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    Default Shell crack inner ply Pearl Masters BCX

    Hi all,

    Sadly i noticed yesterday that my 12" Masters BCX tom has a crack on the inside of the shell. It runs horizontal from the top screw that holds the lug in place (also where the Opti-Mount is placed). Since i got this kit in November 2014 my 3 year warranty from the retailer has expired, but i figure this falls under Pearl's lifetime warranty?

    Just want to check this before i contact the shop about this. I've added the picture below.

    Thanks!
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    I’m not sure what I am looking at here, unless you are speaking about the brown line to the left of the top screw. From the photos, it could get away with being grain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    I’m not sure what I am looking at here, unless you are speaking about the brown line to the left of the top screw. From the photos, it could get away with being grain.
    Judging from where it is (emanating from the literal middle of the screw), I’d say it’s a crack in the ply.
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    Pearl's quality is unbeatable. Making this exceptionally rare. I am sure they will take good care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    I’m not sure what I am looking at here, unless you are speaking about the brown line to the left of the top screw. From the photos, it could get away with being grain.
    If it was grain i would have noticed it years before and not made this post

    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Judging from where it is (emanating from the literal middle of the screw), I’d say it’s a crack in the ply.
    That's what i was thinking as well since it moves outwards from there
    Pearl BCX in Lava Bubinga | Pics
    22x18 (2), 8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14, 16x16, 14x6.5" Pearl Kapur snare drum

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    22x18, 10x7, 12x8, 14x12, 16x14, 14x5.5 matching snare

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    Quote Originally Posted by iCe View Post
    If it was grain i would have noticed it years before and not made this post
    I’m not accusing you of anything.

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    According to Pearl ....."This WARRANTY applies to the United States only and may vary in other countries."

    What I see is a superficial hairline crack/split... tape off area around hairline crack , put some wood filler on your finger and rub it in .. problem solved

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    Just dont go crazy on the filler or you'll be sanding more than needed. Ive filled entire tom mounts (1in diameter hole)

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    I used wood pudy and other various wood fillers
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    The wood putty didnt match the wood at all, I tried to use two different fillers "one I thought was light enough... It wasn't". Even though my color match isn't the best, I still got the job done. What will save you time is going to Lowe's or Home Depot to get the correct colored filler. You definitely wont need much at all as someone pointed out yours looks like the top ply just separated.
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    I was so worried about wrapping the drum I didnt take a picture of the top after plugging it. However this material is from amazon. Its super cheap, and any imperfections in the wood will show when you roll the bubbles out. I had to do a lot of woodwork.
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    If you decide you want to leave filling wood to professionals just check a cabinet shop. One of the mom and pop shops.. Ive had The Woodman Ron flatten 7 drums and recut my 45 degree bearing edges for $50. There's bound to be a woodshop nearby. Good luck
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    Thanks for all the replies.
    I've contacted the shop where i bought the kit about the warranty. I'm not going to do any repairs myself or do anything to void the warranty.
    Pearl BCX in Lava Bubinga | Pics
    22x18 (2), 8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14, 16x16, 14x6.5" Pearl Kapur snare drum

    Pearl VBA in Dynamite Burst e-kit | Pics
    22x18, 10x7, 12x8, 14x12, 16x14, 14x5.5 matching snare

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    Oh heck yeah! If theres a warranty then let the manufacturer deal with it. Your kit looks to new to have cracks in the inner shell. Hope they get it fixed quick.

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