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Christmas Gift Suggestion: Pearl Vision VSX!

Published: Thu December 04, 2008  News Feed

Based on the original Vision formula, the VSX drum kits and quite simply a fantastic value for money!

Pearl’s 60 years of acoustic research has proven that the interior plies of the shell are the key influence to the overall sonic characteristic of the drum.

Vision Series exploits this knowlege to the fullest by using two unique shell recipes of Birch and Basswood. Birch offers a resilent tightly bound network of cells that tend to accelerate rebounding sound waves making it perfect where mid to high frequencies are desired.

Basswood provides a slightly softer cellulouse composition which tends to slow the sound waves thus promoting mid to low frequency response. By adjusting the overall balance of one ingredient to the other allows a fine tuning of frequency response much like our Reference Series.

Over the years, many great drummers have opted for a Pearl drum kit, including: Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Eric Singer (Kiss), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), and others. The Vision VSX won't let you down and lives up to the tradition. 

Dolphin Music has limited-stock of the Pearl Vision VSX in beautiful Strata Gold - so you gotta be quick if you want to get it in time for Xmas!

6/8 Shell Construction

6 plies in the rack tom shells and 8 plies in the floor tom and bass drum shells provide an amazingly balanced sound, unprecedented for this category.

Birch/Basswood shell with Birch inner ply

After thorough research, Pearl discovered that the inner ply of a drum shell has the greatest effect on the tonal quality of the drum. Therefore, putting Birch on the inner ply of these drums gives them a naturally “EQ’d,” punchy tone with enhanced projection and sustain.

Professional two ply heads

Two ply heads are easier to tune, and deliver a full, powerful sound right out of the box. Vision is the only series in its category to be packaged with two ply heads.

Optimized Shell Configuration

Based on the original formula, VSX and VX drumsets feature blended Birch Ply shells with 6/8 technology. Vision’s combination of six-ply rack toms and eight-ply floor toms and bass drums deliver a dynamically balanced sound. The extra thickness in the floor toms and bass drums gives those drums the same projection as the higher frequency rack toms, resulting in the best sounding kit in its price range.

SST Shell Design

Vision Series offers a sonically advanced recipe of strategically arranged plies of premium wood to maximize frequency response of every component. As with all Pearl drums, each shell is formed from our legendary SST construction process that uses extreme heat, Precision-cut scarf joints, our proprietary Acoustiglue and over 1000lbs of hydraulic pressure to create the ultimate acoustic air chamber.

6/8 Shells

7.5mm 6ply and 10mm 8ply Shells

The fundamental thought behind our Award-winning Reference Series is to optimize every component of your kit to respond to its full potential within the confines of its respective frequency range. This is achieved through the usage of premium wood composition and shell thickness via strategic variance in the type and amount of plies. This same spirit of innovation is now available to the emerging musician in the all new Vision Series.

Vision Series Snare Drums

Vision Series SensiTone Snare Drum

The Vision Series features Pearl’s legendary SensiTone snare drums, which have been the choice of discerning drummers for years. As the name implies these drums provide extreme sensitivity combined with amazing tone and clarity due to their 5.5” steel shell, which projects intense volume with articulate response for dynamic power and cut.

Vision VSX and VX feature an edgy Brushed Steel SensiTone snare, with all the projection you’d expect from a Sensitone with a slightly darker look.

Pearl’s innovative SR-900 Duo-Motion strainer can be converted from a side lever action to a Gladstone-type throw-off.  The precision contoured lever allows for fast and absolute on/off function.  A large adjustment knob insures fine tuning for superior snare sensitivity.

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