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    Killer score!!!

    Killer score!!!
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    Thanks guys! I figured I'd continue the updates...

    Thanks guys! I figured I'd continue the updates in this thread. I've been playing the hell out of this kit lately! A while back I was experimenting with different bass drum tunings, and broke a...
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    Thanks! Found the whole kit in a pawn shop for...

    Thanks! Found the whole kit in a pawn shop for $600. Cymbals, hardware, everything. The Jupiter looks especially clean because I just recently took it all apart and cleaned everything while I was...
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    More pics.

    More pics.
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    Not sure if I should post this here, but here is...

    Not sure if I should post this here, but here is my (pre-MLX) 1980 G-Series Maple shell Big Beat kit in high gloss Walnut lacquer, and 146.5 COB Jupiter snare. I'm head over heels in love with them....
  6. Thanks! I think I may have found the swivel nut...

    Thanks! I think I may have found the swivel nut and washer I need, but I'm also looking for a spare late '70s style Pearl badge to replace the missing one on my Jupiter snare. Any chance you have any...
  7. Help with parts for G-Series Maple shell 1424

    Would anyone happen to have a spare 6mm bass drum swivel nut, and the correct washer for the T-handle from the late '70s or early '80s? I've looked for replacements online, but can't seem to find the...
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    Thanks! I couldn't be happier with it. Also I...

    Thanks! I couldn't be happier with it. Also I just wanted to note that I've checked out the lug springs on all of the drums as you suggested, and they are all packed with foam seemingly from the...
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    Forgot to post an update here, but I recently...

    Forgot to post an update here, but I recently took my Jupiter snare apart to deep clean everything before putting new heads on top and bottom. It came out great!!! It now has a Remo Coated Ambassador...
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    4 months later and I'm still giddy about this kit...

    4 months later and I'm still giddy about this kit lol! I've mostly been playing around with tuning lately, and I'm happy to report that for the first time in my life I've managed to get a killer bass...
  11. I know this thread is years old, but I was...

    I know this thread is years old, but I was wondering if there was any chance you still have this pedal? I've been looking all over for one with no luck. If you do still have it I would definitely be...
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    Wow!!! Really nice work! I love seeing old...

    Wow!!! Really nice work! I love seeing old neglected kits come back to life. If you ever decide to part with that parallel strainer walnut snare let me know. I eventually want to add one to my 1980...
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    Awesome! Glad someone here got them! I was hoping...

    Awesome! Glad someone here got them! I was hoping to have a spare set for my late '70s Jupiter, but I wasn't sure if they would fit. Good thing I decided to ask here before bidding. Since they...
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    They're on ebay at the moment. Auction ends in an...

    They're on ebay at the moment. Auction ends in an hour and a half. Here is the link.
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    Came across a pair of NOS Pearl S-027 snare wires...

    Came across a pair of NOS Pearl S-027 snare wires for sale. Are those the correct wires for my '70s Jupiter, or are those only for the '80s parallel strainer?
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    I don't know that there's much of a market, but...

    I don't know that there's much of a market, but in my opinion they're very desirable! I've been playing a 1980 Pearl Maple shell Big Beat kit for a few months now and I think I've found that it's my...
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    That was going to be my next question. If the...

    That was going to be my next question. If the color is easy to match I'll probably just strip and refinish the black hoop I already have. I think I remember you saying you had refinished some shells...
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    Damn, guess that means I'm on the hunt for one...

    Damn, guess that means I'm on the hunt for one then. I wonder how hard that's gonna be to find...
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    Working on giving the bass drum a wipe down...

    Working on giving the bass drum a wipe down tonight. It's very dusty, but also covered in a super fine mist of white paint overspray. Looks like someone was spray painting too close to the drums....
  20. Poll: I tried my hand at the "biopsy" method a few...

    I tried my hand at the "biopsy" method a few weeks ago on these 2 cracked cymbals I had laying around. I wasn't expecting much, but both the 16" Paper Thin Crash, and the 12" Splash sound GREAT now!...
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    Man I'd love to have that, but I'm still trying...

    Man I'd love to have that, but I'm still trying to recover from buying my kit. I'm not a very rich man as far as money is concerned lol. I appreciate the link though!
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    Thanks! The clear Pinstripes on the batter side...

    Thanks! The clear Pinstripes on the batter side are still in pretty good shape so I've just been playing them for now. The reso heads are all very old looking coated Ambassador batter heads though. 3...
  23. Thanks! And no worries. I didn't take it as a...

    Thanks! And no worries. I didn't take it as a downer. After all I did ask for opinions!
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    Hey BadAstronaut, being the resident expert on...

    Hey BadAstronaut, being the resident expert on these shells what kind of head combinations would you recommend for someone playing nice warm 1970's style classic rock like myself? I know it's mostly...
  25. Well neither the Pearl 910 or the Tama King Beat...

    Well neither the Pearl 910 or the Tama King Beat seem to be very sought after or expensive, and I'm really curious to try them. Since they're fairly inexpensive I think I'll try to pick up one of...
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