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NAMM 2017: Pearl Masterworks Sonic Select
Following over two years of research and artist input, Pearl unveiled five new 'Sonic-Select' Masterworks drum kits, all completely handcrafted to perfecting standards for the ultimate custom drum experience.
Glen Caruba, Pearl's VP of sales has stated, "The Masterworks spectrum has a nearly-endless array of custom options. Filtering all that choice down to specific shell, edge, and hardware fusions is kind of like making a cake; different ingredients make different flavors that will appeal to different connoisseurs."
This is reflected in the truly incredible custom options now available to the discerning pro drummer; five distinct drum formulas (Studio, Heritage, Urban, Stadium and Modern Dry), fine-tuned for their own performance application. Each Masterworks Sonic-Select kit has its own unique sonic signature, and is entirely custom configurable in terms of shells, hardware and stunning finish options.
Pearl also unveiled a number of exciting new snare drums, including five in the Modern Utility Series and two signature 30th Anniversary models from celebrated groovesmith Omar Hakim (a beaded 1mm 14”x6.5” Steel shell in striking purple) and KISS drummer Eric Singer (a dual-beaded Jupiter-style 1mm Chrome-plated brass shell, signed by Eric himself). All artist royalties from Eric Singer's snare will be generously donated to school music and arts programs at the Lifeline Education Charter School in Compton, California.
On a percussion note, Pearl has taken cajon innovation to new levels with the unveiling of the 3D Green Tree cajon. As well as gorgeous black and green aesthetics with the CNC cut designs in the sides of the Cajon, inside the snare wires have been shortened and the bass strike zone increased, so hitting that sweet spot is easier and more satisfying than ever, and the snare provides a crisp attack.
In addition to the new cajon, Pearl has released a number of fun and interesting percussion instruments such as the Ocean Drum, Tongue Drum, Wind Chimes, Djembes and Rain Sticks among plenty more.
By Matt Smith
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 12:52 to category : Instruments News
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