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Derek Wolfford
01-22-2015, 01:11 PM
Having pioneered the fusion of Fiberglass material to wood drum shells in the late 60’s, Pearl is proud to announce the return of Wood Fiberglass Series drums as a limited production offering in 2015.

True to the legacy set by their innovative forefathers, new Wood/Fiberglass drums’ 7-ply Kapur-blended shell features an inner layer of Fiberglass that is hand-applied and lacquered through a painstakingly precise process. To further sculpt the tone of these unique drums, a sharp 45-degree edge is cut on the toms of each kit, while the bass drums feature a fully-rounded bearing edge.

Pearl’s limited production run of new Wood Fiberglass drums will include three traditionally-sized 3-piece shell packs.

Configurations
FW923XP/C
22x14 bass drum
13x9 tom
16x16 floor tom


FW943XP/C
24x14 bass drum
13x9 tom
16x16 floor tom


FW903XP/C
20x14 bass drum
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom


Finishes
#103 Piano Black
#151 Platinum Mist
#152 Antique Gold
#327 Satin Cocoa Burst

gyorpb
01-22-2015, 01:34 PM
Very retro. I like the badges.

paradiddlediddle666
01-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Having pioneered the fusion of Fiberglass material to wood drum shells in the late 60’s, Pearl is proud to announce the return of Wood Fiberglass Series drums as a limited production offering in 2015.

True to the legacy set by their innovative forefathers, new Wood/Fiberglass drums’ 7-ply Poplar/Kapur shell features an inner layer of Fiberglass that is hand-applied and lacquered through a painstakingly precise process. To further sculpt the tone of these unique drums, a sharp 45-degree edge is cut on the toms of each kit, while the bass drums feature a fully-rounded bearing edge.

Pearl’s limited production run of new Wood Fiberglass drums will include three traditionally-sized 3-piece shell packs.

Configurations
FW923XP/C
22x14 bass drum
13x9 tom
16x16 floor tom


FW943XP/C
24x14 bass drum
13x9 tom
16x16 floor tom


FW903XP/C
20x14 bass drum
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom


Finishes
#103 Piano Black
#151 Platinum Mist
#152 Antique Gold
#327 Satin Cocoa Burst

Awesome! I'll be getting one of those FW923XP/C packs in Piano Black for sure (with an added 7x10 for good measure)! The street price for that shell-pack should be about a grand, correct?

paradiddlediddle666
01-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Very retro. I like the badges.

I agree!

opus138
01-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Awesome! I'll be getting one of those FW923XP/C packs in Piano Black for sure (with an added 7x10 for good measure)! The street price for that shell-pack should be about a grand, correct?

The FW923XP/C MSRP is 1759, so the MAP is 1055.

A grand for a three-piece partially poplar kit seems pretty steep, at least to me.

paradiddlediddle666
01-22-2015, 02:20 PM
Let the griping begin...:rolleyes:

nik12
01-22-2015, 02:21 PM
Pics of the inside or it didn't happen.

Jutt8
01-22-2015, 02:37 PM
Pics of the inside or it didn't happen. or what didn't happen? Seems a ridiculous request since pearl is telling you that this is a release at NAMM 2015! I mean are you really going to call bull**** here?

BadAstronaut
01-22-2015, 04:05 PM
new Wood/Fiberglass drums’ 7-ply Poplar/Kapur shell features an inner layer of Fiberglass that is hand-applied and lacquered through a painstakingly precise process. so ... just by this description it's safe to assume that the interiors will look like the 80's Pearl Maple/Fiberglass GAX shells? .. Like in the picture I've attached of an actual GAX Maple/Fiberglass interior?

opus138
01-22-2015, 04:10 PM
Let the griping begin...:rolleyes:

Oh, sorry -- was I supposed to just drop to my knees and pleasure Pearl for this kit as opposed to providing my opinion on the price/value of the kit?

TWH
01-22-2015, 04:33 PM
Those look really nice, especially since the bass hoops are fully color matched. I wonder what they sound like....

paradiddlediddle666
01-22-2015, 04:54 PM
Oh, sorry -- was I supposed to just drop to my knees and pleasure Pearl for this kit as opposed to providing my opinion on the price/value of the kit?

Whatever blows your hair back, guy. No judgement here. :D

opus138
01-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Whatever blows your hair back, guy. No judgement here. :D

Hahah!!

nik12
01-23-2015, 10:40 AM
or what didn't happen? Seems a ridiculous request since pearl is telling you that this is a release at NAMM 2015! I mean are you really going to call bull**** here?
http://www.troll.me/images/giorgio-a-tsoukalos/internet.jpg


so ... just by this description it's safe to assume that the interiors will look like the 80's Pearl Maple/Fiberglass GAX shells? .. Like in the picture I've attached of an actual GAX Maple/Fiberglass interior?
Looks like wood?

rollracer
01-23-2015, 10:57 AM
yep,the badge reminds me my old concert tom BLX kit. i just love the idea of fiber shells coming back .

BadAstronaut
01-23-2015, 11:28 AM
Looks like wood?Yeah .. but a thin layer of fiberglass is on the interior wood ply with lacquer applied on top .. look at reflection of interior on reso head and you'll see the fiberglass .. The GAX series drums were 6 ply Maple with a thin layer of fiberglass applied to interior .. 3 made for US endorsers and the rest made for Japanese market

Furious Styles
01-23-2015, 11:44 AM
Are all finishes listed available in all sizes listed?

Always liked Platinum Mist - love the Antique Gold!

nik12
01-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Yeah .. but a thin layer of fiberglass is on the interior wood ply with lacquer applied on top .. look at reflection of interior on reso head and you'll see the fiberglass .. The GAX series drums were 6 ply Maple with a thin layer of fiberglass applied to interior .. 3 made for US endorsers and the rest made for Japanese market
Bollsocks. When they said a fibreglass layer, I figured they meant something with some heft, something that would actually have a massive effect on the sound, i.e. resin-ing in a layer of cloth:

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/732/215/253/1276248194065_hz-fileserver1_2529343.jpg

gyorpb
01-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Well, yes. And when you do that, it ends up looking like that pic that BA posted.

nik12
01-23-2015, 12:20 PM
If so, I've never seen it so translucent. Maybe I'm just more accustomed to much heavier clothes...

wsgnst
01-23-2015, 12:22 PM
Looks like wood?

The picture Bad Astronaut posted was of the GAX drum I owned. It looks like clear lacquered wood at first glance, but it actually was a very thin lining of fiberglass and the wood grain showed through. The interior was not smooth like a lacquer, but had a bit of texture. Look close and you can see it. I think the wood/fiberglass shells that Pearl made in the 70's (whose badges these new ones are based off of) had a thicker lining of fiberglass than the GAX. I'd be curious to see what the interior of the new drums look like.

gyorpb
01-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Look at how silky white the cloth is when it is laid out. Then observe what happens when it is saturated with epoxy and pressed against the wood.


http://youtu.be/aexxZdv780o

BadAstronaut
01-23-2015, 01:19 PM
I think the wood/fiberglass shells that Pearl made in the 70's (whose badges these new ones are based off of) had a thicker lining of fiberglass than the GAX. I'd be curious to see what the interior of the new drums look like.yeah they did .. That's why I asked Derek if interiors will look like GAX interiors because of description he gave .. that and in pictures posted you can see wood through port holes .. so I'm assuming they made them like the GAX .. thin layer of fiberglass with lacquer showing wood

BadAstronaut
01-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Look at how silky white the cloth is when it is laid out. Then observe what happens when it is saturated with epoxy and pressed against the wood.


http://youtu.be/aexxZdv780ogreat explanation of how it looks when applied

Derek Wolfford
01-23-2015, 02:04 PM
yeah they did .. That's why I asked Derek if interiors will look like GAX interiors because of description he gave .. that and in pictures posted you can see wood through port holes .. so I'm assuming they made them like the GAX .. thin layer of fiberglass with lacquer showing wood

There's a picture of the shell interior at http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/wood-fiberglass/#shell

paradiddlediddle666
01-23-2015, 02:36 PM
Derek,

Any chance a demo video is forthcoming? I'm curious to see how these sound...as are others, I'm sure. :D

BadAstronaut
01-23-2015, 02:50 PM
There's a picture of the shell interior at http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/wood-fiberglass/#shelldurp on me .. didn't see that .. thanks Derek

also by picture of interior/edges, is it safe to assume shells are 6 plies of Kapur while the 1 outer ply is Poplar? at least that's what it looks like to me

pearl-drum-man
01-23-2015, 04:41 PM
Love the 24"x14" size being offered, look forward to hearing samples of these.

Derek Wolfford
01-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Derek,

Any chance a demo video is forthcoming? I'm curious to see how these sound...as are others, I'm sure. :D

We have plans to get it in our studio as soon as NAMM is over so more to come for sure....

Derek Wolfford
01-23-2015, 05:17 PM
durp on me .. didn't see that .. thanks Derek

also by picture of interior/edges, is it safe to assume shells are 6 plies of Kapur while the 1 outer ply is Poplar? at least that's what it looks like to me

The 7-ply breakdown is (2x Poplar / 4x Kapur / 1x Fiberglass).... I've included pages from the Wood Fiberglass supplement to look over as well. The full version is available for download at http://pearldrum.com/support/product-catalogs/

paradiddlediddle666
01-23-2015, 06:01 PM
We have plans to get it in our studio as soon as NAMM is over so more to come for sure....

Sounds great! Looking forward to it! Thanks, Derek!

paradiddlediddle666
01-23-2015, 06:34 PM
What is the purpose of the Poplar plies? Sonics? Takes lacquer finishes better?

Healthie
01-26-2015, 10:38 PM
What is the purpose of the Poplar plies? Sonics? Takes lacquer finishes better?

I'm curious about this, too. This sounds like the kit will be somewhere above a visions but below a masters in shell quality. Why no maple/fiberglass set up?

paradiddlediddle666
01-27-2015, 05:08 AM
I'm curious about this, too. This sounds like the kit will be somewhere above a visions but below a masters in shell quality. Why no maple/fiberglass set up?

On par with SSC, perhaps?

AL PERCIVAL
01-27-2015, 09:22 AM
They look great and sounded amazing @NAMM Show.

nik12
01-27-2015, 09:36 AM
I've learned so much today. Thank you.

Big King
01-28-2015, 11:49 AM
These are dropping at just the right time. I am in the market for a new "gig" kit. I want something solid but not "extravagant" like a Reference or Masterworks.
I think the.. FW903XP/C with the 20x14 bass drum, 12x8 tom, 14x14 floor tom will be perfect. I am hoping these will have a punchy yet warm/vintage sound to them.

paradiddlediddle666
01-28-2015, 03:44 PM
These are dropping at just the right time. I am in the market for a new "gig" kit. I want something solid but not "extravagant" like a Reference or Masterworks.
I think the.. FW903XP/C with the 20x14 bass drum, 12x8 tom, 14x14 floor tom will be perfect. I am hoping these will have a punchy yet warm/vintage sound to them.

I'm with you. If they live up to the marketing hyperbole, they should be great for studio AND stage. We'll see...
Hopefully, my local drumshop will get a kit in before long that I can check out in person.

Big King
01-30-2015, 11:12 AM
I'm curious about this, too. This sounds like the kit will be somewhere above a visions but below a masters in shell quality. Why no maple/fiberglass set up?

If the shells sound good, then it should not really matter what "product tier" they are. I once chose a Pearl SMX kit over a masterworks kit because of how good the SMX kit sounded.

paradiddlediddle666
01-30-2015, 12:32 PM
If the shells sound good, then it should not really matter what "product tier" they are. I once chose a Pearl SMX kit over a masterworks kit because of how good the SMX kit sounded.

^ This.

pearl-drum-man
02-04-2015, 08:38 AM
Will these be available as component drums and if so, when? Thanks!

AL PERCIVAL
02-04-2015, 09:01 AM
Will these be available as component drums and if so, when? Thanks!

Yes add-on components should be available. We have the following setup in our system for add-ons:

FW1007T (10x7)
FW1208T (12x8)
FW1309T (13x9)
FW1414F (14x14 floor)
FW1616F (16x16 floor)
FW1816F (18x16 floor)

Probably other sizes but I'd have to verify with the factory.

paradiddlediddle666
02-04-2015, 11:43 AM
Since these are special edition kits, Is there a wait time after ordering?

AL PERCIVAL
02-04-2015, 12:01 PM
Since these are special edition kits, Is there a wait time after ordering?

We are receiving limited supplies in the following configurations in February, April and May. So limited but not special orders. We may have to special order Add-on's that we don't stock.

FW903XP/C
20x14
12x8
14x14

FW923XP/C
22x14
13x9
16x16

FW943XP/C
24x14
13x9
16x16

paradiddlediddle666
02-04-2015, 12:04 PM
We are receiving limited supplies in the following configurations in February, April and May. So limited but not special orders. We may have to special order Add-on's that we don't stock.

FW903XP/C
20x14
12x8
14x14

FW923XP/C
22x14
13x9
16x16

FW943XP/C
24x14
13x9
16x16


Good to know. Thanks, Al!

pearl-drum-man
02-04-2015, 12:32 PM
Yes add-on components should be available. We have the following setup in our system for add-ons: FW1007T (10x7) FW1208T (12x8) FW1309T (13x9) FW1414F (14x14 floor) FW1616F (16x16 floor) FW1816F (18x16 floor) Probably other sizes but I'd have to verify with the factory.

Thanks Al! How about the kick drums? Most interested in the ability to add a 24x14 kick.

AL PERCIVAL
02-04-2015, 01:25 PM
Thanks Al! How about the kick drums? Most interested in the ability to add a 24x14 kick.

Currently a FW24x14 kick would have to be special ordered as we have three shell pack configurations (with 20x14, 22x14 and 24s14 kicks) but no single 24x14 individual kicks in stock. But they can be special ordered.

pearl-drum-man
02-04-2015, 04:08 PM
Currently a FW24x14 kick would have to be special ordered as we have three shell pack configurations (with 20x14, 22x14 and 24s14 kicks) but no single 24x14 individual kicks in stock. But they can be special ordered.

Ok thanks! Is that like a 6 month lead time for delivery?

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Ok thanks! Is that like a 6 month lead time for delivery?

Yes we have to quote 4-6 months although special orders in general (excluding MW) have been arriving in 3-4 month time frame, but we have to quote 4-6 just to be safe.

nik12
02-05-2015, 09:24 AM
Yes we have to quote 4-6 months although special orders in general (excluding MW) have been arriving in 3-4 month time frame, but we have to quote 4-6 just to be safe.
That's a better track record than Tama: quotes 4-6 months, delivers 8-10 months.

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 09:28 AM
That's a better track record than Tama: quotes 4-6 months, delivers 8-10 months.

Our delivery quote also includes 30 days on the water so in many cases special orders to build can take 2-3 months (excluding MW orders) which have dropped from 8 month waiting time to 5-6 months (unless you have a monstrosity order like Matt Flacche :D)

IMF1
02-05-2015, 09:52 AM
I like the badges. Nice design touch to recall the 70's era drums.

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 09:58 AM
I like the badges. Nice design touch to recall the 70's era drums.

First thing we thought of. If it's going to be retro-bring back making it more modern is cool, but bringing back the classic badge style with a slightly 21st century look was of paramount importance. . I think we've captured it. :D

Drumming-4-Life
02-05-2015, 10:32 AM
Our delivery quote also includes 30 days on the water so in many cases special orders to build can take 2-3 months (excluding MW orders) which have dropped from 8 month waiting time to 5-6 months (unless you have a monstrosity order like Matt Flacche :D)

I wasn't going to say anything about your 3-4 month claim... hahaha!

paradiddlediddle666
02-05-2015, 10:42 AM
First thing we thought of. If it's going to be retro-bring back making it more modern is cool, but bringing back the classic badge style with a slightly 21st century look was of paramount importance. . I think we've captured it. :D

I think you captured the 'something-old/something-new' vibe perfectly! Now where's that demo video? ;)

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 11:53 AM
I wasn't going to say anything about your 3-4 month claim... hahaha!

................. well........... that's because you orders are always of gargantuan proportions..... :D :D :D

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 12:04 PM
I think you captured the 'something-old/something-new' vibe perfectly! Now where's that demo video? ;)


Sound samples on it's way. But in the meantime here is a tour of the 2015 Pearl NAMM booth and at the 2:28 to 2:49 you'll see a consumer 'taping the small 12" tom and 14" floor tom on the Fiberglass-wood antique gold kit and @the 2:48 mark the 16" floor on the coca burst floor (sounds best IMHO) and that was just with I-Phone sound. You can tell a lot from it what this kit would sound like. Pretty cool me thinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPZQs2p2ma0

paradiddlediddle666
02-05-2015, 01:01 PM
Sound samples on it's way. But in the meantime here is a tour of the 2015 Pearl NAMM booth and at the 2:28 to 2:49 you'll see a consumer 'taping the small 12" tom and 14" floor tom on the Fiberglass-wood antique gold kit and @the 2:48 mark the 16" floor on the coca burst floor (sounds best IMHO) and that was just with I-Phone sound. You can tell a lot from it what this kit would sound like. Pretty cool me thinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPZQs2p2ma0

Yeah, I already checked that clip out a few days ago...that's what made want a better-quality sound sample even more!
I'm intrigued by the roundover edges on the kick drums! I'm envisioning lots of low end goodness:D!

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 01:52 PM
Yeah, I already checked that clip out a few days ago...that's what made want a better-quality sound sample even more!
I'm intrigued by the roundover edges on the kick drums! I'm envisioning lots of low end goodness:D!

Yeah the kicks are pretty punchy right out of the box. Everyone really liked the tone of these kits. If I can get the factory to make me one in a sparkle finish, I would pick one up in a heart beat. Although I have to admit the satin cocoa burst is an awesome finish.

paradiddlediddle666
02-05-2015, 02:16 PM
Yeah the kicks are pretty punchy right out of the box. Everyone really liked the tone of these kits. If I can get the factory to make me one in a sparkle finish, I would pick one up in a heart beat. Although I have to admit the satin cocoa burst is an awesome finish.

I'm torn between Platinum Mist & Piano Black. Right now, I'm leaning toward black...it goes with everything, after all!

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 02:39 PM
I'm torn between Platinum Mist & Piano Black. Right now, I'm leaning toward black...it goes with everything, after all!

It's the only color we didn't have at the NAMM show but those vintage badges with the gold trim would looks cool on piano black and as you say piano black never goes out of style - classic and timeless!

paradiddlediddle666
02-05-2015, 02:57 PM
It's the only color we didn't have at the NAMM show but those vintage badges with the gold trim would looks cool on piano black and as you say piano black never goes out of style - classic and timeless!

And with a white reso to boot!

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 03:22 PM
And with a white reso to boot!

and fully lacquered BD hoops. :D

paradiddlediddle666
02-05-2015, 03:46 PM
and fully lacquered BD hoops. :D

Noticed that, too! Nice touch! The 14" deep kicks are the deal-closer for me! ;)

AL PERCIVAL
02-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Noticed that, too! Nice touch! The 14" deep kicks are the deal-closer for me! ;)

They sound excellent. Quick attack and responsive!

paradiddlediddle666
02-05-2015, 08:39 PM
They sound excellent. Quick attack and responsive!

Just what I’ve been looking for!

pearl-drum-man
02-06-2015, 07:10 AM
Noticed that, too! Nice touch! The 14" deep kicks are the deal-closer for me! ;)

Ditto here, i like deeper kicks on smaller diameters but for larger diameter the 14" depth is ideal. I like the 15" depth on the 24" Session kick as well. Now just need a 24x14 (or 15) in the Crystal Beat!

BadAstronaut
02-06-2015, 02:22 PM
Ditto here, i like deeper kicks on smaller diameters but for larger diameter the 14" depth is ideal. I like the 15" depth on the 24" Session kick as well. Now just need a 24x14 (or 15) in the Crystal Beat!Same here .. for 22's I prefer 16 depth .. my 24's and 26 are 14 depth .. it's the way to go for rebound, attack and punch while still having the low end from 24/26 diameter

paradiddlediddle666
02-06-2015, 03:44 PM
Same here .. for 22's I prefer 16 depth .. my 24's and 26 are 14 depth .. it's the way to go for rebound, attack and punch while still having the low end from 24/26 diameter

My current kick is a 16"x22", but I've always loved the sound and response of a 14"x22". I've been bugging Al for ages to persuade the Pearl drum elves to add that size to the lineup (at least the Taiwan-built kits, anyway.); He must've finally worn them down! :D

AL PERCIVAL
02-06-2015, 03:51 PM
My current kick is a 16"x22", but I've always loved the sound and response of a 14"x22". I've been bugging Al for ages to persuade the Pearl drum elves to add that size to the lineup (at least the Taiwan-built kits, anyway.); He must've finally worn them down! :D

We do listen to you. You are the voice of reason. We told them that 20x14, 22x14 and 24x14 were popular again and got them on board.

Now you know Big Daddy Cool is going to coming barging in here saying "when is 26x14 going to become cool and popular????" :D

paradiddlediddle666
02-06-2015, 03:57 PM
We do listen to you. You are the voice of reason. We told them that 20x14, 22x14 and 24x14 were popular again and got them on board.

Now you know Big Daddy Cool is going to coming barging in here saying "when is 26x14 going to become cool and popular????" :D

Now that you've listened, I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new kit! I just need to sell a few items (including my current World Series kit) in order to fund this endeavor!

Yes, and you're probably right about Big Daddy Cool! lol!

BadAstronaut
02-06-2015, 04:46 PM
My current kick is a 16"x22", but I've always loved the sound and response of a 14"x22". I've been bugging Al for ages to persuade the Pearl drum elves to add that size to the lineup (at least the Taiwan-built kits, anyway.); He must've finally worn them down! :Dyeah .. I own a 22x14 but prefer the 22x16 overall .. 24/26 kicks have to be 14 depth for me .. with Pearl offering shallower depths it's just history repeating itself from 60's,70's,early 80's .. late 80's and onward it was all about deep depths .. what was once old is now new again .. or hip/trendy .. haha

DLX100#
02-07-2015, 09:45 PM
Any chance the fiber glass kits are comming back? :) And in the egyptian finish? ;)

paradiddlediddle666
02-10-2015, 06:15 AM
"those vintage badges with the gold trim would look cool on piano black "

I think you may be right, Al…

478999


Some quick (and very dirty) Photoshopping.

AL PERCIVAL
02-10-2015, 06:42 AM
"those vintage badges with the gold trim would look cool on piano black "

I think you may be right, Al…

478999




Some quick (and very dirty) Photoshopping.


Nice ! :D

90export
03-03-2015, 09:35 PM
Any good sound files up yet? Would really like to hear these!

paradiddlediddle666
03-05-2015, 10:58 AM
Any good sound files up yet? Would really like to hear these!

I imagine they're currently in production. I'm eager to hear these as well.

paradiddlediddle666
03-05-2015, 11:01 AM
yeah .. I own a 22x14 but prefer the 22x16 overall .. 24/26 kicks have to be 14 depth for me .. with Pearl offering shallower depths it's just history repeating itself from 60's,70's,early 80's .. late 80's and onward it was all about deep depths .. what was once old is now new again .. or hip/trendy .. haha

Do you run a single-ply or double-ply on the batter of your 14x22?

Derek Wolfford
03-05-2015, 11:48 AM
Any good sound files up yet? Would really like to hear these!

You'll be seeing a new Wood Fiberglass ad in several drum publications and the videos will be up soon after.

Massive Pearl kit
03-05-2015, 06:50 PM
I recall these kits being ubiquitous back in the 80's. I never see any on ebay. Did they not hold up to road work or something?

nik12
03-06-2015, 06:22 AM
Perhaps they were so good nobody wants to sell theirs.

BadAstronaut
03-07-2015, 08:57 AM
Do you run a single-ply or double-ply on the batter of your 14x22?Right now I have a clear PS3 batter and smooth white ambassador reso .. so yeah single ply

BadAstronaut
03-07-2015, 09:00 AM
I recall these kits being ubiquitous back in the 80's. I never see any on ebay. Did they not hold up to road work or something?I mostly see single wood/fiberglass shells on ebay .. they're not that elusive .. craigslist, GC used, and storage auctions are where I see them a lot

paradiddlediddle666
03-07-2015, 10:23 AM
Right now I have a clear PS3 batter and smooth white ambassador redo .. so yeah single ply

Are you happy with the sound or do you think a 2-ply batter would give more low-end ‘thud’?

RobertM
04-04-2015, 02:57 PM
Derek: Thanks for the continued update on the demo videos. I cannot wait to hear these Wood-Fiberglass kits, and I love that you all offer the 14x20 size with 8x12 toms *and* in Antique Gold! Very cool. I think Art Blakey used to own either a Pearl Fiberglass jazz kit or Wood-Fiberglass kit in the 1980s, and I'd love to get a kit to mimic that one.

On that note, I've seen in this thread, per Al's remarks, that some drum sizes can be special ordered. Is there any chance of ordering a 14x18 bass drum (with tom mount)? The only option I see now would be to order the 16x18 floor tom and convert it to a kick.

Thanks!

Derek Wolfford
04-04-2015, 04:52 PM
Good question... I'll find out on Monday.

As for the Art question, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYrRWpYPNug

RobertM
04-06-2015, 10:53 AM
Good question... I'll find out on Monday.

As for the Art question, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYrRWpYPNug

Derek: Yes, I saw that video last week, which reminded me of Art's days with Pearl. Very cool kit in the video--that's why I thought it was great that Pearl chose Antique Gold as one of the finishes. It's the "Blakey finish"!

Let me know what you find out about the 14x18 bass drum with mount for the Wood-Fiberglass kits. That'd be really cool to order the 20/14/12 configuration and get the 14x18 to make up a Blakey tribute set.

Derek Wolfford
04-08-2015, 02:53 PM
Derek: Yes, I saw that video last week, which reminded me of Art's days with Pearl. Very cool kit in the video--that's why I thought it was great that Pearl chose Antique Gold as one of the finishes. It's the "Blakey finish"! Let me know what you find out about the 14x18 bass drum with mount for the Wood-Fiberglass kits. That'd be really cool to order the 20/14/12 configuration and get the 14x18 to make up a Blakey tribute set.

I checked it out and unfortunately we can't offer any special order sizes in the Wood Fiberglass Series. I like your idea and sorry couldn't make it happen this time.

RobertM
04-08-2015, 07:59 PM
I checked it out and unfortunately we can't offer any special order sizes in the Wood Fiberglass Series. I like your idea and sorry couldn't make it happen this time.

Derek: Thanks for checking--I appreciate it. At least there is the 16x18 floor add-on, which I could always cut down and modify into a 14x18 bass. Can't wait to hear the kits.

cbenn93308
04-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Here are a few photos of the 2015 Pearl Wood / Fiberglass kit in Satin Cocoa. It's phenomenal! The sizes on this are 14x22 bass drum, 9x13 tom and 16x16 floor tom.

Derek Wolfford
04-10-2015, 08:50 AM
Here are a few photos of the 2015 Pearl Wood / Fiberglass kit in Satin Cocoa. It's phenomenal! The sizes on this are 14x22 bass drum, 9x13 tom and 16x16 floor tom.

This kit went from the NAMM Show floor straight to your house making it the only one being played in the US right now... really rare!

Thanks for sharing the pictures and joining the Pearl Drummers Forum.

paradiddlediddle666
04-10-2015, 10:23 AM
Here are a few photos of the 2015 Pearl Wood / Fiberglass kit in Satin Cocoa. It's phenomenal! The sizes on this are 14x22 bass drum, 9x13 tom and 16x16 floor tom.

Nice! How would you describe the sound?

AL PERCIVAL
04-10-2015, 11:17 AM
I like that last pic in B & W with only the drums and guitar in color.

phips
04-10-2015, 11:26 AM
Beautiful kit, would look sweet with Ref Pure tube lugs. :cool: :cool: Looking forward to some sound files.

keaton_86
04-10-2015, 01:45 PM
I absolutely love that finish. Awesome stuff.

RobertM
04-15-2015, 09:15 AM
Here is a video demo of the Wood Fiberglass kit in 20/14/12 configuration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDC2BZHUOGY&spfreload=10

You may want to scroll to c. the 4 min. mark, which is when the drums start being played.

If anyone is aware of other video demos, please share!

paradiddlediddle666
04-15-2015, 10:40 AM
Here is a video demo of the Wood Fiberglass kit in 20/14/12 configuration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDC2BZHUOGY&spfreload=10

You may want to scroll to c. the 4 min. mark, which is when the drums start being played.




So far, this is the only 'pro'-sounding demo that I know of. Thanks for sharing! The kit sounds great; however, the kick could've been mixed a bit louder.

RobertM
04-15-2015, 01:59 PM
So far, this is the only 'pro'-sounding demo that I know of. Thanks for sharing! The kit sounds great; however, the kick could've been mixed a bit louder.

Yes, the bass drum was muffled--Shane says in the video that they muffled it, so that is part of the problem regarding its lack of presence here. However, I was impressed with the sound of the toms: very clear, clean tone, and not too harsh or too "thuddy" (e.g., DW drums). Usually, I'm not super impressed with Pearl's MCX toms, but these really had a nice tone. Now, who knows how much of that is due to their mic'ing in the video, etc. But the tom sound made me feel like this kit could really be a good work-all kit--from jazz to rock.

Big King
04-17-2015, 09:06 AM
Wow... they sound really good! I may still get a set of these at some point.

paradiddlediddle666
04-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Wow... they sound really good! I may still get a set of these at some point.

I'm awaiting the arrival of my kit! I've been told by my local drum shop that it will be here in a week or two! I ordered the 22/16/13 configuration in Piano Black with an add-on 7"x10" rack tom. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!

paradiddlediddle666
04-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Yes add-on components should be available. We have the following setup in our system for add-ons:

FW1007T (10x7)
FW1208T (12x8)
FW1309T (13x9)
FW1414F (14x14 floor)
FW1616F (16x16 floor)
FW1816F (18x16 floor)

Probably other sizes but I'd have to verify with the factory.

Are there any other add-on sizes available?

Big King
04-17-2015, 11:44 AM
I'm awaiting the arrival of my kit! I've been told by my local drum shop that it will be here in a week or two! I ordered the 22/16/13 configuration in Piano Black with an add-on 7"x10" rack tom. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!

Even though I just scored a reference pure kit from eBay, I am still very tempted to get one of these kits. My only decision would be weather to get the 20" bass or the 22x14 bass. I want a 12" 14x14 tom setup, and then, i'm not sure about the bass.

EDIT: That brownish fade finish would look so good with a remo fiberskin reso.

paradiddlediddle666
04-17-2015, 02:54 PM
Even though I just scored a reference pure kit from eBay, I am still very tempted to get one of these kits. My only decision would be weather to get the 20" bass or the 22x14 bass. I want a 12" 14x14 tom setup, and then, i'm not sure about the bass.

EDIT: That brownish fade finish would look so good with a remo fiberskin reso.

You MAY be able to order the W/F drums a la carte and assemble your own configuration, but you might have a longer wait time as a result. And yes, I agree with you about the Fiberskin reso! I think it would look great with any of the finishes!

paradiddlediddle666
04-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Just picked these up at my favorite, local drum shop!


481775


More to follow, along with a review. Stay tuned…

.Evan.
04-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Congrats! Those look amazing.

Jutt8
04-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Very nice!!! How did you get the extra rack tom? Thought those only came as kick, rack, floor tom configuration. I like it!!

Big King
04-22-2015, 09:44 AM
GLAVEN!! Those look sweet! Please post some sound clips.

Paging Derek Wolfford.... If I wanted to order a set of these today, what would be the best way to do it? And what configuration options could I choose from?? And what would the delivery time be??

paradiddlediddle666
04-22-2015, 09:56 AM
Very nice!!! How did you get the extra rack tom? Thought those only came as kick, rack, floor tom configuration. I like it!!

I ordered the 10" tom as an add-on. The core of the kit is the 22/16/13 shell-pack. To be honest, I was surprised that the 10" arrived with the rest of the shipment; I was expecting it would take an additional few months.

AL PERCIVAL
04-22-2015, 10:02 AM
GLAVEN!! Those look sweet! Please post some sound clips.

Paging Derek Wolfford.... If I wanted to order a set of these today, what would be the best way to do it? And what configuration options could I choose from?? And what would the delivery time be??


Configurations:

FW903XP/C IN STOCK in Platinum Mist and Piano Black
20x14
12x8
14x14 floor
List USD $1675

FW923XP/C IN STOCK in Platinum Mist, Piano Black, Antique Gold
22x14
13x9
16x16 floor
List USD $1759

FW943XP/C IN STOCK in Platinum Mist, Piano Black & Antique Gold
24x14
13x9
16x16 floor
List USD $1799

Please contact your favorite authorized Pearl Dealer.

paradiddlediddle666
04-22-2015, 10:03 AM
GLAVEN!! Those look sweet! Please post some sound clips.

Paging Derek Wolfford.... If I wanted to order a set of these today, what would be the best way to do it? And what configuration options could I choose from?? And what would the delivery time be??

Thank you! I almost soiled myself when I hit that 14"x22" bass drum! With a coated, 2-ply head it's a sub-sonic "THWACK!" I'll be shooting a demo video this weekend. Right now, I'm in the process of stripping the kit down and polishing the shells and chrome with carnuaba wax to provide a protective layer against fingerprints and other forms of crud. Plus it adds an AMAZING luster, too!

paradiddlediddle666
04-22-2015, 10:05 AM
Configurations:

FW903XP/C IN STOCK in Platinum Mist and Piano Black
20x14
12x8
14x14 floor
List USD $1675

FW923XP/C IN STOCK in Platinum Mist, Piano Black, Antique Gold
22x14
13x9
16x16 floor
List USD $1759

FW943XP/C IN STOCK in Platinum Mist, Piano Black & Antique Gold
24x14
13x9
16x16 floor
List USD $1799

Please contact your favorite authorized Pearl Dealer.


Looks like anyone who wants 'Satin Cocoa Burst' will have a bit of a wait.

AL PERCIVAL
04-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Looks like anyone who wants 'Satin Cocoa Burst' will have a bit of a wait.

Yeah we're sold out of Satin Cocoa Burst in all configurations. Hopefully we'll get some more.

Big King
04-22-2015, 12:20 PM
Yeah we're sold out of Satin Cocoa Burst in all configurations. Hopefully we'll get some more.

And that is the one I want. =(... Coco Burst or BUST!!! Al, can we order a set with the 22x14 bass drum and the 12x8 tom and 14x14 floor tom?

AL PERCIVAL
04-22-2015, 12:37 PM
And that is the one I want. =(... Coco Burst or BUST!!! Al, can we order a set with the 22x14 bass drum and the 12x8 tom and 14x14 floor tom?

as "singles" you can but not in a shell pack.

Jutt8
04-23-2015, 07:37 AM
I'm kind of surprised the platinum mist haven't flown out the door either. I will say this, each and every finish for this series is great!! BTW Al, I just read your signature. I cannot wait to see your newly painted kit : )!!!! That will be amazing! I have a question though. What about the other toms you had with it? Aren't they getting pained too?

Not trying to derail thread guys, just got excited to see what Al is having done to his kit.

opus138
04-23-2015, 10:02 AM
Looks great

I'm glad the drums didn't catch fire when introduced to guitar characteristics :D

therocker
04-23-2015, 11:49 PM
No he was in Collinsville, IL (a stone's throw from St. Louis). I could see the archway from 4-5 miles away.

Sorry Al, but it's just, " the Arch " I too, am just a stone throw away from Stl. If you have a really good arm, that is. Not 4-5 miles but 45 miles!

Be careful on that Illinois side, of St. Louis! Lol!

But serious. Be careful over there!

RobertM
04-24-2015, 12:12 AM
Configurations:

FW903XP/C IN STOCK in Platinum Mist and Piano Black
20x14
12x8
14x14 floor
List USD $1675

Please contact your favorite authorized Pearl Dealer.

Al: What is the wait time for the 20/14/12 setup in Antique Gold? I want to do an Art Blakey tribute kit, since he had a Wood-fiberglass Pearl kit in Antique Gold back in the '80s.

RobertM
04-24-2015, 12:15 AM
Paradiddle: Did you get these drums from Dale's Drum Shop, since you're in Lancaster, PA? I'd love to get the W-F kit in Gold finish in 20/14/12 with 9x13 add-on. I'm impressed with the turn-around time you got from the shop.

paradiddlediddle666
04-24-2015, 06:20 AM
Paradiddle: Did you get these drums from Dale's Drum Shop, since you're in Lancaster, PA? I'd love to get the W-F kit in Gold finish in 20/14/12 with 9x13 add-on. I'm impressed with the turn-around time you got from the shop.

No. I bought them through Drums Etc. in Lancaster. They’re an authorized Pearl dealer. Ask for Sterling, he’ll hook you up ;)

LDdrummer
04-24-2015, 07:13 AM
Just picked these up at my favorite, local drum shop! <img src="https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=481775"/> More to follow, along with a review. Stay tuned…

Pure beauty! A video is definitely a must, really intrigued with this line! Congrats!

AL PERCIVAL
04-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Al: What is the wait time for the 20/14/12 setup in Antique Gold? I want to do an Art Blakey tribute kit, since he had a Wood-fiberglass Pearl kit in Antique Gold back in the '80s.

Robert - Late July time frame for the FW903XP/C152 (Antique Gold), but we are only getting them in small supplies.

paradiddlediddle666
04-24-2015, 08:17 AM
Pure beauty! A video is definitely a must, really intrigued with this line! Congrats!

Thank you! I'll be shooting a video this weekend. I'll try to edit and post it by the middle of next week.

AL PERCIVAL
04-24-2015, 02:32 PM
I thought that you like Clear Emps for batters live and Coated Emps in the studio or visa versa.:confused:

Love the Wood Fiberglass Kits.

The coated Ambassadors have better attack although the coated emperors last longer.

Ron Gerber
05-09-2015, 01:23 AM
I've seen all kinds of different gold sparkle (Ludwig, Gretsch, Premier etc....) and they're always a orange-gold. I almost went with a silver sparkle and then a Ludwig Blue sparkle but in the end I really wanted a "Gold-Gold" sparkle ala the Gibson Les Paul guitar color look. He came real close and I'm happy with the results.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a106/rongerber/Cherry%20Sunburst%20Les%20Paul%20full%20image_zpsz qe9ezvb.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/rongerber/media/Cherry%20Sunburst%20Les%20Paul%20full%20image_zpsz qe9ezvb.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a106/rongerber/Pearl%20SPX%20frame%201300%20front%20stage%20left% 204-29-2015_zpsp6bxfjys.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/rongerber/media/Pearl%20SPX%20frame%201300%20front%20stage%20left% 204-29-2015_zpsp6bxfjys.jpg.html)

Just sayin'. I know they're not wood/fiberglass.

AL PERCIVAL
05-21-2015, 07:27 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a106/rongerber/Cherry%20Sunburst%20Les%20Paul%20full%20image_zpsz qe9ezvb.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/rongerber/media/Cherry%20Sunburst%20Les%20Paul%20full%20image_zpsz qe9ezvb.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a106/rongerber/Pearl%20SPX%20frame%201300%20front%20stage%20left% 204-29-2015_zpsp6bxfjys.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/rongerber/media/Pearl%20SPX%20frame%201300%20front%20stage%20left% 204-29-2015_zpsp6bxfjys.jpg.html)

Just sayin'. I know they're not wood/fiberglass.


^ Smokin' Hot!!!!!! :D :D :D

Derek Wolfford
05-22-2015, 03:19 PM
The Wood Fiberglass video featuring a performance by Jason Hartless debuts across our social networks at 7pm Central tonight. Connect with Pearl Drums at: https://twitter.com/PearlDrumCorp https://www.facebook.com/pearldrumsfan https://plus.google.com/+PearlDrumCorp

Here's the direct link: http://youtu.be/KK6VAWMXoCY

Ron Gerber
05-24-2015, 10:20 AM
Since Pearl has gone retro on the Wood-Fiberglass badge why not do the same for the SSC kits?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a106/rongerber/Pearl%20SPX%20Session%20Series%20badge_zpskzsvdzka .jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/rongerber/media/Pearl%20SPX%20Session%20Series%20badge_zpskzsvdzka .jpg.html)

BadAstronaut
06-01-2015, 02:57 PM
Since Pearl has gone retro on the Wood-Fiberglass badge why not do the same for the SSC kits?
Because they already did. They used the earlier original 92 Prestige Session Elite badge which came before badge you posted, which was from 94. They took 92 badge and gave it a modern vintage look with the added arch on top.

Compare pics I've uploaded below

Tasty808
06-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Because they already did. They used the earlier original 92 Prestige Session Elite badge which came before badge you posted, which was from 94. They took 92 badge and gave it a modern vintage look with the added arch on top. Compare pics I've uploaded below

I was going to mention something along the same lines. Part of the reason I went with Session Studio Classic line was that the badge sort of reminded me of what the Pearl badges used to look like back when I was really getting into drums. They look like the kits and badges I could only dream of at the time. :)

Now, if they re-did the Masters series badge, that'd be something else!!!

LDdrummer
06-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Now, if they re-did the Masters series badge, that'd be something else!!!

You got that right! I am holding out hope that when the time comes and I can get a Masters series they will have badges with a nod to that era.

BadAstronaut
06-02-2015, 04:31 PM
yeah .. the original rectangle gold Masters badges are my preference .. that and all the great finishes offered on those era of Masters

phips
06-03-2015, 06:15 AM
^^^^ Lets not start THAT again. Pearl knows exactly how we feel about all that..................................... ;) ;) :D

BadAstronaut
06-03-2015, 07:50 AM
^^^^ Lets not start THAT again. Pearl knows exactly how we feel about all that..................................... ;) ;) :Dhahahaha

Tasty808
06-17-2015, 03:01 AM
Holy cow!

So, I thought I wanted this kit in Antique Gold because that's been one of my favorite colors for a while, but after seeing these pictures on eBay I may have changed my mind. Love the sizes too, thinking about getting this rig with a 13" snare (undecided model) and having a cool little kit on the side.

Love that badge!

LDdrummer
06-17-2015, 04:47 AM
Holy cow! So, I thought I wanted this kit in Antique Gold because that's been one of my favorite colors for a while, but after seeing these pictures on eBay I may have changed my mind. Love the sizes too, thinking about getting this rig with a 13" snare (undecided model) and having a cool little kit on the side. Love that badge!

There is something about this series that really has my attention. I was almost thinking about trying to find a Session Studio Classic kit, but something keeps drawing me to this series. That finish looks amazing, and I love the old badge as well. I think they sound amazing too, Pearl really did a good thing here!

Big King
06-17-2015, 12:52 PM
YES! Even after getting a *very nice* Reference Pure set, I am still going to get one of these in Satin Coco of course. That finish is so nice! This will be my *ultimate* gig kit! I am just wondering if Guitar center or another retailer will have a deal where you get a free tom or something.

Jutt8
06-17-2015, 05:02 PM
That is such a gorgeous finish job. Nice work Pearl. Definitely a stellar gigging kit. 13 inch toms sound great! I say go for it

AL PERCIVAL
06-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Tasty808 - Beautiful kit. We have a #327 Satin cocoa burst on display here @Pearl and it is an amazing finish in person. Congratulations!

Tasty808
06-18-2015, 07:04 AM
Tasty808 - Beautiful kit. We have a #327 Satin cocoa burst on display here @Pearl and it is an amazing finish in person. Congratulations!

Thanks!

But I haven't the funds for a new kit any time soon! I was just posting these pics from an ebay auction that I was looking at, admiring the finish.

I WISH I had just bought this kit!

big daddy cool
07-08-2015, 04:38 PM
Hahahaha. AL I just saw this....wait... you mean 26 kicks are not cool... hahah! Seriously this series needs some sparkle finishes! Heck I would request a 26 in it if we had some sparkles!!!!!
We do listen to you. You are the voice of reason. We told them that 20x14, 22x14 and 24x14 were popular again and got them on board.

Now you know Big Daddy Cool is going to coming barging in here saying "when is 26x14 going to become cool and popular????" :D

The Hermit
07-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Picked these up; 24"x14" kick, 13"x09" tom, 16"x16" floor. I'm using it for a gig this saturday, they look beautifull. Sound is very warm and punchy, lot's of low end.

captaindoghound
07-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Looks great! Are those pinstripes on the toms?

AL PERCIVAL
07-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Picked these up; 24"x14" kick, 13"x09" tom, 16"x16" floor. I'm using it for a gig this saturday, they look beautifull. Sound is very warm and punchy, lot's of low end.


Gorgeous! Congratulations! Great looking kit!

paradiddlediddle666
07-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Classy!



Picked these up; 24"x14" kick, 13"x09" tom, 16"x16" floor. I'm using it for a gig this saturday, they look beautifull. Sound is very warm and punchy, lot's of low end.

phips
07-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Picked these up; 24"x14" kick, 13"x09" tom, 16"x16" floor. I'm using it for a gig this saturday, they look beautifull. Sound is very warm and punchy, lot's of low end.

NICE, when did they add White Marine Pearl ? ? ? :cool: :cool:

AL PERCIVAL
07-24-2015, 07:02 AM
NICE, when did they add White Marine Pearl ? ? ? :cool: :cool:

PME (Pearl Europe)

The Hermit
07-25-2015, 07:00 AM
Looks great! Are those pinstripes on the toms?

Yes, Remo UT Pinstripes, standard on al Wood Fiberglass kits.

captaindoghound
07-25-2015, 02:24 PM
Yes, Remo UT Pinstripes, standard on al Wood Fiberglass kits.

Old school! I haven't played pinstripes for many years. They were all I ever used in my teens, then I started exploring other heads. Would be fun to try them again, now that I actually can tune a drum OK =)

LDdrummer
07-25-2015, 08:07 PM
Old school! I haven't played pinstripes for many years. They were all I ever used in my teens, then I started exploring other heads. Would be fun to try them again, now that I actually can tune a drum OK =)

It's amazing how good pinstripes sound when tuned up to actual notes/pitches and not the typical low as you can with wrinkles approach. Once I learned to get them up to a fair amount of tension they really can sound very good. They have a one dimensional sound of course, but with their design how could they sound any other way. Given the right musical setting, some nicely tuned pinstripes sound quite amazing :)

The Hermit
07-26-2015, 04:05 AM
Gigged with them yesterday.
The bassdrum sounded badass!! I spend quite some time tuning the Remo UT bassdrum batterhead, it's a poor head, but i managed to get a very decent sound out of it.
Toms allready sounded awesome right out of the box, some very little fine tuning before the gig, miced them up and wow... I got positive comments on the sound of this kit. Pearl got these right!!

AL PERCIVAL
07-27-2015, 03:23 PM
^ Gorgeous!

opus138
07-27-2015, 04:05 PM
NICE, when did they add White Marine Pearl ? ? ? :cool: :cool:

the fiberglass are considered 'limited' in europe and include that finish:
http://www.pearleurope.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=638&TopId=1&MainId=5&SubId=16&ProductName=Wood Fiberglass

phips
07-28-2015, 07:44 AM
^^^ Very cool, but why different offerings over there/here ?

opus138
07-28-2015, 07:57 AM
^^^ Very cool, but why different offerings over there/here ?

Thousands of hours of market research has yielded that perfect blend of Marine Pearl to Antique Gold between the two continents to provide the maximum EBITDA for Pearl.

paradiddlediddle666
07-28-2015, 10:08 AM
Thousands of hours of market research has yielded that perfect blend of Marine Pearl to Antique Gold between the two continents to provide the maximum EBITDA for Pearl.

What's 'EBITDA'? :confused:

opus138
07-28-2015, 10:21 AM
What's 'EBITDA'? :confused:

earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization

paradiddlediddle666
07-28-2015, 03:26 PM
earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization

Ah, I see!

farmer john
07-30-2015, 07:50 AM
Just wanted to say I'm absolutely loving my new Pearl Fiberglass kit. I went with the 24" shell pack in piano black with an extra 12" rack and an extra kick :)
The kit is powerful, full toned and meaty!! I mean like a quadruple cheeseburger meaty! The kick sizes are perfect at 14" deep, I'm absolutely in love with the kit and its past the honeymoon stage. I'm still waiting on the other kick, but I've been playing them as a 12 13 16 24 (with a snare) and loving loving loving them!! I bought these over DW and Sonor, and I play only high end stuff. A real sleeper this kit is!! Thanks Pearl!!!! I'll never sell em!!

Jutt8
08-03-2015, 07:01 AM
Man with those sizes, you're probably cracking the drywall!!! BOOM

Can't wait to see it all set up when the new kick gets it. What made you get this kit over the DW and Sonor? Which Sonor model were you looking at?

danakin2
08-08-2015, 05:23 PM
My 20, 12, 14 kit in Antique Gold should be here by the end of the month.
One question I have is whether the hole that's pre-cut on the resonant bass drum head is sized for a Holz drum ring.
Can anyone answer this?

farmer john
08-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Man with those sizes, you're probably cracking the drywall!!! BOOM

Can't wait to see it all set up when the new kick gets it. What made you get this kit over the DW and Sonor? Which Sonor model were you looking at?

Thanks! Yes the kit is powerful! The extra kick should be here in 1-3 months. This all started when I watched a Thomas Lang video with his collectors series kit with dual 24's and the kicks sounded so nasty! I had to have one. My quote was over 5k, and the dw lugs aren't my fave. I like sonor kits as well and priced a prolite and sq2 and the prrolite was more doable price wise. I just couldn't get into the finishes, and the pearls somehow were just calling my name. Shane at DCP was very helpful in getting me a great price and for less than half the other kits I had mine ordered and on delivery. The kit was already in NC in less than a week from my order, and a 2 ply emad and a kickport later and the kick shook the house. The stock heads on the toms even sound good. I can't wait to get the full kit on stage and miced up, I'm hoping it looks and sounds brutal!

RickP
04-13-2016, 08:43 PM
I think the wood fibreglass kits would make a nice gigging kit. The consistency of the inner fibreglass ply would make for a very consistent matching sound across the kit. These are not obscenely expensive, have some popular finishes and sound very nice.

Big King
04-13-2016, 10:28 PM
I think the wood fibreglass kits would make a nice gigging kit. The consistency of the inner fibreglass ply would make for a very consistent matching sound across the kit. These are not obscenely expensive, have some popular finishes and sound very nice.

This is exactly why I purchased mine and what I have been using it for. The 24x14 kick sounds so good live... punchy with plenty of mid range attack and then this deep overtone. Ahh, I love them!

MitchLyons
04-14-2016, 12:06 AM
This is exactly why I purchased mine and what I have been using it for. The 24x14 kick sounds so good live... punchy with plenty of mid range attack and then this deep overtone. Ahh, I love them!

Any chance for a sound clip? All the demos I've heard have had nice floor toms and kicks but all of the rack toms I've heard sounded very dead. Do you find that to be the case?

Big King
04-14-2016, 08:32 AM
Any chance for a sound clip? All the demos I've heard have had nice floor toms and kicks but all of the rack toms I've heard sounded very dead. Do you find that to be the case?

I don't have any clips unfortunately. But my tom sounds great! I took off the optimount and put it on a stand. I find the optimounts can make tuning a bit of a pain. so I don't use them if I don't have to.

PADman
04-14-2016, 10:08 AM
I took off the optimount and put it on a stand. I find the optimounts can make tuning a bit of a pain. so I don't use them if I don't have to.
I find the old Optimounts give less sustain than a snare stand. I haven't tried the newer all-aluminum ones but the stand has its advantages for swapping left/right setups for southpaws like myself.

My 20" wood-fiberglass kick is picky as far as head selection. The coated Pearl logo reso without a port ProTone head I ordered took away too much sustain and tone so I'm back to the stock Remo UT ported for now.

93civEJ1
09-14-2016, 01:15 PM
Al, or anyone at pearl.

Do you guys stock any of the add on's for these at headquarters?

AL PERCIVAL
09-14-2016, 01:30 PM
Al, or anyone at pearl.

Do you guys stock any of the add on's for these at headquarters?

It appears we just have the wood fiberglass shell packs in. Any add-on's like 8" toms or 14" floor toms would have to be special ordered.

93civEJ1
09-20-2016, 11:05 AM
It appears we just have the wood fiberglass shell packs in. Any add-on's like 8" toms or 14" floor toms would have to be special ordered.

is the cocoa satin burst a wrap?

I know the other 2 are laquers i am pretty sure. ..just not sure about the cocoa?

AL PERCIVAL
09-20-2016, 01:22 PM
is the cocoa satin burst a wrap?

I know the other 2 are laquers i am pretty sure. ..just not sure about the cocoa?

satin lacquer

ThePearlGuy
09-24-2016, 08:31 PM
I want the white marine pearl finish, but I know they are only offered in Europe. How does one get the 26/13/16 setup in White Marine Pearl in the U.S.?