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wildbill 07-18-2014 03:54 AM

Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Just saw this post about the summer namm show:

http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/dr...tures-603713/1


This too: http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/dr...-namm-592716/1

Red Menace 07-18-2014 04:06 AM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
I love the look of those red acrylic shells. I have really been wanting to check out a set of acrylics. I wonder what the street price of these is going to be...

makinao 07-18-2014 04:23 AM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
I also noticed the new Spotlight series. It seems to replace both the Forum and Target. The small 4-piece (10, 14, 18kick, 13 snare) looks like an interesting option for a low cost small kit. All it would need is good heads.

http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/d...configurations

wildbill 07-18-2014 05:14 AM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by makinao (Post 1277441)
I also noticed the new Spotlight series. It seems to replace both the Forum and Target. The small 4-piece (10, 14, 18kick, 13 snare) looks like an interesting option for a low cost small kit. All it would need is good heads.

http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/d...configurations


Ya - that 18" bass drum is only 12" deep. A very compact kit indeed.

That floor tom on the SLS584/C doesn't look 14" deep though.

RobertM 07-18-2014 11:09 AM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Menace (Post 1277438)
I love the look of those red acrylic shells. I have really been wanting to check out a set of acrylics. I wonder what the street price of these is going to be...

According to the Pearl July 2014 Price List, the 3pc (20/14/12) Crystal Beat will go for $1499, so probably $999 street price. The 4pc (22/16/10/12) runs $1799, so figure $1199 street (that's with standard 35% off list).

These drums are being marketed below the SSC drums, and 4pc SSC kits go for $1399 street on average.

Only thing that stinks so far is the limited two-year warranty--no famous Pearl lifetime warranty for the acrylic drums.

RobertM 07-18-2014 11:13 AM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Still, not a bad price for seamless acrylic shells and Pearl's rep for QC.

DW is supposed to be debuting an acrylic kit, too, right?

porter 07-18-2014 06:37 PM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RobertM (Post 1277500)
According to the Pearl July 2014 Price List, the 3pc (20/14/12) Crystal Beat will go for $1499, so probably $999 street price. The 4pc (22/16/10/12) runs $1799, so figure $1199 street (that's with standard 35% off list).

Weird that they're only including 1.6mm hoops on them, but I suppose it's not a necessity since they aren't using ISS mounts.

That marketing copy on the Music Radar pictures is offensively awful.

charliedrummer 07-18-2014 08:26 PM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RobertM (Post 1277501)
Still, not a bad price for seamless acrylic shells and Pearl's rep for QC.

DW is supposed to be debuting an acrylic kit, too, right?

Yes, DW will soon be offering an acrylic kit in their imported Design series. A 5-piece shell pack has an MAP of $1499. There are some YouTube clips of the kit from the 2014 Frankfort trade show.

GuyPie 07-23-2014 12:42 AM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
The pearl one will inevitably be cheaper abd better than dw though

Bo Eder 07-23-2014 12:57 AM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RobertM (Post 1277500)

Only thing that stinks so far is the limited two-year warranty--no famous Pearl lifetime warranty for the acrylic drums.

I think this one is pretty obvious considering how many times I've seen cracked acrylic drums. It would be un-wise to warranty them for longer than that. If Pearl did, they'd be fixing or replacing them beyond profitability.

ohiodrummer1964 07-23-2014 06:45 PM

Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1278569)
I think this one is pretty obvious considering how many times I've seen cracked acrylic drums. It would be un-wise to warranty them for longer than that. If Pearl did, they'd be fixing or replacing them beyond profitability.

I agree with this. It's a shame the acrylics crack so much. I've always loved their look and sound.


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