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NAMM 2008: Pearl Drums gives Vision Series an overhaul

Pearl Drums have announced a number of additions to its popular Vision line-up. Introducing the all-new Maple VMX and Birch VBX Series...

Vision Maple VMX

Available in nine configurations, the Maple VMX shell packs come standard with professional 2-ply heads and matching snare drum. The VMX comes with a list price of $1,599 and a choice of five high-gloss lacquer finishes.

Vision Birch VBX

Sticking with much the same formula as the VMX, the Birch VBX range is also available with a choice of five high-gloss finishes. The real difference here is the snare and hardware, with Pearl opting for a Steel SensiTone snare drum and Pearl's own award-winning 900 Series hardware.

A VBX kit costs $1,499.

More additions

Pearl continues its Vision overhaul with the announcement of the VSX and VX Birch Ply drumsets. Based on the original Vision formula, these kits feature blended birch ply shells with 6/8 shell technology.

Both sets arrive as standard with brushed steel SensiTone snares, 900 Series hardware, 6-ply rack toms and 8-ply floor toms, which all help to deliver what Pearl describes as a 'dynamically balanced sound'.

The VSX offers six exotic wrapped coverings and will set you back $1,399. The VX offers six more affordable solid color wrap options - three of which boast black drum hardware - for $1,249.

See the Pearl Drum website for more details, and keep an eye on our NAMM Show 2008 report for more live updates.

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