I've undertook a new project involving Tama and Pearl orphans. The bass came in a lot sale bought from Keith Crane of the 1910 Fruitgum Co. I bought the lot mainly for a 9x13 Pearl Fiberglass tom that I converted to a snare. It's a 16x22 Tama Rockstar. Bearings have been touched up and the interior ply (beech I think) has been sanded and coated with Tung oil. The holes for Tom mounts were plugged and sanded flush as I wanted a virgin bass. The 10x12 tom is also a Tama Rockstar and is newer than the bass, but the shell seems to be of the same ply make up. The floor tom is a Pearl Export 14x14 and I was surprised to see a dark mahogany interior with horizontal running grain. Much more substantially made than earlier Exports I have seen before. The snare will be a Pearl 6.5x14 chrome over steel. The thrust of this project is to, a.) Try out the Bum Wrap's line of drum coverings and to, b.) Have a wayward satellite kit that I can leave here, there and anywhere and not be very concerned about it. These shells will be covered in Bum Wrap Co.'s "Licorice" offering. Bass wrap should be here on Wednesday.