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  1. Registered User

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    You know if I had to pick deep bass drums or power toms I have to say without hesitation I’m going to go with deep bass drums. You use your bass drums way more and having a sound you enjoy there imo takes priority. I like deep thumpy round bass drums. I am thinking going 10x9, 12x9, 14x11 on rack toms. I think that’s pretty descent and pearl offers those sizes along with 22x18’s.

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    One of the loveliest Bass Drums I ever had was a a Mapex Saturn III 22x20. Produced the fullest & punchiest of sounds. The toms on that kit though were a little "Meh" as they were short stack & I never really jelled with them.
    Yamaha Recording Custom 10,12,13,16,22 in Cherry Red
    Pearl Masters Premium Maple "Redline" in 12, 16, 22. Black on Black.
    Endorser for Scymtek Cymbals & The London Drumstick Company.

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    Default My previous 90 - 92 Blue Sheer MLX

    About 5 years back this was my main gig kit. 22x16,16x16,13x11,12x10. It was a great sounding kit . The MLX/BLX did have issues with lugs prone to breakage but mine had no issues. Today I own a Masters Premium & a MRX.

    You can’t beat Pearl’s quality and customer service. If your patient the kit you want will come. Try Musicgoround.com.
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    Anyone know the difference in sound between Tama Artstar II vs Granstars per chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invicta View Post
    Anyone know the difference in sound between Tama Artstar II vs Granstars per chance?
    Yes, one has an “arty” sound and the other is somewhat grand.
    Way Too Much Crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Yes, one has an “arty” sound and the other is somewhat grand.
    Beat me to it. Just my opinion but Tama has the whole " star " thing worn a little thin.

    How many are there? I know these two art and grand and then there's the rock stars right? Are they all called star somthing?

    IdK cause I'm a Pearl lifer!

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    Oh, and imperial star and star classic. They just need Death Star and OnStar and the line ups complete.

    Or shooting star / falling star

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Yes, one has an “arty” sound and the other is somewhat grand.
    Say no more. Cleared everything up!

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    The Artstar II Limited series had 18" deep kicks. They're kind of hard to find, and expect to pay a premium when you do.

    Pearl doesn't make a 12" x 10" anymore? Crazy. I have a WLX set that has those nice, big old power toms. They sound huge, especially with the clear coat inside the shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    18Ē deep kicks came into vogue in the early Ď90ís. Prior to that, 16Ē was the max. Iím pretty sure Larsís AJFA and BA kits had 16x24 kicks.
    This. There were a handful of 17" or 18" deep kicks in the late 80s like Yamaha Turbo Tour Customs and Pearl CZX, but the big selling series at the time (Pearl MX/MLX, Tama Granstar, etc.) were 16" deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    18Ē deep kicks came into vogue in the early Ď90ís. Prior to that, 16Ē was the max. Iím pretty sure Larsís AJFA and BA kits had 16x24 kicks.
    Incorrect. my 1980's sonor signatures are square sized toms with 22x18 deep kicks
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    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    Incorrect. my 1980's sonor signatures are square sized toms with 22x18 deep kicks

    That is a stunning kit Always fancied a Sonor.
    Yamaha Recording Custom 10,12,13,16,22 in Cherry Red
    Pearl Masters Premium Maple "Redline" in 12, 16, 22. Black on Black.
    Endorser for Scymtek Cymbals & The London Drumstick Company.

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