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  • An Unexpected Journey For A Brand New #193 20x16 Reference BD

    This past week, there was brand new #193 20x16 Reference BD for sale from Music-for-All. After I bought it, I called Matt (Music-for-All) to get the story behind it. Fortunately for Matt, he was on his honeymoon. Unfortunately for me, he was on his honeymoon. Before arriving yesterday, it shipped out of Nashville which makes me think it has been sitting in the warehouse for 2.5 years, but that has not been confirmed. I guess it really doesn't matter in the end, I am just glad to finish my set with a matching bass drum. Anyways, so you know it happened . . .

    The box:


    Opened:


    The tag:


    Front View:


    Top View:

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  • #2
    Awesome score !!! ENJOY !!!
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
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    • #3
      Andy congrats on an awesome acquisition, especially in original #193! I presume it was in the dealers warehouse, not Pearl's. I asked Al ages ago what was left at Pearl and he said a few rack toms.

      No, I'm not jelly.

      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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      • #4
        Nice!!!keep the family growing!
        Beneath a summer sky
        Under glass moonlight
        Night awaits the lamb's arrival
        Liquid shadows crawl
        Silver teardrops fall
        The bride subsides to her survival

        Ref Crystal Rain Army!!!

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        • #5
          Awesome Color. Congratulations man!

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          • #6
            wow lucky!

            Purple Craze is one finish i don't think i'll ever get tired of seeing. So beautiful and finely done. Reminds me of pictures i've seen of a clear night sky in the country, where all the stars are clearly visible.
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            • #7
              The journey led it to Pearl's FB page.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nik12 View Post
                The journey led it to Pearl's FB page.
                Ha cheers, I found and commented!

                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Eric View Post
                  Awesome score !!! ENJOY !!!
                  Thanks! Surprisingly, my wife gave the "thumbs up" to the purchase without the "I thought you said that you are finished building your kit" comment - I know some of you have been there!

                  Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
                  Andy congrats on an awesome acquisition, especially in original #193! I presume it was in the dealers warehouse, not Pearl's. I asked Al ages ago what was left at Pearl and he said a few rack toms.

                  No, I'm not jelly.
                  Thanks for your insights Mike. And I believe you, I know how you feel about two bass drums . . . maybe.

                  Originally posted by Diofter View Post
                  Nice!!!keep the family growing!
                  I really think I am finished.

                  Originally posted by sdrum177 View Post
                  Awesome Color. Congratulations man!
                  Especially since it matches the rest of the kit.

                  Originally posted by TVTjoey View Post
                  wow lucky!

                  Purple Craze is one finish i don't think i'll ever get tired of seeing. So beautiful and finely done. Reminds me of pictures i've seen of a clear night sky in the country, where all the stars are clearly visible.
                  Agreed - I have loved it since it first debuted!

                  Originally posted by nik12 View Post
                  The journey led it to Pearl's FB page.
                  That is pretty cool! Thanks Pearl!

                  Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
                  Ha cheers, I found and commented!
                  Thanks for the support Mike!

                  Pearl Purple Craze Reference Series
                  6x7 | 6x7 | 8x7 | 8x7 | 8x8 | 10x8 | 12x9 | 13x9 | 14x11 | 16x13 | 18x16 | 18x14G | 20x14G | 20x16 | 22x18
                  Pearl 14x5 Wine Red Maple and Copper Free Floating Snares
                  Pearl 10x6.2 Mangini Signature Snare
                  Tama Octobans

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                  • #10
                    Also, the title, I see what you did there...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RG1820X View Post
                      Thanks for your insights Mike. And I believe you, I know how you feel about two bass drums . . . maybe.
                      I actually read your first post again and realized you said it was in Nashville all that time, not at the dealers. When I bought my kit new in a fusion kit sell-out in 2010 it had been in the warehouse at least 4 years already.

                      And yes you know I'm not looking for a DB set up, however if a 20x16 was local I would snap it myself! Would be great for a variable config.

                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nik12 View Post
                        Also, the title, I see what you did there...
                        I knew it would only be a matter of time until someone figured it out! I am glad I could give you some REP!

                        Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
                        I actually read your first post again and realized you said it was in Nashville all that time, not at the dealers. When I bought my kit new in a fusion kit sell-out in 2010 it had been in the warehouse at least 4 years already.
                        So do you think it might have been sitting in Pearl's Nashville Warehouse all this time?

                        Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
                        And yes you know I'm not looking for a DB set up, however if a 20x16 was local I would snap it myself! Would be great for a variable config.
                        That is unexpected also! So should I and the PDF community be keeping an eye out for you if one comes up that is not "local"?

                        Pearl Purple Craze Reference Series
                        6x7 | 6x7 | 8x7 | 8x7 | 8x8 | 10x8 | 12x9 | 13x9 | 14x11 | 16x13 | 18x16 | 18x14G | 20x14G | 20x16 | 22x18
                        Pearl 14x5 Wine Red Maple and Copper Free Floating Snares
                        Pearl 10x6.2 Mangini Signature Snare
                        Tama Octobans

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RG1820X View Post
                          So do you think it might have been sitting in Pearl's Nashville Warehouse all this time?
                          Maybe it was at PHQ the whole time. I can't recall if I asked Al specifically about any rack toms still available or drums in general. It may have even been there but not showing in stock, not to suggest they had a fault in the inventory system.

                          Originally posted by RG1820X View Post
                          That is unexpected also! So should I and the PDF community be keeping an eye out for you if one comes up that is not "local"?
                          Don't keep encouraging me! I have looked into it before, shipping is the killer with bass drums. It costs more than the drum.

                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
                            Maybe it was at PHQ the whole time. I can't recall if I asked Al specifically about any rack toms still available or drums in general. It may have even been there but not showing in stock, not to suggest they had a fault in the inventory system.
                            Speaking of overlooking, I saw that the drum was originally listed on May 30, 2014 - I never saw it until August 24 . . .

                            Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
                            Don't keep encouraging me! I have looked into it before, shipping is the killer with bass drums. It costs more than the drum.
                            I only encourage when I am paying, but I do like to share the joy in the journey with others. That is a crazy amount for shipping. I think we should start taking trips to NZ with oversized checked-in baggage - we can store our clothes inside of the shell.

                            Pearl Purple Craze Reference Series
                            6x7 | 6x7 | 8x7 | 8x7 | 8x8 | 10x8 | 12x9 | 13x9 | 14x11 | 16x13 | 18x16 | 18x14G | 20x14G | 20x16 | 22x18
                            Pearl 14x5 Wine Red Maple and Copper Free Floating Snares
                            Pearl 10x6.2 Mangini Signature Snare
                            Tama Octobans

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RG1820X View Post
                              That is a crazy amount for shipping. I think we should start taking trips to NZ with oversized checked-in baggage - we can store our clothes inside of the shell.
                              True Andy that is the best way of getting a bass drum down here, I'm sure it could get on the plane as over sized baggage and for much less cost. Once I got my sister to bring 2 drum bags from Australia when taking a trip over, no cost!

                              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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