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  1. Drummer since 1963

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    Default Bass Drum Vent Hole Position

    It wouldn't be a deal breaker but why is the bass drum vent hole not drilled opposite the badge side of the drum or in the 5 o'clock or 7 o'clock positions instead of being prominently displayed in the 11 o'clock position looking at the drum from the reso side? Granted, it's a beautiful grommet but it's like having a belly button on the side of your forehead. Personally, I don't think it's a clean look. It is, after all, a hole. A necessary hole but a hole none-the-less and because it's a hole should be played down i.e. less conspicuous. IMO
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  2. There really is a Kalamazoo!

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    Golden ratio!? 🙄
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Gerber View Post
    It wouldn't be a deal breaker but why is the bass drum vent hole not drilled opposite the badge side of the drum or in the 5 o'clock or 7 o'clock positions instead of being prominently displayed in the 11 o'clock position looking at the drum from the reso side? Granted, it's a beautiful grommet but it's like having a belly button on the side of your forehead. Personally, I don't think it's a clean look. It is, after all, a hole. A necessary hole but a hole none-the-less and because it's a hole should be played down i.e. less conspicuous. IMO Also IMO the Ice Blue Oyster wrap is beyond words. That finish has infinitely grown on on me. Love it!
    Reasonable question. I do tend to agree with you.
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  4. Pearl Corporation USA

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    It is not off-centered MCC (Music City Custom) has two air vents one each side
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  5. Drummer since 1963

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    They're not horrible but I would still prefer them on the underside, that's just me.

    One more question. I know this thought would make some cringe but can the thinner Ref Pure bass drum shell handle a BB3 tom mount? I'm thinking 20x16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Gerber View Post
    They're not horrible but I would still prefer them on the underside, that's just me.

    One more question. I know this thought would make some cringe but can the thinner Ref Pure bass drum shell handle a BB3 tom mount? I'm thinking 20x16.
    Yes, we put BB3's on the 4-ply 5mm shell with no issues at all so putting a BB3 on reference pure should be no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    Yes, we put BB3's on the 4-ply 5mm shell with no issues at all so putting a BB3 on reference pure should be no problem.
    4-ply 5mm with reinforcement rings, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus138 View Post
    4-ply 5mm with reinforcement rings, correct?
    correct (old Masters MMX or MMP Masters Premium shell)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    correct (old Masters MMX or MMP Masters Premium shell)
    And the MRV's

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus138 View Post
    And the MRV's
    The MRV is the 4-ply 5mm shell for the Music City Custom line.

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  11. Pearl Masters Drummer

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    I actually love where the two vent holes are. I think it looks wicked.

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