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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-05-2021, 03:31 AM
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Posted By AustinFitz
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

Thanks guys! Finding this kit felt like finding my soulmate lol. It was definitely love at first sight... Being that I was on a VERY tight budget at the time, and in need of a playable kit ASAP, I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-04-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 54,220
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

I couldn't get them to work as attachments, but I think I managed to successfully embed them in my previous post.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-04-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 54,220
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

Here are some more recent pics of my beloved 1980 Pearl G-Series Maple shell kit in high gloss Walnut lacquer.

Sizes are: 139", 1410", 1616", 1816", 2414", plus a 146.5" Pearl COB Jupiter...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-01-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Figured I'd continue the updates in this thread. I've been playing the hell out of this kit lately! A while back I was experimenting with different bass drum tunings, and broke a swivel nut on one of...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-01-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-06-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Thanks guys! I've formed a real bond with this kit like none other I've played before. I believe I've found my instrumental soul mate lol!
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-24-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Forgot to post an update here, but I recently took my Jupiter snare apart to deep clean everything before putting new heads on top and bottom. It came out great!!! It now has a Remo Coated Ambassador...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-22-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,567
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Future Vintage?

That's awesome! I'd love to find some '80s Superstars myself. I can confirm the late 70s and early 80s Pearl Maple shells do indeed sound great!
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-22-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,567
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Future Vintage?

I have a couple of friends who are both big time vintage Rogers guys. They've each checked out my '80 Pearl Maple kit, and on both occasions I just about had to help them pick their jaws up off the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-21-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,567
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Future Vintage?

I guess I'm one of the few guys who dig '80s drums. At only 28 I'm fairly young though. I really like the early '80s Japanese stuff from right before the power tom craze. (Pearl, Yamaha, Tama) My...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-06-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 54,220
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

Here is my MIJ kit. 1980 Pearl Big Beat outfit in Walnut lacquer. Shells are G-series 8 ply Maple. 6mm thick with no re-rings, and rounded 45 degree bearing edges. Sizes are 13/14/16/18/24. Paired...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-08-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Interestingly the combination of clear Pinstripe batters over coated Ambassador resonant heads on the toms sounds really, really good!!! They have the attack from the clear batters, but yet also that...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-30-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Thanks guys! I've been playing them like crazy! I'm still just as excited about them as the day I got them too! The fact that the new kit feeling hasn't worn off really tells me that this is the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-13-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Thanks guys!!! They definitely have no problem getting loud, but they're also sensitive enough to play quietly, and everything in between too! It seems a lot of people tend to overlook these not...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-03-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

As I've said before, I'd like to add a few more cymbals and stands to this kit. Originally it would have come with two 903D straight stands. One of which was still with the kit when I found it, and I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-03-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Haha! You're correct on the internal mufflers. There is a batter side muffler for the snare, and all 4 toms. The ones for the toms were missing when I bought the kit, but luckily Pearl still makes...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-01-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Thanks! I know I could easily flip them and make some cash, but I've formed a bond with this kit already lol! I'm absolutely in love with them, and I don't think I'll ever be selling them. They're...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-01-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Working on giving the bass drum a wipe down tonight. It's very dusty, but also covered in a super fine mist of white paint overspray. Looks like someone was spray painting too close to the drums....
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-29-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Thanks for the welcome everyone! There were some Pearl drums from that era that used Keller shells because the Japanese plant couldn't handle the demand, and they were in the process of upgrading...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-29-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Re: Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-29-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By AustinFitz
Introduction and my BELOVED new maple kit!

Hello everyone! I'm 27 and have been playing drums for as long as I can remember really, but after a bad breakup of my old band I ended up selling off my Taye kit and taking a break from music for a...
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