Individually engineered to make you sound (and play) better.
Derived from the shell blends of the sonically optimized Reference Recipe, each Reference Pure drum shell is comprised of reduced thickness premium wood layers. The resulting EvenPly shells beautifully capture every nuance of your unrestrained drumming voice.
A Lighter, Thinner Shell
30% thinner plies create a shell with enhanced sustain and resonance.
Sonically Proven Performance
Prime Maple, Birch, and Mahogany panels from our Masterworks vault.
Nuanced Near Field Sound
Increased resonance, bottom end, and tone from the heads to your ears.
Light in Weight, Heavy on Features.
Combining the ultra thin EvenPly shell with more efficient hardware reduces overall drum weight by 30%, increasing resonance, improving bottom end, and accentuating Reference Pure's nuanced, close range playing experience.
OptiMount Tom Suspension
Solid four-point tom mounting system maintains resonance and tone.
FatTone 1.6mm Hoops
Its strong low mass design reacts like a classic "stick chopper" hoop.
Swivel Tube Lugs
For increased resonance, minimal shell contact, and self aligned fine tuning.
A Single Hit is All It Takes.
A smooth balance between pronounced cut and refined tonal punch, Reference Pure's Snare combination of premium materials creates a distinct sound that complements any drum setup.
EvenPly-Six, 5.4mm shell blend for balanced pop and crisp sensitivity.
Swivel Tube Lugs
For low contact, maximum resonance, and precision rod alignment.
Pearl's 1.6mm hemmed/welded edge for high strength and low weight.
60 Ways to Make it Custom.
Available by special order or through the Music City Custom Shop, Reference Pure's spin on the original Reference Recipe can be finished in over 60 different varieties of Lacquer or Premium Wrap finishes.
An Heirloom Expression
All Reference Series finishes were developed for our Masterworks Custom drums.
Music City Custom
Choose from 35 different Sparkle, Pearloid, and Glitter finishes, hand-assembled in Nashville, TN.
Special Order Lacquer
Choose from 28 varieties of gloss or satin lacquers, each featuring our 28-Step finishing process.