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Derek Wolfford
07-07-2015, 02:16 PM
#733 Frost Acrylic is the latest finish added to the Crystal Beat Series... see more pics HERE (http://pearldrum.com/news-events/pearl-news/new-crystal-beat-finish...-metallic-frost).

CRB503P/C733 20x15 bass, 12x8 tom, 14x13 floor tom
CRB524P/C733 22x16 bass, 10x7 tom, 12x8 tom, 16x15 floor tom
CRB524FP/C733 22x16 bass, 12x8 tom, 14x13 floor tom, 16x15 floor tom
CRB525FP/C733 22x16 bass, 10x7 tom, 12x8 tom, 14x13 floor tom, 16x15 floor tom
CRB543P/C733 24x14 bass, 13x9 tom, 16x15 floor tom



Clearly, Crystal Beat continues to give you more! Since reintroducing the seamless Acrylic shell they pioneered over 40 years ago, Pearl offers more sizes, finishes, and sonic value at this price-point than any other drum company.

The latest custom upgrade to be featured on our seamless Acrylic shell is new Frost Acrylic finish. This hand-coated, texture-blasted interior finish gives the clear exterior of each shell a unique translucent sheen. In contrast, the coating gives Acrylic’s normally brighter tone an added dose of sonic warmth and control.

“Frost Acrylic finish adds a very unique look and sound to the Crystal Beat line-up,” states Combo R&D Director Raymond Massey. “There is an added visual benefit to Frost Acrylic as well, in that installing the Drumlites dual LED system into these kits makes them ‘glow’ with an almost ethereal effect. These kits are classy, stylish, and blend into practically any visual motif an artist can devise!”

Crystal Beat Frost Acrylic Acrylic kits will be available in four different pre-configured shell packs and available in component sizes from 8” to 24”.

To add more power to the mix, Pearl now adds 24x14” bass drums to Crystal Beat’s assortment of component drum choices, and expands the number of available shell packs to five with an added 24/16/13 set-up (CRB543P/C) in all four available finishes.

AL PERCIVAL
07-07-2015, 02:21 PM
Awesome!!!!

GreenDrummer
07-07-2015, 08:34 PM
Sharp, Gentlemen!

pearl-drum-man
07-10-2015, 10:30 PM
I'm really close to pulling the trigger on these since they now have a 24" kick option.

Slow95Cobra
07-11-2015, 09:43 AM
I'm really close to pulling the trigger on these since they now have a 24" kick option.

Same here. 24 and 18 floor. I may have a 4th kit sitting around... Like I need it. Lol

pearl-drum-man
07-11-2015, 09:29 PM
Same here. 24 and 18 floor. I may have a 4th kit sitting around... Like I need it. Lol

I have some excess drum gear on ebay right now to clear the way for these.

AL PERCIVAL
07-12-2015, 08:04 AM
I'm really close to pulling the trigger on these since they now have a 24" kick option.

We will have them. :D
CRB543P/C733 24x14 bass, 13x9 tom, 16x15 floor tom

KG
11-10-2015, 07:31 PM
These look awesome!!

232 thumper
11-23-2015, 04:42 PM
I have had mine since early August. The drum lights were a struggle (two drums did not have the same hue - white light was a tad more green). Finally got that resolved. Still waiting on a 16" replacement floor tom (arrived cracked). I must admit, it is fun to light them up half way through a show and see the "holy [email protected]" look on peoples faces. I never played them prior to buying and was extremely impressed with how they sounded. I switched the heads to white Ambassador resos and White Emperor batters - sounds killer. I threw a white PS3 on the kick batter and an extra factory Pearl MW head I had laying around on the kick reso (lots of white). Honestly, the 16x15" Crystal Beat floor tom sounds better than my 16x16 Masterworks floor. I went with 8,10,12,14,16 and 22. May add the 13 and push everything over to the left. Would really like to hear how the 18" floor sounds.

Fun stuff.
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Sethiroth
04-19-2016, 07:58 AM
That frosted kit with lights looks great!
I had a hard time deciding between the frosted and the clear.
I ultimately went with clear because I think they are cooler without lights, but the frosted with lights definitely looks way better!