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  • my new (to me) session custom maple

    These drums sound awesome so excited =)
    the kick is a little scratched up but i have big plans for this blue monster.
    for started a bb1 cover plate for the tom holder, all new heads, t-1000 toms holders, new bass drum hoops and more as my wallet recoops.
    10,12,14,22" kick not sure what the finish is just yet more pics to come!
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    Originally posted by AL PERCIVAL
    in its most simplistic terms, snare's cannot be played "All the time". They need their sleep too!, thus the snare bed........... :D
    my sessions (work in progress)
    http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...n-custom-maple

    looking for: anything satin

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    They are truly awesome drums!!! Congrats!
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    • #3
      Welcome to the Session Squadron. I've long felt that Sessions were overlooked and underrated kits - I bought mine specifically because of the value I believe they have. IMO they are a fully professional level set of drums, right on par with the MXR/MPR/MCX Masters - after all, from a construction standpoint they are the same 6 ply, 7.5 mm shells, built on the same forms, from the same maple stock (the masters have a higher finish grade outer ply, but sonically it makes no difference) and have the same precision cut bearing edges. I've owned mine for over 6 years. When I got mine, the goal was to have a kit I was going to be happy to play for the next 10 years or so, and I'm still as happy with them now as I was when I got them.

      Nice kit - I definitely approve!
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      • #4
        trickg i was hoping i'd grab your interest you were one of the first people to help me on the forum and i have always associated you with sessions =).

        Any info on this kit would be awesome smx? srx? any idea on how expensive a new set of kick hoops would be? i have a band practice tomorrow so ill really get to hear em sing thanks all
        Originally posted by AL PERCIVAL
        in its most simplistic terms, snare's cannot be played "All the time". They need their sleep too!, thus the snare bed........... :D
        my sessions (work in progress)
        http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...n-custom-maple

        looking for: anything satin

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        • #5
          I fully concur that sessions are awesome. i have pretty much the same kit in green fade, plus a 16x16 and a 12x10. All the toms have killer tone. The kick is great, though my 1971 Ludwig 22x14 sounds better. Still, for a modern kick, the Session is great.

          I don't know what else anyone could want in a drum kit. Though your hoops are a bit chipped up, you may want to try stripping them down to bare wood instead of replacing.

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          • #6
            Beautiful set of Sessions, man! I love that finish! BTW, that kick may be a 20". Looks like it from here.
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            • #7
              SWEET COLOR!!! Please wipe those bad boys down!

              Sessions are amazing kits man. Beautiful kit!
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              • #8
                Nice, love sessions


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                • #9
                  Nice kit man! Animal has appeared on a few threads lately

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                  • #10
                    As far as I know, those are the original version of the SMX before they gave them the bridge style lugs and changed the style of the badge. I don't think that the Session Selects were 100 percent maple. Those are the original (and now re-introduced) RL-10 lugs, and I think they were used by both the Export and the Session series until they introduced the NCL-100 lug design. They aren't bridge style, but I seriously doubt if it matters that much at the end of the day when bigger, more obvious issues like head selection and tuning determine how a drum is going to sound.

                    I was "this" close to picking up a whole second Session kit - it was used but it was the same Vintage Fade as mine, only with the RL-10 lugs. It was sitting used on the GC floor for something insane like $350, but I couldn't justify the second kit at the time.
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                    • #11
                      According to Pearl, that badge still falls under the SRX designation. I have the same and that's what they told me. New hoops will probably run $80 - $100 for the pair. I'd try to clean up what you have first. Again, beautiful looking and sounding kit you have there.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kiwiref View Post
                        Animal has appeared on a few threads lately
                        But in this one he doesn't seem to be that happy...

                        Can't be the drums, though. They're nice!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tbonedrumcam View Post
                          Beautiful set of Sessions, man! I love that finish! BTW, that kick may be a 20". Looks like it from here.
                          i thought so at first too but it is the older pearl logo head where the logo is bigger. I just put my 22" Superkick II. I would be in my glory if it were a 20 though.

                          Originally posted by aizo View Post
                          SWEET COLOR!!! Please wipe those bad boys down!

                          Sessions are amazing kits man. Beautiful kit!
                          Thank you!! they are beautiful love marine blue fade. I plan on buffing/polishing fixing up some of the dents so i haven't gone nuts cleaning them yet just tuning =D


                          Originally posted by kiwiref View Post
                          Nice kit man! Animal has appeared on a few threads lately
                          I have always loved Animal. After a few shows people started calling me An-i-mal from the way that I play, this is when i started embracing it, i haven't played a show without him since =D.


                          Originally posted by trickg View Post
                          As far as I know, those are the original version of the SMX before they gave them the bridge style lugs and changed the style of the badge. I don't think that the Session Selects were 100 percent maple. Those are the original (and now re-introduced) RL-10 lugs, and I think they were used by both the Export and the Session series until they introduced the NCL-100 lug design. They aren't bridge style, but I seriously doubt if it matters that much at the end of the day when bigger, more obvious issues like head selection and tuning determine how a drum is going to sound.

                          I was "this" close to picking up a whole second Session kit - it was used but it was the same Vintage Fade as mine, only with the RL-10 lugs. It was sitting used on the GC floor for something insane like $350, but I couldn't justify the second kit at the time.
                          I probably would have lol, depending on the sizes. If i ever see an srx(?) in marine blue fade with different sizes i WILL be buying it.I like having options.


                          Originally posted by joshvibert View Post
                          According to Pearl, that badge still falls under the SRX designation. I have the same and that's what they told me. New hoops will probably run $80 - $100 for the pair. I'd try to clean up what you have first. Again, beautiful looking and sounding kit you have there.
                          I worry about matching the finish though i think i would rather have them scratched up or cough up the $100 rather then natural.



                          Originally posted by Headshrinker View Post
                          But in this one he doesn't seem to be that happy...

                          Can't be the drums, though. They're nice!
                          Thank you! it could be because hes hanging by his neck.
                          Originally posted by AL PERCIVAL
                          in its most simplistic terms, snare's cannot be played "All the time". They need their sleep too!, thus the snare bed........... :D
                          my sessions (work in progress)
                          http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...n-custom-maple

                          looking for: anything satin

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                          • #14
                            I got paid today heads/and a port Insert/protector on their way .Now I just need to track down a white head
                            Originally posted by AL PERCIVAL
                            in its most simplistic terms, snare's cannot be played "All the time". They need their sleep too!, thus the snare bed........... :D
                            my sessions (work in progress)
                            http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...n-custom-maple

                            looking for: anything satin

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                            • #15
                              Nice drums and cymbals! But how on Earth do you play that hihat locked? I've never seen someone have the hat pedal before the slave pedal :P
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