Drummerszone.com attended the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany on Friday April 7. Drums and percussion manufacturer Pearl introduced some new high level class drums, in the videos introduced to you by Jeroen Breider, Pearl European Branding Manager. Master percussionist Bart Fermie demonstrates his new Cajon Clacker in another one. With all that, another highlight was the Pearl Company honoring Drummerszone.com endorser and worldwide renowned drummer and timbalero Lucas van Merwijk with his 'Papa Luca' signature timbales.
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Pearl's European Brand manager Jeroen Breider shows you in two videos the brand new Pearl Reference Pure and the Masters Premium Legend series. Although this one is only available in Europe, the Masters Premium Legend is one of the legendary series made by Pearl. Played on numerous recordings by Dennis Chambers, Ian Paice and many more, this series is one of the biggest highlights in the Pearl catalog.
You can order the Masters Premium Legend in 30 different colors. As of now, these finishes are available directly:
Navy Blue Sparkle (shown in the video)
With the development of the Reference Pure, the rule was: everything has to be low mass. Check out these two beautiful drum sets in the videos below.
Cajon Clackers On the percussion part, master percussionist Bart Fermie demonstrates his new Cajon Clackers in the last video. A musical and relevant addition to the cajon, which adds another dimension to the instrument.
'Papa Luca' signature timbales The naming of the 'Papa Luca' timbales has a personal background. For many years, Lucas has been nicknamed 'Papa Luca' by his kids and family. A personal and warm daddy word. With his new signature Pearl timbales, 'Papa Luca' received another personal and artist recognition of the master- drummer, timbalero and percussionist he is for many years now. A well deserved and official statement of the Pearl Company where credit is due; to one of the best and inspiring artists there are.
Pearl honored Lucas for his many years with the company, and for winning the Dutch 'Global Act Award' in 2010. Another big recognition for his music, combined with his world wide cultural endeavors and performances with Drums United, the Cubop City Big band, Drumix! or projects like his Van Merwijk's Music Machine.