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Masterworks Sonic-Select Shell Recipes

19-01-2017 - Pearl’s Sonic-Select Shell Recipes Bring the Full Spectrum of Masterworks Choice into Focus

STUDIO Recipe crafted to fully capture every nuance of the drummer’s performance with tonal clarity.

HERITAGE Recipe recalls a classic age in drum-making

URBAN Recipe features a totally unique thin-shell combination of Birch, Gumwood, and Maple

STADIUM Recipe focusing on volume and power for the touring stage

MODERN DRY Recipe represents new ground with a Maple/Gumwood/Mahogany shell blend

19 January 2017 19:00 (CET)
Pearl’s marquis-level Masterworks drums offer more custom choices for the pro drummer than any other drum company.  Every element of the kit’s sound, look, and feel is player-selected and hand-crafted to heirloom perfection for the ultimate custom drum statement.

Drawing from two years of research and artist testing, Pearl presents Sonic-Select Shell Recipes: five distinct, studio-tested drum formulas each fine-tuned for their given performance application.  “The Masterworks spectrum has a nearly-endless array of custom options,” states Glen Caruba, Pearl Corporation’s VP of Sales.  “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.”

  • The STUDIO Recipe features a thin Maple/Gumwood combination with Mastercast hoops; crafted to fully capture every nuance of the drummer’s performance with tonal clarity.
  • The HERITAGE Recipe recalls a classic age in drum-making by balancing the power of Maple with the warmth of Mahogany for enhanced lows and fat top-end slap.
  • The URBAN Recipe features a totally unique thin-shell combination of Birch, Gumwood, and Maple to sculpt a vibrant, powerful voice for the metropolitan drummer.
  • The STADIUM Recipe brings the classic elements of Pearl’s thick Custom Z Maple shell into the modern playing field, focusing on volume and power for the touring stage
  • Finally, the MODERN DRY Recipe represents new ground with a Maple/Gumwood/Mahogany shell blend for quick, top-heavy articulation with controlled low-end for today’s multifaceted beat creator.

Each Masterworks Sonic-Select Shell Recipe kit creates a truly unique sonic signature, and is custom configurable in a choice of shell and hardware finishes to clearly define the custom drum experience for the discerning professional.  Prices vary by size, with optional Artisan Exotic finish veneer available at a 10% premium.

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