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    My Masterworks kit is due any time in the next five days, but I'm unsure exactly what to expect with the front head on the bass drum. The guy at the retailer I ordered through, which ordered more Masterworks kits than any retailer in the world in 2017, said they don't come ported as standard, but the kits in recent videos and photos I've seen (demo videos put out both by Pearl and retailers, photos on the site) invariably seem to feature a white front head on the bass drum (unclear if coated or smooth white) with a fairly standard off-centre port low to the left about 5" in diameter.

    To clarify, there was no option to specify any particular preference when filling in the order forms.

    One other query: do they ship with Powerstroke 3 bass drum resos as standard?

    Can anyone tell me what to expect?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clank View Post
    My Masterworks kit is due any time in the next five days, but I'm unsure exactly what to expect with the front head on the bass drum. The guy at the retailer I ordered through, which ordered more Masterworks kits than any retailer in the world in 2017, said they don't come ported as standard, but the kits in recent videos and photos I've seen (demo videos put out both by Pearl and retailers, photos on the site) invariably seem to feature a white front head on the bass drum (unclear if coated or smooth white) with a fairly standard off-centre port low to the left about 5" in diameter.

    To clarify, there was no option to specify any particular preference when filling in the order forms.

    One other query: do they ship with Powerstroke 3 bass drum resos as standard?

    Can anyone tell me what to expect?

    Thanks
    If you didn't specify what you wanted, it would be up to the assembler's discretion. Typically it will be a white coated Remo PS3, with black Pearl logo at the top, and black Masterworks logo at the bottom. It shouldn't come with a port hole. I forget what drums you ordered, but if the assembler thought a black resonant head would look better on your shells, he/she might choose a black Remo PS3, with white Pearl logo at the top, and white Masterworks logo at the bottom.

    If you want to cut your own port hole(s), this is a decent tool for the job. It's not the easiest to use, but it (eventually) cuts a perfect hole.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bass-Drum-Os-...um+hole+cutter

    Here is the Gibraltar version...

    https://www.amazon.com/Gibraltar-SC-...um+hole+cutter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    If you didn't specify what you wanted, it would be up to the assembler's discretion. Typically it will be a white coated Remo PS3, with black Pearl logo at the top, and black Masterworks logo at the bottom. It shouldn't come with a port hole. I forget what drums you ordered, but if the assembler thought a black resonant head would look better on your shells, he/she might choose a black Remo PS3, with white Pearl logo at the top, and white Masterworks logo at the bottom.

    If you want to cut your own port hole(s), this is a decent tool for the job. It's not the easiest to use, but it (eventually) cuts a perfect hole.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bass-Drum-Os-...um+hole+cutter

    Here is the Gibraltar version...

    https://www.amazon.com/Gibraltar-SC-...um+hole+cutter

    Hi, thanks for the reply. I'll see what turns up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clank View Post
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I'll see what turns up.
    What color is your kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    What color is your kit?
    Should be something like the sample attached, but with the darker portions at the top and bottom slightly larger, and the lighter portion in the middle slightly smaller so that the burst is more evenly distributed. That was the last of three on-wood finish samples Pearl sent to me, as well as a few electronic ones, and the final feedback was just to make the two darker portions a bit bigger.


    Specs:

    22"x17" bass drum
    - 8-ply, 10mm shell
    * - Four inner plies of mahogany
    * - Two central plies of birch
    * - Two outer plies of maple
    - Outer 45-degree bearing edges
    - 1.5" hoops
    - CL-250 lugs
    - Standard air vents in golden ratio positions
    - Badge nearest batter head
    - SP-300 spurs
    - CW-300 claws
    - Nickel-plated hardware

    14"x5.5" snare drum
    - 1-ply 7.5mm maple shell
    - Outer 45-degree bearing edges
    - MasterCast hoops
    - STL-100 lugs
    - SR-150 throw-off and butt plate
    - Standard air vents in golden ratio position
    - Nickel-plated hardware

    8"x7" tom
    - 6-ply, 5.4mm maple shell
    - Rounded 45-degree bearing edges
    - FatTone hoops
    - CL-100 lugs
    - Standard air vents in golden ratio position
    - Aluminium OptiMount
    - Nickel-plated hardware

    10"x7.5" tom
    - 6-ply, 5.4mm maple shell
    - Rounded 45-degree bearing edges
    - FatTone hoops
    - CL-100 lugs
    - Standard air vents in golden ratio position
    - Aluminium OptiMount
    - Nickel-plated hardware

    12"x8" tom
    - 6-ply, 5.4mm maple shell
    - Rounded 45-degree bearing edges
    - FatTone hoops
    - CL-100 lugs
    - Standard air vents in golden ratio position
    - Aluminium OptiMount
    - Nickel-plated hardware

    14"x12" tom
    - 6-ply, 5.4mm shell
    * - Two inner plies of mahogany
    * - Two central plies of birch
    * - Two outer plies of maple
    - Outer 60-degree bearing edges
    - FatTone hoops
    - CL-100 lugs
    - Standard air vents in golden ratio position
    - Aluminium OptiMount
    - Nickel-plated hardware

    16"x14" tom
    - 6-ply, 5.4mm shell
    * - Two inner plies of mahogany
    * - Two central plies of birch
    * - Two outer plies of maple
    - Outer 60-degree bearing edges
    - FatTone hoops
    - CL-100 lugs
    - Standard air vents in golden ratio position
    - Aluminium OptiMount
    - Nickel-plated hardware
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    You chose for most of the kit to have CL lugs, but picked STL lugs for the snare. What's your rationale for that pick? The one-ply snare will probably sound really nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    You chose for most of the kit to have CL lugs, but picked STL lugs for the snare. What's your rationale for that pick? The one-ply snare will probably sound really nice!

    Purely aesthetics. I've always loved the CL lugs used on the Masters series toms and bass drums, but I also quite like the look of the STL lugs. I don't mind the CL lugs used on snare drums but I prefer the STLs, and I thought that since the snare is sort of a slightly separate entity from the remainder of the kit, it'd be nice to outfit it with something slightly different.

    Funnily enough I hadn't initially planned to get a snare with the kit, but then I thought, "I'm doing this once, in for a penny in for a pound", and decided to go for something a bit extravagant.

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