Pearl President 75th Anniversary 14 x 5.5in Phenolic Snare Drum – Pearl White Oyster
A TRULY HISTORIC ORIGINAL WITH IMMACULATE VINTAGE STYLE.
Introduced in 1966, the rare sonic presence of President Series Phenolic drums returns in a highly limited collector’s edition drum set for Pearl’s 75th Anniversary celebration.
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The Tone and Feel of the Original with a Modern-Classic Retool.
Few “vintage” instruments have the rare presence of Pearl’s original professional drum set.
Introduced in 1966, Pearl’s President Series was the first drum set to utilize the unique benefits of hermetically pressurized Phenolic shells. The loud, piercing resonance of these thermo-layered, solid shells was renown for their ability to cut through the mix with undeniable clarity. Original President Series kits have since found an avid audience among collectors and players, as their sound is not comparable with the mainstay woods of modern drum making.
In celebration of Pearl’s history of quality and craftsmanship, President Series Phenolic shells make a triumphant return in a Limited Edition, 75th Anniversary drum set. Exuding pristine vintage style with focused updated function, the hallmark appointments that made original President Series unique (like our “Battleship” lug, internal tone mufflers, and adjustable “Gullwing” style bass drum spurs,) are present, and visual touches like Pearl’s elegant script badge and classic bass drum logo add to its old school swagger.
AN UNMISTAKABLE SONIC SIGNATURE.
President Series Phenolic drums mark the return of Pearl’s original Hermetically Pressurized, thermo-layered solid Phenolic shell. Its unique cutting clarity is ideal for projecting through competing volume levels and frequencies.
Pearl’s 1967 Catalog touted the original P-22 (President Outfit) as “…the finest drum outfit your dollar will buy.”
Phenolics already had a place in the tech community for use in circuit boards, and were seen as a viable alternative to the standard plywood shells of the day for their consistent, non-warping properties. A hermetically pressurized process formed each shell under extreme heat from an alternating combination of thin paper and thermoplastic resin layers. Once formed, each thermoset shell acted like a single solid rather than a layered/ply shell.
Pearl’s original synthetic shells were said to require “…approximately 30% less effort” from the player due to their volume at reduced impact. These drums were only in production a short time, and are highly collectible in the Vintage Drum community.
Employing the consistent characteristics of hermetically pressurized Phenolic material, President Series’ unique thermo-layered resin shell is ideal for snare drums. The Limited Edition, 75th Anniversary President Series Phenolic snare drum’s immaculate vintage style is only outdone by its powerful top-heavy projection. This modern-classic is retooled with modern elements including our original “Battleship” lug, fully adjustable internal muffler, Pearl’s original script badge, and Pearl White Oyster covered finish wrap. Remo USA Heads and a commemorative signed certificate of authenticity makes it a true collectible. Availability is extremely limited.
- STRAINER SWITCH
- STRAINER BUTT PLATE
- INTERNAL MUFFLER
#452 Pearl White Oyster