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Old 08-16-2012, 02:53 PM
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That's a beautiful drum set. The Merlot finish is very vibrant.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:24 PM
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Thank you. Yes, the finish continues to grow on me. I'm liking it more and more each day. Beautiful, rich looking wrap.

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:37 PM
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Purdie Shuffle,

Been traveling and am just getting caught up on your project. All I can say is, "WOW!". These are absolutely stunning. Once again it makes the argument for rescuing quality drums with a quality and period-correct rewrap. The end result is something very special. Let me be the 10 billionth person to congratulate you on an excellent job. Enjoy playing them!

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Old 08-16-2012, 07:00 PM
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I love Burgundy Sparkle! To many of these original wraps have turned to Root Beer!
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Purdie Shuffle Purdie Shuffle is offline
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Funny you should mention the color root beer... the new verison (called, Merlot) is slightly different than the vintage original color. I think the difference is, the new version has just a tinge of reddish brown to it and when I saw it, I thought to myself, it looks a little root beer-ish. As you can see from the photos it's a vibrant color, just slightly browner than the original. I'm really liking it.

Thanks for all the kind words, guys. Great kit, deserved saving. I plan to play the hell out of them!

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