Setting the standard for the very best in performance centered instruments for the pro drummer, Pearl fuses new appointments, refreshed finish and hardware choices, and the ground-breaking resonance of the R2 Air Tom Suspension System with the Masters Maple/Gum shell in celebration of three decades of Studio drumming quality and excellence.
Delivering (arguably) the greatest drum sounds ever recorded, Masters Maple/Gum features an EvenPly-Six blend of premium North American Maple and figured, sweet Gum wood. Combined with a shallow outer 60° bearing edge, this thin and dense shell produces a punchy, primed recording tone.
A giant leap in drum resonance physics, the R2 Air Tom Suspension System improves overall tone by delivering true, uncolored sound from each rack tom, creating a transitional bridge to floor toms. Combined with Pearl's first L-Arm, the GyroLock-L, R2 Air creates the world's most adjustable and tonally pure drum mounting platform.
By adding heavier, classic hardware elements to its thin, dense shell, Masters Maple/Gum carves a robust bottom end tonality with strong midrange balance. R2 Air Tom Suspension system mounts by four unique points for optimum resonance at any angle. Choice of standard 7/8" Pearl Tom Mount or new GyroLock-L arm mount in a wide variety of sizes.
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