New kit! Pearl Session Studio Select

aparker2005

Senior Member
Hey guys! Got a new kit for my band Crutchfield! I'm absolutely floored by these things. So, so deep and punchy with the birch mahogany shells. It's been a long time since I've had a Pearl kit, and I'm amazed at what you get for the money.

I had originally been saving for Ludwig classic maples, but found out my wife and I are expecting our first child, so I stopped saving and bought my custom in ears with what I had saved. I was looking at other kits and came upon these. I ended up pulling the trigger with some Christmas money, and I'm glad. These sound even deeper and better than the Classic Maples I had tried. Thank you Pearl for making these amazing kits!



 

IBitePrettyHard

Senior Member
Very nice choice! Honestly, they're just as good as the Classic Maples in terms of build quality. They're just cheaper because they're made overseas.

I love the finish too, it's almost identical to the Vintage Pearl wrap on my Renowns. I just wish Pearl wouldn't call it "Nicotine White", haha.
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Nice. Are your tom sizes 12, 14, 18?
 

ineedaclutch

Platinum Member
Congratulations on the forthcoming kiddo! That's a great looking wrap and reso head.
 

GetAgrippa

Platinum Member
Birch and Mahogany are an interesting match/mix and the Pearl Sessions are a great buy. Very nice kit you got there and that reso head does look really fantastic against the pearl old school finish. I'd love to hear the Sessions in person and compare with Pearl Master's maple/ gum combo, Pearl Reference Pure birch/maple/mahogany combo, and the Pearl Master's select Modern dry that is maple/gum/mahogany-and then compare with a Pearl all birch or all maple kit. I'm curious of all these wood combinations and I'd love to see a side by side comparison.
 

Craig J

Senior Member
its my favorite kit on the market right now. i too was a classic maple fanatic until i sat down behind one of these. sold instantly!
 

Armor of Light

Senior Member
I've always appreciated Pearl. That is a very beautiful kit, and having owned a couple of Pearl Session series...I know that mysterious punchy-feely sound is the best!
 

Ransan

Senior Member
Sorry a little late, Congratulations on a beautiful kit! I love the things Pearl is doing with their SSS. The birch/mahog combo adds bite to the bark so speak. Have you done a head trial or just going stock pins?
I was originally going to go with the nicotine Pearl but was torn between this and black halo glitter.
Ultimately I purchased and ordered a Session Studio Select 5 piece shell pack in black halo glitter. The 2 inner shell plies of mahogany make the interiors look prestigious.
I can’t wait until mine comes in.
 

aparker2005

Senior Member
Sorry a little late, Congratulations on a beautiful kit! I love the things Pearl is doing with their SSS. The birch/mahog combo adds bite to the bark so speak. Have you done a head trial or just going stock pins?
I was originally going to go with the nicotine Pearl but was torn between this and black halo glitter.
Ultimately I purchased and ordered a Session Studio Select 5 piece shell pack in black halo glitter. The 2 inner shell plies of mahogany make the interiors look prestigious.
I can’t wait until mine comes in.

Thank you! I did move to clear emps but after using clear pins on my Yamaha recording custom and loving those, I ordered a new set for the Pearl. More attack and the mahogany will give the lows I need.

BTW if anyone needs a brand new unopened 10x7 Nicotine Tom with optimount, pm me. Selling the one that came with this kit!
 

gish

Senior Member
That’s a great looking kit, and one of the best bangs for the buck out there right now IMO. Pearl makes some great drums; enjoy your kit!
 

Drumolator

Platinum Member
It looks great. May they give you years of musical joy. Peace and goodwill.
 

WendyParr

New member
Share your feelings after almost a year of using them! I recently met a rock band and I think our acquaintance has completely changed my life. I finally understood what I want from life and how I can achieve it. As you may have already understood, I want to become a drummer and I also want to buy these drums. I have read quite a lot of positive reviews about them, and besides, many of my friends have recommended them to me. You can't even imagine how glad I am that I was able to find my life's work. Even now while I'm writing this comment and smoking the best vape cartridges, I'm really smiling.
 
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aparker2005

Senior Member
Share your feelings after almost a year of using them!

Absolutely love them! To me, this is a forever kit. I got a ton of compliments on them at our big show last year opening for Zach Williams. The birch and mahogany combo is absolutely perfect. They cut, but have a ton of deep tone from the mahogany. Highly recommend this kit to anyone looking. I really want to get a 6.5 snare now even though I absolutely don't need another snare.



 

aparker2005

Senior Member
Yeah Yeah Yeah, nice drums blah blah blah.

The Baby! Tell us about your baby.

I‘ve got my drum fix, need my Grampa fix.

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Barry

She's great! Absolutely the best thing to happen to my wife and I. I was never big on having kids, but I am so thankful we have her now. Not so sure about a sibling, but I'm proud to be her dad.

Kids definitely change your life, but so far, not nearly the way I thought. I still get to enjoy my hobbies, play shows, all that. I'm always thinking of her even at a show now though!
 

Square

Well-known member
My kids are grown. Youngest is 20... The time absolutely flies by. Cherish the moments and realize they are fleeting.

Great kit you have too. I knew nothing about the SSC when I bought mine. I was shopping and had no brand/model in mind, just a budget. When I heard the SSC kit, the game was over. In a matter of seconds my decision was made.

The SSS is similar I'm guessing. Great choice. Great look. Glad to hear you are still getting along after all this time.
 

baz

Silver Member
She's great! Absolutely the best thing to happen to my wife and I. I was never big on having kids, but I am so thankful we have her now. Not so sure about a sibling, but I'm proud to be her dad.

Kids definitely change your life, but so far, not nearly the way I thought. I still get to enjoy my hobbies, play shows, all that. I'm always thinking of her even at a show now though!

Kids are great.

nice thing about them is that they eventually grow up and sometimes they give you Grandchildren.

Enjoy every nano second of the time between now and when, as that time speeds faster than me rushing while playing a polka.

All the best to you and yours and oops,l almost forgot, nice drums.

Barry
 
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