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Pearl Reference Standard Shell Pack RF924XP

Item #: RF924XP-PE


Reference Series drums use a combination of task specific bearing edges and 3 time proven woods: Birch, Maple, and African Mahogany. Using Maple as a sole material has long been the traditional choice for shells and for good reason. Maple provides smooth, well balanced tone that is perfect for a 12" tom. Subsequently, all Reference Series 12" toms are composed of 6 plies of Maple. The only single wood shell in the series. Our 10" and 8" toms receive 4 plies of Maple with 2 inner plies of Birch for cut and attack. And for maximum response, all 13" and smaller toms have a rounded 45į bearing edge.

Beginning with our 13" tom and larger, Mahogany is added to the inner plies to increase the lower frequencies and accentuate the warmth of the Maple. The 14" toms and larger begin using our fully rounded bearing edge for even more shell contact. Our 18" and 20" bass drums use 4 inner plies of Mahogany with 2 outer plies of Maple. As the size of the bass drums increase, so does the amount of Mahogany. Our 22" and 24" bass drums incorporate an amazing 6 inner plies of Mahogany surrounded by 2 outer plies of Maple for the ultimate in solid responsive bass frequencies.

With Reference Series, itís not about compromise, itís about every drum in your kit performing at its optimal capacity.


  • The Best of Masterworks Shells
  • Mastercast Die Cast Hoops
  • Customization Options for Hardware
  • Designed for Each Size to Sound Best
  • Does Not Include Snare Drum

    Finish Options

    **All drums are listed Diameter (inches) x Depth (inches)**

    Shell Material: Varies by Size: Birch, Maple, Mahogany
    Snare Drum: Not Included
    Mounted Toms: 12" x 9" and 13" x 10"
    Floor Toms: 16" x 16"
    Bass Drum: 22" x 18"
    Included Stands: None Included
    Other Hardware: Mounts and Floor Tom Legs
    Cymbals Included: None Included
    Available Finishes: Various

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