Pearl Drums @ 2013 Winter NAMM

In retrospect, it was surely only a matter of time before Pearl reintroduced the best-selling drum set in the history of the drum industry. Welcome back the Pearl Export Series, which re-debuted at the 2013 Winter NAMM Show. Available in five color wraps, the new-look Export offers a number of tweaks and upgrades, including poplar/mahogany hybrid shells, low-mass lugs, and streamlined hardware. We also took a peek at the budget-priced, single-chain, longboard-style Demonator bass pedal, which integrates key characteristics of the company’s Eliminator Demon Drive pedal.