To fully understand these drums you must accept that the desired tonal characteristics of a rack tom are completely different than that of a bass drum, and to make these drums with the same composition would result in a compromise.
This is the mission behind Reference Series and Reference Pure: To create a perfect sounding drum set where every drum is optimally engineered to produce the best sound possible within its respective tonal range and diameter... drum by drum by drum.
Forget what you think you know about drums and take a closer look at Pearl's Reference Recipe and the synergy of its three task-specific components.
20” x 16” Bass Drum
10” x 8” Tom
12” x 9” Tom
14” x 14” Floor Tom
“Best of Masterworks” Shell Material
BRL Bridge Lugs w/ Swivel Function
LB-200 Bridge FT Leg Brackets
LG-200 Floor Tom Legs
MasterCast Die Cast Hoops
Aluminum OptiMount Suspension System
Stainless Steel Tension Rods
Molded Rubber Gaskets
Remo Clear Emperor Tom Batters
Remo Clear Powerstroke3 BD Batter
Remo “Window” Snare Batter Head
Super High Gloss
Choice of Chrome (C), *Gold Plated (G), or *Black Chrome Plated (B) Drum Hardware (*special order)