[VIDEO] Pearl Drum Company Booth Tour NAMM 2011
By Andy Doerschuk
Published January 16, 2011
The primary focus of Pearl’s 2011 NAMM booth was the new Reference Pure kit, which stakes it claim on the resonant benefits of low-mass construction in the makeup of both shells and hardware. Pearl also introduced a finish upgrade for the Masters MCX 6-ply 100-percent maple legacy shell (the very shell Jeff Porcaro made famous) – it’s a faux camo finish that looks remarkably like the real thing (check out our extreme close-up for hard proof). We also saw some new colors in the entry-level Vision series, Birch Lacquer, and Birch Custom series. Nice stuff.