Today I was fortunate enough to purchase a used 5-piece “Pacific” (not “PDP”) Drums CX kit in Blue Onyx. It’s crazy, it’s like these things just stepped out of a time machine: they are basically in brand-new shape; according to the seller they were originally bought by a doctor who never had time to play them, then consigned for sale in the seller’s shop which happened to close down back in 2013. A couple of the batter heads still have the dot sticker in the middle of the head that says “All-Maple Shells”. I’ve loved and wanted some of these particular drums for years; a friend had a set just like it years ago and they’ve stood out in my memory since. My question is, how old are they? It seems to me like these were the first Pacific’s [correction: not the first; the Pacific L-Series predates these] that DW released back in 2000 (or was it 1999?), and searching around on the web I found a “PDP” Drums catalog pdf that showed the CX blue onyx color was still being made in 2005, but that color had ceased production by the 2007 catalog (though they introduced the very rad “Arctic Blue Oyster” CXR set that I would also love to get my hands on someday). However, the kicker is that my kick drum’s resonant head has the “Pacific” logo, not the “PDP” logo, which according to a November 2002 Modern Drummer, was around by that time with the release of the FS birch series. But I just don’t know how old these really are. With the “Pacific” logo head, was my kit made during those initial years of 1999 to 2001 ???