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  1. 2-time PDF FFL CHAMP

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    Dang, Kyle. Sorry to hear about the further delays receiving your Scarlet Sparkle Burst monster.

    Hopefully things will pick up soon and she'll show up a little earlier. I feel it though because I have some hardware I special ordered almost a month ago and I'm hoping the logistical nightmares will relax a bit by then.
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  2. Beatin it since 1867

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    That sucks, bruh. Global disruptions strike again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle75 View Post
    Waiting sure is painful. The latest is it may arrive around President's Day. Please let it be...I won't have to work that weekend. I can unbox and play for like 10 hours each day! lol.
    Don't worry bro. Like I said on the pearl fb page.... when it drops.. Its all worth while. Hold on in brother.
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    Not sure what to tell you man. I’m sorry for the wait but it’ll be well worth it once they arrive.
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  5. Beatin it since 1867

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle75 View Post
    A Reference is an existing line. MW are uniquely one-off drum kits. In that regard MW should take longer than a Reference.
    I'm not hip to Pearl's manufacturing or business practices, but there are reasons a MW could be out the door sooner. Big dollar buyers get preferential treatment in just about any business, one perk generally being speedier results. And MW could have a dedicated facility/team who work on nothing but MW kits, whereas the 'off-the-shelf' kits are bogged down in general production lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    I'm not hip to Pearl's manufacturing or business practices, but there are reasons a MW could be out the door sooner. Big dollar buyers get preferential treatment in just about any business, one perk generally being speedier results. And MW could have a dedicated facility/team who work on nothing but MW kits, whereas the 'off-the-shelf' kits are bogged down in general production lines.
    I agree. I am a big dollar buyer as you say. A 12 piece Reference is not cheap. It took me 10 years to save for this kit. I did that so I could pay for it all at once with no financing. Additionally, I wanted everything made all at once to keep the quality, color, and consistency the same for the entire kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle75 View Post
    I agree. I am a big dollar buyer as you say. A 12 piece Reference is not cheap. It took me 10 years to save for this kit. I did that so I could pay for it all at once with no financing. Additionally, I wanted everything made all at once to keep the quality, color, and consistency the same for the entire kit.
    I think it comes down to the facility and everything. The Masterworks are completely handmade to order in their own facility, but the Reference series are still mass produced drums. For special orders, they have to halt production on the standard drums and then make way for your kit, which is also probably why you've already received your 6" tom. All that said, 12 pieces are a lot to construct, paint, assemble, shipped overseas, etc. I waited almost 9 months for my Starclassic Maple. I know your timeline is about the same at this point and I'm sorry you're still waiting. For what it's worth, the wait will be made completely worthwhile once you get the chance to unbox them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle75 View Post
    I agree. I am a big dollar buyer as you say. A 12 piece Reference is not cheap. It took me 10 years to save for this kit. I did that so I could pay for it all at once with no financing. Additionally, I wanted everything made all at once to keep the quality, color, and consistency the same for the entire kit.
    Big dolla buyer in quantity, sure. But the MW is special, prestigious big dolla and Refs are just fancy production drums. I mean, it's like the difference between spending $3MM on 25 Benzes or 1 Koenigsegg (or Bugatti, if you want more mainstream); only one of those is going to drop boxer briefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle75 View Post
    STILL WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was informed by Sweetwater today it will be another 3 months! That will be more than a year to wait on a Reference kit. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! PEARL....get your house in order and FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle75 View Post
    STILL WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was informed by Sweetwater today it will be another 3 months! That will be more than a year to wait on a Reference kit. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! PEARL....get your house in order and FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    If Pearl could I would assume they would, much of this is out of their control and are at the mercy of shippers how things are in the world these days. The world is in short supply of things and people to move them along, you've waited this long so a little bit more isn't too much of an ask, given the world circumstances these last few years.
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  11. PEARL EXX

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    Darn, wayyyyy tooooo longgg

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    Even though the wait has been more than originally expected, you are getting a great set of drums. I have been very pleased with the quality and sound of my Reference kit. Try not to let this delay cast a dark shadow on the excitement of receiving and playing your dream kit.

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