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Old 04-08-2015, 09:51 AM
thornbeck thornbeck is offline
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That kit looks amazing! Based on the way this kit was designed and configured, I'd say it was the top of the line for the MIJ product line. Is the snare chrome over steel or chrome over brass? Try to stick a magnet to it. If it really sticks, then it's COS. If it barely or doesn't stick, then it's probably COB. If it's really heavy, then that supports it being COB too.

What do the insides of the shells look like; thin or thick? How many plys? Do they have reinforcement rings? This will help determine the value. Based on the condition, you shouldn't have any problem finding a buyer, if you're selling.

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Old 04-08-2015, 10:29 AM
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The snare is steel COS { a magnet sticks}.... the shells look pretty thin and appear to be 3 ply with inner reinforcing hoops...the wood on the inner and outer plys of the shells, look to be mahogany with the wood grain running vertical....
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:40 PM
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Those are 67 or earlier. Those thinner shells sound awesome so long as the edges are good, the heads are good and tuned to the shell. That is a prize of a kit!

You can sell it you would like....but you might regret it.
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:31 PM
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Realistic prices for MIJ kits seem to be around $250-$400. However...given the condition of your kit, with hardware and a cool finish, I'd estimate around $500. You just don't find mid-60's MIJ kits in this condition! It really all depends on how much someone wants to spend to relive their youth! I sometimes spend too much!!

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Old 04-08-2015, 05:41 PM
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Seeing as how it's in showroom condition, i would guesstimate your kit at around $450 range, simply because it's a MIJ kit and aren't that rare.. I would keep them as a gigging kit, and.. they also sound great in studio.. I recorded with a vintage Stewart (also a pre-Tama brand) and with Remo vintage ambassadors, vintage emperors, and coated powerstrokes, sounded phenomenal.. If i hadn't just picked up a vintage Pearl President from 1970, i would jump on your kit
Good luck with whatever you decide..

cheers,
Rob

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Old 04-08-2015, 10:46 PM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
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What are the sizes of those drums? Also, can you get a picture of the drums setup next to one of your tc's?
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:11 AM
mgtcnut mgtcnut is offline
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Hey Dan
finally somebody has figured out what mgtcnut means..... i don't have any pics of the drums with the TC or my other vintage sports cars,,but it's a good idea..next time i'll put them together in a some pictures.

The drum sizes are 20x14 ,13x9, 16x16, 14x5

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Old 04-09-2015, 07:03 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
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mgtcnut: Was obvious for a guy that has owned more than a dozen British sports cars over the years including multiple Sprite MK I's, a Tr-3, three MGB's/coupes and roadsters, two MGC coupes, MGA fixed-head coupe and TR-8. It all started with my brother's '52 TD.

The last sports car was a real one though - Z3 3.01 roadster. Now that was a for real sports car. Woo hoo!

I like the sizes of the Supremes. I'll send a PM for some additional detail.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:27 AM
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I'd guess Star also, most of the Pearls had "World Supreme Quality" or something similar on the badge. Most, but not all. I think that started around the mid sixties.
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Old 03-23-2020, 03:38 PM
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My very first drum set was a Supreme kit in an odd purple marine pearl finish .
Pretty decent drums for the day .
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