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For optimum performance, please read this Instruction Manual before playing.
· Bass Drum Shell
· Bass Drum Heads
· Bass Drum Hoops x1 x1pr x1pr
· Bass Drum Tension Rods, Claws x12
· Bass Drum-Mounted Cymbal Holder x1
· Tom Tom
· Tom Holder x1 x1
· Floor Tom Shell
· Floor Tom Heads
· Floor Tom Hoops x1 x1pr x1pr
· Floor Tom Tension Rods
· Floor Tom Legs
· Hi-Hat Stand
· Drum Pedal
· Pedal Clamp Plate
· Snare Drum
· Snare Stand
· Cymbal Boom Stand
· Tuning Key x1 x1 x1 x1 x12 x3 x1 x1 x1
Floor Tom Legs
Pedal Clamp Plate
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY AND USE
Thank you for choosing Pearl! Before use, please follow these instructions carefully for safe and proper assembly and operation of your drums, stands, pedals, and accessories. Please keep these instructions in a safe place for future reference.
The three Hazard Signs, as shown below, appear periodically throughout the product instructions to alert the user or others to possible danger or injury. For safe assembly and use of this, or any Pearl product, never ignore a Hazard Sign and ensure the threat level and corresponding instructions are entirely understood.
Risk of fatal or severe personal injury and/or property damage.
Risk of injury to person(s) handling the equipment and/or to personal property.
The performance or function of the equipment may be adversely affected and may result in permanent damage.
● Pearl Musical Instrument Company and Affiliates cannot be held responsible for personal injuries or property damage caused by the misuse, improper handling, failure to follow product warnings and instructions, or product use outside of its intended purpose.
Tighten and Secure All Moving Parts bass drum spurs, and clamps are tight and secure after assembly or adjustment. Failure to do so will cause the hardware to fall over or drop/slip during use injury or property damage.
Adjustments the height and angle of drums, one hand to support the object with your other hand.
Avoid Damage To Floor Surfaces tips/anchors to keep them stationary during use. floors, and the rubber tips may cause discoloration prevent floor surface damage, always place the mat.
Stabilizing Stands stability and prevent the stand from tipping over during use. When mounting a tom or b o o m c y m b a l , a l w a y s p o s i t i o n them directly over a leg of the tripod for optimum stability.
Be Careful Around Drum Sets and Stands es protruding from drum sets may cause people walking by or children playing nearby to trip and stumble into the drum set resulting in severe bodily injury and/or damage to equipment. Exercise extreme caution when moving about your set and the vicinity of your set.
Earthquake Precautions well clear of falling objects to avoid injury.
The Drum Throne is Not a Step Stool using it as a step stool may cause it the drum throne for anything other to sit on while playing.
Precautions When Handling Equipment
Objects with Rough or Pointed Shapes tension rods have roughened or pointed shapes that can scratch surfaces or get caught, for example, on clothes or carrying bags. Please handle these parts with extra caution to avoid mishaps.
Bass Drum Head Sound Control Hole for sound control and microphone placement. The edges of the hole are sharp; use caution to avoid contact to prevent injury when handling, placing microphones, or muffling the drum.
Anti-Slip Spikes snare stand legs and some other products) are sharp and can cause serious personal or property injury. To prevent mishaps, use extreme care when tips are exposed.
Folding Stand Legs pinch your fingers between any moving parts.
Adjusting Throne Settings settings can cause the seat to drop suddenly and injuries. Sitting on the drum seat while making can also cause bodily injuries. To prevent injury, is achieved.
Be Careful Using Sticks and Wire Brushes the drums and should be thrown at people. ly dangerous.
Broken Sticks from broken drumsticks can fly into the air and cause injury to the player and/or to those nearby.
Precautions with Oil and Grease wing bolts are lubricated with grease or oil from the soap and water immediately.
Precautions with Rust or Sharp Edges through use. Rusty surfaces can be sharp, and and feet. Metal surfaces, such as footboards, may stands, especially during transport. Examine metal prevent injury to your hands and feet.
Metal Care hardware should be wiped with a clean dry cloth immediately after exposure to moisture. Periodically polish metal parts to protect against rusting and to maintain the beauty of fittings and hardware. Should rust occur, remove the rust with commercial removal hands from sharp edges that may be present.
Precautions Regarding High Temperatures and Humidity
Leaving your drums in places with high heat, such as in a car or in direct sunlight, can cause the covering to come loose. To maintain the pristine condition of controlled and comfortable temperature and humidity.
Precautions Regarding High Temperatures and Ultraviolet Light (UV from the Sun) covering, avoid long periods of exposure to Ultraviolet
Light (direct Sun-Light) or very high temperatures.
Bass Drum Assembly
The Bass Drum is packed with the Shell, Bass Drum
Hoops, Heads and Parts unassembled. Please follow the instructions below to assemble the Bass Drum.
1. Place the Shell on a clean, solid surface with the front side (the side with the Bass Drum Spurs attached) facing upwards. Put the Front Head with Pearl Logo on the Shell then attach the Bass Drum Hoop with flat side down on the Rim of the Head (Fig.1).
Bass Drum Spur
Bass Drum Hoop
3. Turn the shell over to the batter side and place the other
Head and Bass Drum Hoop on the Shell. Position the Bass
Drum Hoop so that the cutaway is aligned with the Clamp
Plate Bracket (Fig.3). Attach the Tension Rods/Hooks in the same way as the front side (Fig.4).
Bass Drum Hoop
Front Head (w/Logo)
Pedal Clamp Plate Bracket
To identify the top of the drum, check that both the Tom
Holder and “L” Rod Cymbal Holder Bracket are present.
Check to ensure that the front Bass Drum Hoop does
NOT include the cutaway for the pedal.
2. Pass a Tension Rod through a Hook, and hook it on the
Bass Drum Hoop above a Lug. Finger tighten the
Tension Rod into the Lug and do the same with the rest of the Tension Rods/Hooks on this side of the drum
(Fig.2). Using a Tuning Key, tighten the Tension Rod until secure.
Bass Drum Hoop
4. Insert the post of the Pedal Clamp Plate into the Pedal
Clamp Plate Bracket as shown and tighten the Wing
Bolt to secure. Loosen the Wing Nut on the Bass Drum
Spur and rotate it to the position shown in Fig.6.
Tighten the Wing Nut to secure. Loosen the Wing Bolt and extend the Spurs making sure that both sides are equal in length, and tighten the Wing Bolt to secure.
The Bass Drum Spurs have Spike Tips (for added slip resistance) that can be exposed by turning the Lock
Nut and Rubber Tip clockwise (Fig.5).
Bass Drum Spur Fig.5
The Spike Tips are sharp. Be careful not to hurt yourself or others when using them. Use the Spike Tips only on thick carpeted surfaces to prevent damage to the flooring underneath.
Drum Pedal Setting
Position the Bass Drum upright as shown and attach your
Bass Drum Pedal to the Pedal Clamp Plate. Adjust the height of the Pedal Clamp Plate and the length of the
Spurs if necessary. When making the adjustment, hold the
Bass Drum with one hand to prevent the drum from falling over. When the height is set, make sure to tighten the
Wing Bolt on the Clamp Plate Bracket and the Spurs, and the Stop Lock on the Pedal Clamp Plate (Fig.6).
Tom Tom Setting
Insert the long ends of the Tom Holders into the Tom
Holder Bracket on the Bass Drum as shown (Fig.7) and tighten the Wing Nut on the Tom Holder Bracket. Next, loosen the Wing Nut on the Tom Holder. Adjust the angle of the Tom Holder so you can attach the Tom Tom easily then retighten the Wing Nut (Fig.8). Attach the Tom Tom to the other end of the Tom Holder and tighten the Wing
Nut on the mounts on the Tom Tom.
Pedal Clamp Plate
Tom Holder Bracket
The Tom Holders are equipped with StopLocks that keep the drums from slipping or rotating and to memorize position settings for quick and repeatable set-ups. When the position of the Tom Toms are set, place each StopLock into the slots in the Tom Holder Bracket and the mounts on the Tom Toms to retain these settings (Fig.9).
Cymbal Holder Assembly
1. Insert the L-Rod into the Bracket and tighten the Wing
Nut (A), as shown in (Fig.10).
2. Set the Stop Lock inside the corresponding slot of the
Bracket, then tighten the Key Bolt to secure.
Wing Nut (A)
3. Install the Upper Tube Assembly with Tilter onto the
L-Rod and set it to the desired height/angle and tighten
Wing Nut (B).
4. Loosen Wing Nut (C) of the Upper Tube Assembly w/Cymbal Tilter to set the cymbal tilt.
5. Install the Cymbal onto the Cymbal Tilter and position it to your playing preference and secure all Wing Nut and
Stop Lock (Fig.11)
Wing Nut (C)
Upper Tube Assembly
Wing Nut (B)
Wing Nut (A)
Floor Tom Assembly
The Floor Tom is packed with the Shell, Steel Hoops,
Heads and Floor Tom Legs unassembled. Please follow the assembly instructions below to assemble the Floor
1. Place the Shell on a clean, solid surface with the batter side facing upwards as shown in Fig.12. Put the Head on the Shell followed by the Steel Hoop.
2. Line up the ears of the Steel Hoop over the Lugs and insert the Tension Rods through the ears. Finger tighten them into all the Lugs on this side of the drum.
Using a Tuning Key, tighten the Tension Rods until secure (Fig. 12).
3. Turn the drum over and attach the other Head and
Steel Hoop with the remaining Tension Rods.
4. Attach the Floor Tom Legs to the Floor Tom Leg
Brackets and set the height and angle to your preference. Tighten the Wing Bolt to secure position
Floor Tom Leg
Floor Tom Leg
Hi-Hat Stand Assembly
Open the legs of the hi-hat to form a stable tripod. Insert the ends of the radius rod into the holes near the bottom of the hi-hat base (Fig.14). Thread the upper pull rod into the connector as shown (Fig.15).
Place the upper tube over the upper pull rod and into the tripod base and set the height to your preference. Rest the lower hi-hat cymbal on the hi-hat cup. Attach the top hi-hat cymbal to the clutch in the order shown then slide the clutch with the top cymbal attached onto the upper pull rod. Adjust the distance between the top and lower hi-hat cymbals to your preference by stepping on the pedal and tightening the wing-bolt on the clutch when the desired distance is achieved.
Upper Pull Rod
Wing-Bolt Hi-Hat Clutch
Drum Pedal Assembly
Insert the ends of the radius rod into the holes near the bottom of the pedal base. With the pedal flat on the floor, insert the beater into the beater holder link and secure it with the provided tuning key (Fig.16).
Clip the pedal to the Pedal Clamp Plate and tighten the wing-bolt to secure the hoop clamp. Check the key-bolt at the top of the beater angle cam to ensure it is tight.
Test the pedal and adjust the spring tension to your preference by adjusting the upper and lower nuts below the spring. To adjust the beater angle, loosen the key-bolt of the beater angle cam and rotate the beater to your preference and tighten. Please note this will also affect the foot-board height (Fig.17).
Beater Angle Cam
Spring Adjustment Nut
Bottom Lock Nut
Top Hi-Hat Cymbal
Lower Hi-Hat Cymbal
Attaching the Upper Pull Rod
Snare Stand Assembly
Open the legs of the stand to form a stable tripod and insert the top section into the base. Open the basket and adjust the tilter, so the basket assembly is flat. Adjust the center knob as needed to accommodate the snare drum.
Place the snare drum into the basket and tighten the center knob to secure the drum (Do not overtighten)
Here is the basic tuning method using the snare drum as an example. Gradually tighten the tension bolts diagonally as shown to raise the overall pitch of the head. Tap the head 1 at each tension rod near the rim
(tuning point) as shown below and listen to the pitches.
Adjust the tuning as needed to achieve uniform pitch all around the head. Most drummers tune the bottom head of the snare drum slightly highter than the top.
6 / Tension Rod
Basically, the tom toms and bass drum are tuned the same way as the snare drum.
However, there are three ways to tune the top and bottom heads: tune both heads to the same pitch, tune the bottom head tighter than the top, or tune the bottom head looser than the top. Experiment to find the tuning method that works best for you.
If you find that the drums have too much “ring,” you can control it with after-market drum heads or muffling devices. A simple and effective way to muffle your bass drum is to put a blanket or pillow inside.
8 / Tension Rod
30 ~ 40mm
Tap for Note
Make sure that all Wing Bolts, Wing Nuts, Bolts and
Screws on the Stands and the Drums are tight before playing on your drum set.
Please refer to the Set-Up Example on the cover page of this manual to see the completed kit. https://pearldrum.com
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