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.
For over 60 years Pearl has been the go to name for drummers all over the world. By building absolutely stunning kits that sound just as great as they look, Pearl has earned a reputation for quality and innovation that is second to none.
Though Pearl is a name that is now synonymous with drums, they actually were founded in 1946 as a manufacturer of music stands. It wasn't until 1950 that they shifted their focus to drumming, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Pearl drums help to keep the beat with some of the biggest bands in popular music. Artists such as Matt Tong of Bloc Party, Mike Wengren of Disturbed, Pat Thetic of Anti-Flag, Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, Eric Singer of KISS, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue all use Pearl drums to pound it out on the world's largest stages.
In this section you'll find everything a drummer could want, from complete sets, to individual drums, to hardware and other component parts. So take some time to figure out what you need and have a look around, then let Pearl take care of the rest. For example, if you're looking for an entire kit, you'll want to take a look at the Session Studio Classic 5-Piece Shell Pack. This drum set is a professional level kit with incredibly bold and strong tones. With a focused attack and projection that is reminiscent of the classic "session sound," these drums will definitely grab the attention of any serious drummer.
If, on the other hand, you've already got a kit and are just looking to upgrade your pedal power, check out the Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal. Simply put, this pedal is wickedly fast and is designed to help you unleash grooves with absolute ease. Highlighted by top notch smoothness and response, you really have to play this pedal to believe it!
And that's only a small sampling of what Pearl has to offer. With the experience and know how, Pearl is the only name a drummer needs. Whether you're building a kit from scratch, doing a little upgrading, or trying something altogether different, Pearl has you covered.
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