Explosive tonal clarity and articulation for recording.

Delivering (arguably) the greatest drum sounds ever recorded, Masters Maple/Gum features an EvenPly-Six blend of premium North American Maple and figured, sweet Gum wood.

Combined with a shallow outer 60° bearing edge, this thin and dense shell produces a punchy, primed recording tone.  

MMG Shells
  • Wide Dynamic Range

    EvenPly Six North American Maple (4-ply) and Gum (2-ply)

  • More Tonal Versatility

    The warmth of Maple is enhanced by Gum wood’s density.

  • Outer 60° Bearing Edge

    A shallow edge that draws increased power and bite.


Built to Withstand the Test of Time.

By adding heavier, classic hardware elements to its thin, dense shell, Masters Maple/Gum carves a robust bottom end tonality with strong midrange balance.

MMG Hardware
  • MasterCast Hoops

    To enhance the overall weight and volume.

  • CL Bridge Lugs

    A classic look with minimal shell contact. 

  • OPTIMOUNT Suspension System

    For four point tom isolation and strong support.


The Classic, Essential Studio Snare Sound... Refined.

The natural warmth of Maple is enhanced by Gum wood’s dense, controlling character for a dynamic snare sound like no other.

  • Sensitive, Powerful Tone

    Explosive tonality with precise, shortened decay.

  • MasterCast Hoops

    For maximum strength, attack, and overtone control.

  • SR017 Snare Throw Off

    For effortless switching and sensitivity control.


Unforgettably Luxurious Looks.

Make it look as amazing as it sounds! Available by special order, Pearl offers Masters Maple/Gum in over 60 different varieties of Lacquer or Premium Wrap finishes. 

MMG924XSPC MMG Masters Maple Gum
  • Original Finishes

    Hand-Rubbed Maple and three added Premium Wrapped finishes.

  • Premium Lacquer finishes

    Choose from a wide variety of gloss or satin lacquers, each featuring our 28-Step finishing process

  • Premium Wrap finishes

    A diverse range of Pearl premium wrap finish options



22x16 Bass Drum

12x8 Tom

16x16 Floor Tom


20x14 Bass Drum

10x7 and 12x8 Tom

14x14 Floor Tom


22x16 Bass Drum

10x7 and 12x8 Tom

16x16 Floor Tom