NAMM 2018 – Pearl Press

Pearl’s Session Series Returns with Upgraded Spec

For over a quarter century, Pearl’s Session Series drums have yielded some of the most harmonically vibrant recorded drum tones ever captured in the studio environment. Returning with a custom upgrade from the boutique-level Masterworks spectrum, new Session Studio Select drums shift to the classic shell blend that made them an artist favourite.

The Session Studio Select shell is a thin, 5.4mm EvenPly-Six combination of Masters-grade Birch and African Mahogany. The controlled punch of Pearl’s fresh 60-degree bearing edge delivers a blend of pre-EQ’d clarity and tonal warmth.

In addition to a host of hardware upgrades and three stunning finishes to choose from, Session Studio Select’s four shell packs.


10X7TT, 12X8TT, 14X14FT, 20X14BD(BX) 10X7TT, 12X8TT, 16X16FT, 22X16BD(BX) 13X9TT, 16X16FT, 24X14BD(BX) 12X8TT, 14X14FT, 18X14BX, W/COATED BATTER HEAD (SPECIAL ORDER)

Session Studio Select finishes include two high gloss lacquers #103 Piano Black and #314 Gloss Barnwood Brown. STS finishes also feature one deluxe Delmar wrap, #405 Nicotine White Marine Pearl


Decade Maple

Two new configurations have been added to the current line up. Bop Kit special order shell pack, DMP984/C ( 18x14BD(BB), 12x8TT, 14x14FT, 14×5.5SD/ HWP830) DMP926S/C 2 up 2 down (2218B/1007T/1208T/1414F/ 1616F/1455S/HWP830).



A new colour #706 has been added to the current colour line up.




A new configuration 2 up 2 down has been added to the current line up. MCT925XEP/C 2218BX,1007T,1208T,1412F,1614F


414 Ice Blue Oyster


400 White Marine Pearl


103 Piano Black



Pearl Expands Modern Utility Snare Line with New Steel Models.

Pearl’s value-based Modern Utility Snare drum line has been expanded to include two new Steel shell models. Shimmering, open, and untamed, each Modern Utility Steel snare features a 1mm beaded Steel shell, rolled to ring with open punch at full force, and speak with crisp sensitivity at lower impact.

Blasted with a satin textured coating to give a cool, versatile vibe, the 14” models come in both 5” and 6.5” depths and feature Pearl’s CL arch lugs and smooth SR700 snare strainer for precise tunability. Each model makes an exceptional primary or added snare, and brings a high-volume voice to the playing field.

  • Modern Utility Steel 14”x5” Snare Drum
  • Modern Utility Steel 14”x6.5” Snare Drum


Pearl and YouTube sensation COOP3RDRUMM3R present “The Igniter Snare Drum”

Truly a drummer for a new generation, Casey Cooper’s energetic performance videos have become an online favourite for over 1.5 Million avid subscribers. In celebration of his dynamic playing, Pearl has collaborated with Casey to create The Igniter: a snare created specifically to instantly improve the sound of any drum kit.

The Igniter’s 14”x5” shell features an all Maple interior to enhance power, tone and projection. Custom flame and pinstripe graphics draw inspiration from one of Casey’s signature performances, while CL bridge lugs are augmented by Red gaskets to add to its unique character.

My drumming videos are designed to make people into drummers!” says Casey (known as COOP3RDRUMM3R to his subscribers.) “I want players to feel the fire and excitement of playing drums, but you can’t really feel that unless you are playing a quality instrument. The Igniter makes any kit sound great, right out of the box!”

A fantastic value to add to your drumming voice and keep the fire of drumming burning bright, each Igniter snare drum comes with a deluxe Casey Cooper snare drum rudiments poster.

The Igniter: A COOP3RDRUMM3R Collaboration (CC1450S/C)


Limited Edition Steel Snare for 2018

LMSS1455 in chrome plated finish 14×5.5 steel snare and LMUS1450 14×5.0 steel in black nickel plated finish.

New snares to start practicing

Percussion teachers, for your young beginners, these Pearl quality snares guarantee the perfect start to successful percussion playing.



Pearl’s new P530 Pedal

Pearl’s new P530 Pedal delivers pro speed and function at a fraction of the cost. Pearl is proud to introduce the new standard in student bass drum pedals. This is one of the most affordable pedals on the market. The P530 features many of the similar specifications and advanced hardware of Pearl’s other pedals, such as a Dual Chain drive action, a Duo- Beater, Uni-Lock Beater Angle Cam, and Side Hoop Clamp.


Pearl’s new P922 Double Pedals

The new P922 Double Pedals from Pearl add to impressive pedal line-up Pearl is proud to introduce the newest addition to its growing line-up of pedals. Holding with the tradition of superior pedal technology Pearl provides, the P922 has solid features with unique Pearl function. Some of these new features include a newer, smoother streamlined single chain drive, which offers a new level of speed for chain-driven pedals. Additionally, the 922 comes standard with Duo-Beater, Pearl’s patented PowerShifter function, and is available as both single and double models.


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