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shwing789
01-08-2006, 08:36 AM
ive had this set for a while. it is a 9 peice pearl export ( 2 22'' kicks, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, and 14 inch toms (my 16'' floor tom was stolen). it is not made by regular maple or poplar wood most exports are made with. its a fiber type shell, and plus it has a discontinued emerald green wrap (ive been told). but can anyone give me an estimate on how much i could sell this for, and the year this was made? i truthfully have no history about pearls, therfore im asking you guys. the one of the kit is my current setup, in which i only use three of the 9 drums. i took some pics of the 13 inch tom. sorry about the quality on some of them :\


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a86/Shwing789/DSC00121.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a86/Shwing789/DSC01135.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a86/Shwing789/DSC01133.jpg

thanks guys. any response is greatly appreciated.

BloodMagician
01-08-2006, 10:44 AM
Glad to see that you made it to this forum. I'm sure Carl or Gene will answer this question.

ian40uk
01-08-2006, 10:50 AM
i think you'll find they're 7 ply mahogany, not fibre/pulp etc. the insides are coated with some type of accoustic enhancing paint which a few of the manufacturers were doing at one time or other

IAN

cezegg
01-08-2006, 02:26 PM
there should be a serial number on one or all of the drums, where the manufactures stamp..or whatever its called is, on the outside of the drum, a guitar shop in cambridge ontario has this program or something that tells you where and when its made..maybe music shops around you will have it aswell?
if not, they might have a drum specialist that would be able to tell you.
ps..nice kit.. looks wonderful

tarnationsauce
01-08-2006, 03:39 PM
What ian40uk said.
It's not fiberglass... it's paint.

Personally I detest that sound "enhancing" paint. You can remove it if you ever wanted to w/ sandpaper. But I'd leave them as-is from the standpoint that they are classic. Unless of course it is aftermarket paint, then I'd remove it.

kaliwraith
01-08-2006, 04:41 PM
I have the same kind of drums in a white wrap. I'm pretty sure they're some kind of composite wood, but i may be wrong. man, i have to sell mine too, as i just purchased a new kit. haven't updated yet, 'cause i don't have all my tom mounts yet

TommySalami
01-08-2006, 05:37 PM
yeah its just paint. you can actualy see the plies of wood under it if you look around the bearing edges, and sorry but i have no clue what its worth

MkII supra
01-08-2006, 09:28 PM
i have one of these kits and i'm pretty sure that it was made in the late 80's

ROBB283DT
01-08-2006, 09:53 PM
IT is a very early export for sure. I think you could ask 300-400 for that kit.

TempesT68
01-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Late 80's for sure. It will be of "select hardwoods" or most likely mahogany. 3-400$ does sound right for it's value.

shwing789
01-09-2006, 06:47 AM
Awesome guys, thanks.


That price does sound reasonable. But are you talking about the 3 peice in the picture? or the 9 peice that i mentioned in the summary?

mpthomson
01-09-2006, 02:29 PM
I think you'll find Export in standard sizes and coated interiors is early eighties rather than late. They were all power sizes by 1985 to compete with Prem APK, new Tama Swingstar et al. The coating was used usually to hide the fact that the drums are luan or Philipine mahogany, which looks pretty terrible even tho it sounds OK!

It's a good colour mind you and a handsome looking kit.

erwinner
01-14-2006, 01:56 PM
I think you'll find Export in standard sizes and coated interiors is early eighties rather than late. They were all power sizes by 1985 to compete with Prem APK, new Tama Swingstar et al. The coating was used usually to hide the fact that the drums are luan or Philipine mahogany, which looks pretty terrible even tho it sounds OK!

It's a good colour mind you and a handsome looking kit.

he's dead on here. I think the $3-400 estimate was based on the picture, not the double kick monster you wrote about. You can pretty much double the price, $6-800. Since it essentially makes 2 'standard' drum kits! Is the snare a stock Pearl export? If it were a higher model, it could be worth more. A lot of times guys get a decent kit and supplement it with a really good snare, so make sure to check up on it individually.

kari_convention
02-28-2006, 01:18 AM
can i know what stand that you use for holding that rack tom?

kentbent42
03-01-2006, 05:18 PM
you can see the wooden shell's in this picture.

way2manydrums
03-01-2006, 10:52 PM
I had a big double bass set of those in the same color! 7 ply Phillipine mahogany...