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  1. Registered User

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollracer View Post
    very cool...seems an easy ''portable''' kit you can set up in a blink.
    Yes, that is the advantage of it.

    All the bags are small enough to easily fit together in the back seat or trunk of a small car.
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    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    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
    I am considering doing up a bigger kit with bigger sizes. I wish they had silver sparkle..... I will probably do it as matte black

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUZNRED View Post
    I am considering doing up a bigger kit with bigger sizes. I wish they had silver sparkle..... I will probably do it as matte black

    24x18 kick
    12x10
    13x11
    16x16
    18x16
    Good plan, but at least half of those sizes are going to be special order.
    2019 Masterworks / Matte Black

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    Good plan, but at least half of those sizes are going to be special order.
    Sighs, yeah..... I am aware of that. Sick of the shallow rack tom fad and want something different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CUZNRED View Post
    Sighs, yeah..... I am aware of that. Sick of the shallow rack tom fad and want something different.
    Are you a tall guy (considering the size of the bass drum and those deep toms)?
    2019 Masterworks / Matte Black

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    Are you a tall guy (considering the size of the bass drum and those deep toms)?
    6 ft tall..... I also offset my toms so I can get them lower, I could also do 10x9 12x10 to make it work
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    You sure come up with the best custom stuff using all Pearl stuff!! I especially like any MCT stuff, the best shells Pearl makes!

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by IronHeadSlim View Post
    You sure come up with the best custom stuff using all Pearl stuff!! I especially like any MCT stuff, the best shells Pearl makes!
    Thanks for the nice compliment. I appreciate it.

    I'm working on another new project with the MCT shells ... stay tuned.
    2019 Masterworks / Matte Black

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Very nice work and a really cool looking kit. Whatever you did to the bass drum spurs really made them "splay" nicely. Pearl 18" bass drums have a wide spread. I also used Renaissance head for a while on an 18" floor tom conversion and it really did sound nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RG1820X View Post
    Very nice work and a really cool looking kit. Whatever you did to the bass drum spurs really made them "splay" nicely. Pearl 18" bass drums have a wide spread. I also used Renaissance head for a while on an 18" floor tom conversion and it really did sound nice.
    Thanks.

    The key to positioning the SP70 spurs (on any 8-lug bass drum) is to put the lower of the three mounting screws in line with the lugs in the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. This enables them to angle correctly and also lift the drum high enough to center the Pearl pedal without the need to shorten the angle of the beater shaft.

    I recently started using the Renaissance heads for the resonant sides of all my drums. They sound good, and I like that they are translucent.
    2019 Masterworks / Matte Black

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Erik,

    I thought about using an 8x7 tom for this kit but there is very little space between the lugs to the sparkle finish gets obscured. I like how the 8x8 tom looks with this kit because it shows more of the finish between the top and bottom lugs on the small tom.

    I think Sonor got it right with the first edition when they used the 8x8 tom.

    MM
    2019 Masterworks / Matte Black

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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