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Old 11-17-2011, 02:43 AM
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Yes its true that the set is a Pearl made set.its from no later than 1974 the color is called "Gold Silk" same finish that Pearl used on their sets..Shells are 9 ply with out rings.The "Maya" name set is the same as a Crown set that was also made by Pearl these two sets were the only ones i know of made by anyone that used a 8 lug 12" tom..Its a good sounding set you may need to work on the edges alittle and put new heads on the drums to get them sounding great..I would not pay more than 300.00 US for the set...Missing rods and claws on the bass i have them if you need to get them..Mikey
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:40 AM
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Well, that depends on what you are looking for. This kind of MIJ is an excellent model for keeping a basement studio or bedroom practice area- luan is not too loud and the whole thing looks pretty sturdy and well maintained. It lacks some of the real vibrant excitement of an MIJ in a vintage WMP or BDP wrap or a really old MIJ with paper thin shells and re-rings. Basically it would give you a good work horse that won't look very interesting on stage. I think you could invest 350$ and just keep looking around - you could find a MIJ that maybe didn't have all those stands and cymbals but that had more mojo. If you need a whole package from the ground up then this is certainly not too bad a deal.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:46 PM
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Thanks again for all the input, guys.

I'm definitely thinking/hoping for $250, too. That's closer to what I would call reasonable. We'll see - no email reply yet. I'll give him a call this weekend, maybe.

And I don't know if it was mentioned earlier, but what's the wood on this one?
Luan??

[Edit: Oh jeez...it's one post up. Sorry...haha]

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:16 PM
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Yes, Luan.

For once Johnnistix is mistaken - these are not Pearl battleship lugs, but Hoshino like Arias, Santanas - and Hoshinos.

I had such a kit not long ago:







Here is another one, for sale cheaply here in DK, with the same tom mounts as the OPīs kit:



Not that it matters much to the value of the kit -


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Old 11-17-2011, 05:28 PM
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350 seems a bit steep to me, although I can't tell what kind of cymbals those are. If they are good cymbals it could justify the price. Ditto for the pedals.

Good Zildjians and Iron cobras, that could be $350 right there, but from the photos, it doesn't look like that's what you got.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:55 PM
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Well, that depends on what you are looking for. This kind of MIJ is an excellent model for keeping a basement studio or bedroom practice area- luan is not too loud and the whole thing looks pretty sturdy and well maintained. It lacks some of the real vibrant excitement of an MIJ in a vintage WMP or BDP wrap or a really old MIJ with paper thin shells and re-rings. Basically it would give you a good work horse that won't look very interesting on stage. I think you could invest 350$ and just keep looking around - you could find a MIJ that maybe didn't have all those stands and cymbals but that had more mojo. If you need a whole package from the ground up then this is certainly not too bad a deal.
Ditto! Although I'm thinking $350.00 is about $100.00 steep...

Why don't you think those would look good on stage, Osaka? The wrap is nice enough... it is bland by the 'wild factor' of some of the wraps.

What are those cymbals? I don't recognize the stamping.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:47 PM
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They're 'Tosco' cymbals, I believe.
Damned if I've heard of them...
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:53 PM
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Oh yeah, I've seen them, but I don't think I've seen that stamp before. Those are somebody's less expensive line. Sabian maybe??? The ones I saw didn't seem 'half' bad, I don't remember them being B8's. They weren't something I would play, but they looked like a step up from the real cheap stuff.
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If anyone is looking for a Maya set in 12/14/20. There is one for sale in Belgium:
https://www.2dehands.be/muziek/muzie...348439076.html
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:05 AM
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Guys ... remember this thread was started 6 1/2 years ago....

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