Pearl Reference Drums are built with the view that each individual drum is a unique instrument. Each drum, whether it be Tom, Floor Tom, Snare or Bass drum is individually engineered. Reference Drums use a rotating combo of both 1.6mm and .9mm thick plies in its construction, whilst Reference Pure Drums use only .9mm thick plies.

These drum sets are optimally engineered to produce the best possible sound from each individual drum. Taking into account the respective ranges of tone and diameter. Pearl tell us to forget what you know about drums kits where drums share the same composition, Pearl's Reference Drum Sets are a bold step into the future of drum building.