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Old 12-06-2016, 08:31 PM
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Default MIJ Wrap Finishes-Let's Rank 'Em-Popular To Rare

I thought it would be fun to start a thread on MIJ finishes. I don't know that I've ever seen an Lacquered MIJ finish (at least from the factory), although they may well exist. For the purposes of this thread, I am talking about just the "Stencil" MIJ drums (including Pearl and Star, but not including Yamaha, which I know had lots of uncommon wraps).

I thought this would be a good way to get opinions on what the most common were, and some of the most rare, even for us to chime in on a finish not yet included in this thread.

I'll start. I'm listing from what I think is the most common to the least common. As an aside, I think almost all sparkles were actually glitter finishes, at least by today's standards. It seems the MIJ sparkle wraps reflect light a bit more brilliantly than modern sparkles do. Feel free to rank them in your order of opinion:

1. Red Sparkle (toss up with Blue)
2. Blue Sparkle (toss up with Red)
3. Orange/Gold Sparkle
4. Black Diamond Pearl
5. White/Silver Sparkle
6. White Marine Pearl

(From here down I consider these in "Uncommon" territory, so this isn't really a ranking order, just a listing of all the "uncommon" wraps I have seen, either in photos or in person. Feel free to add your own).

-Tiger Eye Pearl/Root Beer Swirl
-Gold Onyx/Gold Agate Pearl
-Blue Onyx/Blue Agate Pearl
-Blue Pearl
-White Satin Flame
-Blue Satin Flame


I know there are many others I have seen, but I can't think of them right now.

What say you?
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:42 PM
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Great thread!!

I know my Stewart peacock pearl is an uncommon wrap...

Also pictured, is a Rideau snare I had in blue silk wrap...I sold this snare to a Forum member...I don`t see this wrap finish often either...

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Old 12-06-2016, 09:13 PM
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This Pearl that I own has a wrap that I don't see often. '68 Pearl catalog lists it as Sun Set.
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:10 AM
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this pearl that i own has a wrap that i don't see often. '68 pearl catalog lists it as sun set.

oh my !!!!!
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:05 PM
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There was a faux "bamboo" finish that I saw once in a drum shop when I was a little kid--the owner of the shop tried to sell me those. I didn't like the finish--I only saw them one other time--in an ebay auction for a floor tom a few years ago.
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:55 AM
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This Pearl that I own has a wrap that I don't see often. '68 Pearl catalog lists it as Sun Set.
Had that same one Mike, missing the "script" Pearl badge, along with a matching tom. Wish I never sold it.
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:58 AM
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Mike, Not mine, but I wish it was!!!
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:00 AM
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Had that same one Mike, missing the "script" Pearl badge, along with a matching tom. Wish I never sold it.
Very nice!

I just realized that I had this pic stored. I think the kit belongs to a member on another forum.

Mike
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:10 PM
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Both of my Majestics have featured rare wraps - at least for vintage MIJ.

1) Grey Shimmer (is what Premier calls it). I do not see this in any Star catalog. It MAY be the "Silky White" as seen in the 1972 catalog, but I am not sure.

2) Oyster Pearl - yes, this is in the Star catalogs, but rarely seen in person (my experience at least).
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:29 AM
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Beautiful stuff John. Really like those. The Majestic badge has always been one of my favorites.
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