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Pearl DLX

“I'm only 12 and I'm on grade 7 its an amazing drum...”

Written on: 29/03/2011

I'm only 12 and I'm on grade 7 its an amazing drum kit. Bought myne for 100 quid and its in tiptop conditions… Read Full Review

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Written on: 05/10/2012

Now, whatcha gotta do is this: get a matching 8", 10", 18" or 20" [?], remove the bottom hoops and head, etc, so you can play EVIDENCE OF AUTUMN, BURNING ROPE, IN THE CAGE (Three Sides Live version), and MAMA! Ha ha-ha! Lol! All the best with your quality vintage kit of yesteryears days of old. :-....-)

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Pearl DLX

“Bought a DLX Art Blakey 3 piece kit at the end of the...”

Written on: 30/04/2010

Bought a DLX Art Blakey 3 piece kit at the end of the 80's. Still got it today, even though I don't play anymore. Can't part with them. Beautiful kit in sequoia red finish. Great kick for a small 18 inch bass drum and it recorded very well. A good all round kit for different styles. Even though it's essentially a jazz kit it cuts through for heavier funk and rock… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“Ive played every kind of drums under the sun...”

Written on: 27/03/2009

Ive played every kind of drums under the sun (Tama,DW,Mapex,ludwig and also a lot of other pearl brands) and also have owned many other and ive always gone back to the Pearl DLX.....Such a nice warm sound with lots of low end....the bass drum is a cannon. I don't have the snare that came with it but the shells will always be in my starting line up… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“I own this kit and it's in the jazz sizes- 18" bass,...”

Written on: 30/12/2008 by saflsf (1 review written)

I own this kit and it's in the jazz sizes- 18" bass, 12" tom, 14" floor tom and 16" floor tom. The quality sound and look of this kit make it a truly great kit to own. The bass is powerful and the toms are full bodied and punchy. My kit has been well looked after and the build quality means I will still be playing it for many years to come. Great kit… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“The sound, look, durability and polyvalence of Pearl...”

Written on: 19/08/2008 by john burns 2 (1 review written)

The sound, look, durability and polyvalence of Pearl DLX are great. I'm looking for an 18" floor tom… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“Great/ versatile sound. Look good. But don't fit in...”

Written on: 17/08/2008 by graybags (1 review written)

Great/ versatile sound. Look good. But don't fit in drum cases very well. Overall, sturdy professional drums… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“Traded my Vdrums for this MONSTER from the eighties....”

Written on: 17/04/2008

Traded my Vdrums for this MONSTER from the eighties. Have a ten piece kit with toms from 8" to 18". Has a "Killer" matching snare and a 22" kick all done in walnut and high gloss finish. They are in very good condition for their age. I'm looking to sell them now that my real job is in question… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“I recently bought my 6 pc. Pearl Session DLX kit used...”

Written on: 18/01/2008

I recently bought my 6 pc. Pearl Session DLX kit used from a friend who had bought them just days before at a pawn shop. He only charged me what he gave for them which was $400 US and that included all the necessary mounting hardware plus all kinds of extras, like a good cymbal stand and hi-hat stand, an ok double pedal and a good snare stand. Now, I almost feel bad because I feel like I robbed him. I've owned a number of kits over the years from different manufacturers and this is the best… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“Dad bought me a set for graduation in 85. Been with me...”

Written on: 06/09/2007 by spgroovin (1 review written)

Dad bought me a set for graduation in 85. Been with me ever since. Hundreds of shows, dozens of demos and 3 feature album's/national tours later, I wouldn't trade for anything.
Live and studio engineers are blown away… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“I purchased my Pearl DLX drums new in may 1985,...”

Written on: 27/01/2007 by Thuval3 (1 review written)

I purchased my Pearl DLX drums new in may 1985, natural birch finish (112) 7 pc. kit as follows (kick)22 x 16 (rack toms) 10 x 8 , 12 x 10 , 13 x 11 , 14 x 12 (floor tom) 16 x 16 (snare) 14 x 6.5. I have never regretted this purchase. The drums are beautiful in looks and sound. I have played thousands of jobs with them and they still look brand new. Great job Pearl… Read Full Review

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Pearl DLX

“Perfect drums, sounds great! ”

Written on: 31/10/2006 by dennisderijk (1 review written)

Perfect drums, sounds great!

The Pearl DLX drum kit has a fantastic sound. Unfortunately, nobody has spare parts or an extra tom; like a 10"!?… Read Full Review

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Master Of Puppets's Response to 265205_dennisderijk's Review

Written on: 03/12/2006

I have a 10" Pearl DLX tom, but it's not for sale. Sorry!! :D

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Spgroovin's Response to 265205_dennisderijk's Review

Written on: 06/09/2007

I agree with this review because... he's right

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Pearl DLX

“Why the Pearl DLX drums aren't more popular or more...”

Written on: 14/06/2006 by Lycanthropunk (1 review written)

Why the Pearl DLX drums aren't more popular or more sought after is quite beyond me! 80's drums often get bad press, more due to the ultra-compressed recording techniques more than anything else, but these drums deserve to get the recognition they deserve. Put simply, these are the BEST sounding drums I have ever played!!… Read Full Review

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257462_Ian Smart's Response to Lycanthropunk's Review

Written on: 30/08/2006

HI, I have the same kit exactly, also a WLX World series, IN Matt natural finish, 12x8,13x9,14x14f/t 20x14, + 14x5, matching snare, i have played almost every kit made over the last 40 years, i still use these as well as a BLX Birch, (i have 3 of these) all sound fantastic, the only weak drum is the WLX 20x14 bass drum, only good if miked up, or with a full front head, cheers, IAN.

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Master Of Puppets's Response to Lycanthropunk's Review

Written on: 25/11/2006

Hi,
<br/>I totally agree with you on all aspects. I have a 9 piece Pearl DLX drum kit, and an 11 piece Yamaha Power V. I bought the Power V new in 1989, and I bought the DLX last year, secondhand. They both have the same warmth and depth in sound. I would take a 5 piece DLX over a 9 piece Masters kit any day!!

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