Pearl FW903XP Wood Fiberglass Ltd Ed. Shell Pack, Antique Gold

  • 3 Piece Drum Shell Pack
  • Fibreglass Lined Poplar/Kapur Shell
  • Vintage 70s Design
  • Antique Gold Finish

Pearl FW903XP Wood Fiberglass Ltd Ed. Shell Pack, Antique Gold


The Pearl FW903XP Limited Edition Wood Fiberglass set is a versatile 3 piece drum shell pack which captures the iconic sound of Pearl's classic wood-fibreglass drums of the 60s and 70s. With its fibreglass-lined Poplar/Kapur shells and gorgeous Antique Gold finish, this vintage-style kit is certain to both look and sound good on any stage.

Product Ref: 55320

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Please note: This Pearl shell pack does not include cymbals, snare or hardware.

Unique Tonal Quality

Featuring a lining of hand-applied and lacquered fibreglass, the drums' 7-ply Poplar/Kapur shells deliver a sound distinct from that of any other kit. The Kapur wood produces a soft, dark tone with plenty of low end warmth, which is complimented by the brighter, crisper sound of the Poplar outer layers. Combined with the inner layer of fibreglass, the result is a drum with a balanced, full-bodied tone and excellent attack and projection.

The bass drum features a fully rounded bearing edge, which maximises head-to-shell contact to provide the greatest boost in mid to low range frequencies, while the toms are cut with a sharp 45-degree bearing edge for a bright, resonant tone with strong high end attack. The toms are also mounted on Pearl's OptiMount Suspension System, a low-contact mounting which increases resonance and sustain, allowing the drums to ring out as much as possible.

Classic 70s Design

Pearl first pioneered its wood/fibreglass drum shells in the late 60s, with the design gaining popularity throughout the 70s. This limited production run of modern wood/fibreglass sets pays homage to the classic design, available only as ''Traditional''-sized 3 piece shell packs, and with a choice of four lacquer finishes specially chosen to echo the style of the original 1970 offering.

The most compact set in the series, the FW903XP is balanced and versatile, featuring a 20x14 bass drum, 12x8 rack tom and a 14x14 floor tom. The kit comes complete with chrome hardware and a stylish Antique Gold finish, ensuring it looks every bit as impressive as it sounds.


  • 7-ply Poplar/Kapur Shells (2x Poplar / 4x Kapur / 1x Fiberglass)
  • 7.5mm shell thickness
  • Hand-applied inner layer of Fiberglass
  • Sharp 45 degree brearing edges on toms
  • Rounded brearing edges on bass drums
  • Antique Gold Finish
  • Superhoops II hoops
  • RL10/20 Session style lugs
  • Remo Clear Pinstripe Tom Batter Heads
  • Remo Powerstroke Coated Batter
  • Remo Powerstroke Clear Front Head
  • Molded Rubber Gaskets
  • OptiMount Suspension System
  • Telescoping Spurs W/rubber Or Spike Tip