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  1. Registered User

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    Default Pearl Fiberglass Hard Rock kit

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    Bought in 1982 and never looked back. BD:- 24 x 14. Rack:- 14 x 10 & 15 x 11. FT:- 18 x 16.
    2 smaller toms are Pearl Maxwin 10" and 12" recovered in (no where near) the closest colour I could find.
    Original kit colour is Orange Flash. There are a few chips and knocks and the covering on the BD has ruckled, but, the sound is awsome.
    Been told on numerous occasions that it is the easiest kit the sound engineer has miked up.
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    Snare is a Remo 14 x 8 Accousticon with Aquarian High Energy head.

  2. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    This is great.

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    I have a mid-70s Pearl wood fiberglass kit that was given to me (looked like crap) and I had to refinish them because the original wrap was gone from the rack tom and would have been impossible to match. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the badges, but I'm hoping one day to get them. They sound amazing: super punchy and round, and definitely loud. Gigged with the kit a few times but it's really pretty heavy to carry around, and the hardware is a real pain to adjust so I'd rather just leave it set up and not move it. Ralph Humphrey famously used a wood-fiberglass kit with Frank Zappa in the Roxy Movie.

    Anyway the first pic is what they looked like when I first got them, and the two others were after I refinished them, around 2009.

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    Here´s mine, Fiberglass with stainless steel "wrap". Would love to find another kick 22" and 18" floor.
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    Just a thought. If anyone knows about or comes across 1980's Orange Flash drum wrap.
    Give me a shout on here please.
    Pearl drums are pure pumpkins of POWER

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    Ive just picked up a 22x14 W/F bass drum to go with the '8 Brothers' phenolic concert toms....

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    PEARL FIBREGLASS in White Satin 13/14/15/16/18/24
    PEARL SUPER PRO GLX in Piano Black 10/12/13/14/16/22
    PEARL Dennis Chambers 14x6.5 snare Gold
    PEARL SUPER GRIPPER BRASS 14x6.5 snare
    PEARL Dynamax (?) 13/14/16/22
    PEARL DRUM-X 1980's electronic kit
    PEARL Export 80s 8/10/12/13/16/22 piano black

  7. Pearl Corporation USA

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    one of the most famous recognizable Pearl fiberglass kits from the late 70's
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    KISS uses Gibson guitars and Pearl drums because they want the Best!

  8. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    It should be a law that any kit with more than 4 toms must have 2 kick drums.

  9. Pearl Corporation USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    It should be a law that any kit with more than 4 toms must have 2 kick drums.

    KISS uses Gibson guitars and Pearl drums because they want the Best!

  10. Registered User

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    I loved looking at those huge concert tom set ups in the 70's and 80's! What a "time capsule!" Very Cool!

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Size:  64.7 KB Just picked these up and they are awesome. 22-18-13-12 combo. Made in Taiwan. Sound like Civil War cannons. The 18" floor tom and the bass drum have serial numbers but the two smaller toms don't. I'm guessing age at late 70's to mid-80's. Love the finish, too. Brushed chrome? Brushed stainless steel?

  12. Pearl does it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconium01 View Post
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Size:  64.7 KB Just picked these up and they are awesome. 22-18-13-12 combo. Made in Taiwan. Sound like Civil War cannons. The 18" floor tom and the bass drum have serial numbers but the two smaller toms don't. I'm guessing age at late 70's to mid-80's. Love the finish, too. Brushed chrome? Brushed stainless steel?
    Hi falconium01,
    Welcome to the PDF and the vintage section
    This thread is specifically about fibreglass and wood/fibreglass Pearl kits. The export series are neither of those.
    An entire sub forum of the PDF is dedicated to the Export series, and your kit probably also fits into the vintage section, just not in this thread.

    Your kit is not 70's.
    The Export series officially began in 1982.
    I think your kit has smoky chrome wrap and if that's right, makes it from 1986 at the earliest.

    I dunno, maybe start off your own thread about your kit, remove these pics?...

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