Pearl Reference shells are really without equal. Reference Series Drums will be the product of what became a 2 . 5 year search for harmonic perfection. Like keys on the piano, each drum inside a kit should combine to create a singular instrument without losing its sonic signature.
I bought these new and haven’t played them much. Heads (upper and lower) are nevertheless almost new. There are a couple of light scratches and scuffs. Condition is nine out of ten. Hardware is great. No pitting. Drums were saved in cases while not played. Used and held in a Non-smoking studio.
Reference Series drums use a mixture of task specific bearing edges and three time proven woods: Birch, Maple, and African Mahogany. Using Maple being a sole material is certainly the traditional choice for shells and even for good reason. Maple provides smooth, well balanced tone that is good for a 12″ tom. Subsequently, all Reference Series 12″ toms are comprised of 6 plies of Maple. The one single wood shell in the series. Our 10″ and eight” 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.
You start with our 13″ tom and bigger, Mahogany is put into the interior plies to boost the bottom frequencies and accentuate the heat of the Maple. The 14″ toms and greater go with our fully rounded bearing edge after only more shell contact. Our 18″ and 20″ bass drums use 4 inner plies of Mahogany with 2 outer plies of Maple. As the dimensions of the bass drums increase, does the volume of Mahogany. Our 22″ and 24″ bass drums incorporate an incredible 6 inner plies of Mahogany in the middle of 2 outer plies of Maple for the epitome of solid responsive bass frequencies.
With Reference Series, it is about every drum inside your kit performing at its optimal capacity.
7 x 10
8 x 12
12 x 16
18 x 22
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Includes floor tom legs and tom mount arms.