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The Pearl Kit(s)

I LOVE Pearl Drums. I have played them forever.

The first kit shown here is my long time stage kit that has now become a killer rehearsal kit. It is a mixture of poplar and maple shelled drums. The rack toms are 2002 poplar ELX shells and the floor toms and kick are maple from the SRX line all done in vintage fade. This was my primary stage kit through 2003. I use it in multiple configurations. It sounds spectacular both live and in the studio. After too many shows to remember, it still looks as good as it did when it arrived. Heads are Remo, using clear Emperor batters and clear Ambassador resos on all toms and the PS3 on the kick.

The reason this kit has become a rehearsal kit is simple...

Yep, I recently picked up the Ferrari of drum sets - the Pearl Masterworks. It is amazing. It has 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 inch toms, two 24x16 kicks and a 14x6 snare. All of the larger drums (16, 18, kick) and the snare have outer plies of maple and an inner play of African mahogany. The smaller drums are all maple. I had this kit refinished in turquoise glass glitter. KILLER kit. I did change head selection a bit from my norm - the MW kit uses an Evans Generra Dry on the snare and coated Emperors on the larger toms. Sound is simply great!
The white kit is my newest addition. I built up a Tommy Lee kit using a 30" (yes, THIRTY inch) kick drum, 13 rack tom, and 16" and 18" floors. It is awesome!! I played it at a two night bar show and our sound guy didn't need to mic the kick. Not all that comfortable due to the rack tom placement, so I recently changed the heads to mesh and use it as my quiet rehearsal kit (with plastic cymbals). Not the best for Rush tunes, but killer for the four on the floor stuff. 


The new Tommy Lee kit. That is a 30" kick!!


Gotta love that reso head...


A little teaser of what just arrived......


The custom matching "sub kick" mic


Turquoise Glass Glitter.... LOVE it!!