View Full Version : NEW!!! 2003 ELX IN RUBY FADE!!!

01-25-2003, 01:07 PM
My new 2003 Export Select in awesome RUBY FADE finish. (I loaned Pearl my kit for the 2003 NAMM show, where this was taken). Just kidding.
Photo supplied by skippy26.
Kit in background is AUTUMN FADE

01-25-2003, 01:14 PM

01-25-2003, 01:16 PM
do the 2003 elx's come standard with fades now? or is that another limited edition thing?

and thats a rad set.

01-25-2003, 01:40 PM
thats one of the most beautiful kits ive ever seen!!! Fades arethe best finishes IMO

01-25-2003, 03:48 PM

Looks like pearl has an answer to Tama's rockstar custom fade set.

01-26-2003, 12:05 AM
looks great nice fade

01-26-2003, 01:47 PM
VenusAndBacchusX, the RUBY FADE and AUTUMN FADE finishes are new colors for 2003 and will be available as regular finishes until Pearl decides to discontinue them. The two new colors won't be available until around April, though. EBONY MIST and BURGANDY MIST were discontinued for 2003. Also, the new UV lacquer process is supposed to enhance the woodgrain and make the colors more vibrant, because the clear coat is near solvent-less it can be applied in thinner coats(helps resonance and sustain) and is more durable and environmentally friendly than the previous process. I have heard some negative feedback on the bass drum hoops' inside not being stained, I like how it looks though.
Here's a better look at AUTUMN FADE