I want to see all the new replacement lineups from Yamaha's Chinese drum factory that replaces the Club Custom, Recording Custom, Maple Custom Ab, Birch Custom Ab
I wonder if Yamaha will keep the product name for marketing, and just remove the Handcrafted in Japan emblem, sort of like what Tama did with the Chinese StarClassics
I would hate to see a different name for Club, Recording, Birch/Maple Customs, hell i even want to see a China made Oak Custom (I do not like the Live Custom name....)
Tama really has some cool snares with their SLP line. It'd be cool to see some rad new snares from Pearl in the US like they have in Japan. Nothing crazy like huge air vents, or split shells, or wood/acrylic/metal hybrids, but I like the idea of a wrap on a steel shell. Those looked pretty cool!
I want to see a cheaper Vision Birch/Mahogany kit... I love Birch/Mahogany blend shells, there is just something about the sound I really like. They sound great in the studio.
I don't care about Reference and Reference Pure so much. I prefer Masters line more, so yeah, I would like to see birch Masters kit and who doesn't want to see mahogany Masters? I bet it wont happen but I would like to have options. Pearl does not offer professional birch kit so I think that really would be wise move. And yeah, if they offer birch Masters kit I would buy it for sure. When I bought my current MPL kit I really was looking birch kit from Pearl but once again, special order things..
Pearl Masters Premium Legend In Navy Blue Sparkle
My old MCX kit:
I think Pearl is going to reintroduce a line they havent had around for a while and bring it back with a new revamp. This is my thought on it.....we will see when Al gives it away at Namm
pretty clear the master line up will gets some upgrades like moar ''''standard '' finishes .
i'd like to see pearl outing another mid priced special snare drum. pearl was a lenght forward in this department over every major at one point with the FF ,ultracast and reference . a new addition would be cool.
RUSH FOREVER RUSH
tama SC B/B anthique sunburst 14-10-8-10-12--16-22 - reference snare 14x5-pearl ultracast 14X5- pearl FF brass 14X5-tama hardware/pedals
With Pearl having the Vision series (birch & birch/basswood), and the Session series (birch/kapur), I really can't see why they would want to release another birch series like a "BCX". The MCX series does need an update though, as it really doesn't have the same presence as the older MMX, MRX masters.
Pearl MMX in Opal White
14x8 Custom bronze snare
13x3 Pearl brass piccolo
Sabian HHX and Paragon cymbals