Family-owned and player-focused since 1946, Pearl's legacy of drum craftsmanship grew from humble beginnings at the dawn of the rock-n-roll era into the largest full-spectrum percussion manufacturer in the world. Early innovations in hybrid shells, the studio-standard MLX Maple shell, and legendary drumming icons like Dennis Chambers, Tommy Lee, Jeff Porcaro, and Omar Hakim helped carve a place for Pearl in music history as a true pioneer in percussive tonality.
Today, Pearl's commitment to quality and service to the drummer live on through the industry's most comprehensive offering in drum set, marching, concert, and hand percussion and accessories. Backed by the "Buy it Once, Play it for Life" promise, Pearl has the right equipment options to make your percussive voice heard. With nearly 70 years of drum building advancement to our name, Pearl is truly dedicated to being the Best Reason to Play Drums.
Pearl got its start in 1946, hand-making drums to meet Japan's growing interest in music and music education-percussion in particular. Soon, demand outside of Japan skyrocketed, and Pearl has been crafting world-class drum kits and hardware to meet the needs of the modern drummer ever since. The Pearl product lineup includes dependable cymbal stands and rugged kick pedals, as well as first-rate birch drum kits and shell packs.