To fully understand these drums you must accept that the desired tonal characteristics of a rack tom are completely different than that of a bass drum, and to make these drums with the same composition would result in a compromise.
This is the mission behind Reference Series and Reference Pure: To create a perfect sounding drum set where every drum is optimally engineered to produce the best sound possible within its respective tonal range and diameter... drum by drum by drum.
Forget what you think you know about drums and take a closer look at Pearl's Reference Recipe and the synergy of its three task-specific components.
Pearl Reference Snares:
6 inner plies of Birch unite with 14 outer plies of Maple for a staggeringly thick 20 ply shell. The 45 degree bearing edge brings all 20 plies to the party in a highly focused sweet spot. This projects the volume that you would expect from such a thick shell without losing sensitivity or articulation. The state-of-the-art in modern hardware adorns these snares to maximize every nuance of the shell construction.
The 45 degree bearing edge on Reference snare shells brings all 20 plies into play by promoting a tightly focused shell contact area for extreme sensitivity and maximum volume. The six inner plies of Birch provide a resilient crack, which is balanced and warmed by the 14 outer plies of Maple. The ultimate balance of power, projection and resonance, Reference Snare Drums are unlike anything you have ever experienced.
Pearl’s revolutionary BRL-65/55 lugs assure the ultimate in head seating and tuning integrity. The unique swivel function allows the tension rods to align perfectly into the lugs. This ensures that there is no pressure against the hoops, allowing for maximum resonance and sustain. Stainless Steel Tension Rods instill a level of confidence with their consistent and precisely milled exterior.
All Reference Snare Drums feature Pearl’s SR-1000 Glide-Lock Strainer, which includes a locking throw off lever and tension knob that won’t loosen no matter how hard you play. Low-friction technology permits smooth gliding action for ultra quiet, super precise motion.Features:
- Best of Masterworks” Shell Material
- BRL Bridge Lugs w/ Swivel Function
- LB-200 Bridge FT Leg Brackets
- LG-200 Floor Tom Legs
- SP-300 Spurs
- MasterCast Die Cast Hoops
- Aluminum OptiMount Suspension System
- Stainless Steel Tension Rods
- Molded Rubber Gaskets
- Remo Clear Emperor Tom Batters
- Remo Clear Powerstroke3 BD Batter
- Remo “Window” Snare Batter Head
- Super High Gloss
- Lacquer/Lacquer Sparkles
- Choice of Chrome (C), *Gold Plated (G), or *Black Chrome Plated (B) Drum Hardware (*special order)