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    Look at some old post and came across pics of a pearl world series kit. What's the difference to 90s exports, how do you tell what the shells are made from. I got a couple of kits I would like to find what shells are made from

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    Welcome to Drum Chat.

    An easy identifier for drums would be pictures of the badges. The people "in the know" can tell a lot from the shell badges. Can you post yours for us to get better information? Thanks!
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    World series are 5 ply maple.Exports are a 6 ply blend of poplar and mahogany.
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    Welcome to Drum Chat Bushwacker!

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    Bummer all 4 kits 6 ply thanks Rick. One kit has different lugs,same as world series and does say export. Sorry can't post pics yet

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    Hi there, I've had all versions of these two kits.
    The Export (original) were made of 9-ply Philippine mahogany & had 3 piece Lugs. Great kits & virtually indestructible.
    The World Series were split into two marks. The MK1 were 8 ply shells - 2 inner plies were linden, 5 plies mahogany, and 1 outer ply birch. Later MK2 shells (from 1989) were 7-ply birch/mahogany. The World Series also had better Hardware with a 10-Lug Bass Drum & Snare along with "Coffin" Lugs, They also had the same Bass Drum Spurs & Tom Arms as the BLX/MLX.
    The World Series then became the Session Series. They are highly regarded drums
    The Varukers.

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    My mistake.I thought the early W.S. were maple.These drums have received great reviews.And welcome Bushwacker
    Last edited by slanddad; 01-25-2022 at 06:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevaruka View Post
    Hi there, I've had all versions of these two kits.
    The Export (original) were made of 9-ply Philippine mahogany & had 3 piece Lugs. Great kits & virtually indestructible.
    The World Series were split into two marks. The MK1 were 8 ply shells - 2 inner plies were linden, 5 plies mahogany, and 1 outer ply birch. Later MK2 shells (from 1989) were 7-ply birch/mahogany. The World Series also had better Hardware with a 10-Lug Bass Drum & Snare along with "Coffin" Lugs, They also had the same Bass Drum Spurs & Tom Arms as the BLX/MLX.
    The World Series then became the Session Series. They are highly regarded drums
    I have 3 sets of the 3 piece lugs and there are 2 difference in them 1 set has a a straight edges with a line down the middle of the top and bottom part of the lugs the other 2 have are much more rounded on the edges. And don't have the line down the middle And the 4 the has the coffin type on the bass with a gold and black rectangular label that just says pearl and the mounted tom the label much the same just a bit bigger and under the pearl logo say pearl exports series these are a 2 piece lug missing the piece in the middle and the lugs are similar with that line down the middle. Mahogany and birch. I'm at the conclusion that this one is the first and they were Finishing off there stock of lugs.
    Last edited by Bushwacker; 02-01-2022 at 03:08 AM. Reason: Missed a description

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    I have opportunity to buy a MK2, 5 piece WLX World Series kit.
    Not a bad price, but do I really need it? Darn they sound nice though.

    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Pearl Prestige World Series WLX 1988
    Tama Swingstar 1983
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch) 2007
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion 2005-06
    Ludwig Acrolite Snare 1976
    Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum 5.5" and 6.5" Snare
    Pearl COB Custom Deluxe [Gladstone] (75-76) Snare
    Love Drum Co. Hammered Steel 5.5" Snare
    Roland TD-1KV

    Paiste
    Accent 8"

    Paiste Signature:
    6", 10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
    16", 17", 18",19", 20" Full Crash

    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

    Paiste 2oo2:
    22" Ride
    16" Crash
    6",10" Splash

    Paiste Sound Formula:
    20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)

    Paiste Twenty:
    16" China

    Paiste Alpha (original Swiss made):
    12" Splash

    Paiste PST7:
    Medium
    16", 18" Crash
    20" Ride
    14" Hi-Hats

    Sabian:
    XS20 18" China
    AA 14" Fusion Hi-Hats


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