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MusicMan
04-26-2019, 09:34 AM
Hi,

I recently saw one of the MCT kits at a store and fell in love with the beautiful sparkle finishes that are available in this series. I decided to pick up a few of the shells and make a little custom kit in the "Martini" sizes (since Pearl doesn't offer a kit like this). These drums sound fantastic (considering the small sizes).

14x12 kick drum (with custom SP70 spurs, BT-3 tom mount, and built-in JG-16 riser).
13x10 floor tom
12x5 Sensitone Custom Alloy steel snare drum (vintage)
8x8 tom

** I experimented with putting wood hoops on the little kick drum but it made no difference in the sound. Thus, I left it "cafe" style with the Super Hoops. I'm using Remo P4 Coated (with dot) for the batter head and Remo P3 Renaissance front head with 4" hole. This combination nicely focusses the sound with no internal muffling needed.

** The toms have Remo Emperor coated for batters and Remo Renaissance Ambassadors on the bottoms. Snare drum has Remo P3 Coated (with dot) for batter and Remo Ambassador Hazy for the snare side.

** The Pearl Flat Base hardware is upgraded with 1030 gyro-lock tilters and SBA-1 snare basket adapters.

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AL PERCIVAL
04-26-2019, 10:03 AM
Love it!~~~~

insane65
04-26-2019, 10:46 AM
Beautiful with those gold sparkles jumping out. Props on the tasty Zildjians as well

MusicMan
04-26-2019, 12:20 PM
Love it!~~~~

Thanks, Al.

I'm also working on another unique Pearl kit using the MCT sparkle drums. Stay tuned ... :)

MusicMan
04-26-2019, 12:23 PM
Beautiful with those gold sparkles jumping out. Props on the tasty Zildjians as well

Thanks.

The cymbals are A Zildjian 18" Crash/Ride, A Zildjian 14" Fast Crash, and A Zildjian 13" New Beat hi-hats.

The hi-hat tambourine is a custom piece I made with Pearl tambourine jingles.

MM :)

RushDrums24
04-26-2019, 03:38 PM
Awesome rig.

For me though the 8" is a little too deep for my taste, and too small, I would've gone for a 10x7", or done a double tom set up of an 8x6.5" and 10x7". But i'd still rock it as is :)

CUZNRED
04-26-2019, 03:51 PM
Very cool man

MusicMan
04-26-2019, 03:59 PM
Awesome rig.
For me though the 8" is a little too deep for my taste, and too small, I would've gone for a 10x7", or done a double tom set up of an 8x6.5" and 10x7". But i'd still rock it as is :)

The reasons I went with the 8x8 size are because it is how the original "Martini kit" concept was done, and also because it shows off more of the finish (since the tom is small and has a lot of hardware).

A 10x7 tom (or two toms) wouldn't characterize a "Martini" style kit either. I was trying to be specific to the original concept.

MM :)

MusicMan
04-26-2019, 04:03 PM
Very cool man

Thanks.

I was originally going to do this in Matte Black #124, but I thought the sparkle finish was a better option for this concept.

I'm working on another unique concept kit using the MCT sparkle too ... stay tuned :)

TMdrums
04-26-2019, 05:31 PM
Great purchase MusicMan! Awesome tight set up! Enjoy!

MusicMan
04-26-2019, 06:24 PM
Great purchase MusicMan! Awesome tight set up! Enjoy!

Thanks.

It's comfortable to play, but it takes a bit to get used to the 8" tom with the 13" floor tom.

rollracer
04-27-2019, 08:07 PM
very cool...seems an easy ''portable''' kit you can set up in a blink.

MusicMan
04-27-2019, 09:42 PM
very cool...seems an easy ''portable''' kit you can set up in a blink.

Yes, that is the advantage of it.

All the bags are small enough to easily fit together in the back seat or trunk of a small car.

CUZNRED
04-29-2019, 10:50 AM
Thanks.

I was originally going to do this in Matte Black #124, but I thought the sparkle finish was a better option for this concept.

I'm working on another unique concept kit using the MCT sparkle too ... stay tuned :)

I am considering doing up a bigger kit with bigger sizes. I wish they had silver sparkle..... I will probably do it as matte black

24x18 kick
12x10
13x11
16x16
18x16

MusicMan
04-29-2019, 11:27 AM
I am considering doing up a bigger kit with bigger sizes. I wish they had silver sparkle..... I will probably do it as matte black

24x18 kick
12x10
13x11
16x16
18x16

Good plan, but at least half of those sizes are going to be special order.

CUZNRED
04-29-2019, 01:44 PM
Good plan, but at least half of those sizes are going to be special order.

Sighs, yeah..... I am aware of that. Sick of the shallow rack tom fad and want something different.

MusicMan
04-29-2019, 02:00 PM
Sighs, yeah..... I am aware of that. Sick of the shallow rack tom fad and want something different.

Are you a tall guy (considering the size of the bass drum and those deep toms)?

CUZNRED
04-29-2019, 03:51 PM
Are you a tall guy (considering the size of the bass drum and those deep toms)?

6 ft tall..... I also offset my toms so I can get them lower, I could also do 10x9 12x10 to make it work

IronHeadSlim
05-03-2019, 05:56 PM
You sure come up with the best custom stuff using all Pearl stuff!! I especially like any MCT stuff, the best shells Pearl makes!


Hi,

I recently saw one of the MCT kits at a store and fell in love with the beautiful sparkle finishes that are available in this series. I decided to pick up a few of the shells and make a little custom kit in the "Martini" sizes (since Pearl doesn't offer a kit like this). These drums sound fantastic (considering the small sizes).

14x12 kick drum (with custom SP70 spurs, BT-3 tom mount, and built-in JG-16 riser).
13x10 floor tom
12x5 Sensitone Custom Alloy steel snare drum (vintage)
8x8 tom

** I experimented with putting wood hoops on the little kick drum but it made no difference in the sound. Thus, I left it "cafe" style with the Super Hoops. I'm using Remo P4 Coated (with dot) for the batter head and Remo P3 Renaissance front head with 4" hole. This combination nicely focusses the sound with no internal muffling needed.

** The toms have Remo Emperor coated for batters and Remo Renaissance Ambassadors on the bottoms. Snare drum has Remo P3 Coated (with dot) for batter and Remo Ambassador Hazy for the snare side.

** The Pearl Flat Base hardware is upgraded with 1030 gyro-lock tilters and SBA-1 snare basket adapters.

513681

513682

513683

513684

MusicMan
05-03-2019, 07:18 PM
You sure come up with the best custom stuff using all Pearl stuff!! I especially like any MCT stuff, the best shells Pearl makes!

Thanks for the nice compliment. I appreciate it.

I'm working on another new project with the MCT shells ... stay tuned. :)

RG1820X
05-04-2019, 07:56 AM
Very nice work and a really cool looking kit. Whatever you did to the bass drum spurs really made them "splay" nicely. Pearl 18" bass drums have a wide spread. I also used Renaissance head for a while on an 18" floor tom conversion and it really did sound nice.

MusicMan
05-04-2019, 08:06 AM
Very nice work and a really cool looking kit. Whatever you did to the bass drum spurs really made them "splay" nicely. Pearl 18" bass drums have a wide spread. I also used Renaissance head for a while on an 18" floor tom conversion and it really did sound nice.

Thanks.

The key to positioning the SP70 spurs (on any 8-lug bass drum) is to put the lower of the three mounting screws in line with the lugs in the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. This enables them to angle correctly and also lift the drum high enough to center the Pearl pedal without the need to shorten the angle of the beater shaft.

I recently started using the Renaissance heads for the resonant sides of all my drums. They sound good, and I like that they are translucent. :)

MusicMan
05-04-2019, 08:15 AM
Erik,

I thought about using an 8x7 tom for this kit but there is very little space between the lugs to the sparkle finish gets obscured. I like how the 8x8 tom looks with this kit because it shows more of the finish between the top and bottom lugs on the small tom.

I think Sonor got it right with the first edition when they used the 8x8 tom.

MM :)