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    What do you guys know about the higher end Pearls, like the MCX Customs? I know their maple, and you can get a 4 piece ( 2 rack, bass, floor) for about $1600.00. any experience with these?

    What about the Vision Artisan lines?

    I always liked Pearl, since I got my first exports and Im falling out of like with my Mapex Meridiens.

    Do I NEED a $1600 4 piece? Gig infrequently...dont record...I just like Pearl drums and dont want to take a step backwards in quality, hence the Vison vs MCX question.



    Have at it, boys.
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  • #2
    To me the pro stuff will all sound good give or take. Main criteria being how and what kind of tone they project and how they boom back at you. The latter is big to me; gigging pros, the reverse no doubt. I'd prefer some type of Yamaha Customs. They have tone almost guaranteed but besides the expense, you can't get the kicks w/out that battleship antenna of a tom post. Pearl Masters come ala carte. Big plus in that regard.



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    • #3
      To me the pro stuff will all sound good give or take. Main criteria being how and what kind of tone they project and how they boom back at you. The latter is big to me; gigging pros, the reverse no doubt. I'd prefer some type of Yamaha Customs. They have tone almost guaranteed but besides the expense, you can't get the kicks w/out that battleship antenna of a tom post. Pearl Masters come ala carte. Big plus in that regard.



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      • #4
        If one comes stock with some variation on the age-old retarded Pearl tom mounting travesty, especially a kick drum mount, then I'd pass.

        I swear, between that and their generally sub-standard (IMO) stand hardware, I'm personally put off of Pearl for life. Bugs me to no end that in order to mount some new trigger pads I want to integrate in my kit, I'll have to use a Pearl-style arm...
        <div class="signaturecontainer">For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!<br />
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        • #5
          If one comes stock with some variation on the age-old retarded Pearl tom mounting travesty, especially a kick drum mount, then I'd pass.

          I swear, between that and their generally sub-standard (IMO) stand hardware, I'm personally put off of Pearl for life. Bugs me to no end that in order to mount some new trigger pads I want to integrate in my kit, I'll have to use a Pearl-style arm...
          <div class="signaturecontainer">For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!<br />
          <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/facepalm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="facepalm" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by kmart
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            ...Bugs me to no end that in order to mount some new trigger pads I want to integrate in my kit, I'll have to use a Pearl-style arm...




            heh heh heh.


            Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

            Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

            Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by kmart
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              ...Bugs me to no end that in order to mount some new trigger pads I want to integrate in my kit, I'll have to use a Pearl-style arm...




              heh heh heh.


              Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

              Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

              Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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              • #8
                Yeah, you get it.

                I've a pair now. And a Hart Hammer which uses the same style mount.

                Inconceivable.



                I actually have the live kit and rack at the house right now after last Friday's gig, and am trying to get that all sorted in the next few days.
                <div class="signaturecontainer">For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!<br />
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                • #9
                  Yeah, you get it.

                  I've a pair now. And a Hart Hammer which uses the same style mount.

                  Inconceivable.



                  I actually have the live kit and rack at the house right now after last Friday's gig, and am trying to get that all sorted in the next few days.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!<br />
                  <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/facepalm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="facepalm" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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                  • #10
                    I have an early version Nimrod trigger which has a 1/2" percussion rod mounting. Then later, they changed to the Pearl style. Bummer.


                    Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

                    Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

                    Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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                    • #11
                      I have an early version Nimrod trigger which has a 1/2" percussion rod mounting. Then later, they changed to the Pearl style. Bummer.


                      Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

                      Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

                      Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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                      • #12
                        Pearl is the best out there.



                        Just ask this guy if you don't believe me:



                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlvm0hOt-m8
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                        • #13
                          Pearl is the best out there.



                          Just ask this guy if you don't believe me:



                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlvm0hOt-m8
                          <div class="signaturecontainer">I used to have a handle on life, but I gotta jiggle it every now and then.</div>

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                          • #14
                            shoot a PM to melvinspeed.
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                            • #15
                              shoot a PM to melvinspeed.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">sound clips:<br />
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                              <a href="http://www.youtube.com/rdrummer322" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/rdrummer322</a></div>

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