Dating pearl drums

18-Oct-2017 09:42

Recently got hold of a vintage 5-piece with hardware. What I noticed is the floor tom is actually a different drum, with the two-piece arrow-style royal lugs, the rest being the one-piece lugs.The snare is one of those with a dual control tightner on the wires, with a big rod running through the drum. Your pix are very small and don't show good details that would help date the kit properly. White Marine Pearl, Blue Pearl or Black Pearl, I have seen Blue Pearl as well, or possibly a "Strata" type of wrap.The look was interesting, granted, but the metal was soft and prone to crack; the shells were porous second-grade Asian softer-woods, overly flexible, and often untrue or out-of-round.If you were playing drums back then, as I was, you’ll recall throwing away such drumsets.

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From 1966 Presidents onward to the latest Masterworks Artisans - I would like to see them all.

Pearl was founded by Katsumi Yanagisawa -who began manufacturing music stands in Sumida, Tokyo- on April 2, 1946.

In 1950, Yanagisawa shifted his focus to the manufacturing of drums and named his company "Pearl Industry, Ltd." By 1953, the company's name had been changed to "Pearl Musical Instrument Company," and manufacturing had expanded to include drum kits, marching drums, timpani, Latin percussion instruments, cymbals, stands, and accessories.

Sadly a couple of badges missing and some cosmetic damage, but it's a great looking little kit. The cymbal mount is a retro fit of a Rogers "Swiv-o-matic" mount.

If you can take picture of: The inside of the snare w/ the muffler showing and the paralell rod close ups of the badges (if all the same badge only 1 pic) close ups of the throw and butt close up of the floor tom leg mount close up of BD tom mount close up of BD leg mount close up of BD T-rod and if possible close up of a lug, side view I know it's a lot of pix to take but if you really want to know this info would help.

The snare drum is a very late sixites 2001 birch wood drum.