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drummerdavebmth
05-24-2018, 01:52 PM
Hi guys and girls

I’ve just joined the forum because I’m excited at the prospect of playing Pearl drums again (last Pearl kit I owned was an Export, back in the day).

My current kit is this a Natal US fusion X (Ash)......which I either set up as a 4 piece (as in the pic) or a 5 piece

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However, I’ve always wanted to own a Pearl Masters, to me that was my goal. So I have finally put an order in for a Masters Maple Reserve in Natural Maple (#102) and I’ve spent a bit extra to have the shell hardware gold plated!!

I can’t wait......the next 4-6 months are going to be agony!!!!

I’ll post photo’s when it arrives :)

RushDrums24
05-24-2018, 02:27 PM
Hi guys and girls

Iíve just joined the forum because Iím excited at the prospect of playing Pearl drums again (last Pearl kit I owned was an Export, back in the day).

My current kit is this a Natal US fusion X (Ash)......which I either set up as a 4 piece (as in the pic) or a 5 piece

509742

However, Iíve always wanted to own a Pearl Masters, to me that was my goal. So I have finally put an order in for a Masters Maple Reserve in Natural Maple (#102) and Iíve spent a bit extra to have the shell hardware gold plated!!

I canít wait......the next 4-6 months are going to be agony!!!!

Looks great, where you playing? and who with? Fellow Natal player here, Cafe Racer bop with Originals Ash shell snare. https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?280493-New-Natal-Kit&highlight=natal
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MattKeaton
05-24-2018, 04:38 PM
That's awesome.
Can't wait to see it.

Eric
05-24-2018, 05:12 PM
Welcome to the Forum. Enjoy your time here.
My goal was to get a Pearl Masters kit too.

drummerdavebmth
05-25-2018, 02:38 AM
Looks great, where you playing? and who with? Fellow Natal player here, Cafe Racer bop with Originals Ash shell snare. https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?280493-New-Natal-Kit&highlight=natal
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Hi......Thanks!

I’ve been playing quite a few UK theatre shows recently with The Bowie Experience (depping/sitting in on the show’s that their regular drummer can’t do).

This photo was taken just after soundcheck at The Hippodrome Theatre (Bristol).

Here’s a clip of my Natal in action (when we played at The Opera House, Manchester). Sounds better with headphones...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1939277639719049&id=1506213199692164

RushDrums24
05-25-2018, 05:39 AM
Hi......Thanks!

I’ve been playing quite a few UK theatre shows recently with The Bowie Experience (depping/sitting in on the show’s that their regular drummer can’t do).

This photo was taken just after soundcheck at The Hippodrome Theatre (Bristol).

Here’s a clip of my Natal in action (when we played at The Opera House, Manchester). Sounds better with headphones...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1939277639719049&id=1506213199692164

Thats great, I thought it was a British theatre. (Teesside based drummer here). My Grandad/teacher, Paul Smith is the guy on the Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers theatre show, Islands in the stream. https://www.facebook.com/dollyandkenny/videos/1810634135855782/

drummerdavebmth
05-25-2018, 01:02 PM
Thats great, I thought it was a British theatre. (Teesside based drummer here). My Grandad/teacher, Paul Smith is the guy on the Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers theatre show, Islands in the stream. https://www.facebook.com/dollyandkenny/videos/1810634135855782/

Wow.....very cool!! Lucky you, having a drummer/drum teacher in the family!

I played with the Bowie Experience in your neck of the woods actually, back in February...Sunderland Empire theatre (another stunning venue).

drummerdavebmth
05-25-2018, 01:03 PM
That's awesome.
Can't wait to see it.

I can’t wait to see it either!! ;)

drummerdavebmth
05-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Welcome to the Forum. Enjoy your time here.
My goal was to get a Pearl Masters kit too.

Thanks.....I’m looking forward to being part of the Pearl family again (although I already own an Omar Hakim signature snare drum :cool: )

RushDrums24
05-25-2018, 01:41 PM
Wow.....very cool!! Lucky you, having a drummer/drum teacher in the family!

I played with the Bowie Experience in your neck of the woods actually, back in February...Sunderland Empire theatre (another stunning venue).

I thought i'd seen it advertised, really lovely theatre. It is great having it in the family, certainly is an advantage when it comes to networking, or depping for each other (which we have done) :)

TMdrums
05-25-2018, 05:40 PM
Drummerdavebmth, awesome pic of your Natal at that beautiful theater! Please post pic's of your Masters when you get them!

drummerdavebmth
05-26-2018, 12:12 PM
Drummerdavebmth, awesome pic of your Natal at that beautiful theater! Please post pic's of your Masters when you get them!

Cheers..........Yes, I’ll definitely be posting LOTS of pic’s of my Masters when I get it (It’s going to take 5-6 months to arrive though).

killerkick
05-20-2020, 08:34 AM
It's been 6 months. Can we have some eye candy?

CUZNRED
06-16-2020, 04:01 PM
Looks great, where you playing? and who with? Fellow Natal player here, Cafe Racer bop with Originals Ash shell snare. https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?280493-New-Natal-Kit&highlight=natal
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I am curious about Natal and want to get one, not a lot of places carry them however. Are they hard to get in the states??

RushDrums24
06-16-2020, 04:22 PM
I am curious about Natal and want to get one, not a lot of places carry them however. Are they hard to get in the states??

I couldn't really say for you US guys. They're commonplace now in most UK drum stores. If you can, hop onto the Natal Drummer's Hangout facebook group, theres a few US players in there, they'd be able to help more than me.

That aside though, they make wonderful drums. I've used drums from almost all of their ranges:
Walnut, Ash and Maple shelled Originals Series (I've owned Snares from both)
Tulipwood Cafe Racer (my main gig kit)
Arcadia (which is the kits my local rehearsal studios keep as house kits)
Arcadia Acrylic. (I had a play on one in a studio, a nice kit but a bit harsh for my tastes - acrylic never was my thing!)

I'd recommend anything cafe racer and upwards, for a quality, working kit at not a huge outlay, for the money (Excluding the walnut, around £1000 for a 5 piece shell pack), you'd be hard pushed to find a better kit.

CUZNRED
06-16-2020, 04:28 PM
I couldn't really say for you US guys. They're commonplace now in most UK drum stores. If you can, hop onto the Natal Drummer's Hangout facebook group, theres a few US players in there, they'd be able to help more than me.

That aside though, they make wonderful drums. I've used drums from almost all of their ranges:
Walnut, Ash and Maple shelled Originals Series (I've owned Snares from both)
Tulipwood Cafe Racer (my main gig kit)
Arcadia (which is the kits my local rehearsal studios keep as house kits)
Arcadia Acrylic. (I had a play on one in a studio, a nice kit but a bit harsh for my tastes - acrylic never was my thing!)

I'd recommend anything cafe racer and upwards, for a quality, working kit at not a huge outlay, for the money (Excluding the walnut, around £1000 for a 5 piece shell pack), you'd be hard pushed to find a better kit.

I want the walnut kit and a cafť racer. I have heard nothing but great things about these drums. Thanks for the information

RushDrums24
06-16-2020, 05:02 PM
I want the walnut kit and a cafť racer. I have heard nothing but great things about these drums. Thanks for the information

No problem! I'll PM you a few sound recordings too :)

CUZNRED
06-17-2020, 07:05 AM
No problem! I'll PM you a few sound recordings too :)

Love it

rollracer
06-18-2020, 10:30 PM
natural wood never gets old.can't wait to see that kit once settled up.

rollracer
06-19-2020, 02:35 PM
Love it

hey man...you should clear your PM box .

ChelseaOwen
06-19-2021, 08:10 AM
I liked it too.

NO DRUMS
07-02-2021, 03:25 PM
Hi guys and girls

Iíve just joined the forum because Iím excited at the prospect of playing Pearl drums again (last Pearl kit I owned was an Export, back in the day).

My current kit is this a Natal US fusion X (Ash)......which I either set up as a 4 piece (as in the pic) or a 5 piece

509742

However, Iíve always wanted to own a Pearl Masters, to me that was my goal. So I have finally put an order in for a Masters Maple Reserve in Natural Maple (#102) and Iíve spent a bit extra to have the shell hardware gold plated!!

I canít wait......the next 4-6 months are going to be agony!!!!

Iíll post photoís when it arrives :)Did it every arrived intact