Pearl Masters limited-edition MHP mahogany kit.

Signals

Senior Member
Hi All,

I posted this on the PDF, and I thought it would be nice to share here as well:

"I just received my Pearl Masters Limited Edition MHP kit from ""Music For All" http://www.musicforall.biz, and they were an absolute pleasure to deal with -- I highly recommend them. Moreover, they're an authorized Pearl dealer so warranty work will be no problem should any be necessary.

Anyway, on to the drums. They shipped in 2 boxes and were packaged separately with heads and hardware already attached. Upon opening, the first thing that I noticed was how thick the boxes were, and the fact that the kit arrived in perfect shape is in part a testament to the extra padding. The bass was packed and surrounded by carboard that allowed the drum to "float" within the box, while all of drums were wrapped in paper, then bubble wrap and then finally in plastic.

Everything about the kit is top-notch -- the finish is flawless, the tension rods are a breeze to adjust, and the fit and finish is superb. The entire kit just oozes class.

How do they sound? Well, I won't be able to tell you for a while because I'm just recovering from some recent surgery, and I cannot quite play just yet. However, I'll follow-up as soon as possible with full kit pics and further observations."
 

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harryconway

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Beautiful wood grain. Awesome finish. Mahogany with re-rings. That should give off a nice "old school" type warm sound.
 

Pass.of.E.r.a.

Gold Member
O.O

wow, that is positively stunning my friend, it must be absolute hell not being able to play those beauts.

Can't wait to see it set up with cymbals. Hope you recover quickly!

-Jonathan
 

Drums558

Senior Member
Wow Signals, you must be having a great start to 2010 with a new Mapex and these SWEET Pearls. I have a new found love for Mahogany, I may have to see if Matt can get me some of these.

I have to throw in a plug for Music For All. I also bought my Pearl bop kit from them and am very pleased with their service.

Nice kit, get healed up so you can get playing these babys.

Mike
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
That is one of the best looking wood grains I have seen. Congrats on a great looking set. did you get to hear the mahogany before you bought it?
 
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zambizzi

Platinum Member
That's beautiful, I bet they sound fantastic, too. Nobody does quality like Pearl. The shells seem rather thick, however. I guess that's just how Pearl rolls.
 

Solaris

Silver Member
I thought the limited edition mahogany kits were supposed to be 4 ply shells with 3 ply reinforcement rings?
 

Signals

Senior Member
Thanks for the kind words and well wishes everyone :)

Drifter in the Dark, those sizes are correct.

GRUNTERSDAD, I did not get to hear it in person, only a sound sample from the Memphis Drum Shop site.

zambizzi, Solaris, the shells are thin mahogany reinforced with maple rings.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Pearl has released these very special, limited edition African mahogany 4 piece shell pack drum sets. The drums are 4 plies of African mahogany with maplereinforcement rings. The shells are finished in a beautiful redmahogany fade (#341). Pearl's supreme quality African mahogany givesthese drums a vintage dark, warm, rich tone that separates itself fromdrums constructed of other materials. The drums include a 22x18 bass drum, 10x8 and 12x9 toms and a 16x16 floor tom. All toms feature chromesuper hoops, aluminum optimount tom holders and remo clear ambassadorheads. One of the nicest looking Limited Edition finishes Pearl produces and the sound of the 4-ply mahogany 5mm shell with maple reinforcement rings is amazing. Only 30 of these limited edition kits will be available in the U.S.
 

thirdsouth

Junior Member
I own a different version of this kit.. 18x22, 8x10, 9x12, 14x14 and has a matching masterworks snare 14 x 4 1/2 or 5 ish.. 24 karat gold plated hardware.. I'll get better pics up but this one will have to do from my phone for now... Nice kit btw it looks good in chrome hardware as well!! I got black suedes on the tops, black x on the snare, no muffling in kick or on any toms or neither on the snare.. it sounds too good!
 

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thirdsouth

Junior Member
I own a different version of this kit.. 18x22, 8x10, 9x12, 14x14 and has a matching masterworks snare 14 x 4 1/2 or 5 ish.. 24 karat gold plated hardware.. I'll get better pics up but this one will have to do from my phone for now... Nice kit btw it looks good in chrome hardware as well!! I got black suedes on the tops, black x on the snare, no muffling in kick or on any toms or neither on the snare.. it sounds too good!
I'm in canada but I seem to have the european version! =)

http://www.pearleurope.com/WhatsUpNewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=14&Pagetype=whatsup&CategoryId=3&CategoryName=Press releases&MenuId=1
 

Sirwill

Silver Member
As a Pearl owner myself I'm sure to be parcel. Your new Mahogany kit is stunning! If I ever buy another Pearl kit it would be the mahogany kits (though they only made a very few of them, one would have to have them built in the Masterworks series). Please post some audio if you can!
 

thirdsouth

Junior Member
Signals your kit looks crazy too! we're kit buddies! hah.. everyone that sees/plays them gets blown away and usually I can see the "why the hell do YOU have a kit like this!?" in their faces but HEY its gosh darn worth it!!! P>S> I have black suedes for all heads now, and no more aux snare.. I'll get another pic tomorrow thats updated.. what kind of music do you use your kit for? I use mine for pretty much anything from death metal to rap, it does it ALL.. Especially with the HHX ride and hats, HH and AA Sabian Cymbals.. I do like your zildjians though!!
 

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Signals

Senior Member
Hi again fellas,

I took a couple of pics a few days ago in somewhat better lighting...

(thirdsouth, how do you like the black suedes?)
 

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thirdsouth

Junior Member
signals the black suedes are great!! I read that the Pearl Rep whatshisname. Gene Oko something- anyways he recommended the skins for this kit at an interview about the kit at namm 09.. I also sometimes use e-rings on them too! The drummer for Everytime I Die was over today and he enjoyed the kit as well, told me the kick was crazy! And of course everyone always loves the toms! I'll take some pics now..
 
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