Pearl Export Series user reviews
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- Overall Opinion
- A beginner should be in the market for something durable, easy to transport, light, and seem somewhat nice looking. This kit is that and more.
When I first started playing drums I was using one of these kits, and frankly, it did its job well. I can say that spending money on replacement heads is a must and should be done from the factory purchase set asap. I also would say that the black hardware is prone to chipping but that might just be my experience with these. Afterall, I was using different type sticks and really gave these a beating lugging them around to gigs at churches and veteran halls throughout the east coast when I was young.
I noticed early on that the ply started to split on my kick drum, and immediatley contacted pearl about it. At first they kind of slighted me, but after persistant contact they addressed my issue and sent me a replacement kick. I never had this issue again. Over the years I’ve seen other people using these kits and I notice not all are the same. I think that these are great for a beginner just starting out, because the placement of the set and the need to replace and tinker with it to get it right, is exactly what a beginner needs to get into drumming. In otherwords, if this kit was free from maintenance and required tuning every now and then, the beginner drummer would never learn the importance of maintaining a good drum tone, and proper usage and technique of the machine. These are aspects of drumming every single professional has, and every good drummer should know. This kit will teach that.
All in all, I think this kit is a great addition to any beginner’s rig, and with the standard equipment, adding additional add ons is easy and always an option. I see these kits around alot, and wouldn’t disapprove the purchase of a used one so long as it plays nicely. Please change the heads as the stock heads are horrible however.
- Overall Opinion
- I bought this kit in Prince George, Canada at B&B music for $1100.
They are great drums, good quality, good hardware and nice finish. Foot pedal was good, 2 bad i had to trade it in for double kicks...
The pearl skins were pretty bad, but drums sound wicked with new ones.
Everything seems to hold up well. Nice looking drums.
Good drums for a god price, just replace the skins and throw a couple pillows in the bas drum.
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- Overall Opinion
- How long have you been using?
3 years now, bought second-hand, the beautiful beaten for over 8 years now. She did not shake my studio since that time, but she had already made a dozen concerts before.
Did you try many other models before buying it?
No where very little, ie a millennium, nicknamed diarrhea sound and low end (Yamaha Gigmaker, deep, stagg), two other Pearl high mid-range, and studio are ELX it seems, and DW on which I play regularly (very upscale so)
What is so special that you like most and least?
Most: the depth and projection toms sound for less correct
Least: It draws smoothly sound very nice but the tuning is perfect it is very complex to draw.
How do you rate the quality / price?
I bought one at the time 22 "10" 12 "13" 16 "Ffor € 250, as saying ZE good deal, even if it is no longer marketed easily found in these waters there. Started For me, she will be accompanied until I need to register.
This drumkit is renowned for its quality / price ratio: a very affordable price for a drumkit capable of doing the scene and have fun.
With experience, you do again this choice? ...
No, the budget that followed, I prefer towards the high end, but for a (e) beginner (e) confirmed that it will be more than satisfactory first 5 years! (Knowing that I am a perfectionist, I'm glad more and pass on the high end)