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  1. Registered User

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    Default Pearl Session Studio Select

    Hello though new to the forum, I wanted to showcase my Pearl kit that arrived a few weeks ago.
    I have die cast hoops on the way, back ordered till September, for all shells except snare and of
    course bass.
    Also, a hazy reso logo head to pay homage to 90s session and masters kits.
    I will have more pics (hopefully better quality) when I get the hoops.

    Pearl Session Select here are the specs:
    Shells
    22” kick
    14” snare matching 6.5” depth
    8” tom
    10” tom
    12” tom
    13” tom
    14” ft
    16” ft

    Hardware
    Pearl 1030 tom arms gyro lock x 4
    Pearl 1030 boom stands gyro lock x 3
    Pearl 2030 boom stand gyro lock x 1
    Pearl Ch 70 boom stand attachment w/clamp
    Pearl 1050 hi hat stand
    Pearl P3002 direct drive double pedal
    Pearl Adp 20 adapters x 4
    Pearl Adp 30 adapter x 1
    Pdp 800 boom x 2 (one is used as arm for splash)

    Cymbals
    I have numerous Sabian cymbals, not all pictured, and those are interchanged so I won’t mention those.

    Thanks for checking it out.
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  2. Registered User

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    Dig the set up. Reminds me of a Pearl World Series Kit I had in the same set up, minus 2nd floor Tom. Looks like a blast to play. Cool finish too.

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    Nice kit, Res!

    The Black Halo is a special finish. Pearl only offered it for two years. I picked up a few pieces to put my satin hardware (also discontinued back in 2007) on. Just a little four piece. One up, one down with matching snare.


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    The Session Studio Select is such a great line of drums. I truly believe it's one of the best values on the market today. And I'm not just saying that because I built my shell bank from the series...



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    Also, welcome to the forum!

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    Thank you. I really love the finish, for this series I was going to get nicotine white but found out somewhere on YouTube the black halo was lacquered, so I chose this one.
    Was worth the wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Conover View Post
    Nice kit, Res!

    The Black Halo is a special finish. Pearl only offered it for two years. I picked up a few pieces to put my satin hardware (also discontinued back in 2007) on. Just a little four piece. One up, one down with matching snare.


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    Yessr - it’s a shame the finish is disco’d for retail floors.
    I agree session studio select have it going on.
    Before I started researching, I was locked in on a masters in red vermillion twice, but never could pull for some reason of my own discord. I love the birch pre eqd and am very happy with my purchase.

    Your kit with the satin hardware look sharp, it is one of kind also with the lugs. Did they fit with ease?
    I need to get mine outside as well for a quick photo op.
    The shell bank you have what heads are you using, did you upgrade hoops on this one as well?

  7. FKA Tasty808

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    Quote Originally Posted by Res View Post
    Your kit with the satin hardware look sharp, it is one of kind also with the lugs. Did they fit with ease? I need to get mine outside as well for a quick photo op. The shell bank you have what heads are you using, did you upgrade hoops on this one as well?
    Thanks!

    Yeah, the lug's hole-spacing is the same through out all of Pearl's major lines. The exceptions are the Decades and lower lines. The older exports even had the same hole spacing. I put the discontinued satin Masters lugs on this Session Studio Select kit after I sold my Session Studio Classic kit in piano black.

    I did "upgrade" all of the hoops and tension rods on my Session Studio Select shell bank. They are all outfitted with Fat Tone hoops and stainless steel tension rods. The 8" and 10" toms have the newer aluminum Optimounts but the 12" is always mounted via snare stand. I've found I usually use the 10" or the 12" or the 8" and the 10" together, but never all three at the same time.

    I'm currently using clear emperors on the top so you can see that beautiful mahogany on the inside. I always use clear ambassadors on the bottoms.

    And yes, get your drums outside for a photo op! Outside pics are just as much work as setting up for a gig, but the pics are always worth it!

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    I could gaze at this finish all day!
    Updating a couple of pics now that I have most of my kit complete.
    I am still waiting for my 8” and 10” master cast hoops.

    So this is how I’ve set them up:
    Heads
    cs dots to all tom batters, ambassadors on reso
    PS3 with dot on bass with clear Pearl logo reso
    Snare reverse dot batter and ambassador reso

    Rims
    Master cast on top
    Super hoops on reso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Res View Post
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    I could gaze at this finish all day!
    Updating a couple of pics now that I have most of my kit complete.
    I am still waiting for my 8” and 10” master cast hoops.

    So this is how I’ve set them up:
    Heads
    cs dots to all tom batters, ambassadors on reso
    PS3 with dot on bass with clear Pearl logo reso
    Snare reverse dot batter and ambassador reso

    Rims
    Master cast on top
    Super hoops on reso
    No doubt Res! Great looking kit and finish! If I was in the market for a new kit, the Sessions would be at the top of my list!

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    Are you playing two snare drums in the new set-up ATTACH=CONFIG]519907[/ATTACH]
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    Thanks TM, I am very happy with these.
    They sound very unique, my 14” has the resonance of maple it’s crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO DRUMS View Post
    Are you playing two snare drums in the new set-up ATTACH=CONFIG]519907[/ATTACH]
    Hi NO DRUMS!
    I am enjoying moving around the 12”, 14”, 16”, 22” setup with one snare at the moment.
    Sometimes I will, it just depends on the voices needed.

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