My Pearl BLX Kit... A Work In Progress =)

Daphfz

Senior Member
Heya's,
I thought I'd post some pics of my BLX to fit in lol.
I also have a vid on youtube if u wanna hear it:
Pearl BLX Youtube Video

Heres the specs:
Toms:
10" x 10"
12" x 10"
13" x 11"
16" x 16"

Bass Drums:
22" x 18" (x2)

Snare:
14" x 5" Conqueror Snare

Cymbals:
14" Zildjian ZBT Hi-Hats
16" ZBT Crash
18" ZXT Crash
12" ZBT Splash

I also have a 20" ZBT Ride, But I'm Selling It On Ebay.
 

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Drumsword

Pioneer Member
Thats a really nice set man, Heads look a bit worn but all in all I'd say she's a keeper. lol. The snare looks cool, I haven't heard of "Conquerer".
 

stasz

Platinum Member
Nice setup! The drums may be a little worn but they're great drums for sure. Those toms have got to project pretty well.
 

Daphfz

Senior Member
thanks, yea the drums sound awesome but they are hell to tune properly, must just be the skins. i just gotta work on gettin better cymbals.
 

Drumsword

Pioneer Member
Yeah, the Pearl BLX sound great with right heads, I use them in the studio often and have Evans G1 clears on them. Or Remo Ambassadors. Get something like that and You should find tuning will be fairly easy and they'll sound great.
 

Daphfz

Senior Member
awesome, thanks for the advice. tell me what sorta cymbals would you recommend for black metal(Dark) Drumming?
 

Drumsword

Pioneer Member
Everey company, Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Istanbul, mienl make good cymbals that fit what you need, best bet is to go to a local music store and find the ones that sound best to your needs. You'll of course want heavier Models for metal music. I'm a zildjian guy, so Of course I'd tell you to check out the Zildjian Z series, or Zildjian A Rock.
 

stasz

Platinum Member
Awesome, My mate recommended Sabian AAX's, they any good?
They're very good. Overall very bright and cutting. Even within that line there is offered a number of different models for crash, hi-hat and ride cymbals as well as others.
 

Daphfz

Senior Member
Alrighty Thankyou very much for your advice =), i'm gonna go down to da shops tomorrow and test some of them out.
 

Jay.B.

Silver Member
nice to see another BLX
awesome kits, sound and project really well.
I had trouble for years trying to tune mine properly, then I ditched the pinstripes, I now use evans heads on mine, G2 over G1 and a mixture of AAX and HH cymbals, great combination all round.
 

Drumsword

Pioneer Member
Alrighty Thankyou very much for your advice =), i'm gonna go down to da shops tomorrow and test some of them out.

Did ya check em out yet? were waiting...........LOL

While your at it, mix em up with a few HHX's for darker sounds.
 

Daphfz

Senior Member
Yea I found some at the store, they sound ALOT better then my ZBT's, But i think i'll search around for some good meinl's and see what the sound difference is... And when i do find good cymbals i'm gonna have to sell my cymbals and just buy some hats n a crash, coz ZBT's dont really fetch that much used.. that or get a job lol.... and there arent that many stores around ere that have positions available for a 15yr old lol
 

OJSimpson

Junior Member
this is a SICK kit, i'm just about to finally get my first blx kit, i'm getting a 5 piece with custom made cases for only 600? i mean i think thats insane, anybody else?
 

drumr0

Silver Member
I will tell you. Nothing screams "Rock N Roll" like a set of black double bass Pearls with Pinstripes on them. Kit looks very nice.
 
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