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wayne 05-26-2022 12:42 PM

Maxwin shells?
 
Pearl made in the 70,s i believe, but what is the shell material?...Were they respectable back then?

wayne 05-28-2022 11:12 AM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
I,ll try something different. Is there anyone i can converse with re; Maxwin drums specifically? Im caught up on a time line and need clarification...thx

teverson-sr 05-29-2022 07:07 AM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
I have Maxwin drums (12,13,16) mixed in with Pearl Exports because of the standard dimensions rather than "power" depths. Mine are the same 9 ply Luan construction as the earlier standard Pearl drums. The Maxwin name has been used for many years and your drums may have basswood in them if they are newer-

wayne 05-29-2022 10:15 AM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
On the contrary, and thx for your response. My shells are indeed luuan but the mounting tom hardware resembles the hex rod style, not the swivo, but before that.
I wonder if these are from the 60,s ratherr than 70.s??

teverson-sr 06-04-2022 06:39 PM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
I don't believe Maxwin is a 60's stencil badge name. Mine were probably mid-70's and they are early because of the hex mount.Later ones are 7/8 tube.

idrum4fun 06-04-2022 09:54 PM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
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The "Maxwin" brand, by Pearl, arrived in the late 70's I believe. Here's a picture of some of the tom holders used for the Maxwin drums in the late 70's. It's obvious that Pearl wanted to use up their stock of late 60's and early 70's holders for these drums! By the 80's, Maxwin drums used different holders. I believe I have some pictures I can post as soon as I find them.

-Mark

idrum4fun 06-04-2022 10:06 PM

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Found the pictures, which are from the early 80's catalog.

Super Maxwin 905
Maxwin 805
Funky 405

Each uses a different style tom holder. But you can see that even in the early 80's, Pearl still had quite a few of the old style hex arms and made use of them!

-Mark

wayne 06-06-2022 12:14 PM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
Thx for the useful info. I picked up a 22,12,13,16 in deep red for 150 and it included a Pearl pedal,hat stand, and cymbals. Not something i would ever seek out but it fell in my lap. After a close look i see the shells and hardware are very sturdy and well built
They tune easily and stay that way, and the luuan shells are very solid. If there was ever a kit built for B rooms and outdoors, this is it. I,d always have a good snare drum, kick pedal and hat stand regardless.....VIVA LA MIJ

idrum4fun 06-06-2022 05:41 PM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
Wayne!

That sounds like a great kit you purchased! Can you post pictures? I'm sure we'd all love to see the set!

-Mark

longjohn 07-04-2022 01:21 AM

Re: Maxwin shells?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by idrum4fun (Post 472880)
The "Maxwin" brand, by Pearl, arrived in the late 70's I believe. Here's a picture of some of the tom holders used for the Maxwin drums in the late 70's. It's obvious that Pearl wanted to use up their stock of late 60's and early 70's holders for these drums! By the 80's, Maxwin drums used different holders. I believe I have some pictures I can post as soon as I find them.

-Mark

The light gauge 618 hardware was the first around early mid 70's... The 518 came next and was a lighter gauge version of the Pearl Powermate Hex series mounts. The latter worked fine considering the lightweight shells.. Later came the Tubular Mounts.

Cheers
John


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