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      Pearl Reference 5-Piece Shell Pack (720153)
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Each drum is individually engineered to deliver tonal perfection.

This shell pack includes a 22" x 18" kick drum, 10" x 7" and 12" x 9" rack toms, and 14" x 14" and 16" x 16" floor toms.

Whoever said that beauty is only skin deep, didn't know anything about Pearl's Reference Series. These are drums with a rich inner beauty crafted by the artful blending of the finest birch, maple, and African mahogany.

What if each drum in your drum set was engineered as an instrument unto itself? What if each size of drum was designed to respond perfectly within the confines of its respective frequency without compromise over any other area of your kit? This is the mission behind the Pearl Reference Series. A complete set of individually engineered, incredible-sounding drums.

To fully understand the Pearl Reference Series, you must understand that the desired tonal characteristics of a 10" tom are completely different than that of a 22" bass drum. Thus, to use the same material in both drums would result in a compromise.

The Shells
Pearl Reference Series drums use a combination of task-specific bearing edges and 3 time-proven woods: birch, maple, and African mahogany. Using maple as a sole material has long been the traditional choice for shells and for good reason. Maple provides smooth, well-balanced tone that is perfect for a 12" tom. Subsequently, all Reference Series 12" toms are composed of 6 plies of maple, the only single-wood shell in the series. The 10" and 8" toms receive 4 plies of maple with 2 inner plies of birch for cut and attack. For maximum response, all 13" and smaller toms have rounded 45° bearing edges.

Beginning with the 13" and larger toms, mahogany is added to the inner plies to increase the lower frequencies and accentuate the warmth of the maple. The 14" toms and larger begin using fully rounded bearing edges for even more shell contact. 18" and 20" bass drums use 4 inner plies of mahogany with 2 outer plies of maple. As the size of the bass drums increase, so does the amount of mahogany. The 22" and 24" kick drums are made with an amazing 6 inner plies of mahogany surrounded by 2 outer plies of maple for the ultimate in solid, responsive bass frequencies.

With Pearl Reference, it's not about compromise; it's about every drum in your kit performing at its optimal capacity.

The Hardware
The same tireless pursuit of perfection that goes into Pearl's legendary drums is found in its hardware. This hardware was designed to maximize the sound of your drums. Pearl hardware has set a high standard for strength, durability, and innovation.

Lug design
Bridge-style lugs and floor tom brackets provide maximum resonance with minimal shell contact. Pearl's revolutionary BRL lugs assure the ultimate in head seating and tuning integrity. The unique swivel function allows the tension rods to align perfectly into the lugs so there's no lateral pressure against the hoops, thus assuring maximum resonance and sustain.

Bass drum claw hook
Pearl's kick drum claws incorporate rubber hoop isolators for scratch prevention on lacquered hoops, to provide evenly distributed clamping force for consistent tuning. The key bolts are recessed for a snag-free fit in carrying cases and to eliminate accidental detuning.

Floor tom leg brackets with air-suspended rubber tips
Full height adjustment with Pearl's built in memory lock keeps floor tom positioning perfectly set. Pearls' patented Air Suspension Rubber Tip allows your floor tom to rest on a cushion of air. These large rubber feet prevent premature sound decay from floor contact. Floor toms never had it so good.

OptiMount suspension system
The OptiMount Suspension System provides tom mounting with zero shell contact for ultimate resonance. By attaching to the tension bolts via isolated rubber bushings the shell is allowed to float which, in turn, allows it to sing to its fullest capabilities.

MasterCast die-cast hoop
Pearls' die-cast hoops offer state-of-the-art head seating and tuning capabilities thanks to its structural strength and precision manufacturing technique. The MasterCast Hoop system prevents binding and allows the shell to resonate to its absolute fullest potential.

Bass drum spur
Pearls' telescoping spurs feature rubber or spike tips for maximum traction control. The high-grip rubber tip can be retracted to allow a recessed spike to be exposed for maximum bite on carpeted surfaces.

Stainless steel suspension rods and bolts
Pearl's stainless steel tension rods are machined from a single piece of stainless steel to the most exacting tolerances in the industry. They feature super smooth and precise tensioning with absolutely no play. Each is matched with a precision-machined brass swivel nut for ultra-precise performance.

Cymbals, stands, and kick pedal sold separately.

Pearl Reference 5-Piece Shell Pack Features:

  • 22" x 18" kick
    10" x 7" and 12" x 9" toms
    14" x 14" and 16" x 16" floor toms




Pearl Reference 5-Piece Shell Pack

Warranty Information
The Pearl Lifetime Warranty is a statement of confidence to our customers to the reliability of Pearl products. Pearl drums, stands and hardware are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in quality, style, appearance and playing performance. This lifetime warranty reflects a tradition of excellence and a commitment to superior engineering and craftsmanship dedicated to you, the drummer. The Pearl lifetime warranty is our pledge to you that we will proudly stand behind our product for as long as you own it. Buy it once, play it for life.
WARRANTY COVERAGE/WARRANTY PERIOD:
General: Pearl drums, stands, pedals, parts and accessories except as noted herein, purchased from an authorized Pearl dealer are warranted to the original retail purchase and shall be valid by item as indicated below and is not transferable.
DRUM SET HARDWARE - LIFETIME WARRANTY:
Pearl warrants foot pedals, hi-hat stands, cymbals stands, boom cymbal stands, snare drum stands, floor-standing tom stands, floor-standing cymbal/tom stands, racks and rack accessories, cymbal holders, multi-clamps, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, spurs, tom brackets, tom holders, strainers, and nuts and bolts to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original owner subject to the conditions and limitations set as follows. Pearl will, at its option, either repair or replace any of the aforementioned Pearl pedals, stands, and drum parts purchased from June 15, 2009 that proves defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Replacement pedals, stands, and drum parts will be provided by Pearl on an exchange basis and will be either new or refurbished for the exact model under warranty. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or any damage to this product that results from improper installation, accident, abuse, misuse, natural disaster, repair or modification. This warranty also does not apply to any product on which the original identification information has been altered, obliterated or removed, has not been handled or packaged correctly, has been sold as second-hand or has been resold contrary to the US export regulations. As a condition to the obligation of Pearl to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to the original authorized Pearl dealer where purchased together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Pearl. The warranty applies to the original purchaser and is non transferrable. All freight to and from Pearl is to be paid by the customer.
EXCEPTIONS:
Cables for cable hi-hats are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase. Any electronic devices are subject to their individual warranty.
DRUM SET SHELLS - LIFETIME WARRANTY:
Pearl warrants drum set wood and metal shells to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original owner subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below. Pearl will, at its option, either repair or replace any drum set wood or metal shell purchased after January 2007 that proves defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Repaired or replaced drum set wood or metal shells will be provided by Pearl on an exchange basis, and will be either new or refurbished to be functionally equivalent to new or in the event Pearl discontinues the product model, a comparable current model shell will be substituted at the discretion of Pearl. Colors often fade with age and/or can be affected by sun, smoke, or other factors; therefore color matching cannot be guaranteed. Discontinued colors cannot be reproduced. This limited warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or any damage to this product that results from improper installation, accident, abuse, misuse, natural disaster, repair or modification. This limited warranty also does not apply to any product on which the original identification information has been altered, obliterated or removed, has not been handled or packaged correctly, has been sold as second-hand or has been resold contrary to the US export regulations. As a condition to the obligation of Pearl to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to the original authorized Pearl dealer where purchased together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Pearl. The warranty applies to the original purchaser and is non transferrable. All freight to and from Pearl is to be paid by the customer.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Shells (Marching): Wood marching shells are guaranteed against material failure or going out of round for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.
Drum Hardware (Marching): Drum hardware such as lugs, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, strainers, and nuts and bolts are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.
Drum Hardware (Concert): Drum hardware such as hoops, lugs, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, tom brackets, tom holders, strainers, and nuts and bolts are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.
Marching Carriers: Marching carriers are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.
Marching Cases: LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY! Pearl rotationally molded marching cases are covered by a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY and are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship to the original owner. Pearl will, at its option, either repair or replace any rotationally molded case that proves defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Replacement rotationally molded cases will be provided by Pearl on an exchange basis and will be either new or refurbished for the exact model under warranty.
Educational Percussion (Snare Kits/Bell Kits/Percussion Learning Centers): Pearl Educational Kit products are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase.
Adams Products: All Adams Products are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Mallet bar sets are entitled to one (1) free tuning during the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Individual bars may be exchanged as often as necessary during the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. For rosewood and padouk bars, Pearl/Adams highly recommends waiting for nine (9) months from the date of original purchase before exchanging or tuning the bars.
Pearl Percussion Products: All Pearl Percussion Products are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of original purchase with the exception of rims, lugs, tuning plates which are warranted for one (1) year. Cajon shells are warranted for two (2) years excluding the playing surfaces which are not warranted. The head on the Fun Drum is not warranted.
Pearl Taiko heads are warranted to the original owner for (1) one year from the date of purchase. Breakage prior to (1) one year is covered under warranty. It is the owner’s responsibility to adequately package the drum and send it to a Pearl authorized service center for repair at the owner’s expense. Pearl will repair the damaged head(s) as quickly as possible and prepay the return shipping. Breakage due to normal wear and tear or abuse is not covered under warranty.
Finish: Except for “special finishes" (see below), both the lacquer finish and covered finish on Pearl drums are guaranteed for one (1) year; however, Pearl does not guarantee against deterioration by reason of corrosive atmosphere, extreme temperature or other external causes.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY
This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance. Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following: a.) Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original. b.) Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation. c.) Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed. d.) Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity. e.) Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use. Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes. The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.
Owner’s Responsibility: It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place. Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.
To Obtain Warranty Service: Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased. Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department. This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused. Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt. All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner. Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty. Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.
Warranty Limitations: This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Note: This WARRANTY applies to the United States only and may vary in other countries.

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  • True Love!

    As reviewed by Cresley Weatherford on 11/14/2011

    This high end kit has lived up to the hype. Each drum feels and sounds great. You can use a single or double ply head and get a solid tone that is easy to control. A great drum doesn't need a lot of help... The 22" kick drum sounds huge and stands out from any other. The snare is diverse and doesn't limit you with its size whether you like high, medium, or low pitch. "This truly may be the last kit I ever buy."

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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