Pearl Custom Masters Drumset
Finish: Twilight Fade
Hardware color: Black
Material: 6-ply maple with inner ply of carbon
Toms: 8"x8", 10"x8", 12"x8", 14"x12", 16"x12"
Bass drums: 20"x18", 22"x22", 24"x18"
Other notes: Bearing edges on rack toms are half-rounded on top, normal on the bottom. Floor toms have a fully rounded top bearing edge, and again with a normal bottom edge.
Sakura's comments: "As for things I was particular about, the first thing is the angle of the bearing edge. Drawing upon the Reference set, both the top and bottom have the same arch shape, but if it's too arched I have this idea in me that the sound will be completely subdued. To keep the tonality of the Reference as well as the classic tonality of Pearl, the top edge is the same as the Reference, while I had them do the bottom as a regular edge. Further, I stopped using floor toms, and the change to 12" depth mounted toms is another point. Until now, the depth of all rack toms was 8", and floors were 14", but I wanted the quicker attack of mount toms. Because of that, I tried out the response of various drums, both deep and shallow, and the result is that I arrived at the 12" depth. One more thing I specifically wanted was the hoops. Instead of Pearl's common diecast hoops, I decided to go with triple-flanged hoops, which resulted from my thinking about time periods. While I'm using modern materials, by deciding to go out and use triple-flanged hoops, which have a long history, I believe the sound can transcend time periods. This time, though I've mentioned it before, it's because my concept was to cross over and be able to go down a variety of paths. And it's not just genres, but time periods as well. Because of those reasons I was fussy about this being an all-around instrument."