Road Trip = Fall/Winter project - Pearl Fiberglass Kit

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I've been searching for a Pearl Fiberglass kit for a while now. One popped up the other day, albeit in Delaware. I had some time to kill and felt a road trip was in order. He offered a 4 pc (22/12/13/16) Pearl Fiberglass kit, a 6.5x14 Pearl Steel snare with stand, a Gibraltar kick pedal, pearl hi-hat stand with 14" ZBT Zildjians, an 18" ZBT crash with stand, and a 2923 gram 22" 60's Zildjian A with stand. I left the ZBT cymbals, cymbal stands and the Gibraltar pedal there. He also threw in another 4 pc Pearl wood kit to use for hardware lacking on the fiberglass kit. All the hardware has been stripped and is taking a dawn soak. All the wrap has been taken off the fiberglass shells, revealing some flaws and extra holes... nothing that can't be dealt with. Not a bad haul for $150 - the 22" A and the 6.5 x 14 steel Pearl are worth that alone to me. Here they are all cleaned up... that Pearl snare is a real corker!!! I'll post pics of the Pearl fiberglass project as I go...

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Next project staged and ready to go! Going to go for a poor man's Blaemire vibe... raw, translucent, golden honey shells, natural maple bass hoops and some INDe mounts for bass, toms and floor tom. Going for a virgin bass, 12 and 13 on a floor stand. Should be a fun one!
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Next project staged and ready to go! Going to go for a poor man's Blaemire vibe... raw, translucent, golden honey shells, natural maple bass hoops and some INDe mounts for bass, toms and floor tom. Going for a virgin bass, 12 and 13 on a floor stand. Should be a fun one!


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Sweet!
How do the lugs look?
 

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Part of the deal was a 2nd 4 pc. wooden Pearl kit with the majority of the lugs present. I should be able to put together a decent set for each drum, being that I've got over 100 Pearl lugs soaking in Dawn at this moment. I'll just have to grade them as I clean them and keep the best for the project kit. Also entertaining the idea that I can find some lugs that fit Pearl lug post spacing.
 
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Part of the deal was a 2nd 4 pc. Pearl kit with the majority of the lugs present. I should be able to put together a decent set for each drum. I'll just have to grade them as I clean them and keep the best for the project kit. Also entertaining the idea that I can find some lugs that fit Pearl lug post spacing.
I'm sure you can. Probably relatively expensive compared to the alternative.
I like the idea of having a "Parts Kit".
Can't wait to see em when they're done. You're not going to do a clear coat of any kind? Just raw?
 

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Someone was a busy guy today... not only sanded the bass and floor, I also polished 111 bass and tom lugs this afternoon! 40 smaller, heavier old school tom lugs, 40 larger, lighter newer tom lugs, 16 smaller heavier bass lugs, 15 lighter larger bass lugs and 2 sets of newer and older style floor tom leg mounts. Came out pretty nice! Should have no problem putting together a presentable set of lugs and mounts for this project. Next task is to grade the lugs by condition. I'm going to have a glut of leftover parts from this project. If anyone needs any Old school Pearl hardware, that includes the old school bass tom mount that looks like Rogers on steroids, drop me a PM and you can have anything leftover for the cost of asking and shipping.

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Someone was a busy guy today... not only sanded the bass and floor, I also polished 111 bass and tom lugs this afternoon! 40 smaller, heavier old school tom lugs, 40 larger, lighter newer tom lugs, 16 smaller heavier bass lugs, 15 lighter larger bass lugs and 2 sets of newer and older style floor tom leg mounts. Came out pretty nice! Should have no problem putting together a presentable set of lugs and mounts for this project. Next task is to grade the lugs by condition. I'm going to have a glut of leftover parts from this project. If anyone needs any Old school Pearl hardware, that includes the old school bass tom mount that looks like Rogers on steroids, drop me a PM and you can have anything leftover for the cost of asking and shipping.

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I would love these! I actually need some to convert a couple of my Blemires into double sided toms
 


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