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Music City Custom Reference Pure Spec


These drums were designed to build upon the legacy started by Pearl's original Reference Series Drums by using the exact shell composition formula, the same number and type of wood plies, and the same targeted task specific bearing edges to create a thin shell, highly resonant, lower mass version of the original Reference. 

The 6-ply shell construction consists of 2-inner plies of Birch, giving these drums a bright, resilient crack; and 4-outer plies of Maple provide warmth and resonance. A 45 degree bearing edge creates a tightly focused shell contact area for extreme sensitivity and maximum volume.

The Reference Pure snare drums achieve superior tuning by employing Reference STL swivel lugs, which allow for perfect tension rod alignment and head seating. Each snare comes equipped with the new 1.6mm Fat Tone hoops.Resonance is increased by the hemmed and welded edge that adds strength at the point of contact for remarkable rim shots and cross sticking.

All Reference Pure snare drums feature Pearl's SR1000 Glide-Lock Strainer, which includes a locking throw-off lever and tension knob that won't loosen no matter how hard you play. Low-friction technology permits smooth gliding action for ultra-quiet, super precise strainer motion.

On the bottom head, the UltraSound SN1420D Graduated Tension Snares gives you extended dynamic range and sensitivity. Matching your snare to your kit is possible, as these snares are offered in 30 unique Music City Custom finishes.

  • RFP1365/C (plus the finish #)
  • RFP1465/C (plus the finish #)
  • RFP1450/C (plus the finish #)
  • 13"x6.5"
  • 14”x6.5”
  • 14”x5”
  • 6-Even-Ply 4 outer Maple/ 2 inner Birch blend
  • Fat Tone Hoops
  • STL65 (13”x6.5” and 14”x6.5”)
  • STL55 (14”x5”)
  • 10 for 14"x6.5" & 14"x5"
  • 8 for 13"x6.5"
Tension Rods
  • SST5047 Stainless Steel Tension Rod
  • SR1000 Glide-Lock Strainer
  • SN1420D Ultra-Sound “D” Type
  • SN1320D (on 13” drum only)