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wsgnst
07-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Dear Pearl,

Lets cut to the chase...when can I actually get my grubby paws on one of these new crystal beat kits?

Any estimated date of when they will arrive at retailers?

Slow95Cobra
07-21-2014, 01:24 PM
^this.

Derek Wolfford
07-21-2014, 01:38 PM
You'll be able to find them in US stores towards the end of October.

wsgnst
07-21-2014, 01:44 PM
That seems so far away!!

Thanks for the info.

MitchLyons
07-21-2014, 02:10 PM
You can preorder them on Memphis Drum Shop. 10/12/16/22 is going for $1099.

opus138
07-21-2014, 02:25 PM
You can preorder them on Memphis Drum Shop. 10/12/16/22 is going for $1099.

Call, you can probably get it for less. That's probably the minimum advertised price allowed.

Probably.

MitchLyons
07-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Call, you can probably get it for less. That's probably the minimum advertised price allowed. Probably.

Possibly. About the same as the SSC, though.

GreenDrummer
07-26-2014, 10:49 AM
You can preorder them on Memphis Drum Shop. 10/12/16/22 is going for $1099.

Is this including the FF matching snare?

MitchLyons
07-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Is this including the FF matching snare?

Nope, just the toms and kick, as far as I know.

malakite
07-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Do we know when the FF shells will be hitting the EU/UK?

Redbeard
09-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Pricing looks good, but I need to hear these babies! Does Pearl have any videos of these yet?

iCe
09-11-2014, 11:40 PM
Pricing looks good, but I need to hear these babies! Does Pearl have any videos of these yet?

Haven't found anything yet and have been searching YouTube and the net for weeks now. Only found some old vids with the old kits in them, not new ones.

Slow95Cobra
09-24-2014, 07:33 AM
I'd like to know as well....

hwy 49
10-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Ok its the end of Oct. Where are my Crystal Beats?

MattFace
10-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Ok its the end of Oct. Where are my Crystal Beats?



475005

"Where are my Crystal Beats!"

Seriously though, I want to see these bad boys in person.

PearlJeff44
10-28-2014, 09:18 AM
I am waiting for mine as well.

hwy 49
10-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Looks like the first CB has hit the market

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pearl-Crystal-Beat-Acrylic-Bass-Drum-22x16-Ruby-Red-/281469641544?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4188e5e348

sticks4drums
10-29-2014, 07:39 AM
Never was a fan of acrylic drums, but I think these are going to fly off the shelves! Maybe it will be my first Pearl kit! :)

hwy 49
10-29-2014, 09:18 AM
Nothing like having money in your hand and Cant find any CBs
to buy! LOL

hwy 49
11-06-2014, 01:15 PM
You'll be able to find them in US stores towards the end of October.

Whats the hold up Its past Oct?

AL PERCIVAL
11-06-2014, 01:34 PM
We got some in they have shipped out to independent dealers and to GC (special edition kits). You should start seeing them soon. The initial sales were all "pre-sales" which is probably why you do not see them on the floor.

CARL PETERSON
11-07-2014, 01:18 AM
I saw these today when I was at Pearl..Super cool..The Amber will soon be mine with LED lights in it..YEAH

hwy 49
11-11-2014, 04:10 PM
Ths is the response I got from Memphis drum Shop today

We only have those on pre-order at this time, Pearl has not released them to sell yet. They are expected to come out soon, but we don't have an accurate time from Pearl. The last I heard, it possibly can be next month or January. We just don't have an ETA from Pearl yet.

opus138
11-12-2014, 12:51 PM
I guess it's a good reminder of NAMM as a trade show, not as a look inside a warehouse; here's what we can do, here's what we have coming down the pike, here's a concept drum/hardware color...

BadAstronaut
11-14-2014, 12:04 PM
why buy the new CB's when you can buy these vintage Pearl Acrylics for $12 grand? ... haha .. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-TRANSPARENT-SEAMLESS-PEARL-DRUM-SET-/221605435827?pt=Vintgae_Drums_Percussion&hash=item3398b699b3

MattFace
11-19-2014, 12:59 PM
On EBay...
http://m.ebay.com/itm/251717106224?nav=SEARCH

playinpearls
11-20-2014, 09:58 PM
On EBay... http://m.ebay.com/itm/251717106224?nav=SEARCH

Nice shade...

opus138
11-21-2014, 09:43 AM
On EBay...
http://m.ebay.com/itm/251717106224?nav=SEARCH

"BACKORDERED THRU 2016"

When I think jazz drums, I think acrylic!

MattFace
11-21-2014, 10:57 AM
"BACKORDERED THRU 2016"

When I think jazz drums, I think acrylic!

Didn't see that the first time, but I wasn't on eBay looking for CBs they just popped up in my search for Masters stuff.

rollracer
11-21-2014, 08:02 PM
my dealer told me the erikson rep don't even know if they'll get them in 2015 lolll

iCe
11-21-2014, 11:57 PM
I just realized that these drums are already in stores. The reason why we don't see them, is because they're see-through drums. *rimshot*

MattFace
11-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Watching the Macy's thanksgiving parade and saw Georgia State University marching band perform, they did Bohemian Rhapsody. They had a guitarist, bassist and drummer along with the marching band, while the drum Corp used Yamaha drums the set drummer was using a clear Pearl kit with blue leds in them, possible Crystal Beats?

MitchLyons
11-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Watching the Macy's thanksgiving parade and saw Georgia State University marching band perform, they did Bohemian Rhapsody. They had a guitarist, bassist and drummer along with the marching band, while the drum Corp used Yamaha drums the set drummer was using a clear pearl kit with blue leds in them, possible Crystal Beats?

Yep, pretty sure those were the Crystal Beats with satin hardware. The guy playing them is endorsed by Pearl.

DrumLord316
11-27-2014, 03:16 PM
That guy is the one and only COOP3RDRUMM3R

MitchLyons
11-27-2014, 03:19 PM
That guy is the one and only COOP3RDRUMM3R

It's a good thing he's nice, cause he's not anything special as a drummer.

playinpearls
11-27-2014, 03:41 PM
It's a good thing he's nice, cause he's not anything special as a drummer.

But he smiles!

Josh Conover
11-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Yep, pretty sure those were the Crystal Beats with satin hardware. The guy playing them is endorsed by Pearl.

Yup.

http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?275259-The-return-of-SATIN-hardware

MattFace
11-27-2014, 04:32 PM
Yup it's on their Facebook page as well.

hwy 49
12-09-2014, 12:11 PM
Looks like Pearl is gonna miss out on a lot of Christmas sales this year

MickF
12-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Dear Pearl,

Lets cut to the chase...when can I actually get my grubby paws on one of these new crystal beat kits?

Any estimated date of when they will arrive at retailers?

I've heard from a quite a few Pearl dealers in the UK, that there is a huge demand for the Crystal Beat series - Pearl have probably lost a lot of sales to Crush Drums acrylic line for not offering their acrylic drums to the UK and European market.

So.

Dear Pearl,

Can you please sort this out and offer the Crystal Beat series for UK and other European countries.

PearlJeff44
12-19-2014, 08:25 AM
I received my 5pc set on Tuesday this week. It was ordered in late August. As I heard it, if the drum stores did not order it at the NAMM show then it will be next year before any of the other stores will be able to receive them. They can place orders for them but they will fill the orders from the NAMM show first. Those orders have now been shipped and the Crystal Beats are on long back order from here on out until they get caught up. Great sound and look fantastic!

MattFace
12-19-2014, 04:52 PM
Pics? Please?

PearlJeff44
12-20-2014, 05:29 PM
476953 Here it is.

MattFace
12-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Sweet rig.

PearlJeff44
12-20-2014, 07:05 PM
I have a 13" tom on special order for this set as well.

dunnigan66
12-24-2014, 11:24 AM
476953 Here it is.



Man those are nice cant wait to get some and post a video!! !Heres the snare I have to go with the ultra clear kit I ordered 8 inch tom coming too!!!

drummerbill
12-28-2014, 08:19 AM
Wow, those are really really nice ! Enjoy !! ;-) :-)

hwy 49
03-22-2015, 11:13 AM
I have a 13" tom on special order for this set as well.

I have one ordered also , Looks like its gonna be a long wait. I contacted the Drum Center Friday and asked about Mine and was told that Now its Lookin like Late April or early May. Pearl needs to get off there AZZ and get on the Ball this is ridiculous

Nubbstar454
05-22-2015, 12:45 PM
Finally got a set of the Reds in stock to sell where I work. It only took me a few months of badgering to see when I'd get the kit, and boy are they pretty. Going to set them up Tuesday after the holidays, can't wait!

wsgnst
07-18-2015, 03:30 PM
I started this thread almost exactly a year ago and am happy to say my Crystal Beat is paid for and ready to be picked up this week!

therocker
07-25-2015, 09:39 AM
I started this thread almost exactly a year ago and am happy to say my Crystal Beat is paid for and ready to be picked up this week!


Pics, pics, pics!

wsgnst
07-30-2015, 10:24 AM
Not set-up yet, but it's home!

Slow95Cobra
08-04-2015, 06:59 AM
Not set-up yet, but it's home!

Your not helping me resist the urge. Lol. Great lookin Kit. That's how I'd want one. Clear with black hardware.

wsgnst
08-04-2015, 10:21 AM
I don't necessarily prefer the black hardware but it was on clearance and I had to jump on the deal. It's nice though, except for finding a matching snare. I have a chrome free floater so I will prob use that with the clear CB shell.

opus138
08-04-2015, 11:06 AM
Not set-up yet, but it's home!

So it's the GC version? After a year they couldn't get you a 'standard' CB kit?

wsgnst
08-04-2015, 05:52 PM
So it's the GC version? After a year they couldn't get you a 'standard' CB kit?

No, I never tried to order one. When this one arrived at my local GC I told them to call me when they wanted to clearance it out...and they did.

I ordered my free floating crystal beat shell from them today.

Slow95Cobra
08-06-2015, 07:45 PM
It was on clearance already? Or just a super deal to move it down the road?

opus138
08-06-2015, 08:05 PM
No, I never tried to order one. When this one arrived at my local GC I told them to call me when they wanted to clearance it out...and they did. I ordered my free floating crystal beat shell from them today. gotcha. Good foresight on your part.

wsgnst
08-07-2015, 05:29 AM
It was on clearance already? Or just a super deal to move it down the road? Both? Generally clearance prices are super deals to move product down the road that has been sitting around a while. To clarify, it was on clearance and they called me when they were getting ready to drop the price again.

Slow95Cobra
08-07-2015, 07:36 AM
Both? Generally clearance prices are super deals to move product down the road that has been sitting around a while. To clarify, it was on clearance and they called me when they were getting ready to drop the price again.

Gotcha. I thought that's what meant. Lol