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    I had a late 80's EX and played until I got my EXR's. Loved them and love yours!! Black Beauties! Guess I'll have to try Aquarian Bass Heads.
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    Thanks for the bump boomcrashbang!
    Mike, nice setup you had there. With the exeption of the (I'm guessing) 18" floor, that's the same setup I've got.
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    Cool Dudley. Love the riser.
    Thanks Brian. Did you see the picture of the riser with the lights flashing?

    Quote Originally Posted by fledgehog
    i'm surprised the resonance nazis aren't giving you **** about those hydro bass heads
    I guess this thread was old enough that when the trend changed to one ply bass heads that my set was overlooked. The hydros sounded nice, and I played Evans Hydros (clear and blue) from around '87 until sometime around 2006. At the moment I'm playing Aquarian SuperKick IIs on the basses and they give me the sound I"m after. SuperKickIIs with nothing in the basses. The hydros were nice, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by nova
    I had a late 80's EX and played until I got my EXR's. Loved them and love yours!! Black Beauties! Guess I'll have to try Aquarian Bass Heads.
    Thanks Nova! They have served me well, and spent quite a few years gigging with these drums without cases! Of course, I was real careful with them, seeing as how my annual salary when I bought them was around $8,500!
    I am amazed at how well they have stood up over time, really, and they still sound great. I put SuperKickIIs on the basses and EC2s on the toms, added an Eric Singer snare with an Evans Genera X Dry head and they sound pretty darn good!
    I actually get to play these bad boys this week! Due to several different circumstances, my drums are up in Virginia for the time being. My brother is driving down from Washington, D.C. and I'm driving up from SC and we're gonna jam over the holiday at my parent's house just like the old days. Even going to do a little recording this weekend, so we'll see how that goes. I picked up a set of chimes and a 22" Wuhan china, so I'm anxious to try those out.
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    I thought I would update this thread with a few pictures of my Exports. This is a refinishing project that I'm working on in my spare time.

    My Masters Custom MMXs arrived yesterday, so I probally won't be playing the Exports that much now. They still sound great, though. If anybody wants to hear what a 23 year old set of Exports sound like, go to

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    Go down to the video gallery section, and select the M's.

    The band name is Marshall Brothers, and the video was submitted by goldfishcarp. Click on the video and wait for it to load. The Exports were recorded with a bass drum mic, a snare mic and two overheads.
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    A few more pictures of the new wrap, plus my new Masters MMX set.
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    A few more pictures of the new Export wrap, and the Masters MMX. Just for fun, I started wrapping the Exports in contact paper. I think they are turning out pretty good, and it gives me something different to look at instead of the black I've been staring at over the last 23 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerpeler View Post
    Very nice
    Thanks! I keep pushing Pearl to introduce the new Marble Series, but I think it's gonna take time!
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    I'll be original and say those tom angles are flat!
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    Finally got to set up, rehead, tune and play the Masters! What a great sounding MMX!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudme View Post
    Finally got to set up, rehead, tune and play the Masters! What a great sounding MMX!
    Love the MMX! I too played Exports for 21 years (2 kits though) but the Masters have so much attention to detail and the sound of Maple (mine are 6 ply) is BETTER than poplar or Luan. The 1st Export kit I had was better than the 2 Ludwigs and 2 no name kits before; and my EXR's were really good looking; but I bet you love your Masters more and more!

    Love the restoration. You make me wish I could have kept one of those Exports! I love White Kits!

    I used Evans Hydraulics until I discovered EC2's and EMAD2. With the Masters though; it's Coated Emps over Clear Ambs for toms; Coated Amb over clear Amb on snare; and Clear PS4 with Pearl Logo Bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    Love the MMX! I too played Exports for 21 years (2 kits though) but the Masters have so much attention to detail and the sound of Maple (mine are 6 ply) is BETTER than poplar or Luan. The 1st Export kit I had was better than the 2 Ludwigs and 2 no name kits before; and my EXR's were really good looking; but I bet you love your Masters more and more!

    Love the restoration. You make me wish I could have kept one of those Exports! I love White Kits!

    I used Evans Hydraulics until I discovered EC2's and EMAD2. With the Masters though; it's Coated Emps over Clear Ambs for toms; Coated Amb over clear Amb on snare; and Clear PS4 with Pearl Logo Bass
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    Thanks Nova! I thought the restoration was pretty neat. I've been playing EC2s and SuperKick IIs on the Exports in the last few years and they really sound great. I decided to go with coated EC2s and a SuperKick II for the Masters for now, simply because I don't have the time to devote to finding the perfect heads at the moment. Something about having a six month old in the house has something to do with that I'm sure. I've got an Genera-X Dry head on the Eric Singer snare, which sounds amazing in it's own right.
    The Masters are just at the next level, both in workmanship and sound. I got the recording that my brother and I did over Thanksgiving in the mail Monday and WOW, the MMX's sound incredible. Like I said, the Exports sound great, but the Masters just take it to the next level.
    The Artic White is growing on me. I really like it, but with all of the colorful Masters sets out there, sometimes I long for something a little more red or green..... or ...........
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