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Post Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:41 am

http://www.pearldrum.com/thestory.html

It's an interesting concept, and the reasoning is sound enough, but one has to wonder how much better, if any, they sound. Thoughts anyone?
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Post Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:00 am

I'd love to finally hear and play those drums...
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:28 am

The same for me - I would love to try them out. On the other way I don't think they're much better than e.g. Pearl Masters(while being much more expensive than masters). That is why I wouldn't buy them
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:06 am

well the difference is that each drum is made from a different blend of wood
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:31 am

FunkyDrummer wrote:well the difference is that each drum is made from a different blend of wood


But is that difference worth the price?
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:39 am

Aren't Reference Drums crafted better? I mean, with more precision etc.?
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:59 am

Well it's the top line of Pearl just like Masters and Masterworks... I believe that all of those line are made with the same amount of precision (apart from handcrafted Masterworks?)
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:04 am

So I can't see any reason why people pay that much for reference drums. I think Pearl should even Reference and Masters prices, upgrade hardware on masters and add some new Reference finishes
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:00 am

That's quite of an idea! Tell Pearl to do that;p
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Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:42 am

loop wrote:That's quite of an idea! Tell Pearl to do that;p


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Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:39 am

True. I think that one of the reasons behind the price difference between masters and reference is the fact that the RF series are novelty :) and novelties are always expensive :)
the other thing that RF uses more advance hardware and shells are made for 3 not 1 kinds of wood
Rhytm is a way to transmit a description of experience
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It is a physical experience as real as any other.
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Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:53 am

Qbs wrote: novelties are always expensive :)



They should have killed Adam Smith :twisted:
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Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:09 am

I see you're an economy expert :D
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Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:58 pm

they sound sweet...my cousin has a set of them 8 pce and they're work the money...the only downfall to it is the weight of the set. i believe the snare alone is like 18 pounds b/c of the 20 plies . thats the only part i dont like about the drums is the weight and the crome opti mount system is another reason its heavy..but this is probably the best se ive ever played
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:18 am

I'd love to hear or play them but I'd nerver buy them :?
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