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  1. Thanks for sharing :) I'm half torn. it's a...

    Thanks for sharing :)

    I'm half torn. it's a great kit with a beautiful finish. From the late 90's.
    Great to see it's also in the Session sub forum.
    It's a little awkward but vintage, at least...
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    1980-83 is correct for the badges and the...

    1980-83 is correct for the badges and the inspection sticker.
    Is there another small badge on each drum? eg "Maple"

    They look like 8 ply shells to me, so more likely to be 1980-82 as you have...
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    Awesome, you worked out how to do pics. What...

    Awesome, you worked out how to do pics.

    What you have there is a bit of a mish mash.
    The badge on the snare probably makes it a COS snare from an NC series kit around 1972, the one lug to the...
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    Hi Danny, G'day, welcome to the PDF and the...

    Hi Danny,
    G'day, welcome to the PDF and the vintage section :)

    We have to have pics, or it's all a guess.

    Edit your post, click edit your post. Click go advanced. Click manage attachments,...
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    Welcome to the PDF! :) Be very very careful...

    Welcome to the PDF! :)

    Be very very careful with BLX long lugs. they are notorious for breaking.
    There is a fellow in the UK who makes new ones I believe, but they cost a bit.

    As far as the...
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    Oh man lol BA, you coulda stepped in earlier...

    Oh man lol
    BA, you coulda stepped in earlier and saved me some grief...
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    Was the shell thickness measured or guessed? ...

    Was the shell thickness measured or guessed?

    They look like 6 ply 7.5mm shells. That, and the 80-83 badge possible's might be crossover GX or MX series from 83...
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    Hmmm, I found 2 different 83 export catalogues,...

    Hmmm, I found 2 different 83 export catalogues, eventually, your snare is in the second one of course.

    Great find, glad to hear you're enjoying it!
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    Hello, and welcome to the PDF, and the Vintage...

    Hello, and welcome to the PDF, and the Vintage section in particular :)

    "Only" seems never to have been a word in the Pearl vocabulary!
    Just about anything could be, and was done, under custom...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum :) A closeup of...

    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    A closeup of the badge would be great, but your kit has badges from 1980 to 1983.
    There may, or may not be, factory inspection stickers on the insides of the shell ...
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    ^ Look here: http://catweb.tgtel.com/ From...

    ^ Look here:
    http://catweb.tgtel.com/

    From the 2004 general catalogue and then more recently until you find it :)

    Welcome to the forum :)
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    Dug hasn't made a post on the forum in over 4...

    Dug hasn't made a post on the forum in over 4 years. You'll find him on FB though...
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    Hi, Welcome to the PDF and the vintage section...

    Hi,
    Welcome to the PDF and the vintage section in particular :)

    First up, where are you? World markets are all different.
    Would you be prepared to get what you want shipped from any where in...
  14. Cool, Go check out the catalogues at the link I...

    Cool,
    Go check out the catalogues at the link I put up earlier, and let us know what you reckon!
  15. Your kits name is Frederick, and he's missing you...

    Your kits name is Frederick, and he's missing you a lot...

    Seriously, those pics are really blurry and it's impossible to make out any meaningful details.
    Loosely based on what I can see, and...
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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...
  23. 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?
  24. 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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