NAMM 2010 Pearl Booth

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
Great pics, Thanks Mike.
Explain more about that head and that snare please.
 
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Cottontop

Senior Member
That new MCX finish is amazing.

Pearl is lookin' really good so far.

Anyone know what wood the e-pro kist is made of?
 

RobertM

Platinum Member
Great pics, Mike!

It looks like a lot of big cutbacks. According to Pearl's site, no more Masters Premium kits at all. Just Masterworks, Reference, and MCX. Same with Tama: the SC Maples and Bubingas no longer have the painted-on logo; instead, they have that cheap-looking Starclassic badge glued on the shell. Only the SC Bubinga Elite and SC Bubinga Omni-Tune have the painted-on badge.

Also, the Tama color offerings are wretched: no more piano white, no reds, blues, greens, nada. Just a ton of boring bursts and stripes. They must be definitely playing towards trends and a certain audience.
 

azrae1l

Silver Member
on that picture of the monster kit from the back, anybody know what those white rings on the bass heads are?
 

sqadan

Senior Member
Great pics, Mike!

It looks like a lot of big cutbacks. According to Pearl's site, no more Masters Premium kits at all. Just Masterworks, Reference, and MCX. Same with Tama: the SC Maples and Bubingas no longer have the painted-on logo; instead, they have that cheap-looking Starclassic badge glued on the shell. Only the SC Bubinga Elite and SC Bubinga Omni-Tune have the painted-on badge.

Also, the Tama color offerings are wretched: no more piano white, no reds, blues, greens, nada. Just a ton of boring bursts and stripes. They must be definitely playing towards trends and a certain audience.
Except for really high end stuff - everybody seems to be going for the pop-punk / Hot Topic look for all their stuff. It's very difficult to buy a classically styled yet reasonably priced kit anymore. How hard is it to churn out some mid-range or high end production kits in nice solid or transparent lacquer finishes without burl walnut / bubinga veneers etc...?

And can we do away with the 20" deep bass drums already?? And the Black Hardware?

OK - Crotchety old man rant over now... ;-)
 
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