What's your latest purchase?

Well seeing as I finished & sold my Pearl World Series kit, Another one came up locally today so, rude not to buy it & do it all over again..........

fullsizeoutput_1171 by Kevin Frost, on Flickr
I still have my 1987 Coral Red 6 piece WLX (10, 12, 13, 16, with 6.5×14 steel shell snare). Birch with Philippine mahogany thin shells and original coffin lugs. Still enjoy them to this day. Good luck with your new purchase. What heads do you find work best with these?
 

bud7h4

Silver Member
Sabian 14" HHX Mini Chinese. I wanted a china that would be heard yet blend with the music instead of the typical ultra-high pitch / max volume china. This does that beautifully.
Here's an illustration of what I didn't want (lol)

music...music...music...CHINA!!!...music...CHINA!!!...music...music...
 

Weave2112

Member
I finally figured this thing out. Here are 3 Paiste PST-7's. 16 & 17" thin crashes and a 20" medium ride. I am hoping to replace my Zildjian high hats soon with a pair of PST-7 heavy hats.
The PST 7s are great cymbals, especially the hats. they will serve you well. I recently purchased a 22" Paiste Masters Swish and a 22" Reflector Bell Ride.
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
I almost bought a set of these on clearance in 1994. How do you like the sound? Solid craftsmanship for sure.
I've not had chance to touch them as yet. I am kind of expecting them to sound a little like my Recording Custom's. I used to have an MLX & that kit was amazing :)
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
I still have my 1987 Coral Red 6 piece WLX (10, 12, 13, 16, with 6.5×14 steel shell snare). Birch with Philippine mahogany thin shells and original coffin lugs. Still enjoy them to this day. Good luck with your new purchase. What heads do you find work best with these?
I also have a WLX in Clear Matte Lacquer :) With the BLX, I am assuming that they will sound best with original spec Clear Pinstripes which is currently has on it :)

The WLX :)

9Y0A6453 by Kevin Frost, on Flickr
 

Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
Probably not a surprise to know that I've been searching for cymbals while on tour. Haven't found too many, but my latest purchase - 8" Zildjian splash and 14" Sabian AA Sound Control Crash - brings my cymbal count to 1,005.
:)

Bermuda
Dude....what? I have like 6 cymbals. You probably literally own an actual TON of cymbals.
 

rikguy33

Junior Member
I answered a CL ad about electronic drums $50. When he sent me the pic it was a set of Roland drums. When I went to look at them it was a full ekit with a TD-6 module, all the pads, cymbals, cables, rack, throne, sticks, headphone, carrying bags and a music stand. Too much to pass up. So now I have a Roland EKit !
 
I also have a WLX in Clear Matte Lacquer :) With the BLX, I am assuming that they will sound best with original spec Clear Pinstripes which is currently has on it :)

The WLX :)

9Y0A6453 by Kevin Frost, on Flickr
Beautiful set, Kevin. Thanks for sharing. My WLX originally came with Pearl branded Taiwanese heads that were clear with a clear dot. They actually sounded great, but then I went to coated Ambassadors and later pinstripes. Right now looking to replace the clear G1 heads I'm using, and I'm thinking of going with clear G2's to kill some of the reflectivity of the thick sealant inside the shells. I just don't want too much focus on shells that are already focused by design (birch hybrid). Am I on the right track with this thinking?
 
I've not had chance to touch them as yet. I am kind of expecting them to sound a little like my Recording Custom's. I used to have an MLX & that kit was amazing :)
I suspect they will be brighter sounding than Recording Customs due to Pearl's thick polyurethane spray inside the shells of that era. No?
 

donzo74

Junior Member
I suspect they will be brighter sounding than Recording Customs due to Pearl's thick polyurethane spray inside the shells of that era. No?
Yes, I have this BLX set (10/12/13/14/16/22) in Sequoia Red. In my experience, they are louder than Recording Customs, too, due to the thicker shells and glossy interiors. This is probably the loudest set of drums I own. Plenty of cut and the bass drum is a beast!
 
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