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Old 02-17-2012, 02:41 PM
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Default Tabledrummer's re-forged Pearl Export Series Fusion kit

So, here are some pics of my Pearl Export kit. I removed the Ocean Blue wrap some time ago when we were recording the new Karelian Warcry album. That wrap really made me seasick. The shells are going to get some clear stain on them.

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20x20" bass drum (I've changed the original hoops)
12x10" tom
14x14" floor tom

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10 x 6,18" Pearl Export Series Custom Made Wooden Snare (made from 10x8" tomtom)
14 x 5,5" Pearl Export Series Custom Made Wooden Snare (with added spring inside)
14 x 5" Pearl Chad Smith Signature Steel Snare
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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Had a mini freak out then, browsing through the forum and I see 'Tabledrummer' and misread it as my user name 'TableMuncher' and thought I'd postedthis thread, haha!

What cymbals are you using in he stacks? It looks like a nice set up :)

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:07 PM
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Had a mini freak out then, browsing through the forum and I see 'Tabledrummer' and misread it as my user name 'TableMuncher' and thought I'd postedthis thread, haha!

What cymbals are you using in he stacks? It looks like a nice set up :)

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Thanks! Haha, I almost read that it was me who replied this thread!

The stacks I discovered during the recording-session:

17" Stagg DH Brilliant crash(cut) + 12" Meinl Classics Minichina (hammered & drilled)
18" Sabian XS Medium thin crash + 6,4" Bell (made from 17" Zildjian Z-Custom Rock Crash)
18" Sabian AA Medium crash (cut) + 14" Alchemy Pro A.R.T. top hat (cut) + random bells just for extra fun!
18" Sabian AAX Stage crash + 7" Meinl Byzance Splash inverted

and in the middle pic: 18" Meinl Classic China + 10" Paiste Aplha splash (cut)
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks! Haha, I almost read that it was me who replied this thread!

The stacks I discovered during the recording-session:

17" Stagg DH Brilliant crash(cut) + 12" Meinl Classics Minichina (hammered & drilled)
18" Sabian XS Medium thin crash + 6,4" Bell (made from 17" Zildjian Z-Custom Rock Crash)
18" Sabian AA Medium crash (cut) + 14" Alchemy Pro A.R.T. top hat (cut) + random bells just for extra fun!
18" Sabian AAX Stage crash + 7" Meinl Byzance Splash inverted

and in the middle pic: 18" Meinl Classic China + 10" Paiste Aplha splash (cut)

I was wondering what that was! I'd never seen a classics that had been hammered nevermind drilled, how does it sound? :)

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:52 PM
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I was wondering what that was! I'd never seen a classics that had been hammered nevermind drilled, how does it sound? :)

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Hmmm, how to describe it... It's a bit darker and more thrashier than original. Also not so loud and "generic" as it used to be. It kind of sounds like an old steam machine or something similar to that. Perfect for a cymbal stack! I'll try to upload some soundclip if I get to drumtracks soon.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:09 PM
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Wow man, that looks really good!!

Could you show us some closer pics of the shells?? I also have an old Export in a black wrap and I kinda like it, but I've been thinking of doing something like this for a long time.

Did you notice any sound change without the wrap?

Nice cymbals too.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:09 PM
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Wow man, that looks really good!!

Could you show us some closer pics of the shells?? I also have an old Export in a black wrap and I kinda like it, but I've been thinking of doing something like this for a long time.

Did you notice any sound change without the wrap?

Nice cymbals too.
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Thank you!

Here's a bass drum a bit closer without anything on the shells. There's also some more pics on my blog and I'll post more after I've finished the shells. 12 inch tom is already done.

Hmm, I think drums tone is more open, somewhat richer and warmer now without the wrap. Yep, it is much better now! :) The wrap seemed to be very thick, like a metal-plate for the roof or something like that. I went to this because I'd nothing to lose with this kit (and to save the money, but get kind-of-a-new-kit).

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:21 PM
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how does it sound? :)

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That stack sounds like this (on 00:01): http://soundcloud.com/anttipekka-hei...meinl-classics
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:54 PM
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That stack sounds like this (on 00:01): http://soundcloud.com/anttipekka-hei...meinl-classics
Phwoar that cuts a bit doesn't it? Haha, sounds great! :)

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Default Re: Tabledrummer's mutilated Pearl Export fusion kit

When I read mutilated I assumed it was quip about the hodgepodge state of your set. This looks very nice without the wrap! I wouldn't normally expect the grain of any wrapped shell to look particularly good, but I guess I was wrong. Good luck with the staining and all that!
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Nice job, lots of sanding to get them that smooth and clean.
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Phwoar that cuts a bit doesn't it? Haha, sounds great! :)

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Thank you! I was also surprised how greatly this thingy cuts through the mix.

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When I read mutilated I assumed it was quip about the hodgepodge state of your set. This looks very nice without the wrap! I wouldn't normally expect the grain of any wrapped shell to look particularly good, but I guess I was wrong. Good luck with the staining and all that!
Thank you! I'll do my best. :)

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Nice job, lots of sanding to get them that smooth and clean.
Thanks! Actually these shells almost didn't need sanding at all. It was amazingly smooth underneath and there was only two ugly gluestripes on the wood itself.
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Default Re: Tabledrummer's mutilated Pearl Export fusion kit

One more sample from our upcoming album, including other instruments as well:
http://soundcloud.com/karelian-warcry/sirppi

I also used wax for the finish. I'll add pics later, when the hardware gets back to their places.
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They look good, but you should definitely get some kind of coating on them to protect them a bit.
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They look good, but you should definitely get some kind of coating on them to protect them a bit.
Yep. I added Bison Antique wax on them on this week, like I wrote on my last post. :)

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Yep. I added Bison Antique wax on them on this week, like I wrote on my last post. :)

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Now, for next to nothing, that turned into a very visually striking kit. Nicely done.
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That floor tom looks like it's got layers and layers, awesome work. I'm piecing together a jungle kit, definitely going to stain it now that I've seen this.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:11 AM
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That floor tom looks like it's got layers and layers, awesome work. I'm piecing together a jungle kit, definitely going to stain it now that I've seen this.
I scratched it a bit with a steel brush before staining, antique treatment I could say.. Too bad I didn't use the brush on the bass drum before staining. Nevertheless it isn't too late yet, I think. Stain is somewhat easy to remove and adding more later on is also possbile.

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Couple of pictures of 10x6,18" snare I made out of 10x8" Pearl Export Series tomtom.







Read more about the process from my blog here
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That looks awesome. I've used Tung Oil with great success refinishing drums, but by the pics....you don't need my advice!
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Awesome, I'd love to see you playing that kit :)
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:27 PM
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That looks awesome. I've used Tung Oil with great success refinishing drums, but by the pics....you don't need my advice!
Thanks! I just added some of the oil on the engravings. :)

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Awesome, I'd love to see you playing that kit :)
Be careful what you wish for! ;) Some making of video material from the recording sessions is coming as soon as I get to it.
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woooooooooo, this set looks VERY playable !
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woooooooooo, this set looks VERY playable !
Thanks! It's a shame I haven't got much time with it right now, because of schoolwork and other stuff.

Here's something I've been working on. A short teaser from the studio: https://vimeo.com/61028483

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