Advice on value of monster vintage Pearl kit

Jbravo

Senior Member
Why yes I am! I can't recall ever being confrontational on this forum. I may have badmouthed Paiste cymbals a couple of times though...

I really like your sexy Ludwigs BTW!
Ok, I apologize for my comment. Perhaps it’s more a case of strong opinions than being unpleasant. It’s not right to say someone who responded so calmly to my question is a person looking for trouble. Sorry.
 

Old Dog new Cans

Senior Member
I SO want that kit! If for no other reason but to use the whole thing at a small wedding reception coming up ;)
Bo, you're crazy. But, that would be hilarious.

DO IT. Show up, set it up, then play the whole gig with brushes, without even hitting a single tom or the second kick. Lol
LOL!

Eric Singer collects vintage Pearl kits. His current kit on the 2019 Kiss tour is a custom set up consisting of 70's Pearl fiberglass drums. It's a pretty sick set up and all custom. He would dig that set up.
This was my initial thought. You need to find well-known rich drummers that can't buy enough. Sorta like Bo I guess.
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
Break it up into two kits.

Kit one:

A double bass, one up, one down kit. The "up" tom could be the 6". The "down" tom could be 8" tom.

Kit two:

Convert the 18" floor tom in to a kick and have a monster bop kit.

You're welcome. :)

Seriously though, I'd just wait it out and sell it as one. It may look pretty cool with some custom-made, period-correct KISS heads for the front in order to help sell it.
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
This is the absolute kit of my dreams and I am beyond interested...but I doubt very much that I could afford whatever price you command. I play old school late 70s/early 80s hard rock exclusively, and have been searching high and low for an Octoplus, whether Wig or Pearl. I am actually afraid to ask what kind of price you are looking for though.
Dude, if this is indeed the kit of your dreams, I'd be PM'ing the OP and getting a bank loan.
 

Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
Wow, thanks! Neither one would work out for me as the kicks are too small on the first one and the second is made of wood (I am chasing down chrome/steel)-- but it was really nice of you to find me this vintage kit specialist. Maybe this guy Donn Bennett could hook me up with the steel Octoplus one of these days...in a size 26.
I think you’d be better off building that kit up slowly. I see single toms and kicks come up fairly often in steel on Craigslist and eBay. Not too many 26-inch kicks, but I’ve seen a couple.
 

Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
Wow, thanks! Neither one would work out for me as the kicks are too small on the first one and the second is made of wood (I am chasing down chrome/steel)-- but it was really nice of you to find me this vintage kit specialist. Maybe this guy Donn Bennett could hook me up with the steel Octoplus one of these days...in a size 26.
Just found this on eBay, a little rough but definitely fixable...and the price is likely to be very good.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283391519512
 

beatdat

Senior Member
Thanks to everyone that provided input here and by PM. I have it up on reverb now. Cheers.
Just came across this thread, and all I can say is...wow!

What a beautiful set of drums! Not my cup of tea, but...wow!

I'd hate for you to sell these for a lot less than they're worth, or to someone who wouldn't appreciate them.

I like the idea of selling them to a collector or a museum of sorts...seems like that's where they belong.

Have you tried having them appraised? I typed in "vintage drum appraisal" into google and got all sorts of links.
 

ricsimas

Junior Member
Have you tried having them appraised? I typed in "vintage drum appraisal" into google and got all sorts of links.
Hey,

I did do that, it was one of the sources of input I used. I wanted to get some more “crowdsourced” ideas as well because in my experience (primarily in vintage guitars, mind you) appraisers are a bit optimistic in what gear might actually fetch in the open market.
 
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