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Old 01-09-2018, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Pearl Wood Fiberglass

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longjohn, with all respect, I think you should recheck that info. The fiberglass and phenolic are different shells.... different materials. I have both and they are different in their makeup. Also, the phenolic shells started in the mid 1960's. I think you are right on your estimate of the age of this kit, though.
Hello! Thanks for the info! Is it possible to see if my concert toms are fiberglass or phenolic from the pictures?
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Yep, you are correct, (one or the other) My oversight.. but I did slip in "Phenolic " Dyna family toms ?

The BD & FT are Wood/Fibreglass lined..

Note I was working for Pearl in the 70's whilst these kits were all the rage, the phenolic shells are outstanding sound wise.. whilst IMO the wood/fibreglass were heavy & tone dead.

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Hello! Thanks for the info! Is it possible to see if my concert toms are fiberglass or phenolic from the pictures?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:57 PM
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Awesome story-time!

A couple of months ago I was out partying and drinking beer in town. I stumbled into the local pub and in the corner sat an old school rock n' roll soul and hero of mine, PEZ.

Pez is the drummer in the ultimate Mot÷rhead tribute band, B÷mbers. He is a skinny and humble fella that bashes the drums like a truck!

B÷mbers was formed in the summer of 1996 by Abbath (Immortal), Pez (Punishment Park/Jef) and Tore (Old Funeral/The Batallion).

At this time I had just met Pez a couple of times when I was partying with Abbath. I sat down with Pez and we started talking about everything and anything. Motorhead, touring, concerts, bull**** etc. We eventually ended up talking about drums and I was eager to show him pictures of my new Wood Fiberglass kit.

Pez looked at the pictures, looked at me and said - "Well, damn! I used this kit back in the day when I was playing in Punishment Park! This exact kit! I haven't seen this kit in years!"

I could not belive it! One of my idols and a badass drummer had rocked my kit back when I was just a little brat! I love the fact that my kit have some old rock n' roll ghosts, and that it has been confirmed by the man himself!

But wait! It gets better.. Much better!

Pez took a sip from his beer and suddenly had a wondering look on his face. He then hits me with this bomb!:

Pez - "You know what? I got the 8" and 10" Pearl concert toms WITH the original stand lying somewhere in my garage. They have been lying there for years and I want you to have them! Come visit me tomorrow and pick'em up."

I was absolutley stocked! Pez just gave me these rare vintage toms for FREE! They sound awesome and I still use the old heads that Pez used to play!

That was a fun night and an awesome memory. A memory I am taking with me to the grave! We drank alot of beers that night!

My favorite rock n' roll memory!

Here are some pictures of my current setup! She's a beauty! Since my first post I have gotten ahold of an 18" Wood Fiberglass floor tom, some ****ty vintage Pearl snare and the 8" and 10" concert toms.

I also have gotten ahold of a second 22" Wood Fiberglass kick-drum, a 13" and 14" Wood Fiberglass tom (same red finish and resonant heads)

I am building the ultimate vintage Pearl MONSTER kit!

Check out B÷mbers if you like Mot÷rhead!
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Best regards Slick Iverson
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