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  1. Registered User

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    Default 20 year old Prestige Session Select (SRX) in Carbon Mist

    Hi All,

    First time poster, thought I'd introduce my 20 year old kit (reckon I bought it in 1998).

    Prestige Session Select in Carbon mist, bought the Fusion kit, added 8, 10 and 18 toms and also swapped out the snare for a Masters Custom in the same colour. I've got back into drumming within the past year having had a very long break, its setup in my man cave with Silent Stroke Heads and the full complement of Zildjian L80 low volume cymbals. Have ordered mounts and legs for the 16" tom and may move to Optimounts for the other 4 toms in due course. I understand these kits are quite sought after?

    Drums are:
    8 x 7
    10 x 9
    12 x 9
    14 x 12
    16 x 13
    18 x 15
    Bass - 20 x 16
    Snare is I think 14 x 5.5

    I also have a set of Zildjian cymbals which from memory are:
    21" ride
    14" medium crash
    17" paper thin crash
    14" New Beat HI Hat
    10" splash
    and a couple of non Zildjian chinas









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    Nice kit. I also have a set of these in Teal Blue and I added a Masters MRX snare drum in the same color. Not sure exactly how sought after these kits are but it’s nice to see a 20 year old kit that’s taken care of. I did put Optimounts on the toms for better support.

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    I was considering one of these kits in the same finish a few years back. Double bass set up but ultimately went another direction. Very lovely though. Cheers!

  4. A Passion Play ...

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    Beautiful kit.
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
    22"x18",10"x8",12"x9",16"x16". Ian Paice Snare. Why not ...

  5. AKA Shaggy

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    Way back in the day, I sold my Pearl Export wanting to upgrade, and it was between a Mapex Mars Pro and a Pearl SRX. I went with the Pearl and I have to tell you, I miss that kit. It was Wine Red and sounded just beautiful.
    The man called Shaggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickassDrummer View Post
    Way back in the day, I sold my Pearl Export wanting to upgrade, and it was between a Mapex Mars Pro and a Pearl SRX. I went with the Pearl and I have to tell you, I miss that kit. It was Wine Red and sounded just beautiful.
    Wine Red, looks lovely (photo pinched from another thread).
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    I thought about carbon mist when I bought my SRX; but ultimately I went with Topaz Mist.

    Still my primary gigging kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvinspeed View Post
    I thought about carbon mist when I bought my SRX; but ultimately I went with Topaz Mist.
    Is that a 2001-2004 kit? Later than mine then. These kits really do have a lurverly finish.

  9. Thwunk

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    Love this! Absolutely gorgeous finish too.
    I had a teal mist Prestige Session Select (10/12/14/20) as my main kit for a few years, absolutely loved it - the kick in particular was killer.
    HHX hats, K crashes, K & Bosphorus rides
    Snares: Yamaha Bamboo Custom 5.5x14 / Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14, COB Supraphonic 6.5x14 / Pearl Mahogany Classic Limited Edition / Sonor D505
    Pearl Reference Pure (matte walnut) / SonorLite (Scandinavian birch)

  10. Get Down On It

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    Looks like that would be Black Mist #122. Fantastic drums and that kit was well taken care of. That's a great series and vintage to own.
    Ludwig Keystone in Pewter Glass 8X10, 9X12, 10X13,16X16, 18X22, 6.5X14 Classic Maple
    Sabian cymbal non-endorsed endorsee since 1982

  11. Rodgers and Jordy!!

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    Nice shells!
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    Boom stands are for sissies.

  12. Dirtysticks

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    I had a Wine Red PSS kit for about 15 that was could hang with the best of them in tone, punch and low end! Amazing sounding drums. Anyone looking for a great sounding kit for not too much coin should find one of these.
    -Tama Granstar II Birch (12x11, 16x16, 22x16)
    -Pearl Mixed Series kit (8x7, 10x8, 16x14, 20x14)
    -Meinl Custom Classics Dark
    -Paiste 2002, 602, Rude
    -An array of snare drums

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