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Configuration

Your dreamkit needs a certain set-up, we give you below the choice of popular configurations. If you like to extend the configuration, choose for Add on, to customise it yourself. The depth can be customised from 4"- 24". Specify your depths at your Masterworks dealer.

Complete your ideal setup

Make a selection in addition to your configuration. You can choose multiple add-ons

  • Select a type
  • Rack Tom
  • Floor Tom
  • Bass Drum
  • Gong Bass
  • Snare
  • Snare - 20ply
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Shell Material Options

For a totally personal sonic signature, of perfection. Masterworks has more options for shell composition than any other custom drum builder; making each drum a truly unique work of art.



Highs Mids Lows

The perfect blend of tone, attack, and body.

Maple
Highs Mids Lows

The precision choice for high-volume cut and power.

Birch
Highs Mids Lows

Deep, powerful punch with dark, elegant tone.

African Mahogany
Highs Mids Lows

Explosive projection and increased volume.

Gumwood
Highs Mids Lows

Futuristic Carbon combines into a robust spectrum of frequencies.

Carbonply
Highs Mids Lows

Maple + Inner Ply Fiberglass. Fiberglass adds volume and accelerates decay. Maple + Inner Ply Fiberglass

Fiberglass
Highs Mids Lows
Highs Mids Lows
Highs Mids Lows

The Ultimate Hybrid. Lighten up or darken the sound with wood blends.

Composite Shell

Superior Shell Technology


  • Perfect drum shells
  • Superior tone
  • Optimal resonance
  • Extreme strength

Ply Thickness

The overall thickness of a drum shell effects how readily energy is transferred from the heads. Thinner shells allow the wood to fully resonate and maximize its total contribution to the overall sound. As a shell increases in thickness, it is less resonant but louder, with more and more of its tone projected to the audience. With Masterworks the choice is yours.


Regular plies give a strong and powerful sound and touch.

Regular Ply Shell

Thin Shells resonate freely with lightest touch.

Thin Ply Shell

Shell Thickness Options

Masterworks allows you to further tailor your drum tone by selecting the thickness of the shell.


 Volume  Sensitivity  Resonance  Fullness
  • Regular (5mm) 4-ply + 4ply re-rings.
  • Great resonance & sustain
  • Top-end "spike"
  • Max tonal note for recordings
Thin Shell
 Volume  Sensitivity  Resonance  Fullness
  • Regular (7.5mm) 6 Ply
  • Thin (5,4mm) 6 Ply
  • For general purpose play
  • Warm, full bodied wood tone
  • Great attack, loudness & presence
Medium Shell
 Volume  Sensitivity  Resonance  Fullness
  • Regular (10mm) 8 Ply
  • Thin (7.2mm) 8 Ply
  • Ultimate volume and projection
  • Ideal for high sound pressure levels
  • Maximum cut
Thick Shell
 Volume  Sensitivity  Resonance  Fullness
  • Regular (12mm) 10 Ply
  • Thin (9mm) 10 Ply
  • Maximum cut and projection
  • Subdued sustain
  • High in volume, high in pitch.
Extra Thick Shell

Bearing Edge Options

Nothing influences a drum’s overall response more than the bearing edge. That’s why Masterworks gives you three bearing edges from which to choose, and with our new hybrid option, allowing you to mix edge types on batter and resonant side of the same drum.

  • Attack
  • Warmth
  • Perfectly blended
Standard 45°
  • Brighther overtones
  • Increases Punch
  • From darker shells
Rounded 45°
  • Inner Edge apex focus
  • Controlled tonal response
Fully Rounded
  • Great head-to-shell contact
  • Boosts mid to high freqs
Inner 45°
  • Boosts mid-to-low
  • Reduces decay
Outer 60°

Bass drum Hoop width

With Masterworks it's all about aesthetics and sound. The width of the Bass drum hoop gives a significant attitude to your bass drum.

Hoop Width 1.5″

Less is More. Elegant hoop that makes the Bass drum look luxurious.

Less is More

Hoop Width 2″

Stylish hoop that makes the bass drum look exclusive.

Bigger is better

Drum Hardware

The Perfect Compliment to a Great Set of Drums

The same tireless pursuit of perfection that goes into our legendary drums is found in our drum hardware. With Masterworks, you get to choose which hoops, lugs & hardware finish to go on your custom drums. Your drum hardware can be plated in your choice of Chrome, Nickel, Black Nickel, Gold, or Black Chrome plated drum hardware finishes to make your kit as unique as you are.

Hardware Colour selector

All Masterworks Series drums are available in your choice of Chrome, Gold, Black-Chrome, Nickel or Black Nickel plated drum hardware finishes to make your kit as unique as you are.

Chrome
Plated

Gold
Plated

Black
Plated

Black Nickel

Nickel
Plated

Lug Design

Bridge Style Lug

Ultimate head seating and tuning integrity. Unique swivel function.

Heavy weight

Swivel Tube Lug

Perfect rod to lug alignment for optimal seating & precision tuning.

Tube Lug

Single Swivel Lug

Elegant Swivel Lug, perfect rod to lug alignment. Optimal seating & precision tuning.

Light weight

Classic Lug Style

Maximum resonance with minimal shell contact. Classic look and feel.

Classic

Hoop Design

The rigidness and weight of a hoop contributes to resonance, projection and sound.

MasterCast Hoop

Die-cast Hoops feature the perfect blend of thickness & mass to improve the depth, clarity & focus of toms & snare drums.

Heavy

Fat Tone Hoop

Combines low-mass (1.6mm), amazing strength & rigidity for incredible resonance, tremendous rim shots & cross sticking.

Light

Super Hoop II

SuperHoopII hoops are precision formed from heavy-duty 2.3mm steel, triple flanged.

Medium

Air vents

Pentagonal Airhole are formed and placed on the drums on the basis of the Golden Ratio for optimal sound.

Golden Ratio Airvents

Pearl's exclusive round airvents are placed in the middle of the drums and create a natural air flow.

Round Die Cast Airvents

Finishes

You can do Anything

Masterworks drums are very different than what other drum companies claim to be “custom” drums. There are no pre-fabricated shells on a shelf waiting to be painted with a “custom” paint job. Masterworks gives you every option, from shell composition, shell thickness, bearing edge, drum hardware, and of course, an infinite amount of finish possibilities. You will find Fades, Sunbursts, Grain-Thru Mists, Opaque Colours, Marbelized Finishes, Satin Oil Burnishes and our Exotic Artisan Exterior Ply Finishes to help you choose a colour and style that's right for you.

If you have a certain colour or fabric that you want your drums to match, send us the fabric or colour swatch and we will match it, giving your drums a truly one-of-a-kind construction inside and out. Masterworks: A Drummer’s Dream Come True.

Normal finishes
Artisan finishes
Antique Walnut
Carbon
Matte Black
Purple Craze II
Satin Cacao Burst
Twilight Burst
Shimmer of Oz
Vintage Mahogany Burst over Maple
Brown Suede over Black Limba
Burst over Flame Maple
Burl Mahogany
Eucalyptus Fade
Natural Black Limba
Natural Satin Tamo
Natural To Black Burst Tamo
Satin Brown Burst on Bubinga
Satin Cranberry Tamo
White Marble

Custom Colour
Use my special custom finish

Select one of our proven Sonic Select Recipes

Drawing from two years of research and artist testing. Pearl presents Sonic-Select Shell Recipies: five distinct, extensively tested drum formulas each fine-tuned for their given performance application.

Studio

Jazz, Orchestral & other technically subtle performances.

Studio recipe

Heritage

Classic Rock, Blues, Funk.

Heritage recipe

Urban

Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop.

Urban recipe

Stadium

Rock, Metal, Progressive.

Stadium recipe

Modern Dry

Electronic Dance & Acoustic Stylings.

Modern Dry recipe

Configuration

Your dreamkit needs a certain set-up, we give you below the choice of popular configurations. If you like to extend the configuration, choose for Add on, to customise it yourself. The depth can be customised from 4"- 24". Specify your depths at your Masterworks dealer.

Complete your ideal setup

Make a selection in addition to your configuration. You can choose multiple add-ons

  • Select a type
  • Rack Tom
  • Floor Tom
  • Bass Drum
  • Gong Bass
  • Snare
  • Snare - 20ply
  • Select a size
  • 6″
    • 3″
    • 4″
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    • 8″

Drum Hardware colour selector

All Masterworks Series drums are available in your choice of Chrome, Gold, Black-Chrome, Nickel or Black Nickel plated drum hardware finishes to make your kit as unique as you are.

Chrome
Plated

Gold
Plated

Black
Plated

Black Nickel

Nickel
Plated

Finishes

You can do Anything

Masterworks drums are very different than what other drum companies claim to be “custom” drums. There are no pre-fabricated shells on a shelf waiting to be painted with a “custom” paint job. Masterworks gives you every option, from shell composition, shell thickness, bearing edge, drum hardware, and of course, an infinite amount of finish possibilities. You will find Fades, Sunbursts, Grain-Thru Mists, Opaque Colours, Marbelized Finishes, Satin Oil Burnishes and our Exotic Artisan Exterior Ply Finishes to help you choose a colour and style that's right for you.

If you have a certain colour or fabric that you want your drums to match, send us the fabric or colour swatch and we will match it, giving your drums a truly one-of-a-kind construction inside and out. Masterworks: A Drummer’s Dream Come True.

Normal finishes
Artisan finishes
Antique Walnut
Carbon
Matte Black
Purple Craze II
Satin Cacao Burst
Twilight Burst
Shimmer of Oz
Vintage Mahogany Burst over Maple
Brown Suede over Black Limba
Burst over Flame Maple
Burl Mahogany
Eucalyptus Fade
Natural Black Limba
Natural Satin Tamo
Natural To Black Burst Tamo
Satin Brown Burst on Bubinga
Satin Cranberry Tamo
White Marble

Custom Colour
Use my special custom finish