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Old 12-06-2016, 08:31 PM
vyacheslav vyacheslav is offline
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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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