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Old 08-29-2007, 01:44 AM
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Well, I did it, went out and bought this Pacific kit in sizes 8x10,9x12,12x14,5x14,18x22. The color is called blue onyx, I think Rogers drums used a finish similiar to this back in the sixties. The salesman told me the drums were personally inspected by him and there are no problems with the bearing edges. I looked myself and they are perfect, he told me that the Pacific QC has improved. I bought the kit, out the door for $675. Anyway here they are. Some updated photos.




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Old 08-29-2007, 01:56 AM
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my dad has this kit. It's sounds pretty nice, although my dads set needs new head fo rizzle
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:33 AM
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Wow that is a reallllllly nice finish. I dont have too much experiance with pdp, but it probably sounds great. What cymbals are you using?
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:35 AM
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Stick,
Looks like you did alright. I like the Onyx finish. Set em up and give us your thoughts.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:57 AM
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Did i hear maple? what series is this? $675 is an awesome price. nice job
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:25 AM
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Beautiful kit. Enjoy them, and now we don't want to see another new kit from you for at least a few months! (I should talk) :)
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:32 AM
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PDP FTW!

Your finish is really really nice, and i know the sound of Pacific...GREAT!!!

How are you going to set them up?
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:40 AM
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Did i hear maple? what series is this? $675 is an awesome price. nice job
Yes you heard right, all maple shells, at least that's what it claims. I'm sure I'll find out later they have an inner ply of poplar or something. They are the CX series, ten lug snare and kick. I'm going to set them up tomorrow at the rehearsal room, I'll get some more pictures then, and I'll give you my full review. Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:51 AM
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Yes you heard right, all maple shells, at least that's what it claims. I'm sure I'll find out later they have an inner ply of poplar or something. They are the CX series, ten lug snare and kick. I'm going to set them up tomorrow at the rehearsal room, I'll get some more pictures then, and I'll give you my full review. Thanks.
No, all maple. Different shells to the DW (thicker & no re-rings), but the maple comes from the same place as DWs. I think on the CX it's the 'uglier' plies they use, as the kit is wrapped and you can't see the wood grain. Still fine timber though, and no poplar
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:49 AM
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The CX is an LX kit with a wrap, same "grade" of wood, just not the best looking grain, so they throw the wrap on it.

Is that price for the shells only? Either way it's a good deal. Now you just need to find the matching 16" floor and you're set.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:30 AM
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I'v heard horror stories about pacific hardware breaking down. Mind you, I think dw is a bit over rated. You're really paying for the same wood that you would get with any other company, but dw is such a large company, they upgrade there prices through the roof. Don't get me wrong, I love the dw kits, it's just why spend that much money when for the same you can get a bigger, and just as nice tama or pearl kit???? Mind you, I think for the price, pacifics are pretty cool. Congrats man :D....
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:25 AM
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I put some updated photos in the start of the thread.

These drums sound fantastic! I really can't believe they sound this good for the price I payed. My hat's off to DW for creating a line that's sounds pretty darn close to a DW kit, and making it affordable to even poor slobs like myself.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:44 AM
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Here's one more.

I hate the black logo heads, going to put a white on there this weekend.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:48 AM
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A few new photos.

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Old 09-02-2007, 04:04 AM
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Beautiful kit. Enjoy them, and now we don't want to see another new kit from you for at least a few months!
Nice kit, and yeah, you are a very fickle man. 3 kits in 9 months? Enjoy!!!
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You're really paying for the same wood that you would get with any other company, but dw is such a large company.... it's just why spend that much money when for the same you can get a bigger, and just as nice tama or pearl kit
How can this be. DW and Pacific.....Tama and Pearl? Not even made on the same continents.
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:37 AM
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I'm not a big fan of those DW heads, but nice kit man. Set up nicely and all.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:20 AM
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that is one nice kit
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:30 AM
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nice kit. i like the finish. i was going to get a six piece cxr kit but my dad says they are junk and that i shouldnt get them. he loves tama.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:07 AM
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nice kit. i like the finish. i was going to get a six piece cxr kit but my dad says they are junk and that i shouldnt get them. he loves tama.
Pssssss....don't tell your dad I also have a Tama snare, he may not like the idea of a Tama playing with a Pacific.

Yes they are junk, that's why I bought them, I love junk, especially when they sound great and don't cost much.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:50 AM
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i know maybe he will change his mind when he sees the kit
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:00 AM
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Cool stuff.

I like the four piece setup most though - just sings classiness.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:41 PM
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i know maybe he will change his mind when he sees the kit
Keep working on him, I actually knew nothing about PDP other than being owned by DW. I did some research and because the price was so good I decided to give them a shot. They sound so good I may never need to get another kit, well I guess I shouldn't say never, let's just say they rank right up there with every kit I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:53 PM
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Keep working on him, I actually knew nothing about PDP other than being owned by DW. I did some research and because the price was so good I decided to give them a shot. They sound so good I may never need to get another kit, well I guess I shouldn't say never, let's just say they rank right up there with every kit I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot.
Thats all i really know about them too. the cxr 6 piece shell pack with hardware cost like 1300 and my dad thinks its too good to be true because the tama starclassic maples cost like 3 grand.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:56 PM
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are your rack toms in the order of big to small?
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:01 PM
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are your rack toms in the order of big to small?
Not originally, I will change them now and then. I took the picture set up like that to see how it looks. One thing I like about putting the 12 first is I'm able to bring the ride more to where I normally would have it if I only had the one rack tom.I'm able to move the ride more to the left because the ten doesn't take up as much space as the 12. It also gives a different feel to the kit, which allows me to be more creative.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:25 PM
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have you tried using a tom stand instead of having them mounted over the bass drum. i cant play with them on the bassdrum. also if you did that you could put the ride on a boom stand over the bass and it would be closer to you
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:47 AM
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have you tried using a tom stand instead of having them mounted over the bass drum. i cant play with them on the bassdrum. also if you did that you could put the ride on a boom stand over the bass and it would be closer to you
I don't really want a snare stand on each side of the kick. What do you mean you can't play with them on the kick? If I mounted them on cymbal stands the position of the toms would be the same as using the double tom holder on the kick. I like my cymbal stands free of anything but cymbals, I have used a tom on a cymbal stand when I only use the one mounted tom, but never the second tom. I don't mind having toms on my kick, it doesn't seem to effect the sound. As far as a boom, I don't like my ride going over a tom, so I keep it to the side of the tom.
If I use two toms the ride cymbal is off to the right, more comfortable to me, here's how I set up using both mounted toms, if I only use one then the ride cymbal gets moved over to the left.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:21 AM
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i ment having your drums set up this way. this is my current setup.
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:01 PM
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OK, I got ya, I've tried that setup, but I like my first tom directly in front of me. I don't like it so much to the left, and then the hi-hat gets moved over as well. That's a ice kit you have, lots of cymbals, too much for me however, when I'm gigging it's easier to have less gear to transport.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:36 PM
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o. thanks. i went to guitar center today adn i showed my dad the pacific kit that i wanted and he said i could get it when i save up enough money. that should be in about 4 weeks.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:49 AM
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o. thanks. i went to guitar center today adn i showed my dad the pacific kit that i wanted and he said i could get it when i save up enough money. that should be in about 4 weeks.
Which one were you looking at? Make sure you get a maple kit, I'm not sure about those new poplar ones.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:21 AM
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its a maple one . its a six piece. its not the cxr that i origonally wanted. it cost 1099
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:24 AM
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its a maple one . its a six piece. its not the cxr that i origonally wanted. it cost 1099
OK, that's one of the laquered ones, which color? I was thinking about returning mine for one of those along with my Tama snare and just pay the difference. I like the two floor toms w/legs, and I like the finish on it, I believe it's a cherry fade, I'm not positive, but it looks fantastic.

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Old 09-04-2007, 04:29 AM
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it was in a brown finish
im not sure what it really called
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:18 AM
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New coated Ambassadors all around, yum, yum.
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