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Old 07-14-2018, 09:40 AM
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I received a new kit from headquarters yesterday.

Pearl Masters BCX birch drums in Golden Bronze Glitter: 12x9, 13x10 rack toms, 16x16 floor tom, 22x18 bass drum. Most of my kits are all maple, this is my first one that is all birch. And I can really tell the difference, the drums do sound pre-eq'd. I don't think anyone is lying about that.

The drums came with clear ambassadors top and bottom, and the bass drum comes with power stroke 3 type heads front and back. Right out of the box, the bass drum was killing! The toms got new coated emperors on top, a quick tuning and those were also easy to dial-in your tone.

The finish is a lacquer finish, so no wraps! This line has just been discontinued by Pearl, and I was told I could get add-on drums if I want them, I just need to be prepared for several months' worth of waiting. So I doubt I will get more. Having two rack toms is pretty refreshing when I play mostly a 4-piece all the time.

Anyway, attached are a couple of pictures. My first kit was an old Slingerland in gold sparkle from the 40s that mom and dad got for me for $50 when I was 7. This is the first time I'm revisiting a color close to what I played as a child in the 70s. Made me miss mom and dad.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:30 AM
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Beautiful!
Nice classic sizes.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:50 PM
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Alright! "New Drum Weekend," also known as "The Weekend" at Bo's house. lol

All kidding aside, I like them. I like birch drums, myself, and that finish is much better than the green your friend was considering. ;)
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:50 PM
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Woah that's an awesome looking kit!
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:04 PM
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That's a very bold glitter, & has a real depth + class to it.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:06 PM
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You made the right choice re:finish!
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:24 PM
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: New Drums Weekend!

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Too bad they got rid of this series and these thicker shells for the mid to pro lines.. ESPECIALLY for the KICK. The new thinner Masters and Session don't sound as good IMO.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:31 PM
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Good grief Bo. How many sets do you have? Maybe the question should be....where do you put them? This one is nice!
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:46 PM
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Most of my kits are all maple, this is my first one that is all birch. And I can really tell the difference, the drums do sound pre-eq'd. I don't think anyone is lying about that.
Indeed, that's why the Recording Customs have the reputation that they do. Gorgeous drums. Masters and Masterworks have been really great drums for decades.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:25 AM
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Wait, you bought a new kit?

While I think it's really cool when members get a new drum set and show it off, It just gets confusing when you do it (no disrespect intended).

BTW, the color is awesome! Also, are those die-cast hoops on the toms?

What made you purchase these?
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:24 AM
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Birch shells work well with pinstripes!
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:15 AM
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Birch shells work well with pinstripes!
They do sound great with the double-ply emperors they have on now. So Pinstripes would've been a good choice too. The clear ambassadors worked ok, but l couldn't get a deep enough tone out of the floor tom.

I'm sorta debating getting a matching snare for it - I might do it since this line is discontinued and there's an eBay seller who has two of them to match right now.
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:25 AM
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Wait, you bought a new kit?

While I think it's really cool when members get a new drum set and show it off, It just gets confusing when you do it (no disrespect intended).

BTW, the color is awesome! Also, are those die-cast hoops on the toms?

What made you purchase these?
Lotsa life changes in the last five months. And headquarters announced this line is discontinued so inventory is being blown out, so I jumped on one just because. I've always been a fan of glitters, and when this one popped up that's close to the gold sparkle I played between the ages of 7 and 14, it's a modern version of being close to mom & dad.

Yes - die cast hoops. And I may get a matching snare since one is available right now.
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:27 AM
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Wood shell and chrome shell snare drums, give you some versatility. Nice set, good luck!
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:07 PM
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:25 PM
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Well classic diameters....
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:29 AM
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Maybe it's just the angle of the pic, but they look like power toms. I like birch drums myself; I hope you do too. Maybe you can come back after spending some time with the birch drums and give us your take on what's different compared to your maple drums.
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Maybe it's just the angle of the pic, but they look like power toms. I like birch drums myself; I hope you do too. Maybe you can come back after spending some time with the birch drums and give us your take on what's different compared to your maple drums.
The toms aren’t power toms, they’re “in between” standard and power depth. Best of both world ?
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I didn’t realize pearl fitted the MCX line with die cast hoops. I had a set of BLK back in the 90’s and they were awesome sounding and looking drums.
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The toms aren’t power toms, they’re “in between” standard and power depth. Best of both world ?
Yes Captain Obvious, I read what the sizes are. I said they LOOKED LIKE power toms in the pic, possibly due to the camera angle, not "hey look guys, power toms!!"
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Yes Captain Obvious, I read what the sizes are. I said they LOOKED LIKE power toms in the pic, possibly due to the camera angle, not "hey look guys, power toms!!"
I did sort of compromise on the tom depths. For years, because of my height, I insisted on having 8x12 and 9x13 rack toms because I didn't want them too high for me. Raising everything up one inch hasn't been that big of a deal so far. So I guess I can handle 9x12 and 10x13 rack toms.

The giant power toms on a 26" bass drum didn't count - playing a kit that huge was more of a novelty act even though I could do it ;)
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