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  1. Registered User

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    Default Identifying 80s Kit

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the admission into the forum!

    Iíve picked up a new/old kit and was wondering if I could get some help identifying the model?
    The sizes are 24x14, 14x10 and 18x16. The shells are maple (according to the badge) and thatís about all I know.

    Keen to get as much detail as I can.

    Thanks for taking the time to read/help.

    Scott

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  2. Pearl does it for me

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    A closeup of the badge would be great, but your kit has badges from 1980 to 1983.
    There may, or may not be, factory inspection stickers on the insides of the shell
    If you measure the thickness of the shell, and the ply count, someone will tell you exactly what you have.

    Nice sizes!

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    Thank you for your reply.

    Looks to be perhaps 6 ply and 8-9mm shells.

    Here’s a couple more shots.

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  4. Pearl does it for me

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    Was the shell thickness measured or guessed?

    They look like 6 ply 7.5mm shells. That, and the 80-83 badge possible's might be crossover GX or MX series from 83...

  5. Rockin' the Cosmos..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3pearlkits View Post
    Was the shell thickness measured or guessed?

    They look like 6 ply 7.5mm shells. That, and the 80-83 badge possible's might be crossover GX or MX series from 83...
    I'd assumed guessed because I count 8 plies. Look closely starting from left side at plies. It goes blonde, brown, light brown, brown .. and then plies get bigger at blonde, brown, light brown, blonde ... that's 8 plies which would make it an ET series 8 ply - 6mm maple shells in blue flash wrap

    if it has super hoops on toms then it's an 83 M series .. if not then it's an 80-82 ET series

  6. Pearl does it for me

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    Oh man lol
    BA, you coulda stepped in earlier and saved me some grief...

  7. Registered User

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    Wow. Thanks for the information. I’ll take a closer look at it. I did measure, but I must admit it wasn’t spot on.
    Some hoops have been changed. The 14 has a snare side hoop for example.

    I mic’ed it up and did a short recording. Sounds pretty sweet. Warm with a bit boom.

    I’m hoping they’re a reasonable decent set.

  8. Pearl Corporation USA

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    I'm with BadAstronaut, looks like ET series from early 80's in blue flash
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  9. Registered User

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    Thank you everyone. I really appreciate it.
    I’ll look at getting it done up a bit in the near future. I think she deserves it.

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