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  1. Registered User

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    I would like to hear the answer to this.
    Not to disparage the request for info, but my 1988 MX is wrapped. Its been my primary kit up until about 2010 and gigged plenty. Wrap looks as good as the day it was purchased. No bubbles, discoloration, lifted seams, or anything. Just to say, taped wrap doesnt have to be poorly applied or have a short life span. And its much easier to rewrap a taped wrap shell than glued.

    YMMV.

  2. The Fight Revisited.

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    I'd be willing to bet that it's fully glued.
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    Im not gonna lie

    I REALLY like what I see from this line!
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    I'd be interested to hear if they'd ship them raw. Especially if they are sitting on shelves waiting for a color choice...
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    Two years ago I got into my first set of Reference Pures in piano black and honestly, after a while they just didn't speak to me. I'm a vintage guy and have other brands in these cool wraps, but I was really wishing Pearl would do something like this. When they did I went out of my way to let my Pearl guys know this was something I could totally stand behind. I love the Ref Pures, and now with a wrap I'm totally happy. I'm ordering my kit ASAP. The concept of the Ref Pure shells still blows my mind, so to make them look more traditional to me is total icing on the cake. Well done Pearl! My $$$ is coming

  6. Rockin' the Cosmos..

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    Quote Originally Posted by playinpearls View Post
    I'd be interested to hear if they'd ship them raw. Especially if they are sitting on shelves waiting for a color choice...
    I asked about this in another thread to Al but got no response.

  7. Pearl Corporation USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAstronaut View Post
    I asked about this in another thread to Al but got no response.
    Answer:
    A) raw shells - CNC drilled hand-assembled here in Nashville
    B) wrap is taped but it is a super quality delmar / rowlux wrap and "each" drum is inspected so you will not see any wrap bubbling and air pockets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    Answer:
    A) raw shells - CNC drilled hand-assembled here in Nashville
    B) wrap is taped but it is a super quality delmar / rowlux wrap and "each" drum is inspected so you will not see any wrap bubbling and air pockets.
    Thanks for replyin' AL .. is ENTIRE wrap taped to shell or is it the standard strips of tape at wrap seam?

    My question and playinpearls question was "Can you buy/order the raw MCC ref/ref-pure shells drilled for hardware but not have WRAP applied?" ... MCC has sizes I want but I'm not a wrap guy. I don't want to special order sizes and lacquer finish I want.

    If shells can be ordered RAW without wrap option I'm good to go.
    If wrap is applied with strips of tape at seam then I'm good to go and I'll order through MCC and remove wrap myself.
    If wrap is taped entirely to shell then my questions are void
    Last edited by BadAstronaut; 02-03-2016 at 09:08 AM.

  9. Pearl Corporation USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAstronaut View Post
    Thanks for replyin' AL .. is ENTIRE wrap taped to shell or is it the standard strips of tape at wrap seam?

    My question and playinpearls question was "Can you buy/order the raw MCC ref/ref-pure shells drilled for hardware but not have WRAP applied?" ... MCC has sizes I want but I'm not a wrap guy. I don't want to special order sizes and lacquer finish I want.

    If shells can be ordered RAW without wrap option I'm good to go.
    If wrap is applied with strips of tape at seam then I'm good to go and I'll order through MCC and remove wrap myself.
    If wrap is taped entirely to shell then my questions are void
    You cannot purchase the ref/ref pure raw shells

    To purchase one of the Music City Custom kits, you must:
    A) choose from reference and/or reference pure components (no mixing hardware / shells)
    B) choose standard shell depths and sizes from 8"-24" (no custom depths e.g. 10x7.25)
    C) choose from 29 of the Delamr / Rowlux wrap finishes including classic sparkles, vintage Pearls and Satin Flames.


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  10. HA HA HA HA HA HAAAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAstronaut View Post
    My question and playinpearls question was "Can you buy/order the raw MCC ref/ref-pure shells drilled for hardware but not have WRAP applied?"
    This is Pearl, not Keller

    Quote Originally Posted by BadAstronaut View Post
    is ENTIRE wrap taped to shell or is it the standard strips of tape at wrap seam?
    I was wondering this as well. Like, is it like doing a Jammin Sam wrap job or something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    You cannot purchase the ref/ref pure raw shells

    To purchase one of the Music City Custom kits, you must:
    A) choose from reference and/or reference pure components (no mixing hardware / shells)
    B) choose standard shell depths and sizes from 8"-24" (no custom depths e.g. 10x7.25)
    C) choose from 29 of the Delamr / Rowlux wrap finishes including classic sparkles, vintage Pearls and Satin Flames.
    Thanks for replyin' Al .. one last question ..

    Is wrap taped with strips of double sided adhesive tape or is entire wrap backed with an adhesive completely covering entire shell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDickly View Post
    This is Pearl, not Keller
    well .. Pearl did use Keller shells in early 80's ..

    Can't hurt to ask if you can order the RAW shells since they're in stock sitting in Nashville warehouse awaiting orders ..

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