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    Default Masterworks Finish Ideas

    So I've had this idea for a little while. Ever since I did some Photoshop work for fellow PDF-members Jamie (j kuhl) & Doogie and because of the Covid-19 lockdown in my country I've gotten into designing some other Masterwork finishes in my spare time.

    What I've come to realise is that there are just so many possibilities with different colours, (artisan) veneers, sparkles, graphics, inlays, fades, bursts etc. Then you have 5 different hardware colours to choose from, each one can give a finish a completely different look. So many options can be a blessing but also a curse. Pearl has launched the Masterworks configurator, which is a great tool for designing your MW-kit but I find it lacking in the finish department. This isn't a criticism, because like I said the possibilities are numerous and it would be next to impossible to feature them all.

    So I thought I would post some finishes in this thread, on the off chance someone gets inspired. Now these images are just a starting point, an actual drum created by the Masterworks craftsmen is going to look a million times better.

    Couple of things:
    - Full disclosure: I'm using elements of Pearl's Masterworks configurator. I hope they don't mind, since I only use it to create Masterworks finish ideas and I don't profit from it in any way.
    - I don't work for Pearl and don't get paid to create/post these images. Like I said, this is just a fun thing to do during a lockdown when there's not much else to do.
    - If you do want to use a finish for your MW kit, always request a sample first. These images are created using Photoshop, so colours and veneers are going to look different in real-life.
    - There are obviously going to be similarities with finishes that have already been created, whether it be by Pearl or any other drum company. Sometimes they're intentionally, other times by chance.
    - You can always PM me if you see a finish you like, but would like to see a modification (different hardware colour, veneer etc.).
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    Nice work mate !! Those are all great finishes.

    my 2 favorites :

    * Sapphire Fade Black Limba with nickel hardware
    or
    * Galaxy sparkle with Gold hardware

    Both are absolutely stunning !!

    Maybe one day.........
    10 pc Pearl Vision VSX #436 Strata Red w/Black HW
    http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...d.php?t=246977Latest pics page 80 !

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    Dude... what a collection of eye candy

    Those are incredible.

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    Ocean blue burst, Mediterranean burst, and Fiery red fade stand out to me.

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    I always wondered what my finish (scarlet sparkle burst with halo flakes) would look like in a purple burst. Any chance you could have a go at purple burst with halo flakes?

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