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    Default No recent love for the Prestige Sessions here?

    All I'm seeing is a smattering of posts on the new Sessions. No offense mind you as they look like a great kit for sure. While I have your attention: Does anyone play a Prestige Session snare in here? The one I got with the monster kit I just purchased sounds incredible to my ear. It's the original 6.5 X 14 that came with the kit. I slapped some Gibralter 42 strand wires on it and it absolutely KILLS with a coated vintage Emp on top and Ambo snare side reso. I think I even like it better than my 8X14 Ludwig chrome Supralite which is a great snare in it's own right (especially for $200!) Anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niteclub View Post
    All I'm seeing is a smattering of posts on the new Sessions. No offense mind you as they look like a great kit for sure. While I have your attention: Does anyone play a Prestige Session snare in here? The one I got with the monster kit I just purchased sounds incredible to my ear. It's the original 6.5 X 14 that came with the kit. I slapped some Gibralter 42 strand wires on it and it absolutely KILLS with a coated vintage Emp on top and Ambo snare side reso. I think I even like it better than my 8X14 Ludwig chrome Supralite which is a great snare in it's own right (especially for $200!) Anybody?
    Would love to see pics of your session kit. Sadly never played a session snare so I can’t contribute.

    By the way Hello from a fellow Upstate New Yorker. I’m in Albany
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumPlayerFTW View Post
    Would love to see pics of your session kit. Sadly never played a session snare so I can’t contribute.

    By the way Hello from a fellow Upstate New Yorker. I’m in Albany
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Size:  65.8 KBHello DrumPlayerFTD! I'm south of you in Saugerties. Here are two recent pics of BIG TEAL. My 20 yr old mid-life crises kit. Overall it's in great shape and came with the aforementioned 6.5X14 matching snare that I have really been digging!
    10 pc. Pearl Session Series SRX in #125 Teal lacquer. 4pc Tama Superstar classic maple kit in Silver Snow metallic lacquer. Zildjian Custom A 14" Projection hats, 17"Projection crash, 18" Sabian AAXplosion crash and 20"Sabian AA Rock ride. Tama Iron Cobra pedal/hi-hat, Pearl hardware.

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    10 pc. Pearl Session Series SRX in #125 Teal lacquer. 4pc Tama Superstar classic maple kit in Silver Snow metallic lacquer. Zildjian Custom A 14" Projection hats, 17"Projection crash, 18" Sabian AAXplosion crash and 20"Sabian AA Rock ride. Tama Iron Cobra pedal/hi-hat, Pearl hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niteclub View Post
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Size:  65.8 KBHello DrumPlayerFTD! I'm south of you in Saugerties. Here are two recent pics of BIG TEAL. My 20 yr old mid-life crises kit. Overall it's in great shape and came with the aforementioned 6.5X14 matching snare that I have really been digging!
    Ohh man.. She’s a beauty. I have a 19 year old Pearl Forum Series 6ply 100% Poplar shell 22,13,16 that I totally refinished an wrapped in a beautiful Delmar Red Sparkle And paired with a 14x6.5 Pearl Sensitone Premium Beaded Patina Brass Snare Drum w/ Mastercast Diecast Hoops, Demon Chain Double Pedal And all pearl 1030/2050 hardware. Zildjian A Custom Cymbals
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    I have a 1998 Prestige Session Select in black mist, but when I bought it, I decided to upgrade the snare to a Masters Custom 14 x 6.5 in the same finish.
    Pearl Prestige Session Select SRX 1998 in black mist
    8-10-12-14-16F-18F-20BD 14x6.5" Masters Custom Maple Snare

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumPlayerFTW View Post
    Ohh man.. She’s a beauty. I have a 19 year old Pearl Forum Series 6ply 100% Poplar shell 22,13,16 that I totally refinished an wrapped in a beautiful Delmar Red Sparkle And paired with a 14x6.5 Pearl Sensitone Premium Beaded Patina Brass Snare Drum w/ Mastercast Diecast Hoops, Demon Chain Double Pedal And all pearl 1030/2050 hardware. Zildjian A Custom Cymbals
    Thanks! Your kit sounds nice too. I've played some pretty decent poplar sets myself in the past. Most recently a black sparkle wrapped Ludwig Accent Drive kit and before that a really nice sounding PDP 7 pc in Tangerine sparkle wrap.
    10 pc. Pearl Session Series SRX in #125 Teal lacquer. 4pc Tama Superstar classic maple kit in Silver Snow metallic lacquer. Zildjian Custom A 14" Projection hats, 17"Projection crash, 18" Sabian AAXplosion crash and 20"Sabian AA Rock ride. Tama Iron Cobra pedal/hi-hat, Pearl hardware.

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    Hey Bodgit, Do you still have the Session snare or did you sell it off? If you haven't heard it in a while, I urge you to take another listen. Even though it isn't pure malple like your Masters, I honestly believe the mixed maple/mahogany (luan) shell adds some more bottom end warmth making it sound like an 8" depth snare to my ears anyway.
    10 pc. Pearl Session Series SRX in #125 Teal lacquer. 4pc Tama Superstar classic maple kit in Silver Snow metallic lacquer. Zildjian Custom A 14" Projection hats, 17"Projection crash, 18" Sabian AAXplosion crash and 20"Sabian AA Rock ride. Tama Iron Cobra pedal/hi-hat, Pearl hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niteclub View Post
    Hey Bodgit, Do you still have the Session snare or did you sell it off? If you haven't heard it in a while, I urge you to take another listen. Even though it isn't pure malple like your Masters, I honestly believe the mixed maple/mahogany (luan) shell adds some more bottom end warmth making it sound like an 8" depth snare to my ears anyway.
    I never had the session snare, I ordered the Masters in place of the supplied session snare from new back in 1998.
    Pearl Prestige Session Select SRX 1998 in black mist
    8-10-12-14-16F-18F-20BD 14x6.5" Masters Custom Maple Snare

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    There was a Prestige Session snare in the shop when I bought my Prestige Session kit. I didn't have the extra cake at the time to buy it with the kit. Great sounding snare though. Kinda hurt not to be able to get it too. It sold before I could get it.
    There's a another 16x22 matching kick that goes with the kit. 'Goes" is the operative word since I plan to sell these drums after I get a Session Studio Select in Antique Crimson Burst later this year.

    Last edited by Ron Gerber; 04-15-2019 at 09:09 AM.

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