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  1. Epicly Sick Beast!

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    Default Pearl Maple - Made in USA

    What can you tell me about these drums?

    It has a pewter/gun metal wrap, Superhoops and the badge is just like the 80's Japanese version but it doesn't have the "All Maple Shell" badge.

    Since I'm looking for some of these to refinish, I was bidding on a 12" and 14" tom on da'bay - I won the 12", but was sniped on the 14".

    If anyone has a 14" or 15" wrapped (any) maple tom, US or Japanese, and wants to get rid of it, PM me.

    Here are a couple pics. Sorry about the quality...




  2. Epicly Sick Beast!

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    Good news. I contacted the seller and now I have the 22" bass and 13" tom coming my way.

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    Nice drums, they're Keller shells with Pearl hardware.

  4. Epicly Sick Beast!

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    Any idea of when they were in production?

  5. Pearl Corporation USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by leray1 View Post
    Any idea of when they were in production?
    They were made in the early 80's while the Taiwan (PMI) was retooling their shop. As mpthomson pointed out they were indeed Keller shell made in the USA.
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  6. Epicly Sick Beast!

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    Thanks guys.

    I didn't realize Pearl was making maple shells in Taiwan back in the 80's.

    How do these compare to the Japanese maple drums?

  7. Dug Macleod,Sith Rhythmatist.

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    Lovely drums, and that finish looks like smokey chrome to me, too.
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    Looking for Premier Black shadow resonator 10" tom and 18" floor tom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leray1 View Post
    Good news. I contacted the seller and now I have the 22" bass and 13" tom coming my way.
    Whoah! Sweet deal leray!!!!


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  9. THE FIX

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    Ohhhhh Leray.... once again embarking on a refinishing extravaganza
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  10. Epicly Sick Beast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grishund68 View Post
    Ohhhhh Leray.... once again embarking on a refinishing extravaganza
    Ohhhhhh yes. I started to remove the wrap from the 12" today and the maple underneath is very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leray1 View Post
    Ohhhhhh yes. I started to remove the wrap from the 12" today and the maple underneath is very nice.
    Cool..make sure we get the obligatory photos!
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  12. Sticks before Chicks

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    that is the same Hardware AND finish as my Professional DX from the 80s, nice to see something like that still alive!
    I still think this wrap looks amazing!
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