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  1. Registered User

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    Default what era Export?

    can anyone identify what year/era this Pearl Export is? i bought it from Guitar Center yesterday for 274.00 described as "good" condition 22, 10, 12, 16 green bronze??? im interested in what the actual name of the finish

    judging by the style of lugs im guessing early to mid 90s. also if anybody happens to be the previous owners or know information about it, that would be great since i dont have the set yet

    i have a Sensitone snare im gonna use with the set
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    Sensitone snare
    Zildjian A Series cymbals

    Ludwig Centennial Zeppelin configuration blue sparkle
    Zildjian A Custom cymbals

    Detroit Custom Drum maple 6 pc silver sparkle

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    The Badge era says 1994-95. Oddly the only factory color that could be is #83 Irish Green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    The Badge era says 1994-95. Oddly the only factory color that could be is #83 Irish Green.
    Is it possible this a rewrap? I'm not finding much on this color. Everything I find is a solid color not sparkly
    Pearl Export SX 5pc Black Quartz
    Sensitone snare
    Zildjian A Series cymbals

    Ludwig Centennial Zeppelin configuration blue sparkle
    Zildjian A Custom cymbals

    Detroit Custom Drum maple 6 pc silver sparkle

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    If it is a rewrap (most likely) at least it looks as though they did a decent job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken_sticks84 View Post
    Is it possible this a rewrap? I'm not finding much on this color. Everything I find is a solid color not sparkly
    It could be a re-wrap, but I'm starting to wonder if it quite possibly could be Export SX Quartz we did back in 1992 (same badge) in #75 Blue Quartz or #77 Black/grey Quartz that could have possibly faded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    It could be a re-wrap, but I'm starting to wonder if it quite possibly could be Export SX Quartz we did back in 1992 (same badge) in #75 Blue Quartz or #77 Black/grey Quartz that could have possibly faded?
    well the hardware does look identical. is there any markings inside the shell i can look for to give me an idea?
    Pearl Export SX 5pc Black Quartz
    Sensitone snare
    Zildjian A Series cymbals

    Ludwig Centennial Zeppelin configuration blue sparkle
    Zildjian A Custom cymbals

    Detroit Custom Drum maple 6 pc silver sparkle

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken_sticks84 View Post
    well the hardware does look identical. is there any markings inside the shell i can look for to give me an idea?
    the inner shells were 9-ply - 8 Mahogany + 1 interior Birch with no paper labels so no other markings to provide additional info.



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    Got the kit in yesterday and this is the reason I hate GC used gear program!!

    Too many employees that don't know drums.

    First off the set is 12 13 16 22 instead of the advertised 10 12 16 22

    Second, the previous owner broke one of the tension nuts for the 12 tom lug and he just shoved a different tension rod in the hole.

    A drummer employee probably would have caught that but instead I gotta fix their mess or send it back which I don't really wanna do

    I believe the kit is Black Quartz just faded. What do any of you think
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    Last edited by broken_sticks84; 05-29-2021 at 02:00 PM.
    Pearl Export SX 5pc Black Quartz
    Sensitone snare
    Zildjian A Series cymbals

    Ludwig Centennial Zeppelin configuration blue sparkle
    Zildjian A Custom cymbals

    Detroit Custom Drum maple 6 pc silver sparkle

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    Well I got them all fixed

    I was able to get a set of tension nut from an old set I no longer used. The happened to be the same thread size. So I replaced all the nuts on the 12 tom and tension rods as well

    I cleaned them up best I could and put some new heads on. Went with Remo Ambassadors all around. Coated for the batter, clear for resonant except the bass drum has a Powerstroke coated

    All in all I'm happy with the set. I might look at recutting the bearing edges later but they still look pretty good
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    Pearl Export SX 5pc Black Quartz
    Sensitone snare
    Zildjian A Series cymbals

    Ludwig Centennial Zeppelin configuration blue sparkle
    Zildjian A Custom cymbals

    Detroit Custom Drum maple 6 pc silver sparkle

  10. Pearl Corporation USA

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    ^ It does look like 1992-93 Export SX Quartz series. Looks nice!

    GC is the worst for adequately describing quality of used gear.



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    Kit looks great. Looks the same (albeit a different wrap) to my old 1989 Export. Indestructible drums & will sound great with the coated Ambassadors
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    Pearl Masters Premium Maple "Redline" in 12, 16, 22. Black on Black.
    Premier Projector MK1. 12,13,16,22 in Piano Black
    Endorser for Scymtek Cymbals & The London Drumstick Company.

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