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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    Good points.

    Although I have several Masterworks kits, the main reason is for the flexibility of choosing unique sizes, specific hardware, and a custom finish, as well as the pride of ownership (of a high end kit).

    The 12x8 all maple tom on my Masterworks kit doesn't sound any better than the 12x8 all maple tom on my Master MCT kit. If it was only about bang for the buck, I would settle for a lower priced kit with professional features. The variety of good quality heads available today also has a lot to do with how all drums sound.

    I'm not a car person, so I'm happy driving a 25K vehicle that does everything I need it to do. However, I can understand why somebody else might spend 50K or 150K for the unique features of a boutique vehicle or simply enjoy owning one.

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    I like the "unique" features this kit has: mixed woods, mixed bearing edges, aluminum optimounts, tube lugs with built in swivel nuts, fat tone hoops, etc, but none of it makes me a better drummer. I can understand why these drums cost more money than my cheap kits, but they don't inspire me to play more than my cheap kits. In fact, they kind of frustrate me more so than my cheap kits because the tom's like to choke out with the Optimounts (yes, I have them set up like Okamoto says to do it), the finish is all hazy and the not so perfect bearing edges make tuning more difficult. It's an expensive kit and because of this your expectation is for it to sound and look appreciably better than a cheap kit, but it doesnt.

    I'm actually really considering converting them to electric. Yeah, sacrilege to most people, but it may be a way to make me play them more. It's either that or I sell them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy_D View Post
    I'm actually really considering converting them to electric. Yeah, sacrilege to most people, but it may be a way to make me play them more. It's either that or I sell them.
    Tommy D,

    Again, it's sad to hear about your experience and the problems with your kit. I can only say that I haven't experienced any of those issues with any of my high end Pearl kits.

    Maybe converting it to an electronic kit is the best option for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    Tommy_D - Please check your PM message. Thank-you.
    Responded to your PM. Thanks!

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    I'd be interested in the outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodgit View Post
    I'd be interested in the outcome.
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodgit View Post
    I'd be interested in the outcome.
    probably a new thread on how pearl care about keeping their customers happy.
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