Last year Pearl released a selection of fi ve all-maple snare drums under the Modern Utility name. According to Pearl the drums were, "priced at the working drummer and came in at around £200 each. The entry to mid-level drums came in two fi nishes and offered a diverse range of sizes. Check out what we had to say about them in issue 277 of Rhythm. This year, Pearl has expanded the line further with the addition of two steel shelled models.