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Drumsets Masters Maple Gum

Delivering arguably the greatest drum tones ever recorded, the historically proven sound of the Maple Gum shell combination is renowned worldwide for its explosive midrange warmth and extended low end power. 


Maple Gum

Limited Edition, Unlimited Sound

Introduced in 2017, Pearl’s Sonic Select Shell Recipes gave a performance-formula focus to the boutique-level Masterworks series. Though each sonically-tested option represents the very best in form and function, the Studio Recipe won the favor of many a Pearl Artist due to its explosive midrange warmth and extended low-end power. Starting in 2019, the Studio Recipe will be available for a limited time as Masters Maple/Gum series drums. 

The Masterworks Studio Recipe, Simplified

Available in a pre-selected offering of hand-lacquered and wrapped finishes, each will feature a vault-cured EvenPly-Six layered premium North American Maple and Gum wood shell with 60-degree edges, Mastercast Die-Cast hoops, and Pearl’s CL bridge lugs. “Make no mistake about it, Masters Maple/Gum is a Masterworks drum set,” states Pearl R&D Director Raymond Massey. “The only thing missing is the level of finish and hardware customization that comes with the Masterworks program. We’ve spent the last year sound-testing these drums to assure that the right combination of shell woods, hoops, and lugs was in the mix for an elite playing experience; and we couldn’t be prouder of the results!”

Exciting New Finishes

Available in Hand-Rubbed Natural Natural Maple #186, Black Diamond Pearl #421, Matte White Marine #422, and Platinum Gold Oyster #453.

Lifetime Warranty

Masters Professional Drum Hardware

Masters Maple Gum will be offered in two shell packs with a limited selection of component add-on drums. Professional hardware touches include SP/CW300 spurs, LG200 floor tom legs, insulated die-cast bass drum claws, and our sleek bridge-style CL lugs for reduced shell contact and improved shell performance.

  • EvenPly Six (6-ply 5.4mm) 4-Ply Maple Outer with 2-Ply Gumwood Inner
  • Outer 60° Bearing Edges
  • Hand-Rubbed Natural Finish and Premium USA Wrap 
  • CL Bridge Lugs
  • MasterCast Hoops
  • OptiMount Aluminum Suspension System
  • Matching 14x5.5 or 14x6.5 Snare Drums
  • Remo Coated Ambassadors, Powerstroke3 Remo Heads
  • Bass Drum Muffler (Mini)



  • 22x16 bass drum
  • 10x7 tom
  • 12x8 tom
  • 16x16 floor tom


  • 20x14 bass drum
  • 10x7 tom
  • 12x8 tom
  • 14x14 floor tom 


#186 Hand-Rubbed Natural Maple
#421 Black Diamond Pearl
#422 Matte White Marine Pearl
#453 Platinum Gold Oyster




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