Pearl Masterworks 18'' 4 Piece Shell Pack, Matte Natural w/ Pinstripe

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  • Completely Unique, Custom Made Kit
  • Excellent Project and Full Bodied Sound
  • Maple/Birch & Maple/Mahogany Shells
  • Pearl Superior Shell Technology
  • Golden Ratio Air Vents

Pearl Masterworks 18'' 4 Piece Shell Pack, Matte Natural w/ Pinstripe

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This Pearl Masterworks 18" 4 piece shell kit is unique to Gear4music. It's a high quality, compact jazz kit, but the versatile shells, heads and limitless tuning options mean this is an incredible kit for any playing style. Since 1999, Pearl’s hand-crafted Masterworks drums have given the professional drummer the tools to make a totally custom statement with new heights of perfection. All selected by and built for you by the most elite craftsmen in the drum world. For the ultimate personal and performance statement, Masterworks puts you in control.

Product Ref: 60710

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Custom Shells

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.

Bearing Edge

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.

Hardware

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.

Configuration

  • Bass Drum: 18 x 14
  • Rack Tom: 12 x 8
  • Floor Tom: 14 x 14
  • Snare Drum: 14 x 5.5

Specifications

  • 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

Shell Hardware

  • Bass Drum:
    • STL-300 lugs
    • D-054 claws
    • SP-30 spurs
    • Undrilled
  • Rack Tom:
    • STL-100 lugs
    • Fat tone hoop
    • Optimount
  • Floor Tom:
    • STL-100 lugs
    • Fat tone hoop
    • LG-200 legs
  • Snare Drum:
    • STL-100 lugs
    • Fat tone hoop
    • SR-017 strainer
    • SN-1420I wires