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Old 03-18-2009, 07:49 AM
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So yeah...here we go...more drums!

18x22" Bass (x2 - second one not shown)
16x16" FT
14x14" FT
9x12" TT
8x10" TT
7x8" TT

They sound great...of course I knew what to expect. The finish is *beautiful* - it's flawless and almost like looking in a mirror, it's so smooth. These kits are by far the best deal on the market today, hands down. You get top-shelf quality and sound for a mid-range price.

I'm not crazy about how I have the 8" and 10" mounted, I may get rid of the DW tom stand and just use a pearl double-tom stand. There's more chrome there than a Harley dealership.

I'll post more pics once I have time to take some nice ones...and some sounds when I re-tune and do them justice.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:01 AM
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I shall say nothing.

I shall silently & solemnly mark my attendance on this thread by going down on one knee in praise of yet another glorious kit offering from Vin.

Thank you Vin for our daily.. aah... weekly high.


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Old 03-18-2009, 09:23 AM
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Amen Aydee...

what a glorious kit that is. I think you should set it up with the two kicks though, and record a video for the whole world to see, so you can shower us with the nice-ness of your kit and let us bask in the glow of the double bass beats that you bring forth...
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:12 AM
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absolutely gorgeous kit! stunning
but i agree, you need to set up the double bass, even if only for the pictures.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:09 PM
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Oh my gosh- seriously FROTHING!
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:07 PM
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That is a thing of beauty.......... I agree though, Just once set up the double kick that we may see pics and download to all of our hard drives.
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So tell me, When does your drum shop open for business? Really nice looking bud.
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effing love it.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:24 PM
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Haha! Abe...I'm laughing hysterically right now...that's just too much...

I actually tuned both kicks last night, it was the first thing I did. I set it up w/ the Pearl pedals the seller included and played around w/ some double-kick stuff. I honestly couldn't not find a tonal difference between the two kicks...Pearl is insanely consistent.

I'll set it up this weekend w/ both, if for no other reason than some pretty glam shots of the whole kit together.
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That's extremely hot! How do you reach that Zilbel in the heat of the moment though? :-)
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:23 PM
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Vin, WOW DUDE nice looking kit cannot wait to see it all set with the other kick...now let me get this straight does this mean that your other masters kit is gone and we are now on to this one? I cannot keep up with your gear! As GD said...when does the shop open...I want to be first in line...ROFL

Seriously nice looking kit...post more porn with sound ;o)

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I'm not a Pearl fan but those are sexy. Damn I hate you ! You always seem to find the good deal...Grrrr !!!!

LOL !!!!
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That's extremely hot! How do you reach that Zilbel in the heat of the moment though? :-)
Thanks! That's actually a Sabian Alu-Bell (solid aluminum). I don't reach it at this point...I've got some cymbal re-arranging to do. I went from a pretty standard 4pc to this...so I sort of just scooted everything aside to accommodate the extra toms.

I might stick the bell in front of the toms, along w/ my 10" Paragon splash that isn't pictured here as well.

Jim/GD - the drum shop has been opened for a while! Due to being a bit short-staffed and low on inventory, I only sell one kit at a time. ;)
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I'm not a Pearl fan but those are sexy. Damn I hate you ! You always seem to find the good deal...Grrrr !!!!

LOL !!!!
Ha! Thanks. I did get a killer deal here...especially once I sell the extra kick. I told the seller I almost felt guilty...almost.

I find it strange that there are so many negative comments on DW about Pearl drums. As far as ply shells go, these are the fattest, warmest, LOUDEST I've heard. I'd easily pick these over the DW kits I've had in the past - but I guess that's just a matter of taste.

As far as I'm concerned, Pearl has knocked it out of the park with these MCX drums.
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Simply amazing!
Really love that finish.
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Ah.

Now I got to change my pants.

Thanks for having ridiculously sexy instruments.

Geez.

But seriously. It looks great. The Masters MCX have always been my fav. from Pearl so you done good with that.

Congrats. What does this make 3, 4 kits?
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:56 PM
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very nice looking set up man, and it look like you have a flag in your BD to me haha, but again a very nice buy
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:06 PM
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Ah.

Now I got to change my pants.

Thanks for having ridiculously sexy instruments.

Geez.

But seriously. It looks great. The Masters MCX have always been my fav. from Pearl so you done good with that.

Congrats. What does this make 3, 4 kits?
Thanks! 3-4? You haven't known me very long, have you? :D
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very nice looking set up man, and it look like you have a flag in your BD to me haha, but again a very nice buy
That's a Wicked Pissa BD pillow (dude I found on eBay). It's blue w/ glow in the dark stars...looks way cool in the dark.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:25 PM
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Ha! Thanks. I did get a killer deal here...especially once I sell the extra kick. I told the seller I almost felt guilty...almost.

I find it strange that there are so many negative comments on DW about Pearl drums. As far as ply shells go, these are the fattest, warmest, LOUDEST I've heard. I'd easily pick these over the DW kits I've had in the past - but I guess that's just a matter of taste.

As far as I'm concerned, Pearl has knocked it out of the park with these MCX drums.
Pearl make good quality, solid, good-sounding drums at good price points. I think most of the Pearl-bashing comes from the Export series (which were always decent for their price point, well made at least) and the ISS hardware that has plagued their lower-series kits for years and years. They've made a couple of blunders in the past that has dampened the general brand reputation even though their drums are as good as anybody elses'. Personally, Pearl don't do it for me - but I can see objectively that it is a superb kit and equal to any other on the market.

Other than the ISS blunders, the rest of their hardware is absolutely top-notch.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:34 PM
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Pearl make good quality, solid, good-sounding drums at good price points. I think most of the Pearl-bashing comes from the Export series (which were always decent for their price point, well made at least) and the ISS hardware that has plagued their lower-series kits for years and years. They've made a couple of blunders in the past that has dampened the general brand reputation even though their drums are as good as anybody elses'. Personally, Pearl don't do it for me - but I can see objectively that it is a superb kit and equal to any other on the market.

Other than the ISS blunders, the rest of their hardware is absolutely top-notch.
Probably way before my time. They're still using ISS mounts on the low-end stuff, what was the issue w/ them, exactly? They look cheap to me but on the other hand, I really like the Optimounts. It's my favorite mounting system and I would be using them on the Unix kit I have, if the lugs would allow it.

I guess that's true of any company...it takes great time and effort to overcome the mistakes of the past.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:45 PM
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The ISS mounts pull directly on the tension rods - which can over time pull the shells out of round. At the very least they make head changing a pain and can alter the tuning when the drums are mounted on them (assuming you tune with the toms unmounted). All in all a rather flawed design - the optimounts are a good system and the new ones are infinitely better looking than the old ones (which were just far, far too big). The ISS system is out of date - simple as.

But of course your new kit has none of those issues. So it's all good!
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That's awesome man!

You gotta set it up with both bass drums and take a pic though! Would look great.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:20 AM
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That's awesome man!

You gotta set it up with both bass drums and take a pic though! Would look great.
Thanks! I'm on vacation as of tomorrow...then I'll have some time for that. I haven't sold it yet for that reason, so I could goof w/ it and get some pics.
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Awesome set. I like the fade.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:29 PM
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Zambizzi has created a new fan club. "Pearl Masters of the Universe"
the club motto "I have the PEARL!"

or something like that.... :)
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Can you guys give me some advice? I have a similar configuration: virgin 22" bass, 8, 10, and 12" rack toms. I just can't figure out the best way to mount these. Having a 22" bass seems to get in the way. It's just frustrating.

Is it a bad idea to try to mount a 12" tom with a clamp off of a cymbal stand? For me, it's really wobbly.

I just need some setup advice.

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Can you guys give me some advice? I have a similar configuration: virgin 22" bass, 8, 10, and 12" rack toms. I just can't figure out the best way to mount these. Having a 22" bass seems to get in the way. It's just frustrating.

Is it a bad idea to try to mount a 12" tom with a clamp off of a cymbal stand? For me, it's really wobbly.

I just need some setup advice.
Did you notice how I did it in my photos?

You don't need to spend the big bucks on DW 9900 tom stands, I actually have those left over from a DW kit I had, once upon a time.

I would get a Pearl T1000 tom/cymbal stand and a second T1000 double-tom stand (they're every bit as good as the T2000 but cheaper, IMO). Mount the 12" and a cymbal on the right-side and mount the 8" and 10' on the left side. Aside from a rack, it's the easiest solution. In fact, it's easier, there's much less hardware to haul around.

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Yeah that does help. My mounts are different though. It's a Gretsch Renown Maple, so the mounts are L-rods. Will this still work?
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Sure, buy the same type of stands w/ the correct diameter l-rod to fit the Gretsch tom mounts.
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Why don't you put the pearl clamp on the pipe of the stand, under the double tom mount??

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So you're cheating on your Unix kit now? I can't believe it! How does she feel about it? If she's really upset she can always come over to my place, there's a place for her in my room.

Nice kit! Pearl makes great drums, and these look as good as they sound (I played a Pearl Masters a couple of times, a fine sounding kit!).
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Why don't you put the pearl clamp on the pipe of the stand, under the double tom mount??

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There isn't enough clearance to get the tom posts into the clamps, at that point.
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So you're cheating on your Unix kit now? I can't believe it! How does she feel about it? If she's really upset she can always come over to my place, there's a place for her in my room.

Nice kit! Pearl makes great drums, and these look as good as they sound (I played a Pearl Masters a couple of times, a fine sounding kit!).
We had a nice, long heart-to-heart...and she knows she's my baby. This is just a fling...something on the side. :)
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We had a nice, long heart-to-heart...and she knows she's my baby. This is just a fling...something on the side. :)
Well, if you are going to have a fling it may as well be with a classy broad...on another note you should get help in that store of yours you may find a healthy profit in it!
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Man, i've been sitting around for days deciding what finish to get... that is all that has been holding me back from ordering these bad boys. But You, sir, have helped me FINALLY make up my mind on which finish to choose.

Until recently, i was thinking of getting the bronze glass... and then i found out ITS A WRAP :(. Thats cool and all, but i want a lacquer. But now that i've seen the black sparkle fade in your photos, I'm way past that lol. For some reason the black sparkle fade looks really weak in pearls photos and i was kinda turned off to it, it looked more like a grey. Now i feel i can finally be completely satisfied with the purchase of an MCX, and now im going to be a total biter and order that exact setup minus the 8" (until next month lol).

Amazing set man!
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:42 PM
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Man, i've been sitting around for days deciding what finish to get... that is all that has been holding me back from ordering these bad boys. But You, sir, have helped me FINALLY make up my mind on which finish to choose.

Until recently, i was thinking of getting the bronze glass... and then i found out ITS A WRAP :(. Thats cool and all, but i want a lacquer. But now that i've seen the black sparkle fade in your photos, I'm way past that lol. For some reason the black sparkle fade looks really weak in pearls photos and i was kinda turned off to it, it looked more like a grey. Now i feel i can finally be completely satisfied with the purchase of an MCX, and now im going to be a total biter and order that exact setup minus the 8" (until next month lol).

Amazing set man!
Oh sure, go ahead and steal my drums. :)

I was definitely way more impressed once I took them out of the boxes...the finish wasn't anything like the terrible pics they're using in magazine ads. The web site comes closer but *nothing* compares to seeing it first-hand.

The lacquer is literally perfect. I couldn't find a flaw *anywhere* on these drums.

You will NOT be sorry w/ your purchase. Post pics when ya get 'em! Make sure to join the Pearl social group, too.

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Man, i've been sitting around for days deciding what finish to get... that is all that has been holding me back from ordering these bad boys. But You, sir, have helped me FINALLY make up my mind on which finish to choose.

Until recently, i was thinking of getting the bronze glass... and then i found out ITS A WRAP :(. Thats cool and all, but i want a lacquer. But now that i've seen the black sparkle fade in your photos, I'm way past that lol. For some reason the black sparkle fade looks really weak in pearls photos and i was kinda turned off to it, it looked more like a grey. Now i feel i can finally be completely satisfied with the purchase of an MCX, and now im going to be a total biter and order that exact setup minus the 8" (until next month lol).

Amazing set man!
Wait, these are wrapped? Or lacquer? They look like lacquer to me...
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Bronze Glass is a wrap. My kit in this thread is a high-gloss lacquer.
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