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NAMM 2010: Pearl previews e-Pro Live electronic drum kit

Dennis Chambers
Dennis Chambers

Pearl teased us a few weeks ago with this trailer for the company's 'revolutionary' new e-Pro Live electronic drum sets. Now, only a few hours from 'show-time' and we've stumbled across this full video demonstration from Pearl's Gene Okamoto, Santana's Dennis Chambers and Slipknot's Joey Jordison.

Pearl has used real acoustic shells, hardware, finishes, brass E Classic cymbals and a real rack. In fact, it looks like Pearl has made the most realistic-looking electronic drum kit on the market today. It's so realistic, you can switch the electronic heads to your usual skins of choice and it'll play as an acoustic kit. The Pearl Red Box module sounds quite impressive, too.

Watch the video preview and see for yourself. We'll post more as it happens.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).