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    Good find! The bass drum claws are more modern...

    Good find!
    The bass drum claws are more modern...
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    Yes, it is!

    Yes, it is!
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    Better still, good job :)

    Better still, good job :)
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    Did you use nail polish?

    Did you use nail polish?
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    Doh, Well it's in great nick just as it is, you...

    Doh,
    Well it's in great nick just as it is, you not going to need to do much...
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    Great job!

    Great job!
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    Hmmm an outside the box idea would be nail...

    Hmmm an outside the box idea would be nail polish. I'm told it comes in millions of colours...
  8. Thread: mx masters?

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    Ok, and does it look to be 8 ply or 6 ply?

    Ok, and does it look to be 8 ply or 6 ply?
  9. Thread: mx masters?

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    No, they are not MX Masters. Masters didn't...

    No, they are not MX Masters.
    Masters didn't exist then.
    That badge is 80-83. To confirm exactly what series, you will need to give us shell thickness in mm, and a pic of a bearing edge would be...
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    That's all cool :) Sometimes people don't want...

    That's all cool :)
    Sometimes people don't want to be told.

    As to "normal" practice, I would have asked why I was getting something different to what I was seeing in the catalogue.
    I would put it...
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    No. I don't think it's fake...

    No.
    I don't think it's fake...
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    Question for you: Is there an inspection sticker...

    Question for you:
    Is there an inspection sticker on the inside of the shell?
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    Well, there's a possible answer you may not like....

    Well, there's a possible answer you may not like.
    Some of the hardware is not from the same era as the shell pack, even though it was bought as a complete kit.
    Check out this:...
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    Ok, I will look some more too. Try again with...

    Ok, I will look some more too.

    Try again with the snare. Throw the tension rods in vinegar overnight, rinse and polish.
    Try a quality auto chrome polish with soft open weave cloths on the shell,...
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    Hi and welcome to the PDF and the vintage section...

    Hi and welcome to the PDF and the vintage section :)

    The badge is certainly 80-83.
    Unfortunately your one pic doesn't let us look at the snare protectors on the rims.
    Also check out the 83...
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    Hey, welcome to the PDF and the vintage section...

    Hey, welcome to the PDF and the vintage section in particular :)

    Your kit looks to be in fantastic order, testament to the original owner.

    So many odd things have happened when it comes to...
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    Yes, welcome to the forum, and the vintage...

    Yes, welcome to the forum, and the vintage section :)

    It's pretty unusual for rims to be so badly rusted they'll never clean up ok, and end up shiny.

    If, after you've got your kick, and want to...
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    Good luck in your search! I'll keep an eye out...

    Good luck in your search!
    I'll keep an eye out in Australia...
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    Great. Just checked out your join date, and I'm...

    Great.
    Just checked out your join date, and I'm saying welcome.
    Sorry mate...
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    G'day. Welcome to the forum and the PDF :) At...

    G'day.
    Welcome to the forum and the PDF :)

    At the top of the vintage section is this thread:
    https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?217397-Catalogue-Corner

    The last entry on page...
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    ^ Looks great!

    ^ Looks great!
  22. Welcome to the PDF and the vintage section :) ...

    Welcome to the PDF and the vintage section :)

    Nice kit!

    I still use one of those reso's on my 1972 kit, only because I had it stored unused for ages.
    You won't find one in black and diplomat...
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    Not many places in Australia sell wrap. Here's a...

    Not many places in Australia sell wrap.
    Here's a place in Perth, and they only sell glitter wrap through their Aussie store (others can be bought via their Japan store):...
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    Hi, Welcome to the PDF :) Are there any...

    Hi,
    Welcome to the PDF :)

    Are there any badges on the kit?
    What you've said so far points me towards late 70's W5 series...
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    Hi falconium01, Welcome to the PDF and the...

    Hi falconium01,
    Welcome to the PDF and the vintage section :)
    This thread is specifically about fibreglass and wood/fibreglass Pearl kits. The export series are neither of those.
    An entire sub...
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