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The 6 ply, 7.5mm shells on this kit are exceptional for all-round, general purpose play. They give excellent projection with a full bodied sound. They are high in volume, sensitivity, resonance and fullness of tone. The shells are Maple/Mahogany for the bass and floor toms and Maple/Birch for the rack tom and snare. Maple is an excellent choice for general purpose applications due to its smooth, warm, well rounded tone, with equal amounts of hi-end attack and mid-range body and an excellent low-end punch. Birch is known for its "naturally EQ'ed sound" that offers slightly boosted hi-end frequencies, a smooth, mellow mid-range and a deep low-end presence and is a great choice for any applications that require extra presence and cut. African Mahogany is the ideal choice when maximum warmth and low frequencies are a priority. This Pearl Masterworks cut mixes all three in precise proportions for maximum effect.
Pearl Superior Shell Technology
Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilises 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.
Other than the shell material, nothing influences your drum's overall response and tonal spectrum more than the bearing edge. The rounded 45 bearing edge boosts mid to high frequencies as a result of greater head-to-shell contact whilst Pearl's legendary 45 degree bearing edge used on the snare delivers the perfect blend of attack and warmth.
The same tireless pursuit of perfection that goes into Pearl's legendary drums is found in their drum hardware. These custom drums feature Fat Tone hoops, STL Swivel lugs, and Optimount mounting brackets. The hardware is plated with chrome. Pearl’s revolutionary swivel tube lugs assure perfect rod to lug alignment for optimal seating and precision tuning.
Golden Ratio Air Vents
The Golden Ratio, also known as the Golden Section, Golden Mean, Golden Rectangle, and the Divine Proportion, has fascinated mathematicians since the time of the Pharaohs. It is a mathematical constant (1.61803) that is found repeatedly in nature and has been used by artisans for generations to create art and structure with pleasing proportions.
Stradivarius applied the Golden Ratio to define the location of the "f-holes" and proportions of his masterwork violins. The exterior dimensions of the Parthenon are said to form a perfect Golden Rectangle. The proportions found in Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" follow the Golden Ratio. Intrigued by this, our engineers asked if the Golden Ratio was applicable to drums and more specifically to the location of the air vents. For every drum depth there is an upper and lower Golden Ratio location, and testing revealed that the upper location noticably improves attack, which is perfect for snare drums, while the lower position improves low frequency response, ideal for toms and bass drums. Pearl's revolutionary new Golden Ratio air vents are so unique they're patent pending. Experience the sound of Golden Ratio air vents, centuries in the making, exclusively on Masterworks Series drums.
- Bass Drum: 18 x 14
- Rack Tom: 12 x 8
- Floor Tom: 14 x 14
- Snare Drum: 14 x 5.5
- Shell: Regular
- Finish: #111 Matte Natural w/ pinstripe inlay
- Hardware: Chrome
- Plies: 4ply + reinforcement ring
- Wood: Maple/Mahogany bass and floor tom, Maple/Birch rack tom and snare
- Bearing Edge: 45 degree rounded on bass drum and toms, 45 degree sharp on snare. 1.5" bass drum hoops, standard snarebed
- Airhole: Golden ratio
- STL-300 lugs
- D-054 claws
- SP-30 spurs
- STL-100 lugs
- Fat tone hoop
- STL-100 lugs
- Fat tone hoop
- LG-200 legs
- STL-100 lugs
- Fat tone hoop
- SR-017 strainer
- SN-1420I wires
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 6 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
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For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
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