Pearl's 70 years of drum craftsmanship are reaching their peak. With 5.4mm Maple shells, professional features and a beautiful lacquer finish, the Pearl Decade boosts your performance against it. The feature-heavy Pearl Decade Maple drums are perfect as a primary kit for evolving players, or a secondary "gigging" kit for the seasoned pro.
The 6-layer/5.4mm full maple drum shell is the end product of ten years of process and material refinement. Each laminated layer contains Pearl's own Superior Shell Technology, which ensures superior tone, optimal resonance and extreme strength. It starts with wood species chosen for their unique acoustic properties, scraped to a precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams for a perfect airtight fit. The logs are saturated with Pearl's own "AcoustiGlue" that penetrates and dries each pore to the exact consistency of the wood for optimal resonance. Finally the layers are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum bowls. The resulting thin (but powerful) shell reacts quickly to the stroke and produces a beautifully resonant high-end and a thunderous low-end.