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Old 11-17-2015, 01:25 PM
dougwolfe dougwolfe is offline
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Default Trying to figure out what model/year/shells this kit is.

I know this set is roughly from the 70s era due to the black metal rectangle badge and the hexagonal tom mounts. Other than that even after looking at the catalogs I can't seem to figure out which model they are and what the shells are made of. Attached are some pictures of the set and hardware (the 12" and 13" toms I have already stripped hardware and wrap to begin restoration)
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: Trying to figure out what model/year/shells this kit is.

I like that one. If I ever restore a MIJ kit it will be a Pearl. Some guys on the Pearl Forum might be able to give you more information too.
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Trying to figure out what model/year/shells this kit is.

I'm with Mo Tonkie on this. Over at the Pearl forum, there is a specific thread in which you can direct your question to the good people at Pearl. I'm sure they have the information you seek and then some.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:01 PM
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thanks guys!
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:22 PM
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You're welcome. And hey to the Vintage Drum Forum! A lot of good guys on here to lend help and advice. Please keep us updated with your project. Would love to see how it turns out!
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:33 PM
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If you dig into some Pearl catalogs (several on this site....in Vintage Drum Guide), you will likely be able to figure it out. My guess is somewhere between 75-79.....sure at or later than 75, the 79 is a shot in the dark.
Interesting that the inside ply does not appear to be Luan. ??

Cool kit......clean them up, re-head & tune....should sound great. Use Dawn/Water (24-48 hr soak, then brush with toothbrush, then polish using micro-fibre cloyh and TurtleWax "Rust Remover and Chrome Polisher"...green bottle about $3) for the snare and chrome.....NO steel wool.

Snare will sound great with standard Remo Amb.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:11 PM
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Thanks! A guy had them on Craigslist and they were outside under a tarp. Got them for $75 and I like projects so I'm gonna keep this one for myself. Came with the original cymbal stands, hihat and kick pedal as well. The inside ply has me confused. It looks like it has a thing layer/coating on it? The outer ply I believe is mahogany.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:38 PM
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Hi dougwolfe! to the forum! Here's a link that should give you lots of information on vintage Pearl drums: http://www.drumarchive.com/pearl/ The style of your tom holders shows in the catalogs from 1970 through 1976. This should really help. Good luck with your restoration!

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Old 11-17-2015, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by dougwolfe View Post
I know this set is roughly from the 70s era due to the black metal rectangle badge and the hexagonal tom mounts. Other than that even after looking at the catalogs I can't seem to figure out which model they are and what the shells are made of. Attached are some pictures of the set and hardware (the 12" and 13" toms I have already stripped hardware and wrap to begin restoration)
I have this kit in "Woodfiberglass" with a silver wrap, otherwise the exact same kit. I'm currently in the process of restoring some of its former glory with some new silver sparkle wrap and a general de-rusting and polish.
These aren't the best pics, but they do show its old personality. Like you I only have a vague idea of the vintage, but all the hardware is identical to yours. I would hazard a guess and say 1977-79?

If it's anything like mine I think you'll find it's a very nice kit to play, so have fun cleaning it up. Definitely worth it!
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:33 PM
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Hi dougwolfe! to the forum! Here's a link that should give you lots of information on vintage Pearl drums: http://www.drumarchive.com/pearl/ The style of your tom holders shows in the catalogs from 1970 through 1976. This should really help. Good luck with your restoration!

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I'm with Mark. 1970 - 76/77. That tom mount disappeared from the catalog in 78.

Here's one from this era for sale here at the moment. Looks like a total time capsule
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