Out of all the recent product releases from NAMM 2013, Pearl truly kicked off the new year with a bang. They have released an arsenal of new products ranging from full kits to hardware to percussion instruments. Here is a quick list of their 2013 products: Reintroduction of Export Series; Demonator Bass Drum Pedal; Updated Hardware lines; New finishes in the VBL Series; New finishes in the SSC Series; New finishes in the Masters MCX Series; Upgraded Epro Series; Cowbells; Cajuns and more! Stay Tuned for a complete and detailed run through!
Demonator Bass Drum Pedal
Pearl changed the game with the introduction of the Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal in 2009. Now in 2013, Pearl introduces the Demonator bass drum pedal. Featuring the industry leading characteristics of the award winning Demon Drive pedals, the Demonator is a wonderful addition to the Demon Drive family. The Demonator is a single‐chain drive pedal, equipped with a Demon Style Powershifter long‐footboard. An interchangable cam (US Pat. #6172291) and infinitely adjustable beater angle allow you to customize the pedal to your preferred feel and power. Pearl’s Click‐Lock spring tension keepers (US Pat. #7754953) and Control Core Beater (US Pat. #7626108) give the finishing touches to this amazingly versatile pedal. The Demonator single pedal is included in Pearl’s new 930 and 830 Hardware Packs. A Demonator Double Pedal and Double Pedal Conversion Kit are also available.
New Finishes in the Vision Birch Lacquer Series
Pearl’s Vision Birch Lacquer (VBL) Series has received a revamp for 2013, with the addition of two new hi‐gloss lacquer stocking finishes; #243 Prussian Blue, and #244 Natural Black Burst. Applied using Pearl’s proprietary UV lacquer process, Vision Series’ 100% Birch shells offer a naturally EQ’d sonority and excellent near‐field response, ideal for live and recording performances. Matched with Pearl’s steel SensiTone snare drum and Pearl’s new 930 Hardware Pack or the 830 Hardware Pack, VBL is ready to deliver a full, powerful sound right out of the box. Both the 930 & 830 Hardware Packs come with the ALL NEW P‐930 Demonator Bass Drum Pedal. VBL is also stocked in the standard #230 Clear Birch, #232 Ruby Fade, #234 Black Ice, #235 Concord Fade, and #239 Graphite lacquer finishes.
New Finishes in the Studio Session Classic Series
Since it’s reintroduction to the market in 2012, Session Studio Classic has been turning heads and catching ears with its phenominal finishes and superior sounds. New for 2013, Pearl introduces two new hi‐gloss lacquer stocking finishes to the Session Studio Classic lineup, #106 Antique Ivory, and #389 Matte Liquid Amber. These classic finishes are applied using Pearl’s proprietary 31‐step lacquer process, ensuring a gorgeous finish that will last a lifetime. SSC features shorter tom sizes to achieve a classic, shorter note and quicker response. 6‐ply shells of Birch/Kapur construction deliver strong attack and projection with outstanding low end punch. Professional level sound and quality with classic finishes, backed by Pearl’s industry leading Lifetime Warranty, Session Studio Classic: the golden age of performance is here.. again!
New Finishes in the Masters MCX Series
Pearl is proud to introduce the addition of two new stocking finishes to the Masters MCX line‐up; #388 Shamrock Green, and #810 Ash Fade Tamo. Using Pearl’s 31‐step lacquer process, these attention grabbing finishes beautifully match the warm, resonant sonority of Master MCX’s 100% Maple shells. Catch your audience’s eye with the striking Shamrock Green, or entice the crowd with a sultry Ash Fade Tamo Artisan II finish. Pearl also offers Masters MCX in the classic #103 Piano Black, a gorgeous #800 Quilted Bubinga Sunburst, and an elegant #807 Natural Birdseye Maple Artisan II lacquer finishes. Masters MCX in 2013, the most affordable Masters kit has never looked better.