PEARL KAPUR LIMITED EDITION DRUMSET

Australasian Music Supplies | www.austmusic.com.au | $1499

It’s not every day that you get to have access to a limited edition drum kit that is specified for Australia only. It’s even better when that kit just happens to be made by one of the most reputable brands in the drumming world. Enter the Australian only, limited edition and one of a kind, Pearl Kapur Drumset!

WHAT IS IT?

Kapur is a wood that is twice as dense at Mahogany with unique prop­er­ties. With the idea orig­i­nat­ing from the Pearl lim­ited edi­tion Kapur snare drum, the guys at Aus­tralasian Music Sup­plies have designed this kit in these specs for the Aus­tralian mar­ket only. That makes is a bit of a col­lec­table. The kit itself fea­tures com­pletely cus­tom sizes, fit­tings, bear­ing edges and colours. The bass drum is prob­a­bly the ini­tial stand out with its more tra­di­tional depth. It looks great too. The drums also fea­ture Vision lugs, bass drum spurs from the Mas­ters Series kits, full colour on the bass drum hoops and a slick lim­ited edi­tion Pearl badge. You get a Pearl Iso-Mount so you have the choice to mount the rack tom off a stand or just use a snare stand and do the vin­tage vibe. Also, and most impor­tantly for the deliv­ery of sound, the Kapur has Task Spe­cific bear­ing edges.

HOW’S IT SOUND THEN?

Great! The kit I tried had some Remo Vin­tage Emper­ors on it and they sounded the biz. The first thing you notice is the kick drum. The shorter depth gives you real punch and a shorter sound but it’s still big. I had noth­ing in the bass drum and it was usable and full. Very con­trol­lable. The toms speak beau­ti­fully, with min­i­mal over­tones accom­pa­nied by a very focused and true sound, with real cut and pro­jec­tion. The tone is very favourable and instantly musi­cal. Over­all, the Kapur tim­ber gives dry­ness to the sound and com­bined with those rounded bear­ing edges, reminds you of some­thing more vin­tage rather than mod­ern. This makes it super groovy and cool. The sen­si­tive snare drum cuts can be tuned up or down – in fact I liked it a lit­tle lower to get it fat­ter – and suits the feel of the kit as a whole.

The Pearl Kapur is a no non­sense affair. It’s not pre­tend­ing to be a Mas­ters kit, nor does it have to. It retails at $1499, which I think is a steal given the sound it can offer over other mid range kits. The sizes make it cooler too. I think it’s a cracker of a drum kit. Pity there’s only 18 of each colour being made. Get on it quick!

Hits and Misses

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Value

Exclusivity

Focused tone with real presence

Great sizes

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Lim­ited finishes

Snare could be a lit­tle fatter

Specs

  • 22” x 14”, 6 Ply Bass Drum with fully rounded bear­ing edge
  • 12” x 8” Tom with rounded 45° bear­ing edge and ISS mount
  • 16” x 14” Floor Tom with rounded 45° bear­ing edge
  • 14” x 5.5” Snare Drum with stan­dard 45° bear­ing edge.
  • Chrome Drum Hard­ware.
  • Fin­ishes are #326 Red Datin or #103 Piano Black

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