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Old 01-12-2010, 09:28 PM
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Default U.S. Mercury drum set

This set was made for rockin'...

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Old 01-13-2010, 12:15 AM
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Yeahh...no...I'm kinda not feelin' this one without the TPS Report, and the Bobs' approval, ya know, I'm thinkin' noooo.....

Too late in the run (later 70s), stickers for badges, the set-o-pearl-o-whirly-matic hardware arm things, and no snare. I like it, without the stickers, and 150 shipped. Sorry...............
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:52 AM
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That is my favorite tom holder - I love those- it`s from the initial 1969 Pearl design run. I use that model all the time. I like how sleek it is. I never actually adjust it, to be honest- I adjusted it once and always use it at the same position - but I like that it`s not some huge ugly pipe or rusty banana clip. That`s not a bad set for 99$ I would buy that for my kids if I had one in need. I had heard they used that tom holder on stencils but hadn`t actually seen it until now.
Here you can see a top of the line 1969 Pearl President with the same design mount.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:10 AM
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I'm with Jonni, but I'll go a step further. No snare drum. Missing reso BD hoop is kind of a big problem. Maybe the tom mounts are good, I have no experience with them, but unlike O-Bop's sweet President, this set is Taiwanese, which are not in the same league with the MIJ stuff (just my opinion.)

Also, looks like $99 is just the starting bid, so the set may go for more, and then costs to have it shipped...
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:16 AM
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I was not trying to bash the hardware, my brother had a kit way back, and it worked very well. But on that set, like cn says, it's not that great of a set of shells. So, for my opinion, 150 shipped is top dollar, and I don't like it that much, so....
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:15 PM
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Mid 60,s to early 70,s is where the good stuff is...but i do like that tom holder A LOT.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:53 PM
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Mid 60,s to early 70,s is where the good stuff is...but i do like that tom holder A LOT.
Me too, but I ain't paying $200.00 for it. The shells, I'll bet 5 bucks, are 9 ply, rough mahogany.
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