The King of Rock'n'Roll
- Aug 5, 2005
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- Poulsbo, Wa.
Really? Because I've got a 14" floor tom with Pearl President lugs all over it and the red sparkle wrap's all nasty and sun faded, but the shell looks great.dharma bum said:I can attest that my early 70s Pearl kit has questionable shell quality - the floor tom is out of round and the bearing edges rough, plus the interior wood grain is pretty rough as well. Nice blue sparkle wrap, though - I still have 'em, kept in cases all this time, they still look almost new. I also hate the metal bass rims.Mark said:IThe shell construction of the typical Pearl set was terrible and cant even come close to the quality Birch shells. The luan shells were crudely made, with splintering wood and non-existant bearing edges. If one were to put any amount of pressure on a luan shell, it would probably break. Often, a reinforcing ring was added around the middle to help stabilize the delicate thin wood.
There's a R-360 set in a local music store, BTW, that they're selling on consignment - I think asking $550, WMP wrap is yellowed, it's a bit beat up. I considered it, but ... is that a decent price? Four piece, 12-14-20 with some metal snare (nothing decent), metal bass rims.
...IT must be you. ( )
As for that R-360 kit. If its the same vintage as the one's we're discussing here, then depending on the style of tom mount, it could be a Rock Solid that someone has replaced the floor tom with, or its a Double Soul but its missing the other rack tom...and someone's replaced the floor tom.
Both of those kits came with a chromed metal Rogers R-360 14x5 snare drum. Only the Twister came with a wood shelled snare drum.