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Old 06-24-2019, 05:51 AM
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Default Vintage Pearl Fiber Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

Hi Everyone
Just won these drums on ebay. Advertised as fibre glass shells. As usual did not pay much for them so will be quick clean and turn around. What i need to know is approx year of manufacture plus colour. Has anyone got one of these kits to confirm how good they are sound wise or build quality. Pics are from the person who im buying from not my pics as ive not picked them up yet. Any info much appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:51 AM
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Cool Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

Looks like it`s in good condition...Like you stated, just some detailing needed...

Whoever owned them before certainly like to muffle the drums!! Possibly from the overtones of the fiberglass shells?

Please post more pics when you get them...

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1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:08 AM
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Default Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

Thanks Grantro. I noticed the fiber glass badge missing off bass drum. Not sure if floor tom has a badge. Snare drum not sure if its steel or brass plus as you mentioned excess muffling. Apart from small details it should turn out nice and get some profit. Always wondered what fiber glass drums sounded like. Just goes to prove as ive always said you can find the bargains just gotta keep on the prowl like me. I paid 100GBP and reckon ill get that for the snare drum alone. What year do you reckon on these drums. Will post more pics once i get them. Never had pearl this is a first. I deal mainly in premier hayman olympic and john grey. Thx sean

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Old 06-24-2019, 09:17 AM
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Cool Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

Badge is from late 70`s...Check out the catalogs in the Vintage Drum Guide below:

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/pearl_drumsets.htm

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:18 AM
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And badge info:

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/pearl_badges.html

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

Thanks for the info Grantro.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

That snare could very well be steel. It has two bands around the shell as opposed to three, which is typically an easy way to distinguish steel from brass Pearls. It looks like it also has the super cool Gladstone strainer. I have this exact steel snare drum and it's a great sounding instrument.

Nice kit - those fiberglass Pearls are proving to be popular, and these should clean up nice and sound great!
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

Jonlec. Yes i think you are right about the snare drum. As you all know i sell everything on. I took a chance on the kit as it was badly advertised and swooped in like a vulture. Never dealt with pearl before. Had some tamas. Just mainly dealing in the british stuff as its easy here in the UK to find bargains. The kit seems to look in good nik. There is the fiber glass shells then the wood fiber shells any difference in quality or sound. Thanks guys for the input.
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Default Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

I have the kit now and all the shells plus snare drum are in top condition. The guy that sold them to me was a fab guy, he had these from new in 1974. I wanted to show the fiber glass shells plus look at how clean the interiors are plus no rust any where. No rash from toms on bass drum nor any rash behind the 12 and 13 toms. As always ill let the pics do the talking.....Thx sean.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:34 AM
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Default Re: Vintage Pearl Fibre Glass Kit Need Info Ebay Purchase

Last few pics without heads. Plus i also got a snare stand hi hat stand cymbal stand and a tama imperialstar bd pedal. The actual colour i was informed is satin blue. Also yes the snare drum is steel. Sizes 12x8 13x9 16x16 22x14 5x14snr.
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