Pearl Forum FZH 725 4 Piece Shell Pack
Our thoughts: Here we have a Pearl Forum 4 piece shell pack in a gloss black wrap. This one has been upgraded with lug suspension mounts in place of the regular entry level Pearl mounts which are attached to the shell itself minimising choke on the rack toms. The shells are constructed under high heat and pressure for a uniform seam in the 6 ply poplar shells for uniform shell resonance.
The toms are warm and the kick has plenty of attack. There is a shorter sustain with these toms to some counterparts allowing for a more easily controlled sound, perfect for rehearsal spaces where duct tape can be used excessively. With deep 12/13 rack tom combinations, we often find it difficult to position both toms comfortably at the same time over the bass drum without angling them excessively. Thus, our recommendation would be to either run the 12" rack tom for a standard rock configuration, or run the 13" for extra BOOM.
Verdict: A lot of kit for the money. This would make a perfect first kit for someone starting out and would be highly workable in a rehearsal space.
Manufacturer: Pearl Drums
Model: FZH 725
Sizes: 12x9 | 13x10 | 16x16 | 22x18
Shell Material(s): 6 ply (7.5mm) poplar
Shell Pack Contents:
- 12 x 9 Rack Tom
- 13 x 10 Rack Tom
- 16 x 16 Floor Drum
- 22 x 18 Bass Drum
- 2 x Pearl Bass Drum Mounted Tom Arms
Condition Notes: The right bass drum spur wing nut has been stripped so the leg is held in position with duct tape. It's currently workable and possible to fix as well. One of the tom arms is a little too long for the new fixtures, this just means that the tom hangs out an inch further than where we would position it. If running a single rack tom though, using the shorter tom arm removes this problem. The right bass drum tom mount wing nut has also been stripped of thread so a hardware clamp has to be used. These can be picked up for a few dollars at any drum store that sells new hardware so it's an easy fix.