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    They're on ebay at the moment. Auction ends in an hour and a half. Here is the link.

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/Pearl-Snare-w...from=R40&rt=nc
    Last edited by Austin-Fitz; 07-31-2018 at 08:07 PM.

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    Austin-Fitz,
    Thanks for the heads up, I got them!
    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by sksmith2500 View Post
    Austin-Fitz,
    Thanks for the heads up, I got them!
    Thanks,
    Steve
    Awesome! Glad someone here got them! I was hoping to have a spare set for my late '70s Jupiter, but I wasn't sure if they would fit. Good thing I decided to ask here before bidding. Since they wouldn't have worked out I figured I'd buy something else for my kit instead. As I've said before, I'd like to add a few more cymbals and stands to this kit. Originally it would have come with two 903D straight stands. One of which was still with the kit when I found it, and I really like it! I also like things to match, and I like heavy duty stands, so I decided I'd try to find another 903D straight stand or two, and maybe a couple of boom stands from the same series as well. Haven't come across any of the straight stands yet, but I did snag this 903BST boom stand off of Reverb. I haven't received it yet obviously, but it looks to be in great shape! I know it's going to weigh a ton lol. My 903D probably weighs 10 or 15 lbs. No ultra lightweight hardware here! I think it will be really cool to have all of the period correct matching hardware for this kit. I dig the sandblast finished bits on them. Matches my tom arms and memory locks!


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    I appreciate the heads-up on the snares. I made one from a Puresound snare that is the same length, and it works great.
    I will probably just hold on to these originals to have. My wife says I'm a hoarder.
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    4 months later and I'm still giddy about this kit lol! I've mostly been playing around with tuning lately, and I'm happy to report that for the first time in my life I've managed to get a killer bass drum sound with no muffling. I've always hated having stuff in my kick, but never had one that I could get to sound good wide open, and usually ended up using a pillow. This 14x24 nails it though! It's the perfect balance of attack and boom with a beautiful tone!
    Interestingly the combination of clear Pinstripe batters over coated Ambassador resonant heads on the toms sounds really, really good!!! They have the attack from the clear batters, but yet also that fat, round warmth from the coated resos. Kind of the best of both worlds! I think I'm going to leave them that way for a while. Anyone else ever play clear over coated like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin-Fitz View Post
    I'm happy to report that for the first time in my life I've managed to get a killer bass drum sound with no muffling. I've always hated having stuff in my kick, but never had one that I could get to sound good wide open, and usually ended up using a pillow. This 14x24 nails it though! It's the perfect balance of attack and boom with a beautiful tone!
    good to hear ... I don't muffle my 24x14's either .. wide open .. attack, punch, boom .. all I do is port reso and add impact patch to batter for added punch and durability

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    Forgot to post an update here, but I recently took my Jupiter snare apart to deep clean everything before putting new heads on top and bottom. It came out great!!! It now has a Remo Coated Ambassador on top, and a Remo Ambassador Hazy Snare Side on the bottom. Still using the original dual 10 strand wires. Here's a pic of the finished product. Sounds just as good as it looks too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3pearlkits View Post
    ^ Looks great!
    Thanks! I couldn't be happier with it. Also I just wanted to note that I've checked out the lug springs on all of the drums as you suggested, and they are all packed with foam seemingly from the factory. I thought that was a nice touch. Everything feels very high quality, and after playing them regularly for a full year now I've not had any issues with anything! I'm still madly in love with them lol.

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    Great snare right there.
    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 ...

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    Thanks guys! I figured I'd continue the updates in this thread. I've been playing the hell out of this kit lately! A while back I was experimenting with different bass drum tunings, and broke a swivel nut on one of the batter side bass drum lugs. I didn't think it would be a big deal to get a replacement, but after some internet searching I found Pearl and a few other manufacturers use larger 6mm swivel nuts on their bass drum lugs. I also found that it's nearly impossible to find replacement swivel nuts these days that have both large 6mm thread, and are also designed for use with springs like most older drum lugs have.

    After striking out on finding new replacements, I turned to the Facebook drum groups. I did end up finding a guy who sold me a vintage replacement from an old Pearl bass drum lug, and all was good for a few weeks... That is until I sat down to practice one afternoon and decided to change my bass drum tuning again... Went to loosen a T-rod and it just came right off in my hand lol.

    After breaking 2 and knowing these swivel nuts are nearly 40 years old, and look like they've been cranked up WAY too high just one too many times, I started looking for a lot more than just a single replacement. It took quite a bit of searching, but I finally got lucky and found these 3 bags of 12 Gibraltar large 6mm swivel nuts on Reverb for under $20 shipped. While they're not exact copies of the original Pearl swivel nuts, they are the correct dimensions and threading, and they fit perfectly. I know it may not seem like a big deal to some, I'm really happy I found them as I just hate having to Jerry rig stuff on my drums. Drives my OCD nuts!
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