Tama or Pearl?

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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:38 am

Stevesdrumshop wrote:Tama or Pearl. It is the same as asking B.M.W. or Mercedes. Both great companies that stand behind their products.


definatly b.m.w haha
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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:20 am

TAMA TAMA TAMA


I've had both and by far prefer my starclassics over my pearls. I do prefer the pearl harware and use a pearl ICON rack.
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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:30 pm

Look at(and read up on)Pearl Reference series drums,

Case & point! :idea:
Taye:Rock Pro Classic Rock 5 Piece
Sabian:Cymbals
Tama & Pearl:Hardware
Evans:Drum heads
Vader:Fat Back 3A Sticks & Slick-Nuts
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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:35 pm

I'm a Pearl guy. I have owned two Export kits and for the past nine years I have played a MLX series kit.
I love Pearl hardware too.
Tama is an awesome company too. The starclassics are very impressive and the Superstar line is one hell of a drum set for a great price.
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:30 am

over the years I've done both (along with numerous other drum companies) and the set up that I have found I like the best is:

Tama Shells (4 pc - 10, 12, 16, 22)
Pork Pie snare (13)
Pearl Hardware (rack, elimator pedals, boom arms, etc)

although I do enjoy Pearl's mounting system better on rack toms.
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:33 pm

screamkevin wrote:I own a 1981 Pearl "World" snare.

I own a Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide Double Pedal.

That's about it.


Can't....


Resist....


YAMAHA!!!

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Love it, don't know what it is about Yamaha, you either love them in an almost insane maner or you can't understand how they're still around.
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Post Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:20 pm

I have a Pearl Reference and love it. It sounds amazing. Also, imo their hardware is the best. Their pedals are great to, very customizable
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:10 am

mrnuclearpants wrote:I have a Pearl Reference and love it. It sounds amazing. Also, imo their hardware is the best. Their pedals are great to, very customizable
EXACTALY!!! :twisted:
Taye:Rock Pro Classic Rock 5 Piece
Sabian:Cymbals
Tama & Pearl:Hardware
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:56 pm

TAMA
Tama Drums - Sabian Cymbals - Vater Sticks - Evans Heads
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:33 pm

Im a BIG pearl guy!!! I own two diffrent pearl kits and love them. They make great hardware too.
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Post Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:02 pm

Back in the day I didnt like Pearl because the tom mount made a big ass hole in the actual shell. That's not so much the case now with all the isolated mounts and such...but ever since I've been loyal to Tama. I own a tried and true Rockstar Custom and recently bought a Starclassic Bubinga.
Both brands are strong in the market and have good sounds. Isnt it safe to say we all have our own personal favorite brand "names"?
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Post Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:50 am

Tama all the way.

But I would say that as I work for them ha ha ha ha.

In all honesty tho.

The new Bubinga stuff is kickin ass. Nothing in the top end can stand up to it.

So their, I have spoken .

End of discussion. lol
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Post Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:21 pm

I bought a Starclassic.... I had a Pearl.. nuff said!

Although to be fair, Pearl aint half bad. There's defo worse!
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Post Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:39 pm

I have played both Tama and Pearl,(currently using a Pearl kit).
but both kits are exceptional, but my personel prefrence is Pearl.
Bmann36,
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DW pedals,
Aqurian Drumstick's
Sabian cymbal's
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Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:02 pm

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