Pearl Drums has just introduced their new line of Reference Series drums.
“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.”
See the Reference Series online at the Pearl Web site.