimate in customisation and personal expression, offering seemingly endless options on hardware, finish and setup.
The Studio Select in a natural Zebrawood finish is no exception, this handmade one of a kind kit is stunning. Trust us, you won't find this kit anywhere else! The Zebrawood finish and the black nickel hardware is a Masterworks first in Europe.
Every single detail of this kit has been thought out, giving unbeatable tonal balance. The 60 degree bearing edge allows the thin shells to resonate, so the kit can deliver a bright punch with soft natural overtones.
The CL Bridge lugs are designed to give a classic look and provide the perfect amount of sonic control through their contact with the shells. And finally the air holes have been positioned on each drum using the ‘Golden Ratio’ rule to provide maximum attack whilst improving frequency response. A design innovation which is completely uniqe to the Masterworks series.
All of these details add up to make the experience of playing this kit truly special. You will never forget the first time you play your Pearl Masterworks kit.
History of Pearl
Pearl have been making musical equipment in Japan since 1946. In 1950 founder Katsumi Yanagisawa refocused the company's efforts towards drums before adding Latin percussion, Timpani and marching drums a few years later.
Since then Pearl have gone from strength to strength. A favourite with professional players all over the world including Dennis Chambers, Ian Paice and Joey Jordison to name a few, Pearl have created a reputation as solid as their hardware.
Here's what Pearl say about the Studio Sonic Select Recipe
A hard/soft layered wood combination in a thin 6-ply shell, crafted to fully capture every nuance of the drummer’s performance with tonal clarity. Speaks with pure midrange projection and unique bottom-end. Its articulate, clean tonality commands a vintage flavor with modern flair. Higher tunings also make it exceptional for the intricacies of Jazz, Orchestral, and other technically subtle performances.
EvenPly-Six Maple/Gumwood – A thin combination of a hard exterior with milder tonewood, Studio’s shell is designed to vibrate freely for explosive mid-to-low range warmth.
Outer 60° – Helps the thinner shell speak with brightness and power without sounding harsh.
MasterCast Hoops – Gives each drum added weight for tonal body, and increases volume in each stroke, particularly in rim-shot hits and high-velocity play.
CL Bridge Lugs are a Pearl staple. The CL bridge lug gives the drum a classic look and contacts the shell in separate points for the right amount of vibration control.cally subtle performance.
- Bass drum: 18"x14"
- Toms: 12"x8", 14"x14"
- Shells: Thin Maple/Gumwood
- Bearing Edge: Outer 60°
- Hardware: Black Nickel MasterCast Hoops, CL Bridge Lugs