Pearl 75th Anniversary

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Good lord! The return of the President series with vintage logos, Battleship lugs on the Duoluxe (a.k.a. Jupiter redo), and Masters Lugs on Sensitones. Wow!
 

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Love the curved booms. Those small cm's won will certainly be functional enough. And look more uniform with the rounding of the drum shells.
 

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Odd... there are a bunch of concert drums listed as "New" that are anything but.
 

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Sweetwater has an exclusive President Phenolic "Sunset Ripple" finish.
I was all excited about the reintroduction of these drums, until I saw the prices. $3500 street price is a bit much.
The Lauan reissue 3-pc shell packs are $1500 street price.

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Yep Pearl was born in 1946)
err established..
 
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Also disappointed they aren’t offering the Phenolics in the 20/12/13/16 configuration.
 
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I'm almost as old as Pearl drums.. : (
I have that Logo on a couple - a 20 and an 18- "Pearl Special" cymbals (and they are wicked) : )
 
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Perhaps these Luan drums are made of a higher quality luan? I feel like if luan was undoubtedly a “cheap” wood Pearl wouldn’t be so proud to highlight it.
 

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I'm sure... But missing the metal BD hoops and missing the oh-so-cool- rail is negative catnip to me..Those were the two coolest (almost ) features of old MIJ. And they (Pearl) flew right past both.. sad . shame. but Reality. It's clear Pearl didn't want to go over-budget adding more steel with these 2021's.

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Metal bd hoops so clear tone..so clear tone. potent.
 

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I have trouble believing anyone wants this, especially at that price. MIJ kits definitely have a unique thing but I've never heard of anyone looking for that old Pearl sound. It says each snare is signed but signed by who? Also, who the hell wants fiber cases like that? This is clearly made for vintage Pearl fanatics which is someone I've never met.
 

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One of the cool features with old MIJ is that power dimensions/sizes/ had not yet become, a "part" of the scene (or even a twinkle in the eye).
Jazz sizes still reigned supreme. so 14X20/ 8X12/ simple 16X16....
That's an appeal. with these (and still with 60s mIJ)
 

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I actually have been asking for a reissue of the Pearl Presidents for a very long time (the phenolic shells, specifically). But not at that price point. Yikes.
I stand corrected, but I don't get it. There are a lot of top shelf drums to be had for the same money.
 


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