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Drumsets Session Studio Select

A completely new take on the Full Spectrum Sound, Session Studio Classic captures the performance vibe of Pearl’s original Session Series with fresh, groove-inspiring tone.


Session Studio Select

For over a quarter century, Pearl’s Session Series drums have yielded some of the most harmonically vibrant recorded drum tones ever captured in the studio environment. Returning with a custom upgrade from the boutique-level Masterworks spectrum, new Session Studio Select drums shift to the classic shell blend that made them an artist favorite, and deliver unparalelled value with a FREE added floor tom.

The Session Studio Select shell is a thin, 5.4mm EvenPly-Six combination of Masters-grade Birch and African Mahogany. The controlled punch of Pearl’s fresh 60-degree bearing edge delivers a blend of pre-EQ’d clarity and tonal warmth.

In addition to a host of hardware upgrades and six stunning finishes to choose from, Session Studio Select’s three specially-priced shell packs each include a FREE added floor tom, for extra value for the professional drummer.

Session Studio Select finishes include three high gloss lacquers #314 Gloss Barnwood Brown, #315 Antique Crimson Burst and #316 Black Halo Glitter. STS finishes also feature three deluxe Delmar wraps, #405 Nicotine White Marine Pearl, #414 Ice Blue Oyster, #762 Molten Matte Black Pearl.

Lifetime Warranty
  • 6-ply 5.4mm Session Formula Birch/African Mahogany Shells
  • Beautiful Super Pro Lacquer & Premium Delmar Finishes
  • Wood Bass Drum Hoops w/ Matching Finish
  • 60° Outer Bearing Edge 
  • Recessed BD Claws w/ Rubber Lining
  • Remo Snare Drum Heads
  • Remo Pinstripe Tom Batter/Clear Remo Heads
  • Remo Powerstroke Bass Drum Heads
  • SuperHoop II 2.3mm on Snares, Toms, and Floor toms
  • RL10/RL20 Session Lugs
  • LB/LG40 Masters Floor Tom Brackets & Legs
  • OptiMount Suspension System
  • Lifetime Warranty

Shell Composition

The Session Sound originated with the blending of Birch and Mahogany in a hybrid shell that was both warm and resonant, as well as punchy and loud. Returning with an unexpected upgrade, Session Studio Select shifts to a thinner, 5.4mm EvenPly-Six combination of Masters-grade Birch and African Mahogany.

Taking a tip from the Masterworks spectrum, Session Studio Select increases punch and focus with Pearl’s 60 degree bearing edge, creating a shell with stunning tonal decay.


Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilizes a proprietary technique for achieving the ultimate air chamber. It begins with select woods chosen for their unique acoustic attributes, milled to precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams, for a perfect air-tight fit. The wood plies are saturated with Pearl’s proprietary “AcoustiGlue” that permeates every pore and dries to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. Finally, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum shells that exhibit superior tone, optimal resonance and extreme strength.


#314 Gloss Barnwood Brown
#315 Antique Crimson Burst
#316 Black Halo Glitter
#405 Nicotine White Marine Pearl*
#414 Ice Blue Oyster*
#766 Black Mirror Chrome*

*Delmar Covering

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  • 22x16
  • 10x7
  • 12x8
  • 14x14 Free Floor Tom
  • 16x16


  • 24x14
  • 13x9
  • 16x16
  • 18x16 Free Floor Tom


  • 20x14
  • 10x7
  • 12x8
  • 14x14
  • 16x16 Free Floor Tom


STS Session Studio Select Model Numbers

Snare Drums

DimensionsModel Number
14x5.5 STS1455S/C
14x6.5 STS1465S/C
14x8 STS1408S/C

Bass Drums w/ BB3 Bracket

DimensionsModel Number
20x14 w/o BB3 Bracket STS2014BX/C
20x14 w/ BB3 Bracket* STS2214BB/C
22x16 w/o BB3 Bracket STS2216BX/C
22x16 w/ BB3 Bracket* STS2216BB/C
24x14 w/o BB3 Bracket STS2214BX/C
24x14 w/ BB3 Bracket* STS2414BB/C
Special Order* Please allow 3-5 months for delivery

Floor Toms

DimensionsModel Number
14x14 STS1414F
16x16 STS1616F
18x16 STS1816F

Toms w/ OptiLoc Mount

DimensionsModel Number
8x7 STS0807T
10x7 STS1007T
12x8 STS1208T
13x9 STS1309T

Gong Drum w/ BT3 Mount x2 (*Special Order)

DimensionsModel Number
20x14 STS2014G/C*
*Special Order Please allow 3-5 months for delivery

Suggested HWP930 Hardware Pack

P930 Pedal
BC930 Convertible Boom/Straight Stand
C930 Straight Stand
H930 Hi-Hat Stand
S930 Snare Stand
TH900I Tom Holder x 2


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