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    Default Help me identify this pearl export

    Hi guys! Can someone please tell me what Pearl Export is this? what type of wood was used? the badge says only "Pearl Export Series" and was made in Taiwan and it was sticker. Thanks!
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    Here you go, here's the 1998 and 1999 ELX catalogs, just click on the links and you'll download the catalogs and get more info than you ever wanted. Your color is #176 cobalt mist, the shells are poplar I believe, but I've heard they used a mix of mohagany and "select hardwoods" so it could be a mixed batch.

    http://www.brasil.pearl-latinamerica...%20spreads.pdf

    http://www.brasil.pearl-latinamerica...%20spreads.pdf
    Last edited by MattFace; 05-26-2014 at 09:07 AM.
    My Export ELX is Amber Mist, there are many like it but this one is mine.

    14" x 5" natural maple free floater.

    Currently saving for a Shamrock Green Masters MCX

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    thank you so much! I'm new on pearl drums, and it's really confusing, but i do like how the shells are made, the SST thingy, and they sound great to me!
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    No problem just lending a helping hand because I too came here for the same info I have an export just like yours in Amber mist. I'm still not sure about the tech but they claim it's like the masters shells just with different wood.

    Here's my kit BTW.

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    Welcome to the forum!
    My Export ELX is Amber Mist, there are many like it but this one is mine.

    14" x 5" natural maple free floater.

    Currently saving for a Shamrock Green Masters MCX

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    looks awesome! those skulls are gorgeous @_@

    my problem will be add-on toms, I still want a 10" tom, do you know some websites where i can still find some old pearl drums?
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    The problem you're going to have was the same as mine, you are under the mercy of the internet my friend. I just looked on eBay and they had a cobalt fade 10 inch tom, but it's a mid 2000s color so it won't match, color or hardware. If you had amber mist or blue mist you'd have a little better luck. Keep trying eBay and craigslist. Remember cobalt mist is the color you're looking for.
    My Export ELX is Amber Mist, there are many like it but this one is mine.

    14" x 5" natural maple free floater.

    Currently saving for a Shamrock Green Masters MCX

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattFace View Post
    Your color is #176 cobalt mist, the shells are poplar I believe, but I've heard they used a mix of mohagany and "select hardwoods" so it could be a mixed batch.
    You got the color right ..

    His kit is a 1999 ELX - 7 ply shells - Agathis / Mahogany / Santa Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAstronaut View Post
    You got the color right ..

    His kit is a 1999 ELX - 7 ply shells - Agathis / Mahogany / Santa Maria
    I was hoping you'd come in and clear up the unknown.
    My Export ELX is Amber Mist, there are many like it but this one is mine.

    14" x 5" natural maple free floater.

    Currently saving for a Shamrock Green Masters MCX

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    Wow thanks for the input! Thats odd combinations of woods i believe all pearl drums including old series features SST construction right? I mean it wasnt sst at first but something like heat compression technology? And MattFace can you s3nd me the link where you found the 10" tom? I dont see it on ebay thanks guys!
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    Oh okay i get it now, Per catalog it's "Pearl Export Select ELX" in cobalt mist finish on the 1st page, but how did you know? It looks the same with E export select on the 2nd page, and it doesnt say anything about the shell combinations. It says HC/SMS shell? It's getting clear to me now, this is really great!
    Last edited by fguerrero; 05-26-2014 at 10:13 PM.
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    http://m.ebay.com/itm/281281493558?nav=SEARCH

    This is the 10 inch in cobalt fade with black hardware, it's the only one in eBay. Bad astronaut is the man, he helped me out and helps others out with identification of older exports. The dude knows his stuff, I'm still learning. The elx like yours is lacquered while the ex is wrapped.
    Last edited by MattFace; 05-27-2014 at 04:59 AM.
    My Export ELX is Amber Mist, there are many like it but this one is mine.

    14" x 5" natural maple free floater.

    Currently saving for a Shamrock Green Masters MCX

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    Cobalt Mist was only offered in 1999 and early 2000 .. then again in 2002-2003

    Yours is a 1999 because of badge style and 3 piece lugs

    late 2000 and on EX/ELX's had split single lugs and different badge design so that eliminates anything late 2000

    Lastly the woodgrain on exterior is a match to 1999 models .. early 2000 models had 7 ply Mahogany shells

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