Written on: 31/05/2013
I was greatly disapointed with the way this drum kit was made. Pearl has really made this kit from what looks to be a cheaper version of the orignal export that sold millions back in the 1990's. I tried the best drum heads on this kit and it still hard to tune. Yet, I will say the floor tom sounded failry good. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2012
I bought my Pearl Export kit in 1990. It's ferrari red, with the rack. It looks great, and sounds great. I ran into a slight problem with my toms, when cranking on the heads. The threaded part that holds the tension rods would break. I love the kit though. Especially the IMS system. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2010
I have an 90's pearl export kit and it is awesome! love it love it love it! very sturdy the wrap is also great! get 1! (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2010
I've had an Export for a few years now and its served me very well. It has a decent sound and they look impressive. mine is an emerald green/black coulour and looks quite smart.. Excellent, sturdy cymbal stands and a overall good ring to the toms.
Only bad points i can think of is the quality of the cymbals provided - not good. The bass pedal also feels a bit loose and the position of the rack toms (towards the far side of the bass drum) can make for awkward positioning.
Overall I would... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2009 by dguy (1 review written)
I have recently purchased a secondhand Pearl EX (export) wood snare drum. The drum is 5.5 inches deep in a basic black finish. Underneath the EX logo on the badge it says "export series drums" and underneath that it says "heat compression system shell". Okay now you know what i've bought,let me tell you what i have learned from 25 years drumming and living in the North East of England while visiting drum shops in the area for the best part of these years. ALL THIS TALK ABOUT EXPENSIVE... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2009 by export
i have a pearl export and its a great kit to play gd tune and if u no how to tune a drunm kit u can relly get some amazing sound of it but the one thing tht is bad is the kick pedals and to lose and it hard to get the right kit out of it (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2009
I've played on a few of these Pearl Export drum kits and none of them were bad but some of them sounded amazing whereas others were mediocre . But this set with some great drum heads sounds exceptional! (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2009 by Spirit01
Had a Pearl Export for years now- it is the best value kit on the market.
Have recorded with it, played it live at gigs and it has NEVER let me down in anyway!
Still have doubts...........listen then- all the recordings are using the Pearl Export!
http://www.reverbnation.com/scratchthemonkey (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2009
Pearl Export is a hardy kit for someone who can't afford alot or just for someone who is a keen drummer but doesn't take it too seriously, usually if they're in a local band. Its Hardwearing. Only bad points are looks and sound. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2008 by jsayers169 (1 review written)
I have the last ever version of the Export drum series (the limited edition one with black hardware "damn nice touch"). I have used it live several times and it alway's amazes me that it is only an entry level drum kit, you wouldn't think to hear the thing being played. It looks fantastic, i personally think it was the best Export they have ever released and atleast the kit went out on a high note. If you can still lay your hands on one of these and you want a drum set that you don't mind... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2008 by bradmister
The cymbal stands are very sturdy. I think it needs a deeper stand so it will make it sound better. I say buy a drum set similar but make your own so you can have a deeper snare (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2007 by degbert (120 reviews written)
I gigged seriously for a few years with a Pearl Export kit using a Dixon frame for toms/cymbals. Robust, strong hardware, no sign of warping. In about 10 years all I had to do was replace heads, clear up one lost internal screw on the floor tom, and (annoyingly) tighten the floor stand on the kick drum. Beyond that the entry level hardware and snare have been fine. Sure the snare was pretty average but loud enough for most pub/club venues without a mic.
You'll get better kits and I'm not... (read more)