From the press release:
Pearl is proud to introduce its new line of Hybrid Exotic Snare Drums, featuring three unique hybrid shell compositions to provide a new sonority in the snare drum market.
Our proprietary VectorCast shells are incredibly thin yet supremely strong for insanely intense power with tremendous fullness and body. The shells are polished and clear lacquered to maximise the shell’s natural beauty and to keep mass to the absolute minimum.
Our Aluminum shells are famous for their wood-like tone with the cut of metal. We’ve made the shells 3mm thick for added rigidity which provides superb sensitivity and ultra-wide dynamic range from whisper quiet to blastisimo. They’re polished and lightly clear coated to protect the beauty of these fine instruments.
Pearl pioneered the wood-fiberglass shell in the 1970s. We’ve recreated these classics by blending Kapur, known for it’s rich low-end frequencies, with an inner layer of reflective fiberglass to give our Kapur/Fiberglass drums sensational warmth with boosted power and high-end cut. These marvelous instruments are finished in glimmering Ebony Lacquer with a Pearl Inlay.
Each drum is 14" in width, and is offered in both a 5" and 6.5" depth, as well as a 8" depth for Kapur/Fiberglass shells. All Hybrid Exotic Snare Drums are equipped with Pearl’s acclaimed SuperHoop II hoops, STL-100 lugs, SR-1000 strainer, Coated Ambassador batter head, and chrome hardware. Hybrid Exotic Snares also feature Pearl’s new Spin-Tight tension rods on the batter side. Spin-Tight tension rods expand inside the lug to prevend loosening and detuning.