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  • Just ordered my Pearl Reference Pure in Ivory Pearl #330

    A long time Pearl user here. I currently own a 1992 Pearl Export and a 2004 Pearl Master MMX in Emerald Fade (pics in my profile).
    I settled with the thought that being 28 years old, newly wed, house that is being redone, hopefully children in the near future I wouldn't see a new drumkit for atleast another 20 years.
    I always took good care of my MMX and Export, and my MMX is still looking very mint. I clean it completely once a year (get al the hardware off and polish it).

    But these last few weeks and opportunity came by that I couldn't let go. This meant I ordered a Pearl Reference Pure kit,
    Sizes are 24x18, 10x8, 12x9, 13x10 and a 16x16.

    I hope to expand with an extra kick somewhere near the end of the year.

    Since it's in pre-order now I still have a few months to wait, but I can't wait for september when it's expected to be delivered here.

    Last night I decided to go with Ivory Pearl and ordered it this morning. Soon thereafter I searched the web and stumbled upon the attached pic. Upon seeing the picture I knew I took the right decision.

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    Last edited by Funky Animal; 04-18-2013, 08:51 AM.
    Pearl Reference Pure - Ivory Pearl

  • #2
    A gorgeous finish - great choice! And an awesome MMX you have, too!

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    • #3
      Congrats!


      They are great drums!
      Reference Pure #377 Scarlet Sparkle Burst Sold....onto the next. :D
      22x18, 10x8, 12x9, 16x16, 14x6½
      14" A Custom Mastersound, 16" K Custom Fast, 10" HHX Evolution, 10" HHX, 20" K Custom, 17" K Custom Fast, 11" Oriental Trash, 19" Paragon

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      • #4
        Congratz! I saw that you ordered that beautiful pearl kit at Hit It Drums as well haha
        The Masters in Mocha Tamo!
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        • #5
          Thanks guys!

          Originally posted by RaZmEiSteR View Post
          Congratz! I saw that you ordered that beautiful pearl kit at Hit It Drums as well haha
          Yes I did! Great store, and Gerard is a really cool guy! Personally I'd say the best drumstore in The Netherlands. Great know how, great customer service driven by a lot of passion.
          Pearl Reference Pure - Ivory Pearl

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          • #6
            Fantastic finish. I look forward to photos when it arrives!

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            • #7
              Hi,

              Nice choice. It will definitetly be one of the few in that color. Can't wait to see the pics.

              MM
              2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

              18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

              2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

              16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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              • #8
                That bass drum is going to be a CANNON.... Congrats!!!

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                • #9
                  Great stuff, I like those opportunities that are impossible to turn down.

                  Pearl Masters MCX Bronze Glass
                  8x7 | 10x8 | 12x9 | 14x14 | 16x16 | 20x14G | 22x18

                  Originally posted by Mike Foreman
                  Practice makes perfect. But ultimately, I am living proof that you don't need to play well to enjoy gear. You might be surprised how much enjoyment you can get while still sucking.

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                  • #10
                    The wait is always the hardest part. Once you get them... all of that emptiness will quickly vanish. Congratulations!

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                    • #11
                      purse sex.
                      Flying Over Rio
                      https://soundcloud.com/rico7
                      https://open.spotify.com/track/3lceIGs8j4A4MSZXRYdXFw
                      Tama SC Birch/walnut
                      Tama DynaSync
                      Paiste Cymbals

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ricohorton View Post
                        purse sex.
                        Pure sex, yes!

                        MM
                        2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

                        18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

                        2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

                        16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MusicMan View Post
                          Pure sex, yes!

                          MM
                          yes
                          Flying Over Rio
                          https://soundcloud.com/rico7
                          https://open.spotify.com/track/3lceIGs8j4A4MSZXRYdXFw
                          Tama SC Birch/walnut
                          Tama DynaSync
                          Paiste Cymbals

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
                            The wait is always the hardest part. Once you get them... all of that emptiness will quickly vanish. Congratulations!
                            I know! Experienced this once before with my MMX..it's hard, very hard, but very worth it!
                            BTW. When I looked around on youtube a few days ago (trying to decide which kit to chose) I bumped into your "unboxing" video of the Masterworks..amazing kit man! Loved the video and the kit!

                            Thanks guys for all the nice comments. As soon as it's in I will some photos and videos..
                            Pearl Reference Pure - Ivory Pearl

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Funky Animal View Post
                              I know! Experienced this once before with my MMX..it's hard, very hard, but very worth it!
                              Funky,

                              I agree. After ordering a few MW kits over the years (and waiting 7-9 months with fingers crossed each time), I finally discovered I could customize the Pearl stock shells myself and it's made a huge difference. I was always ordering Piano Black drums (which are a stock finish anyway) just to get specific sizes and modifications that I learned I could do myself.

                              Now I just call Nashville and make sure the shells I need are in stock and then I get them in about a week and do the little modifications myself. I liked the MW concept, but I just got tired of waiting and occasionally finding a mistake that couldn't be fixed promptly.

                              I especially love working with the new Reference Pure hardware because it is "modular" so there are several variations of the lugs that are easy to do (which makes it possible to have shell depths and lug and hoop options that aren't possible on any other Pearl series).


                              MM
                              Last edited by MusicMan; 04-23-2013, 09:00 AM.
                              2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

                              18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

                              2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

                              16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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