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    Hi, I'm a beginner drummer, an old one at that, and just bought a bundle of drums that included some older pearls.

    One full set of 1977? W-5's in black that are a little beat up but fixable and a second japan made bass that has a fiberglass lining, I am including a pic so if anyone can give me a nod as to what group it fits into. It has sever delaminated areas and I have been shown that they can me repaired.Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    Hello and welcome!

    Please post up a lot more pics to confirm anything you are asking about
    Include bass drum spurs, tom arms, badges, bearing edges, and anything else you think may help.

    The one pic you have put up shows a badge from 1980 to 1983.
    Please give us dimensions of the drum, show us the delaminations...
    My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
    My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
    My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
    Catalogue Corner Thread
    Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
    My Snare build

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      the pic of the rim shows one of the De laminated spots, both have been repaired using Elmer wood glue and custom made wood forms and clamps looks as if they were never there and with a pillow for dampening it sounds great . now I just wonder where it fits in the pearl lineup. the tom mounts were purchased separately.
      Last edited by Markshells60; 10-11-2018, 10:19 AM.

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      • #4
        Wood/fiberglass series
        Want to Trade: My Mapex Orion 22x20 bass drum shell in Wine Burl Burst (8.5-9/10) for your 22x16 of the same

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        • #5
          Thank you! Now where did this fit in the line up? Was this a top of line, middle of the road or low end drum? It sounds great, sharp and deep, I like it. But if I can move up over time, I guess I ‘m looking for which direction to go.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Markshells60 View Post
            Thank you! Now where did this fit in the line up? Was this a top of line, middle of the road or low end drum? It sounds great, sharp and deep, I like it. But if I can move up over time, I guess I ‘m looking for which direction to go.
            Pretty sure it was upper level stuff. Some big name rock drummers used those back in the day.
            Want to Trade: My Mapex Orion 22x20 bass drum shell in Wine Burl Burst (8.5-9/10) for your 22x16 of the same

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            • #7
              That’s awesome!! I paid 150.00 for a complete set of pearl wood set (W-5) and got this bass and a full set of cb700 drums too. The 10 claw fiberglass bass is thunderous and in real good shape. The cb700 snare sounds amazing!! I cant believe how easy it is to get so many different clear tones out of it. The cb700 set are concert toms and very well used, my understanding is this set was used at a Georgia amphitheater during summer concerts back in the 80’s? And you can tell they saw a ton of use. I pulled the wrap off the toms and cleaned up the hardware to see if I can get cool sound from them. One day i’ll Get a dream set, for now something to learn on, practice with and decompress at the end of the day is great, having a blunderbuss of a kick just adds to the pleasure!!

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                • #10
                  The Tom mounts have been replaced with original pearls, much nicer, and I am using the wood/fiberglass bass which I love! Trying to achieve a thud similar to something like Neil Peart’s toms, just cant get there yet, I have some later exports that I have not worked with yet, I’m still experimenting and learning, I love it.

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