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Old 05-20-2009, 08:20 AM
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Oh also, my first real kit was a Smoke Grey Export (below), and I owned a BLX for a short time (my display picture/avatar at this time).
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:48 AM
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Haha, love the shirt over the snare. Practicing in a small room?
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:29 PM
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You bet, it was tiny. but I couldn't tune anything worth a crap (and I still have a hard time getting the snare to feel exactly how I want) thus tape everywhere, e-rings, shirt.. good times.
My first set was a black falling apart westbury that I bought for $550! talk about getting conned. The bottom hi-hat cymbal was a cracked splash that was bright green with age, the ride was an unknown crash that sounded like a china, and the drums overall sounded like shit. getting that export brand new and getting to assemble it was like christmas.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:25 PM
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I don't have any current pictures of my set-up. However, I'll put these up until I get new ones.



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Old 10-03-2010, 03:25 PM
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My new MCA in Mappa Burl Ruby Fade


My Sessions DX customs in Burl Wrap
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:45 AM
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Heres my kit:




Pearl Forums Export Series:

Remo WeatherKing Powerstroke 3's, batter for everything but the floor tom, and thats a Remo Emperor.

Resonant heads are the pearl heads that were on it 12 years ago. o;

Im not all too sure of the measurements, it was given to me and i haven't had to buy any heads since.

Pearl Eliminater Chain Drive Double Bass Pedal,

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20" Sabian B8 Rock Ride
12" Sabian B8 Splash
16" Sabian B8 Medium Crash
14" Pearl Pro Hi-Hats
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:07 PM
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thought id update the thread with some pics of my kit. not brilliant, looks well odd without the kick drum skin on it. still you get the idea. pics were taken during a recording session.

pearl VBX in concorde fade with pst3's. cymbals are getting replaced for AAX's shortly as they aint very good for live performances.



my old pearl kit

pearl exr kit with sabian AA's all round.




long live pearl!!!!

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Old 10-10-2010, 03:23 PM
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I figured that it was time that I put my little Pearl Rhythm Traveler in this thread.

This kit is a joy to transport and play.

I use the RT toms as Timbales sometimes with my standard kits.
I use the RT bass drum with standard size toms sometimes too.
It has been a very useful kit.
I like to mic it and record with it also.
I put the mics inside of the toms and get a great 70s sound.

This kit has many uses.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:27 PM
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I swear Bob, you're becoming an influence with that thing. I might need a kit like that soon....

Thanks alot.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:29 PM
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I swear Bob, you're becoming an influence with that thing. I might need a kit like that soon....

Thanks alot.
The Funny thing is that when I bought that kit I intended to use it only for silent practice with the mesh heads and the rubber cymbal mutes that came with it.

I became totally immersed with it and I began to experiment with heads and tuning and such.
I have never put the mesh heads on it, and I have never used for what I had originally intended!

Those stupid little drums have become an addiction for me.
I keep trying different things with them and liking everything that I try.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:46 PM
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Coldhardsteel, I've beek looking at your kit for about 10 minutes now and I can't help seeing it like a torture to play.. And besides the weird config, the BD is also facing the wrong way.. what about that??

Very stylish and nice kit BTW, but seriously, how do you manage to play it??
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:34 PM
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Coldhardsteel, I've beek looking at your kit for about 10 minutes now and I can't help seeing it like a torture to play.. And besides the weird config, the BD is also facing the wrong way.. what about that??

Very stylish and nice kit BTW, but seriously, how do you manage to play it??

and....where's the hihats???
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:07 AM
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Coldhardsteel, I've beek looking at your kit for about 10 minutes now and I can't help seeing it like a torture to play.. And besides the weird config, the BD is also facing the wrong way.. what about that??

Very stylish and nice kit BTW, but seriously, how do you manage to play it??
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and....where's the hihats???
It wasn't difficult to play at all. The only thing that was difficult was doing the basic rock fill, four strokes from the 10 to the 16. I could do a lot using double-strokes and it also forced me to experiment with tom fills. The bass drum facing the wrong way was irrelevant due to the fact that there was nothing on the bass drum. I originally had it that way in order to mount toms in a conventional fashion while having them closer to me. I also used to mount my 8" on the bracket, but that's not pictured, I think.

The hi-hats are placed to where my right would be while sitting down at the kit. That was an interesting experience messing with what I could do to the drop-clutch.

I had a blast playing this kit, don't get me wrong. Not a challenge unless you have to play a conventional set-up.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:02 AM
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This was when I first got my Masterworks so a rare photo of it all set up.....



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Old 10-19-2010, 08:12 AM
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I have a more stripped down version these days and use Paiste, I have signature hats now even though Zildjian in the pics.....





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Old 10-19-2010, 12:17 PM
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i almost picked up a copeland ride, but got a k custom dry ride instead. thought that the paiste would clash with any kit i chose to have in the future aside from my current natural finish, and that the ping was almost too glassy. but that looks beautiful, as dos the rest of your kit.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:41 PM
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WOW Spides, that's one sweet kit, congrats.

Question: What happened to the poor ZXT on the first pic?? It looks all bent!!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:45 PM
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Here's my Pearl Custom Z drums - 10 ,12 ,13, 16. I don't have a matching bass drum unfortunately.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:51 PM
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Here are some Pearl kits I no longer own:
BRX in Vintage Sunburst Fade; BLX in Seqouia Red; MCX in Pewter Glass
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:14 AM
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Cheers Fishbones, I was in a Police Tribute band and that Ride was awesome........my 18' crash looks tiny compared to the 22'

ha ha diegobxr

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The ZXT cymbal was made like that.............I never liked it much too be honest
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:56 PM
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Beautiful sets!

Here's mine, a Pearl Reference Purple Craze kit:









More pics and updates in this thread ;)
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:46 PM
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Panask,

Beautiful kit. In outdoor and regular lighting, does the kit look more purple or more blue?
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:09 PM
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hmm, it depends on the light. it's more purple in the sun and more blue when it's cloudy or in shadow, when the light is cold. but it's rather a warmer tone of blue ;) I like it a lot.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:39 AM
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hmm, it depends on the light. it's more purple in the sun and more blue when it's cloudy or in shadow, when the light is cold. but it's rather a warmer tone of blue ;) I like it a lot.

It's beautiful no matter what the lighting is like.
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:04 PM
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This kit used to be my stage kit until i bought some PDP Platinums (See the "Show Off Your DW" thread for those :)) This is now my throw around basher for studio and home practices. It will not look like this for long though as I'm refinishing it in the next few weeks as a little project (I'll keep ya'll posted in the "Drum Modification" thread). It's a Pearl Forum in a carbon fibre wrap circa 2005. Cheers

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22in Kick
14in Snare
12in Rack
14in Floor

Cymbals are all Zildjian ZXT's:
14in HH
16in Crash
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:36 PM
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My 2002 EXL in Burgundy Mist. Sizes are 12", 13", 16" Toms, 22" Bass, and 14" snare.







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Here's my Masters MCX in Black Sparkle Fade lacquer, picked it up about 2 mo. ago.

Make sure you guys join the Pearl Social Group!

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That is a beautiful kit. I have the MCX in all black. I should have waited for your paint scheme, however, they are beauties.
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BTW, Pearl Reference Kit in Purple Sparkle is my dream kit.

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Here's mine, a Pearl Reference Purple Craze kit:

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My latest Pearl gem. 22x18", 16x16", 12x9" Reference in Ivory Pearl lacquer. I love these drums, they sound amazing. However, they're heavy as hell and I can't stand hauling them to gigs, so I just picked up a used Gretsch Renown kit on eBay for CHEAP, in the same sizes.
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My latest Pearl gem. 22x18", 16x16", 12x9" Reference in Ivory Pearl lacquer. I love these drums, they sound amazing. However, they're heavy as hell and I can't stand hauling them to gigs, so I just picked up a used Gretsch Renown kit on eBay for CHEAP, in the same sizes.
Wow. They look fantastic!
A shot of my MCA's on stage. They are heavy enough!

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:07 PM
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Thanks Jim! Those MCX drums look real sweet, indeed! I had some myself (see further back in the thread) and loved 'em. Pearl drums are definitely NOT lightweights, due to the serious hardware they're bolting onto them. Nobody does quality like Pearl, however, and they sound great, too.
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My latest Pearl gem. 22x18", 16x16", 12x9" Reference in Ivory Pearl lacquer. I love these drums, they sound amazing. However, they're heavy as hell and I can't stand hauling them to gigs, so I just picked up a used Gretsch Renown kit on eBay for CHEAP, in the same sizes.
Man, and a 6x14" brass free-floater? Wanna trade kits?

Normally I'm not a fan of white finishes, but that lacquer looks pretty classy. A true wedding gig kit.
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Man, and a 6x14" brass free-floater? Wanna trade kits?

Normally I'm not a fan of white finishes, but that lacquer looks pretty classy. A true wedding gig kit.
Thanks! I can't say that I LOVE the FF, but I can say that it's the most sensitive snare I've ever encountered. Barometric pressure makes the snares react on this thing. It's loud as hell, too. I'm still pining for a brass snare with a little more personality, I guess.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:12 PM
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some of my late great Pearl kits...
Antique Gold MMX
Maple/Mahog sapphire fade kit.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:32 PM
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My 1989 MX Maple kit with long lugs and Rims and Rare BLX kit I picked up on CL



That 1989 MX kit was THE pimp kit of it's day (not to mention the jean vest).
I was looking up from Export purgatory back in the 80's.
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My latest Pearl gem. 22x18", 16x16", 12x9" Reference in Ivory Pearl lacquer. I love these drums, they sound amazing. However, they're heavy as hell and I can't stand hauling them to gigs, so I just picked up a used Gretsch Renown kit on eBay for CHEAP, in the same sizes.
I'm not usually a fan of Pearl drums (do like some of the hardware though) but your set looks beautiful. Very clean & sharp. Liking the look of those kick drum claws too. As for the FF, well, I always have been a fan. It's still the snare bargain of the year award from me. They might lack a touch of character, but for volume, sensitivity (16" wire model especially), & build quality, they're difficult to beat at any price. Great gigging "go to" snare. Liking that kit finish. The fact that it's a lacquer elevates it way beyond a wrap for me. Cool!
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:09 PM
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I'm not usually a fan of Pearl drums (do like some of the hardware though) but your set looks beautiful. Very clean & sharp. Liking the look of those kick drum claws too. As for the FF, well, I always have been a fan. It's still the snare bargain of the year award from me. They might lack a touch of character, but for volume, sensitivity (16" wire model especially), & build quality, they're difficult to beat at any price. Great gigging "go to" snare. Liking that kit finish. The fact that it's a lacquer elevates it way beyond a wrap for me. Cool!
Thanks! I've heard a lot of folks on this board get down on Pearl drums, which is weird, to me. These Refs are easily the best drums I've ever heard and I've never seen build quality *anywhere* close to this. The shells are perfect, edges are flawless, as is the hardware and finish. The tuning range is beyond anything I've tried so far, and the sound is top-shelf. Different strokes, I guess.

The FF is a good workhorse, indeed. LOVE the "glidelock" strainer. I've got 30-strand Puresound wires on it...it's almost TOO sensitive! ;)
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:55 PM
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Here's a few pics of my old Pearl EXR (without cymbals)
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