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The Pearl Masterworks series allows you to explore hundreds of options in sculpting your own unique drum build and look. Additionally, Masterworks provides complete freedom to customise a sound that is completely your own. The creative process begins with crafting your ideal shell construction from the hand-selected shell veneers.
Have a different sound, look or configuration in mind? Design your Pearl Masterworks kit with us and choose everything from the shell build-up to the hardware.
Superior Shell Technology
To deliver the Masterworks sound, you need superior drums with the most meticulous design. The Superior Shell Technology is a proprietary technique involving suturing the maple wood plies with Pearl's AcoustaGlue. The plies are then baked in high temperature with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce indestructible shells that exhibit rich, thunderous tones and outstanding resonance.
Standard 45-degree bearing edges offer the perfect sound
Each of the shells in the Pearl Masterworks 22'' 4pc Shell Pack include a 45-degree bearing edge. This is Pearl’s original bearing edge, providing the perfect blend of attack, warmth, and sustain through minimal head contact.
A perfect blend of maple and mahogany
Maple offers a great balance of tone, attack and body. Its rich, lustrous lows and evenly balanced mid and high frequencies have made it the preferred hardwood, boasting its wide sonic range and acoustic balance.
Mahogany provides a more deep, powerful punch with a dark and elegant tone. Mahogany is a relatively soft hardwood, offering a dramatic boost in lower frequencies. This bass boost effect is more likely due to its loosely packed cellulose network that creates a natural resonator for powerful lower frequencies.
When mixed, these materials create a brilliant mixture of attack, warmth and power across all dynamic and tuning ranges.
Careful shell design for maximum quality
First, a premium hardwood is hand-selected and formed into a precise 2-ply layer. Pearl's trademarked overlapping seam, Scarf Joint Seams, are added to ensure a perfect airtight fit to each layer. The wood plies are then saturated with Pearl’s exclusive adhesive – AcoustaGlue which permeates every pore to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. During this process, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure. Finally, for optimal resonance, strength and tonal quality – all of the shells are tested for flatness and roundness before drilling and assembly to assure supreme tuning.
Premium shells with superior hardware
The light and rigid design of the 1.6mm Fat Tone hoops increase the resonance and tuning stability of each of the drums. The Single Swivel Lugs provide less direct shell contact than any other Pearl lug. The Single Swivel Lugs are the lightest lug and feature a pivoting brass tension casing that guarantees even tuning and reduced resistance to shell vibration.
- Kick Drum: 22’’ x 18’’
- Floor Tom: 16’’ x 14’’
- Rack Tom 1: 12’’ x 8’’
- Rack Tom 2: 10’’ x 7’’
- A custom design – chosen by drummers for drummers
- Includes a bass drum, two rack toms and a floor tom
- 4-ply, 5mm hybrid shells offer a brilliant mixture of attack, warmth and power
- 4-ply maple reinforcement ring enhances the sustain and low-end
- 1.6mm Fat Tone hoops offer a perfectly flat playing surface
- Pearl's Superior Shell Technology optimises shell strength and durability
- Standard 45-degree bearing edges provide excellent sustain
- AcoustaGlue ensures maximum resonance
- Single Swivel Lugs provide less direct shell contact
- OptiMounts offer added resonance and sustain
- Standard Cast Air Vents provide a secure fit
- Shell Material: Eucalyptus / Maple / Mahogany
- Shell Construction: 4-ply, 5mm
- Reinforcement Ring: 4-ply Maple
- Hoops: 1.6mm Fat Tone
- Bearing Edges: Standard 45-Degree
- Lugs: Single Swivel Lugs
- Mounts: OptiMounts
- Vents: Standard Cast Air Vents
- Floor Tom Brackets: LB-200
- Floor Tom Legs: LG-200
- Bass Drum Claws: CW-200
- Bass Drum Spurs: SP-300
- Finish: Red Fade over Eucalyptus
- Hardware: Black Nickel
- Product Code: MWA2218B4PC.BN