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  1. Pearl Masters Drummer

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    Default The Masters cut down

    Ok fellas,

    I took a big risk in cutting these incredible drums down, but this time the risk was more than rewarding. I knew I wasn't ever going to sell these drums, so I didn't have to worry about that aspect of altering a drum. Mostly, I just wasn't comfortable with the depths and setup anymore after getting so used to the BRP. The sound is as sweet as ever and the setup is perfect now. I couldn't be happier.

    Dale Flanigan at Fortune drums here in Cleveland did a stellar job in cutting the drums down, removing the original rings without a blemish and reinstalling them, and cutting perfect 45 degree edges with a slight back cut. I can't tell them apart from Pearl's--they are that good and that smooth.

    Got some opti mounts on them too finally!!!!!

    Sizes were 10x10, 12x10, 13x11

    Sizes now are 10x8, 12x8, and 13x9


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  2. Pearl Masters Drummer

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  3. Love the Red Glass

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    He did a fine job!
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  4. is failing the Rorschach test.

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    Yea, he did a great job! Those look fantastic. How did the sound change between the big, power toms and these shallower ones?
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  5. It's Me, Bangin' B.....

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    Looks great! I dunno if I could ever have that done... But it seems to look more comfy over the kick
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  6. SPACE ACE

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    Looks good! That guy knows his craft!!
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  7. Registered User

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    they look really good! I would have to agree... I don't like deep rack toms either!!! Nice job...

  8. The Fight Revisited.

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    excellent work. It looks like he re-used some of the holes for the lugs.

  9. Love the Red Glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genius Switch View Post
    excellent work. It looks like he re-used some of the holes for the lugs.
    What year are your MBX's in Emerald Mist? They look better now and others have shortened their toms as well. The Badges are all level and the set up looks comfy. Is the sound better?
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  10. Registered User

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    They look awesome Justin! Enjoy!
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  11. Pearl Masters Drummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    He did a fine job!
    Thank you Lonny, they came out perfect really

    Quote Originally Posted by mattwalker_21 View Post
    Yea, he did a great job! Those look fantastic. How did the sound change between the big, power toms and these shallower ones?
    I may have lost some volume and depth obviously. They do sound a bit more punchy. The warmth of these drums did not change at all. They tune up great and sound incredible still.


    Quote Originally Posted by Slow95Cobra View Post
    Looks great! I dunno if I could ever have that done... But it seems to look more comfy over the kick
    It was a very hard decision but one I'm glad I made. There is always risk involved, but I was willing to take it in order to be inspired to play them more and gig out with them comfortably. Friday night was a blast with this kit. it's like getting a whole new drum set.


    Quote Originally Posted by TWH View Post
    Looks good! That guy knows his craft!!
    Yes, he did a great job for sure. I'm very happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainKDJ View Post
    they look really good! I would have to agree... I don't like deep rack toms either!!! Nice job...
    Thank you very much

    Quote Originally Posted by Genius Switch View Post
    excellent work. It looks like he re-used some of the holes for the lugs.
    He reused one of the original holes. He filled one of the holes and refinished it with birch hard wood instead of wood filler to maintain as much integrity as possible and redrilled one hole. This was done to ensure the distance from the edge to the lug was the same top and bottom and also so the optimount would fit correctly. That is what I was told and everthing sounds and works great so I'm happy. The washer is covering the filled hole so you wouldn't be able to tell it was done unless you took the lug off.

    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    What year are your MBX's in Emerald Mist? They look better now and others have shortened their toms as well. The Badges are all level and the set up looks comfy. Is the sound better?
    1993 Lonny, the first year the Masters Series was introduced. The badges are all centered and the vent holes were by default put in the golden ratio position----LOL. Maybe not exactly but it sure does look like it. Who woulda thunk it?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRX rad View Post
    They look awesome Justin! Enjoy!
    Thank you Chris.

  12. Masters MCX

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    Those came out great and definitely more comfortable to play. I know they sound **** good too!!
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