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Pearl draws inspiration from classic MLX to introduce Professional Maple Series Drums

today4 July, 2023


Debuting in 1985 under the Professional Series title, Pearl’s original MLX drums featured high-end elements uncommon for instruments of the era. Their all-Maple shell construction boasted a host of high-gloss lacquer finishes that quickly found a home with gigging and touring drummers alike.

Drawing from this classic combination, Pearl’s newly updated Professional Series drums return with the spirit of the original and a refreshed presence for the experienced player. Featuring thin, EvenPly Six North American Maple shells, their lively sonic warmth projects with broad tonal frequency in performance.

“Professional Series drums have the essentials that MLX had, but with a more current feel,” says Pearl Vice President of Sales and Marketing Glen Caruba. “Our team at Pearl is made up of active gigging drummers, and we put these kits through the paces to assure total satisfaction from everyone who plays one.”


Our classic RL Lug, OptiMount Tom Suspension System, 2.3mm Superhoop II Triple-Flanged hoops, and Remo UT Pinstripe heads are added for strength and stability. A choice of three pre-configured shell packs in five classic Pearl transparent Gloss Lacquer finishes (and one Premium Wrap) assure a solid look and feel for varied venues and playing styles.

Finally, to save your stand footprint and cartage load, Pearl’s original GryoLock independent bass drum-mounted tom holders deliver maximum adjustability and positioning without robbing the shells of tone or sustain.

  • Professional Maple 4-pc. Shell Pack (PMX924XSP/C)
    • SSP 2299 €

For more information on the new Professional Series Maple Drums, please visit

Pearl Music Europe is a division of Pearl Musical Instruments, a world-wide leading manufacturer of drums, percussion instruments, and flutes. Pearl Music Europe is based in Belfeld, Netherlands.

See Pearl at The UK Drum Show 2023. Tickets on sale now!

Written by: The UK Drum Show

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