Pearl’s original President Series kits were among the first pro drum sets to bear the Pearl name. And since their heyday in the late 1960s, these kits have cultivated a fierce following of devoted fans and collectors. The 75th anniversary President Series Deluxe revitalizes the classic lineup with an heirloom design that carries an undercurrent of retro cool. Best of all, they’re available without the vintage premium, and with Pearl’s legendary build quality to back it up.
“The new [President Series] kits are basically the best of both worlds: you’re getting an old-school … look with the Battleship lugs, but you’re going to get all the modern properties of the hardware being more up-to-date and more durable.” — Eric Singer, Kiss drummer and President Series devotee
Dark and punchy lauan shells
Whoever said “they don’t make ’em like they used to” clearly had their mind on modern drum shells! Pearl’s lauan-voiced President Series drum kits contained a thump, growl, and nearfield punch that have been hard to come by through the employment of more discriminating tonewoods. Pearl’s brings its 75 years of shell making know-how to bear on this classic shell formulation to unlock the same vintage voicing, but with with modern road-tested durability. Adjustable tone mufflers inside each shell dry up resonance for an added dose of that dark, vibey punch.
Antique appointments, modern dependability
Pearl’s name in drum hardware is legendary. The President Series Deluxe faithfully resurrects the hardware and appointments of the original lineup with modern-tolerance specs. And whether you’re drawn to its Battleship lugs, Silver Script badges, gullwing spurs, or shell-mounted bass drum cymbal holder — or perhaps all of the above — the modern Pearl President Series Deluxe from Sweetwater is one vintage-styled shell pack with hardware that is rated to stand the test of time.
Pearl President Series Deluxe Shell Packs
$2,199.99 – $2,599.99
Pearl President Series Deluxe 3-piece Shell Pack Features:
Commemorates Pearl Drums’ 75th anniversary
Reintroduction of one of Pearl’s most seminal and sought-after shell packs
Limited numbers — each kit includes a certificate of authenticity
Lauan wood (Philippine mahogany) shells pack a hearty thump
Adjustable tone mufflers dry out ring and resonance
Throwback Silver Script badges and ’60s bass drum decal
Remo USA CS Black Dot drumheads focus the bite and growl of this kit’s bassy shells
2.3mm Superhoop II triple-flanged hoops supply great tone and road-ready durability
Ruggedly built classic appointments: Battleship lugs, gullwing spurs, kick-mounted cymbal holder, and T-rod bass claws
Felt bass drum muffling strip