The Independent Music Store

Drums

Call us on 01302 369 999

SKU: SKU30354

Pearl

Pearl

Pearl Reference Shell Pack

 

PEARLS REFERENCE SERIES

special order - please call or email drums@electromusic.co.uk

£2839.00 inc VAT

Colour
Hardware Colour
SET UP
Take It Away 0% Finance AvailablePrice Beater

Pearl Reference Shell Pack

PEARLS REFERENCE SERIES

Reference Series

AVAILABLE IN THESE SET UPS;

20" X 14 UNDRILLED BASS/ 10" x 7, 12" x 8 , 14" x 12 floor tom

22" x 18 ,undrilled bass drum / 10" x 7 / 12" x 8 / 16" x 14 floor tom

22" x 18 undrilled bass drum / 10" x 8 / 12" x 9 / 14" x 14 floor tom

22" x 18 undrilled bass drum / 12" x 9 / 13" x 10 / 16" x 16 floor tom

22" x 18 undrilled bass drum / 10" x 8 / 12" x 9 / 16" x 16 floor tom

24" x 14  undrilled bass drum / 13" x 9 / 16" x 14 floor tom

AVAILABLE WITH CHROME FITTINGS

BUT OPTION TO CHANGE TO NICKEL PLATED / GOLD OR BLACK AT A SURCHARGE

What if each drum in your drum set was engineered as an instrument unto itself? What if each tom was designed to respond perfectly within the confines of its respective frequency without compromise over any other areas of your kit? This is the mission behind Reference Series: A complete set of individually engineered, incredible sounding drums. So forget what you think you know about drums and take a look at Reference Series, the most acoustically advanced drums in the world.

To fully understand these drums you must accept that the desired tonal characteristics of a rack tom are completely different than that of a bass drum, and to make these drums with the same composition would result in a compromise. This is the mission behind Reference Series: To create a perfect sounding drum set where every drum is optimally engineered to produce the best sound possible within its respective tonal range and diameter... drum by drum by drum. Forget what you think you know about drums and take a closer look at Pearl's Reference Recipe and the synergy of its three task-specific components.

Shell Composition

Reference Series drums use a combination of task specific bearing edges and 3 time proven woods: Birch, Maple, and African Mahogany. Using Maple as a sole material has long been the traditional choice for shells and for good reason. Maple provides smooth, well balanced tone that is perfect for a 12" tom. Subsequently, all Reference Series 12" toms are composed of 6 plies of Maple. The only single wood shell in the series. Our 10" and 8" toms receive 4 plies of Maple with 2 inner plies of Birch for cut and attack. And for maximum response, all 13" and smaller toms have a rounded 45° bearing edge. Beginning with our 13" tom and larger, Mahogany is added to the inner plies to increase the lower frequencies and accentuate the warmth of the Maple. The 14" toms and larger begin using our fully rounded bearing edge for even more shell contact. Our 18" and 20" bass drums use 4 inner plies of Mahogany with 2 outer plies of Maple. As the size of the bass drums increase, so does the amount of Mahogany. Our 22" and 24" bass drums incorporate an amazing 6 inner plies of Mahogany surrounded by 2 outer plies of Maple for the ultimate in solid responsive bass frequencies. With Reference Series, it’s not about compromise, it’s about every drum in your kit performing at its optimal capacity.

Optimized Wood Characteristics

Maple

Maple is a fine grain wood with a smooth even texture. This highly respected wood offers a very wide dynamic range with extremely well balanced acoustic properties. Rich lustrous lows, with an even balance of mid tones and high frequencies, have made this the all around accepted premium shell material for years in the acoustic drum industry. This mix of creamy warm resonant mid to high frequencies, balanced with the propensity for powerful bass response, makes it the logical choice for our 12” toms, which also happens to be the only single wood shell in the series.

Birch

A straight grained wood with a fine, even texture, Birch is known for its strength and resilience. It provides a lively interior springboard for sound waves, which in turn creates a noticeable increase in the higher frequencies. This makes it the perfect interior for smaller tom-toms. Birch’s tightly bound network of cells also promotes a perfect balance of mid-range frequencies, with a smooth transition from the lower register to middle register. The 8” and 10” toms incorporate 2 inner plies of Birch for cutting attack and high frequency presence.

African Mahogany

African Mahogany is a relatively “soft” hardwood that offers a dramatic boost in lower frequencies. This bass boost effect is most likely due to its loosely packed cellulose network, which creates a natural resonator effect in the lower frequencies. This predisposition for powerful lows makes it the logical choice for the interior of 13” and larger toms. All Reference Series bass drums utilize 4 to 6 inner plies of Mahogany to produce a noticeably present bass response, as well as a naturally smooth sonic transition into the mid-range frequencies.

Bearing Edge

The rounded 45 degree bearing edge featured on our 8” through 13” Toms offer cutting attack and projection, all balanced with a solid punch. This edge promotes a finely balanced interaction between the individual wood plies that allow the smaller toms to sing with amazing clarity, without premature delay. The journey of the energy from the head to the shell is given a much more direct path with the rounded edge.

The fully rounded bearing edge provides the ultimate solid punch and resonance by raising the overall contact area of the head to the shell. This allows maximum kinetic energy transfer from the head to the shell, resulting in maximum shell resonance. This is the logic for using the fully rounded edge on 14” through 18” toms, for absolutely thunderous tom fills. Our 18” to 24” bass drums utilize also utilize this edge for a deep solid punch, creating sound pressure levels that are felt just as much as they are heard.

Optimized Wood Thickness

Lower frequencies require greater energy to equal the projection of the higher frequencies, requiring the larger diameter drums to be thicker than the smaller drums. Reference drumsets feature two very different shell thicknesses: 6 plies on rack toms and 8 plies on bass drums and floor toms, for incredibly balanced sound. The Reference Snare Drum has an alarmingly thick 20-ply shell, giving it incredible projection and cut, perfect for higher volume musical settings.

SST Shell Technology

Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilizes a proprietary technique for achieving the ultimate air chamber. It begins with select woods chosen for their unique acoustic attributes, milled to precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams, for a perfect air-tight fit. The wood plies are saturated with Pearl’s proprietary “AcoustiGlue” that permeates every pore and dries to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. Finally, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum shells that exhibit superior tone, optimal resonance and extreme strength.

 (Please note the shell pack does not include tom arms!).

Please choose colour / set up and hardware colour.

Pearl Reference Shell Pack @ Electro Music.
Price: £2839.00.

special order - please call or email drums@electromusic.co.uk

Image Gallery

View large images.

Natural Maple Piano Black Wine Red Purple Metallic Rootbeer Fade Twilight Fade Scarlet Fade Purple Craze Granite Sparkle Crystal Rain Rhythm Blue Shimmer Of Oz Inca Gold Burst Ivory Pearl Black Pearl Red Pearl Arctic White Emerald Mist Vintage Sunburst Emerald Fade Platinum Mist Antique Gold Sunrise Fade Midnight Fade White Marine Pearl Red Glass Pewter Glass

Send to Friend

Let your freinds know about this product.

: *
: *
: *
 

Customer Reviews

Write a review and inform others about your experience with this product.

Reviews
There have been no reviews for this product.
Add your review here
: *
Product rating: *
: *
Maximum review length is 2000 characters
Type the characters you see in the picture:


 

Drums Dept.

Drums Department
Drums Team >

Cool Vibes

"Thankyou so much for everything you have been an absolute star. Isobel (my daughter) and myself are completely made up with everything you have done for us.  We have visited many music shops over the past few weeks and never received a service like we have from you today.  I will be recommending you to everyone I know and my daughter wants to put your shop on her youtube channel once up and running lol. Honestly pal with everything from the kit to the skins I can't thank you enough I know you have saved me quite a bit of money."
Nick

"I just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying the TD30, sounds amazing through the PA system and feedback from the rest of the band / public is good.  It's really easy
to transport and set up once you know what wires go where.  It's kicking bass drum and snare cut through nicely once balanced with the rest of the band."
Pete Drummer

"Being a big spender on drums and having spent money at every drum shop in the country and a few in America and Europe, you were my first drum shop and still the very best in the world - bar none, thanks yet again, speak soon."
Gavin H Drummer

"Amazing shop! Those guys in the drum department are amazing really helpful and friendly. I purchased a Mapex Saturn 4 piece drum kit in electric berry burst. Its amazing."
Andrew Drummer.

"I have just bought my first drum kit from you and had a great experience as usual at Electro Music. I thought I would take the time to say thanks for all your help."
Simon Drummer.

"Thanks to all those at Electro for making it happen. It was a lovely day."
Karl Brazil Drummer.


Security Metrics CertifiedVisit our ebay storeElectro Music on YouTubeMySpaceJoin us on TwitterSee us on Facebook

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Website Feedback | Credits | Contact Us