Masterworks Sonic Select Shell Recipes

Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Masterworks Sonic Select Shell Recipes

A Full Spectrum of Masterworks Snare Choice in Sharp Focus.

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Drum Set Series Snare Drums

Masterworks Sonic Select Shell Recipes

A Masterworks Sonic-Select Snare Drum is crafted to create a truly unique tonal signature. Choose from five distinct snare drum recipes, each one configured with sonically proven shell woods, edge profiles, and precision hardware options.

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Sonic-Select STADIUM

Pearl’s thick CZX Maple shell for high volume and arena shaking power.

Sonic-Select HERITAGE

Classic drum feel with enhanced lows and fat top end slap.

Sonic-Select URBAN

A powerful blend for precise, high-end pop and supreme sensitivity.

Sonic-Select STUDIO

Explosive tonal clarity and articulation for recording and perfect snare POP.

Sonic-Select MODERN DRY

Hybrid Maple/Gum/Mahogany thin shell recipe for quick, controlled low end and punch.

Masterworks Sonic-Select Stadium Recipe Snare Drums

Model Number

Masterworks (MW)

The CZX Solution for High Volume, Power, and Midrange Cut.

This high density shell and hardware recipe is a modern interpretation of Pearl's legendary CZX (or Zenithal Resonator) Maple shell. Stadium's thick 8-ply construction blends with full bodied, wide midrange power and articulation. 

SHELL

8-ply North American Maple 

BEARING EDGE

Outer 60° 
For increased power and controlled overtone

HOOPS

2.3mm Superhoop II 
For strength in heavy play without choking the shell.

LUGS

BRL55
BRL65
Swivel Bridge Lugs to maintain attack and tuning integrity.  

SNARES

Ultra-Sound 20-Strand
"I"-Type

STRAINER

SR1000

Masterworks Sonic-Select Heritage Recipe

Model Number

Masterworks (MW) Sonic Select Heritage

Organic Tone that Growls like a Muscle Car.

Sonic-Select Heritage Snare Drums project with a sonic blend of midrange pop with solid gutteral boost. This robust combination produces a classic snare sound that feels at home with everything from traditional rock and blues to acoustic stylings.

SHELL

4-ply Maple (2-ply outer) Mahogany (2-ply inner)
w/ 4-ply Maple Re-Rings 

BEARING EDGE

Standard 45°
Precise, low contact edge for projection and resonance.

HOOPS

1.6mm FatTone  
The light, rigid design of its exclusive hemmed edge increases resonance and tuning stability.

LUGS

STL100 Single Swivel Lug
Our lightest and most efficient tuning lug for reduced shell contact.

STRAINER

SR1000

SNARES

Ultra-Sound 20-Strand
"D"-Type

Masterworks Sonic-Select Urban Recipe

Model Number

Masterworks (MW) Sonic Select Urban

A New Breed of High End Drums for The Metropolitan Player.

From sold out tours to sanctuary halls, Masterworks Sonic-Select Urban snare drums feature a thick, dense shell recipe that delivers a tight, defiant top end SMACK .

SHELL

8-ply 
2 Birch/4 Gum/2 Birch 
Dense, thin shell hybrid for quick precise punch.

BEARING EDGE

Standard 45° 

HOOPS

2.3mm Superhoop II 

LUGS

STL Swivel Tube Lugs 
STL55L
STL65

STRAINER

SR2000

SNARES

Ultra-Sound 20-Strand
"D"-Type

Masterworks Sonic-Select Studio Recipe

Model Number

Masterworks (MW) Sonic Select Heritage

A Powerful Sonic Spark for the Recording Studio.

Masterworks Sonic Select: Studio snares have a classic, commanding hardware/shell combination that delivers explosive projection and clean tonality. Combining a hard shell exterior with tone-enhancing interior crafts a historically-proven, totally dynamic snare presence.

SHELL

EvenPly-6 (5.4mm) 4-ply Maple outer with 2-ply Gumwood inner

BEARING EDGE

Outer 60°
Gives increased power and bite.

HOOPS

MasterCast Die-Cast
Escalates total snare weight for increased volume and high velocity play

LUGS

CL Bridge Lug 
CL55
CL65

STRAINER

SR017

SNARES

Ultra-Sound 20-Strand
"I"-Type

Masterworks Sonic-Select Modern Dry Recipe

Model Numbers

Masterworks (MW) Sonic Select Modern Dry

Darkly Organic Punch for Driving, Organic Beat Making.

The Modern Dry Recipe blends three sonically unique tone woods for dark, controlled tone, and pillowy snare response. Its unique blend of shell and hardware elements adds bottom end wallop and throaty punch.

SHELL

2-ply Maple outer/2-ply Gumwood inner with 4 ply Mahogany Re-Rings.

BEARING EDGE

Inner 45°
Its inner shell apex contacts the head inside the shoulder for focused control.

HOOPS

MasterCast Die-Cast
Escalates weight for added volume

LUGS

STL100 Single Swivel Lugs
Our lightest and most efficient tuning lug for reduced shell contact.

STRAINER

SR150 Click-Lock

SNARES

Ultra-Sound 20-Strand
"I"-Type

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