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Old 02-16-2010, 01:34 AM
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Default Clear RCI Acrylic in Pearl Masters Hardware

I just finished building my Acrylic kit thirty minutes ago. I've been working on this project for several months now. It's a five piece kit that's why you can see a Platinum Mist drum in some of the pictures. I drilled all the shells myself which was very tedious but the outcome is very rewarding. I decided to have my own badges made because i didn't want to mislead people into believing that Pearl made an acrylic kit as of late.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:59 AM
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Oh man....that is a whole lotta drilling. Looks great.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:18 AM
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I looks awsome man! It must be loud, I've heard acrylic is 30% louder then maple...
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:42 AM
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very nice. i wish i could afford an acrylic set. i haven't noticed that acrylic kits are louder than wood.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:25 AM
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very nice. i wish i could afford an acrylic set. i haven't noticed that acrylic kits are louder than wood.
Kirchhoff acrylic sets are really not that expensive.

Looks very nice! I like the silver bass drum hoops. Good job! Did you order shells with the bearing edge already cut or did you also do that yourself?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:29 AM
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Cool kit !! What are the bass drum hoops made of?
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:29 PM
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A whole lotta drilling is right. The bass drum alone took two hours to drill. I had Precision Drum Company do the bearing edges. I do my own bearing edges on wood but not acrylic. The hoops are maple, one midnight fade and one platinum mist i had laying around. I painted them with Valspar aluminum paint. Eventually i'll buy the clear hoops, i just can't afford them right now. Despite what you may hear, these are no louder than maple. I can't speak for other acrylic kits.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:55 PM
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Sick kit!
we want specs!

I see you got the Kick Port on. I've seen a lot lately, but I always wondered what does it really do?

Acrylic is the new black.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:32 PM
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Specs are 10X8, 12X9, 14X12, 22X18 and 14X5.5. Shells are 1/4". The Kickport is great. It masks any unwanted tones due to tuning issues etc... and produces a more focussed low end punch. I used it on a DW kit i had. DW uses single ply resonant heads on their bass drums and i could never get it to sound good unless it was miked. The Kickport solved that problem. I don't even need the Evans EQ pad in my bass drum, it's basicly a pillow for my Beta 91 which i use with a Audix D6 in the Kickport. Even Atheists say my kick sounds like God.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:43 PM
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Nice, I should try one.
my 20x20 acrylic bass drum already sounds really nice. Plenty of attack but I guess I'm missing some lower tones. I keep it empty without any pillows or muffling (only EMAD1 on batter with the small foam ring), so maybe this could help me out.

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