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Old 07-18-2014, 03:54 AM
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Default 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
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:06 AM
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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...
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:23 AM
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Default 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
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:14 AM
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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.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
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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.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:13 AM
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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?
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:37 PM
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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.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:26 PM
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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.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:42 AM
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The pearl one will inevitably be cheaper abd better than dw though
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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.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:45 PM
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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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