Since January 2006, Pearl's Reference drum sets have set a standard for sonic engineering. The blending of maple, birch, and African mahogany for the toms, snare drums and bass drums resulted in kits that offer extraordinary sound capabilities. Now we have the very limited edition Redline Reference drumsets.
As is the case with the Reference sets, the limited edition Redline Reference kits adhere to the policy that, when it comes to shells, the tonal characteristics of the rack tom are different from the bass drum, and the bass drum is vastly different from the snare, and so on. Pearl's overriding theory is that to make each drum of the same wood recipe would be an unacceptable compromise.
For the Redline drum sets, the rubber gaskets used to isolate the shells from the drum hardware have been infused with red dye to create a striking splash of color. Only 50 of each color set are available.
The limited edition White on White Redline shell packs are available with a 13 x 9 rack tom, 16 x 16 and 18 x 16 floor toms, and a monstrous 24 x 18 bass drum. A matching 20-ply, 14 x 6.5 snare drum is also available. The Black on Black Redline shell pack features a 12 x 8 rack tom, 14 x 14 and 16 x 16 floor toms, and a 22 x 20 bass drum, with a 20-ply, 14 x 5 snare also available.
US list prices are as follows:
Black on Black shell pack without snare: $4,999.00
Black on Black matching 14 x 5 snare: $1,059.00
White on White shell pack without snare: $5,299.00
White on White matching 14 x 6.5 snare: $1,159.00
For more information, visit the official Pearl website.