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Pearl Session Custom

I once saw a Pearl kit covered in blue denim: the drum set that matches your pants! Initially showcased near the drum shop’s entrance, it endured a march of shame to the middle and then the rear of the building, ending up down the hall next to the bathroom, where it was cannibalized for parts. Need a Pearl tom holder, leg or lugs? Grab ’em off “bluejeans.”

By the mid-’70s, Pearl was evolving beyond its humble ’60s origins-remember Kent drums? Star? Jet?-with improved quality and innovation. Pearl has since fully abandoned such desperate pleas for attention with its Session Custom series.

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