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Derek Wolfford
01-21-2016, 04:34 PM
Masters Maple Reserve (http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/masters-maple-reserve/http://)

4 ply 5mm 100% Maple Shells with 4 ply Maple Reinforcement Rings

byte_me
01-21-2016, 04:38 PM
Very nice! I've missed the thin shells and reinforcement rings! Have been trying to find an old MMX because of their sound...

Love it! Can we get completely finished bass drum hoops back? Please??

Derek Wolfford
01-21-2016, 04:42 PM
Can we get completely finished bass drum hoops back? Please??

I'll make sure it's brought up in our post-NAMM meetings...

byte_me
01-21-2016, 04:47 PM
I'll make sure it's brought up in our post-NAMM meetings...

You guys are the best!!

BadAstronaut
01-21-2016, 04:52 PM
I'll make sure it's brought up in our post-NAMM meetings...please do .. finished/matching bass hoops look better!

Oh and you might wanna fix spelling ..it's reserve .. not rerserve

marknu1
01-21-2016, 06:14 PM
finished/matching bass hoops look better!



I agree entirely! I don't think we're alone on this, either.

Jutt8
01-21-2016, 07:18 PM
Masters Maple Reserve (http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/masters-maple-reserve/http://) 4 ply 5mm 100% Maple Shells with 4 ply Maple Reinforcement Rings
This is a wonderful addition along with the complete series. I love the idea. What's the going price on these kits Derek?

Stuffed Chimp
01-21-2016, 11:25 PM
How do these compare to the MMP?

BadAstronaut
01-22-2016, 06:26 AM
How do these compare to the MMP?well .. they are same shell as MMX/MMP so there's that

Stuffed Chimp
01-22-2016, 06:28 AM
well .. they are same shell as MMX/MMP so there's that

Appear to have the same hardware too.

Just a new name, then?

BadAstronaut
01-22-2016, 06:37 AM
Appear to have the same hardware too.

Just a new name, then?yeah pretty much .. with fat-tone hoops and a new badge .. just a re-vamped MMX/MMP

TWH
01-22-2016, 08:18 AM
please do .. finished/matching bass hoops look better!

Oh and you might wanna fix spelling ..it's reserve .. not rerserve

The MMC laquer kits have them.......

BadAstronaut
01-22-2016, 08:52 AM
The MMC laquer kits have them.......sweet

big daddy cool
01-22-2016, 11:50 AM
Well.... if I could get this shell. With the vermillion sparkle. With fully finished hoops!
Oh my oh my!

phips
01-22-2016, 02:38 PM
^^^ And the new style tube lugs.............................................. ................ :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :cool:

marknu1
01-22-2016, 05:50 PM
The MMC laquer kits have them.......

To my eyes the lettering on the badges in those pictures looks red, which is the color of the lettering on the MMR. The lettering on the MMC badges is blue. I wonder if these pics are actually of the MMR. The finish of the kit in the first picture looks like it should be called "Olive Burst," anyway, and not what they call it under the picture in the MMC section; "Satin Natural Burst." I think they've inadvertently posted MMR pictures in the MMC section...

marknu1
01-22-2016, 05:54 PM
Also, the black in the second picture is definitely not a matte of any sort. The MMC's black color is supposed to be matte. These are MMR pictures.

BadAstronaut
01-23-2016, 08:04 AM
To my eyes the lettering on the badges in those pictures looks red, which is the color of the lettering on the MMR. The lettering on the MMC badges is blue. I wonder if these pics are actually of the MMR. The finish of the kit in the first picture looks like it should be called "Olive Burst," anyway, and not what they call it under the picture in the MMC section; "Satin Natural Burst." I think they've inadvertently posted MMR pictures in the MMC section...you're right .. haha .. I looked at Product page and they have Maple reserve pics in the Maple complete section

BadAstronaut
01-23-2016, 08:06 AM
Also, the black in the second picture is definitely not a matte of any sort. The MMC's black color is supposed to be matte. These are MMR pictures.yep .. glad you caught it cause I totally overlooked it and didn't notice until you said something

marknu1
01-24-2016, 11:42 PM
Oh and you might wanna fix spelling ..it's reserve .. not rerserve

Fallen upon deaf ears. Or perhaps busy ears ;)

BadAstronaut
01-25-2016, 07:26 AM
Fallen upon deaf ears. Or perhaps busy ears ;)hahaha .. ;)

RobertM
01-26-2016, 05:25 PM
Does anyone know what the MAP or street pricing will be for the Maple Reserve kits? I'm guessing they will between the Maple Complete and Reference series?

Jimenez
01-26-2016, 05:49 PM
Does anyone know what the MAP or street pricing will be for the Maple Reserve kits? I'm guessing they will between the Maple Complete and Reference series? I believe that I saw the street price at $2399, at NAMM.

490955

rollracer
01-26-2016, 06:07 PM
the olive burst finish is very nice.

RobertM
01-26-2016, 07:44 PM
I believe that I saw the street price at $2399, at NAMM.

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I think the prices posted on the placards at NAMM are MSRP, no? I hope so. Otherwise, Maple Reserves are on par with Reference prices but without the benefit of a wide color palette of finish choices.

If this price for the pictured kit is MSRP, then street price should be under $2k.

rollracer
01-26-2016, 07:58 PM
^^^^
probably around 1500 $

Jimenez
01-26-2016, 10:22 PM
You can't really tell in that photo, but the list price says $3,999 and the street price says $2,399.

AL PERCIVAL
01-27-2016, 07:55 AM
Pic 1 #343 Olive Burst
Pic 2 #359 Twilight Burst

Jutt8
01-27-2016, 08:03 AM
Do you have real pic of the matte natural Al?

marknu1
01-27-2016, 08:48 AM
Do you have real pic of the matte natural Al?

Yeah, that's the one I want to see, too.

Also, I'm about to start taking bets on how much longer this section of the forum is listed as "Masters Maple ReRserve" ;)

AL PERCIVAL
01-27-2016, 09:22 AM
Do you have real pic of the matte natural Al?

A crappy angle pic but I wanted you to see a CLOSE-UP of the actual finish. It is AMAZING!

Jutt8
01-27-2016, 09:40 AM
A crappy angle pic but I wanted you to see a CLOSE-UP of the actual finish. It is AMAZING!

Thanks Al I really appreciate it. Do you also have a shot of the whole kit together a little further back? Promise I won't ask for another one : )

Yeah I like that finish a lot and I like this series a lot too. This is basically an MMX or MMP without the reference/MW hardware and die cast hoops for a cheaper price than the premiums. I like the idea of the fat tone hoops on these shells too. I love the premiums, but I also understand they are pricey : ). Fabulous drum set and seems like the price will very affordable especially for these shells which are at the top of Pearl's finest of all time IMO. Great job Pearl!

AL PERCIVAL
01-27-2016, 09:50 AM
Thanks Al I really appreciate it. Do you also have a shot of the whole kit together a little further back? Promise I won't ask for another one : )


Sorry I don't have kit pics that was a sample tom in natural matte

BadAstronaut
01-27-2016, 10:40 AM
A crappy angle pic but I wanted you to see a CLOSE-UP of the actual finish. It is AMAZING!I see a few specs of BirdsEye in there

HBG1989
01-28-2016, 02:23 PM
Love that the 4 ply with re-rings are back but I am a little disappointed in the finishes. Hopefully next year some more will be added. Maybe one that has a little more of a wow factor. I always loved the diamond burst, emerald fade and midnight fade in masters finishes. I think these look nice and classy but I want more of a "wow" factor, you know?

AL PERCIVAL
01-28-2016, 02:53 PM
Love that the 4 ply with re-rings are back but I am a little disappointed in the finishes. Hopefully next year some more will be added. Maybe one that has a little more of a wow factor. I always loved the diamond burst, emerald fade and midnight fade in masters finishes. I think these look nice and classy but I want more of a "wow" factor, you know?

These were the new 2016 finishes for the new series. In the past the factory has allowed all the standard former Masters lacquer finishes, we just have to ask and see if the factory will approve the old finishes.

Paiste402
01-28-2016, 06:42 PM
Appear to have the same hardware too.

Just a new name, then?

Drums are basically to that point now, early 90's Masters were basically the peak of classic drum building. Nice shells, optimounts, bridge lugs, nice finishes. If you want more than that you go Reference/Masterworks.

It's a very exciting year for Pearl what with all the additions but really they are the same old kits but with new badges, maybe slightly different shell thicknesses and sizes. Decade Maples are Maple Exports, Crystal Beats are a revamp of the old, the Masters kits are the same revisions as past kits with new badges.

marknu1
01-29-2016, 01:39 AM
These were the new 2016 finishes for the new series. In the past the factory has allowed all the standard former Masters lacquer finishes, we just have to ask and see if the factory will approve the old finishes.

Excellent! I would think the factory would allow other finishes, just as they do (did?) with the MMP.

RobertM
02-01-2016, 02:59 PM
I've heard that 3pc kits (e.g., 20/14/12) in MRV will start at at least $2K or more. Al or Derek, is this accurate?

Gulp, if so.

Master88
02-01-2016, 03:54 PM
These were the new 2016 finishes for the new series. In the past the factory has allowed all the standard former Masters lacquer finishes, we just have to ask and see if the factory will approve the old finishes. This would be awesome and would definitely move the MMR to the top of the list for my next kit this year.

2 basses4life
02-01-2016, 04:13 PM
These were the new 2016 finishes for the new series. In the past the factory has allowed all the standard former Masters lacquer finishes, we just have to ask and see if the factory will approve the old finishes.

i would love it if you could gimme that twilight finish with black hardware...it would be totally worth the wait :)

steadypocket
02-01-2016, 05:00 PM
I've heard that 3pc kits (e.g., 20/14/12) in MRV will start at at least $2K or more. Al or Derek, is this accurate? Gulp, if so.

The 2016 price list is now available on Pearl's main site. Take 40-50% off the MSRP and you'll have your street price.

AL PERCIVAL
02-09-2016, 12:25 PM
Better pic of #111 Matte Natural

Jimenez
02-09-2016, 01:03 PM
Better pic of #111 Matte Natural wow that's nice!

Bri6366
02-11-2016, 08:30 PM
The 4 ply Maple shells were what made me a Pearl convert. I'm glad Pearl brought them back.

grasshopper
03-27-2016, 08:57 PM
The 4 ply Maple shells were what made me a Pearl convert. I'm glad Pearl brought them back.

I would love to see the see through white stain finish offered with the original Masters series. I'd have to seriously consider buying a kit if it was in that finish.

PADman
04-01-2016, 02:31 AM
The 2016 price list has me confused. Are the Reserves ALL special order with the resulting wait times or are the shell packs in stock in Nashville?

PADman
04-01-2016, 03:45 AM
I would love to see the see through white stain finish offered with the original Masters series. I'd have to seriously consider buying a kit if it was in that finish.

That White Mist finish was the bomb along with those 4 ply shells back in its day. I still regret not getting some along with the Mahogany series in bop sizes.

AL PERCIVAL
04-01-2016, 06:42 AM
The 2016 price list has me confused. Are the Reserves ALL special order with the resulting wait times or are the shell packs in stock in Nashville?

MRV Masters Reserve are all by special order.

paradiddlediddle666
04-01-2016, 07:02 AM
Can non-catalog sizes be special ordered?

AL PERCIVAL
04-01-2016, 07:27 AM
Can non-catalog sizes be special ordered?

you mean like 10x7.25 and 3/4? probably not, but give me a size and I'll ask purchasing. :D

paradiddlediddle666
04-01-2016, 11:51 AM
you mean like 10x7.25 and 3/4? probably not, but give me a size and I'll ask purchasing. :D

Nah, Nothing that crazy! I was thinking 14x22 as a 'what if' possibility.

AL PERCIVAL
04-01-2016, 11:59 AM
Nah, Nothing that crazy! I was thinking 14x22 as a 'what if' possibility.

Yes for 14x22.

paradiddlediddle666
04-01-2016, 04:18 PM
Yes for 14x22.

Good to know. :)

Signals
04-23-2016, 05:23 PM
I see that the Masters Complete series is now available, and I'd like to know when the Masters Reserve series will be available?

Thanks

Jutt8
04-23-2016, 07:40 PM
I see that the Masters Complete series is now available, and I'd like to know when the Masters Reserve series will be available? Thanks
I'm guessing that masters maple reserve will be a special order kit and will not be sitting around in local guitar centers and other music stores, but I could be wrong. Price tag is a bit higher than the MCT series.

Signals
04-23-2016, 08:26 PM
I'm guessing that masters maple reserve will be a special order kit and will not be sitting around in local guitar centers and other music stores, but I could be wrong. Price tag is a bit higher than the MCT series.

Geez, I hope that's not the case. The limited configurations and finishes make me believe that they *should* be in stores. Of course, I have been wrong a few times in my life -- just ask my wife! :D

EDIT: Here's one for $2100. Hmmm...I may try the Maple Complete instead. It's almost $1000 less!

https://reverb.com/item/2004589-pearl-masters-maple-reserve-3pc-shell-pack

Jutt8
04-25-2016, 09:00 AM
MRV Masters Reserve are all by special order.

Here you go signals! From the man himself.

Signals
04-25-2016, 05:13 PM
Here you go signals! From the man himself.

Arghhhhhhhhhh! Thanks...I think. lol :D

RYAN LOWE
05-10-2016, 07:21 AM
Can this series allow any special finish orders like old masters finishes? If your waiting 4-6 months, might as well!?!?!

Jutt8
05-10-2016, 07:47 AM
Can this series allow any special finish orders like old masters finishes? If your waiting 4-6 months, might as well!?!?!

I believe Al answered that somewhere and the answer was YES to any old masters finish.


QUOTE FROM AL:
"GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

The Factory has confirmed they will allow any of the former Masters Premium lacquer finishes for the new Masters Maple Reserve. It will be considered a special order 4-6 months delivery time no extra charge."

RYAN LOWE
05-11-2016, 06:43 AM
I believe Al answered that somewhere and the answer was YES to any old masters finish.


QUOTE FROM AL:
"GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

The Factory has confirmed they will allow any of the former Masters Premium lacquer finishes for the new Masters Maple Reserve. It will be considered a special order 4-6 months delivery time no extra charge."

Oh wow, that is great news! HUMMMMMMMMMM :cool:

Jutt8
06-08-2016, 12:16 PM
Check out this MRV from Europe in Saphir Bordeux sparkle. Must be a european finish only I'm guessing.

Pearlplayer1990
06-08-2016, 02:31 PM
Correction Rupp's Drum Shop online sell's Master's 4 peice reserve kits for $1,901.00 for a 4 piece kit

22x18 bass drum
10x7 tom
12x9 tom
16x16 floor tom

There availble finishes -
Matte Natural
Matte White
Olive Burst
Twilight Burst

That's honestly not a bad deal... Hmm wonder what a 3 piece 22,13,16 would go for.

DrumminDave
06-08-2016, 04:06 PM
That would be a 4 piece kit ;)

RYAN LOWE
06-09-2016, 05:15 AM
Check out this MRV from Europe in Saphir Bordeux sparkle. Must be a european finish only I'm guessing.

DAMN NICE! I would order that. That is a ref finish I thought? So special order would be poss. Cool. If I could order an old finish, or ref finish, I would order red sparkle or silver sparkle!

AL PERCIVAL
06-09-2016, 06:52 AM
DAMN NICE! I would order that. That is a ref finish I thought? So special order would be poss. Cool. If I could order an old finish, or ref finish, I would order red sparkle or silver sparkle!

..... See post #61 for finish options. :D

DrumminDave
06-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Hey Al, is there a color chart or anywhere that I can look up the previous finishes? I just sent an email to one reputable company asking if it was possible to purchase one of these kits in a different white finish other that matte white, and he said that that was the only option. I would love to know what other white finishes I could choose from. Thanks!

AL PERCIVAL
06-09-2016, 02:24 PM
Hey Al, is there a color chart or anywhere that I can look up the previous finishes? I just sent an email to one reputable company asking if it was possible to purchase one of these kits in a different white finish other that matte white, and he said that that was the only option. I would love to know what other white finishes I could choose from. Thanks!

you can download the general catalogs here:

http://pearldrum.com/support/product-catalogs/

There is
#109 Arctic White (which is a solid white)
#136 Opal White (the color of the Dennis Chambers sig snare) I don't know if the factory will still do that but we can ask.

DrumminDave
06-09-2016, 02:32 PM
Thanks very much Al, I really appreciate the info!

RYAN LOWE
06-14-2016, 04:29 AM
..... See post #61 for finish options. :D

Man, that is good news. A great back up plan! Navy blue sparkle, red sparkle and silver sparkle all great options for any kit! Hum....

big daddy cool
06-14-2016, 05:31 AM
NICE!
Check out this MRV from Europe in Saphir Bordeux sparkle. Must be a european finish only I'm guessing.

mapexuser
06-21-2016, 10:46 PM
Would it be possible to order the maple reserve with one of the finishes from the masters maple complete series? For example: Absinthe Sparkle #348.

AL PERCIVAL
06-22-2016, 07:48 AM
Would it be possible to order the maple reserve with one of the finishes from the masters maple complete series? For example: Absinthe Sparkle #348.

I'll have to ask the factory. They've confirmed they'll do most of the Masters/Masters Premium lacquer finishes for a 5% surcharge. Let me ask.

big daddy cool
06-22-2016, 01:07 PM
A 5% surcharge???? Would that include ocean sparkle?

big daddy cool
06-22-2016, 01:24 PM
I would do 5% up charge on the MCT. To get ocean sparkle.

AL PERCIVAL
06-22-2016, 03:48 PM
I would do 5% up charge on the MCT. To get ocean sparkle.

HAHAHA - :D

The factory would only do that on MRV not on MCT. Just like they wouldn't do a Masters or Masters Premium lacquer finish on say MCX.

big daddy cool
06-22-2016, 03:51 PM
Hey Al..... a man can dream huh!

big daddy cool
12-04-2016, 10:15 AM
MRV in BOMBAY GOLD SPARKLE (MCT finish)
With fully finished hoops! Sweet!

big daddy cool
12-04-2016, 10:35 AM
The fully finished hoop is so much nicer Than that of the MCT with the same finish

Master88
01-26-2017, 02:51 PM
The fully finished hoop is so much nicer Than that of the MCT with the same finish

Agree 100%

Thrashed
01-28-2017, 10:43 PM
What are the bearing edges on these MRV shells? Inner 45 degree bearing edge?

Labambawarrior
01-29-2017, 09:15 AM
The fully finished hoop is so much nicer Than that of the MCT with the same finish


Agree 110%. Its a shame you to pay $$$ more to get a kit with fully finished hoops!

AL PERCIVAL
01-30-2017, 10:15 AM
What are the bearing edges on these MRV shells? Inner 45 degree bearing edge?

45 degree bearing edge cut is the same shell as on former Masters MMX 4-ply 5mm shell thickness with maple reinforcement rings

Yodelling_Sheep
01-30-2017, 03:49 PM
That twilight burst is the winner for me... stunning.

Redbeard
01-31-2017, 11:34 AM
MRV in BOMBAY GOLD SPARKLE (MCT finish)
With fully finished hoops! Sweet!
Oh my!:eek: That is perfect. You're right that the finished hoops make a huge difference.