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  1. Pearl does it for me

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    Default Finaly! 72 Pearl kit refurbished

    Ages ago you might recall I was given this kit:

    Badge:


    I did a bit of research and I am pretty sure it's a NC deluxe series from 1972.

    I tried cleaning it up and ended up with:


    This made me realise that in it's present state it was shot.
    What to do?
    Wrap was going to cost me a fortune, what about paint?
    I got some acrylic paint custom mixed, grain filled the shells inside and out, painted then clear coated. Recut the bearing edges myself, I chose double 45's.

    Now it looks like:



    And an angle shot:


    The bass drum heads had been liqiud nailed to the shell, so it took ages to get that off the rims and sort that out.
    There were mismatched lugs which took me quite a while to find and replace on the bass drum and toms.
    Drum sizes are: 20 x 14 bass, 16 x 15 FT, 12 x 8 TT and 13 x 9.
    I now realise how much lower everything gets with shallow toms on a smaller kick.

    The snare (14 x 5) that came with it was minus a throw off and trashed, but ended up looking like this:


    So I bought something (14 x 5 1/2 10 lug) from the same era as the kit off e-bay pretty cheap, it was trashed too, but ended up looking like this:


    So after much frustration and hair pulling and quite a bit of cursing, I have a vintage kit back in playable order that looks a bit cared for, for my Blues/classic rock kit in the miked situations.
    It's not perfect, but it is a lot better than when I started

    So what do you think?

    2012: Edit. Pics not here because they used to be hosted by Imagecave.
    Pics now hosted by photobucket and some can be seen on page 4 of the thread

  2. I <3 Ludwigs.

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    Great job! Looks like you nailed the paint color if you were trying to replicate the wrap.
    I like the BD spurs and how the go almost straight down.

  3. A Big Drummer

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    More pics! hah.. but based on that, they look great!



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  4. Pearl does it for me

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    Thanks erwinner.
    Yeah those spurs are a bit of a mystery, funny angles, but I wasn't going to mess with the kit toooooo much.
    I was happy with the paint colour

  5. I <3 Ludwigs.

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    Also, glued on bass drum heads, WTF?!?
    Though I have bought a used snare with the wires duct taped to the head

  6. Pearl does it for me

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    It was worse than that really....
    Glued heads onto shell, then glued rims onto head, and the odd tension rod cross threaded in any way possible to perhaps hold the heads on a bit more ( i assume while the glue dried )
    yikes!

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    Great job! The certainly look good and I bet with new edges they sound good, too.

  8. y did the asian cross da road?

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    nice mate,

    howd you re cut the bearing edge?? on a router table?
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  9. Pearl does it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by leray1
    Great job! The certainly look good and I bet with new edges they sound good, too.
    Thanks Leray.
    The combination of the new edges and the grain filling internally has certainly made a difference to tone, sustain and resonance.

    I will gig this kit a bit now...

    Quote Originally Posted by chopstickslee
    howd you re cut the bearing edge??
    I did it by hand, sanding block and 60 then 100 then 150 then 240 grit sandpaper.
    These old shells are Luan timber and I thought that using a router table may cause more chipping and heartache lol.


    I have to send a note of thanks to "Monday" as well for all his advice

  10. y did the asian cross da road?

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    if you taped the edges and used the smallest bit at high speed, youll be fine.........

    but nice work......once again very nice
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    A med thin crash 17'
    A custom splash 10' & 12'
    ZHT 10' & china 18'


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  11. Pearl does it for me

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    True, but I did the edges last!
    After all the effort I went to with the finish there was no way I was putting tape anywhere near the shells lol

  12. y did the asian cross da road?

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    lol fair enough.......

    how did you paint the shells? sprayed or by brush???
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    Zildjian:
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    A custom projection crash 18'
    A custom ride 22'
    A med thin crash 17'
    A custom splash 10' & 12'
    ZHT 10' & china 18'


    My Kit

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