Also less durable doesn't mean cracked within less than a month and the kit is has not been moved from the house! So I took off the other and same issue 2 cracked hoops. They came shipped with hoops attached every other kit I have received the new hoops and lugs were separate and had to be put on all of the other drums were completely put together also. I should have taken all the drums apart and checked them inch by inch but i didn't think they would be this bad and that's my fault, but Pearl usually from my other Pearl drum sets have been perfect. Doesn't make sense to me I have to disassemble an entire kit to make sure there right. Imagine doing that with a car etc etc. I wish i could return them but probably can't nothing like making a 1100 dollar buy and dealing with this kinda stuff. I wanted another kit shoulda got a SSC kit instead
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Do the SSCs use the same shell hardware? I owned a CB for a short while, and all the cast metal components on it seemed really thin and flimsy.
I think it's great that Pearl is stepping up to get new drums out to the affected parties. I don't think anyone had any doubts about Pearl's excellent customer service. I don't know of any other drum company that is as accessible and eager to do right by their customers. That said, I would like to know what Pearl is doing to correct the problems in this series. There are those of us that would have liked to see an acrylic kit with Masters or Sessions level hardware.
Drumming since 1961.
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This thread is what turned me against the cb line. Still love them but I'd want the problem fixed before I shelled out cash. How about rim mounts for the FT's!
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And a whole mess of Zildjian cymbals.
Ok I got the 1st replacement hoop on Monday very fast from talking to dealer them sending it to Pearl then to me super fast. Also put REMO clear ambassadors on tom batter side and all I can say is I love them, screws staying tight too must be those crappy stock pearl heads causing that I suppose. Anyway awaiting the 2nd replacement hoop as we speak. As far as my hardware its seems fine along with the optimounts which have a lifetime warranty I think. And installed a EMAD2 and sounds like thunder my fave kick of the 3 Pearl Sets I own. Also Pearl Please ditch the 2ply stock heads on theess and atleast put on single ply cheapos. The DW design series acrylics come with REMO ambassadors on res and batter side a powerwstoke3 bass drum plus a snare and they sound nice had some, but been wanting these tangerine crystal beats since they came out only other issue i have with these is I ordered a 8 inch tom in jan and its on backorder and no concert toms in this color wth lol.
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