View Full Version : Pearl dr503 rack?

02-23-2003, 01:36 PM
Can i custom order the dr 503 rack in black? If so what is the price diff? I really want it black to macth the BRX kit iam going to order! Thanks!

02-23-2003, 02:31 PM
I don't know all of Pearl's options, but I don't think that's possible. If it was, it would be in their catalogues, wouldn't it??

But there are some threads on blackening the hardware on drums. Slipknot1 has posted an thread answer that you can use to blacken your DR503. Try and find it.....


02-24-2003, 02:09 PM
to the top!

02-24-2003, 05:32 PM
No, You cannot order the dr 500 series rack in black. If you want black, try Pearl's dr-80. It is made of black anodized aluminum.
You can also get a drumframe, but those run about 2000 bucks.

02-25-2003, 11:21 AM
i just read a post about marvin "smitty" smith using a custom painted dr-503 in annodize black. as i remember he uses it on a show'

according to gene, this rack has been custom paint for the show'

- and he also said that you can do it, by powder coating the rack.
try to ask to the local stores about this. they might help about the coating job.

- thanks :)

02-25-2003, 01:17 PM
I'd just get the DR-80, I've got one and they're solid. Unless you really need height adjustability that is, which personally I dont. I get my toms wherever I want them by clamping them to the bit of the cymbal stand that sticks out the bottom of the rack-clamp - sounds more complicated than it is!