- Jun 9, 2019
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I own 2 Pearl kits, one from 1976 wood-fiberglass and a 2004 Pearl Master Custom MRX 6-ply Maple. Which have seen a lot of hours and I’ve never had one issue. Why the hate?
They offer great kits at affordable prices unless you’re getting the Masterworks line. My kit from 1976 holds up just as well as the modern kits today.
Every company has made a dud-kit every now and then, it’s just how it goes. It’s about picking an instrument that works for you. With proper tuning and heads you can get a low-end kit to sound good. And regarding Pearl taking ideas from other companies, please don’t look too closely at DW… *cough* Camco *cough*. I’ve owned free-floaters and they sounded great, I sold a CB-700 and a Maple FF and kinda regret doing so since they did sound pretty darn good.