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Old 07-22-2010, 06:05 PM
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So. There's a story behind this.

Exactly a week ago, I went to pick up a kit that a friend of my Mother's had offered me. It had belonged to her husband who sadly died of Lukemia three years ago. What I actually ended up with was a seven-piece silver Pearl Export (not including the Roto-toms!) and a ton of hardware that was all in fair condition. I saw that the kit had a 16" Floor Tom and I need a small kit to play at Uni (I haven't played regularly since I started two years ago). Being the handyman I am, I did a conversion job and the results are below.







Incidentally, sorry about the lighting. I was doing a quick job and if anyone works out what is on the front head, they will gain a million points.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:27 PM
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I Lover it! What a beautiful kit!. Great for practicing and the small night club. It seems like you've been reactivated. lol
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:05 PM
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Nice kit, but sad you got the kit in this way.

Do you have a better pic of the graphic drawing?
I assume you study maths or physics??

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:08 PM
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The circumstances are sad, but I hope to play them in the spirit intended.

I don't study maths or physics. It's a piece of music!

My brother is the PhD Maths student...

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:23 PM
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I wonder how it sounds! Especially the 16" floor tom/ bass drum!
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:51 PM
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Excellent job there. Ya'll made yo'sef a jungle kit. I'm in the process of cutting down a 18x16 Luddy floor, right now, to 18x12, to make a "Jazzette" set.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:11 PM
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The 16" Bass is interesting. It's hard to play it effectively because I've got it fairly cranked and playing off the head takes some practice to do that, otherwise the drum chokes. If I can be bothered to rescue my gear from the garage, I might do a quick recording at the weekend to dive you an idea of how it sounds. No songs mind, I'm very rusty, brushing off Stick Control again...
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:21 PM
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Welcome back, Kotter. The jungle kit is awesome...can't wait to hear it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:02 AM
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Cool kit indeed. Why did you ditch the silver wrap? not saying they look bad, they look great. Just curious
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:08 AM
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Just perfect for practice whilst you're away. Nice job MFB, & good to have you back. Very sexy looking kit.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:39 PM
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Cool kit indeed. Why did you ditch the silver wrap? not saying they look bad, they look great. Just curious
The drums had been in a loft for at least ten years and was basically shot. It wasn't particularly well applied when new and I'm not fond of wraps at the best of times. Flat silver wraps are definitely not my thing. There are more drums lying around that I could work on (an 8" tom, 13" tom and a 20/22" bass drum (haven't checked!)). It also came with Pearl shelled roto toms. Which I haven't started working on yet. I admit that I haven't done a fantastic job on the finish, but it still looks better to me!
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:55 AM
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I was doing a quick job and if anyone works out what is on the front head, they will gain a million points.

I think it's a stressometer graphic...

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Old 07-24-2010, 07:12 AM
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Nice job, lovely kit and the meaningful background of it. Welcome back Duncan / MFB. By the way, you have a competition there is someone as Mediocritymaster around here. ;-)
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:00 PM
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I think it's a stressometer graphic...

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No, it's not. But I think that's worth an honourary 1,000 points for making a grumpy man laugh.
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