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    Default MM's custom Masters Maple Complete Bombay Gold "Martini" style kit PICS :)

    Hi,

    I recently saw one of the MCT kits at a store and fell in love with the beautiful sparkle finishes that are available in this series. I decided to pick up a few of the shells and make a little custom kit in the "Martini" sizes (since Pearl doesn't offer a kit like this). These drums sound fantastic (considering the small sizes).

    14x12 kick drum (with custom SP70 spurs, BT-3 tom mount, and built-in JG-16 riser).
    13x10 floor tom
    12x5 Sensitone Custom Alloy steel snare drum (vintage)
    8x8 tom

    ** I experimented with putting wood hoops on the little kick drum but it made no difference in the sound. Thus, I left it "cafe" style with the Super Hoops. I'm using Remo P4 Coated (with dot) for the batter head and Remo P3 Renaissance front head with 4" hole. This combination nicely focusses the sound with no internal muffling needed.

    ** The toms have Remo Emperor coated for batters and Remo Renaissance Ambassadors on the bottoms. Snare drum has Remo P3 Coated (with dot) for batter and Remo Ambassador Hazy for the snare side.

    ** The Pearl Flat Base hardware is upgraded with 1030 gyro-lock tilters and SBA-1 snare basket adapters.

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    Last edited by MusicMan; 04-26-2019 at 10:40 AM.
    2020 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD

    2021 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

    16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Love it!~~~~



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    Beautiful with those gold sparkles jumping out. Props on the tasty Zildjians as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    Love it!~~~~
    Thanks, Al.

    I'm also working on another unique Pearl kit using the MCT sparkle drums. Stay tuned ...
    2020 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD

    2021 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

    16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by insane65 View Post
    Beautiful with those gold sparkles jumping out. Props on the tasty Zildjians as well
    Thanks.

    The cymbals are A Zildjian 18" Crash/Ride, A Zildjian 14" Fast Crash, and A Zildjian 13" New Beat hi-hats.

    The hi-hat tambourine is a custom piece I made with Pearl tambourine jingles.

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    2020 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD

    2021 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

    16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Awesome rig.

    For me though the 8" is a little too deep for my taste, and too small, I would've gone for a 10x7", or done a double tom set up of an 8x6.5" and 10x7". But i'd still rock it as is
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    Very cool man

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    Awesome rig.
    For me though the 8" is a little too deep for my taste, and too small, I would've gone for a 10x7", or done a double tom set up of an 8x6.5" and 10x7". But i'd still rock it as is
    The reasons I went with the 8x8 size are because it is how the original "Martini kit" concept was done, and also because it shows off more of the finish (since the tom is small and has a lot of hardware).

    A 10x7 tom (or two toms) wouldn't characterize a "Martini" style kit either. I was trying to be specific to the original concept.

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    Last edited by MusicMan; 04-26-2019 at 05:07 PM.
    2020 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD

    2021 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

    16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUZNRED View Post
    Very cool man
    Thanks.

    I was originally going to do this in Matte Black #124, but I thought the sparkle finish was a better option for this concept.

    I'm working on another unique concept kit using the MCT sparkle too ... stay tuned
    2020 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD

    2021 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

    16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Great purchase MusicMan! Awesome tight set up! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMdrums View Post
    Great purchase MusicMan! Awesome tight set up! Enjoy!
    Thanks.

    It's comfortable to play, but it takes a bit to get used to the 8" tom with the 13" floor tom.
    2020 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD

    2021 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

    16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    very cool...seems an easy ''portable''' kit you can set up in a blink.
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