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  1. Pearlplayer1990
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    Default Has anybody seen these new master's or anyone have a set??????

    I'm very curious to know how these differ to the Master's Maple Complete Series...


    Has anybody here ordered a set yet????? Do I have to be the first one........

  2. Pearl Masters Drummer

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    If one of my kits sell then I'll likely be getting one. Someone from Pearl please correct me if I'm wrong. From what I understand, the difference b/w maple reserve and maple complete are that:
    1.) the reserve series is exactly like the older MMX or MMP shells (4 ply thin maple shell [5 mm thick] shell with 4 ply re-enforcement rings)
    The maple complete is a six ply straight sided shell that is 5.4 mm thick
    2.) Maple reserve has aluminum optimounts, and ref and MW style floor tom brackets and kick drum spurs (doesn't say that, but it looks like it in the pics on the site from what I can see). The complete series has the MCX version FT brackets and kick spurs and the older style optimount.
    3.) maple reserves have fat tone hoops and completes have 2.3 mm super hoops.
    4.) Maple reserves are special order only. This is not the case for the complete kits.
    5.) Maple reserves can be special ordered using any of the previously offered Masters finishes which is a major BONUS!

    Am i missing anything?

  3. Pearl Corporation USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jutt8 View Post
    If one of my kits sell then I'll likely be getting one. Someone from Pearl please correct me if I'm wrong. From what I understand, the difference b/w maple reserve and maple complete are that:
    1.) the reserve series is exactly like the older MMX or MMP shells (4 ply thin maple shell [5 mm thick] shell with 4 ply re-enforcement rings)
    The maple complete is a six ply straight sided shell that is 5.4 mm thick
    2.) Maple reserve has aluminum optimounts, and ref and MW style floor tom brackets and kick drum spurs (doesn't say that, but it looks like it in the pics on the site from what I can see). The complete series has the MCX version FT brackets and kick spurs and the older style optimount.
    3.) maple reserves have fat tone hoops and completes have 2.3 mm super hoops.
    4.) Maple reserves are special order only. This is not the case for the complete kits.
    5.) Maple reserves can be special ordered using any of the previously offered Masters finishes which is a major BONUS!

    Am i missing anything?
    I believe the Masters MRV come with the gold ratio air vents also. Other than that......you nailed it perfectly.
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  4. Natural Finish Army

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    Boy, if we could get this with STL lugs .....................................

  5. Registered User

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    Default difference in sound ?

    Quote Originally Posted by phips View Post
    Boy, if we could get this with STL lugs .....................................
    How do you all think they would differ in sound ? Shell is basically the same thickness. Different ply layups and the reserves have the reinforcing rings. Which ones would resonate longer ?

  6. Registered User

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    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper View Post
    How do you all think they would differ in sound ? Shell is basically the same thickness. Different ply layups and the reserves have the reinforcing rings. Which ones would resonate longer ?
    I own an MMX kit, just like the Reserves and I can't speak for the Maple Complete. From behind the kit, the Reserves will have a long sustain. The drums just sing. You have all the old MMX finish options as well. They are the more high end 'custom' kit.

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