PEARL IAN PAICE SIGNATURE MASTERS PREMIUM LEGEND 9 PIECE DRUM KIT, SILVER SPARKLE + HARD ROCK CASES (PRE-LOVED)
Here we have one of the rarest Masters kits ever made. This is the Ian Paice Signature Series Masters Premium Legend. This kit is 1 of 12 ever made and I believe only one of 4 Silver Sparkles produced (there were two other colours offered - Marine Pearl and Black) Three of the drum sizes on this kit (24x14, 14x10 & 15x10) are also unique to this set up and can not be regularly ordered as separate components.
This run of drum sets was originally devised by Chris Wright (of Drum Wright) Pearl UK and Ian Paice himself. The decision to have the custom made 14 x 10 & 15 x 10 toms was Ian's idea in order to allow the option to use the larger toms over the bass drum with no need to change the height settings if being changed out with the 13 x 10 for example.
All of the drums are signed inside by Ian, the kit comes with a special edition of the Hardcase Hard Rock Cases which are internally lined and also feature a special badge on the outside with Ian's Signature.
To be fully authentic we have set the kit up Left Handed and in the layout Ian prefers to use but the kit can be set up in an amazing array of configurations, there are 5 rack mounted toms to choose between and two floor toms allowing for pretty much any set up imaginable.
This kit also includes the immensely popular Ian Paice Signature Snare Drum, this is the same drum standardly offered but again it has an additional signature inside the shell personally signed by Ian. The kit also comes with a certificate, this was made out to the original owner (we have blurred his name out in the photo) the certificate is signed by Chris Wright, Ian Paice and Pearl and will come supplied with the kit.
Apart from being a very unique set, this kit is one of the finest Masters Series Specifications ever offered. The Bass Drum Spurs, Fat Tone Hoops, OptiMounts, Floor Tom Legs and Brackets are the very same ones offered on the Reference and Masterworks kits. The wood shells are constructed using Pearl's SST (Superior Shell Technology), with six 0.9mm layers of maple, giving a uniform thickness of just 5.4mm. Each drum features scarf jointing with the ends precisely tucked and tapered into one another, forming a perfectly round shell.
The final touch comes from the 'Golden Ratio' air vents. This is an over-large breather hole (in gold finish), with one fitted on each of the toms while, due to its size, the bass drum features two.
- Ian Paice Masters Premium Legend Signature Kit (Originally Produced in 2012)
- 10 x 8, 12 x 9, 13 x 10, 14 x 10, 15 x 10 Toms
- 16 x 16 & 18 x 16 Floor Toms
- 24 x 14 Bass Drum with Mount
- 14 x 6.5 Ian Paice Steel Signature Snare Drum
- Hardcase Hard Rock Lined Cases for all 9 Drums
- Masters Premium Legend 5.4mm 6 ply straight Maple Shell
- Opti-Mounts on all toms
- Fat Tone Hoops on all drums
- SP300 Bass Drum Spurs
- Golden Ratio Air Vents (Gold)
- Silver Sparkle Lacquer Finish
- Price Includes 5 Tom Holders and 2 x AX30 Clamps
- All drums Signed inside by Ian Paice - Drum Kit comes with Certificate of Authenticity
- 10/10 Condition - 1 Original Owner, no live use, heads are lightly played, shells, metal work, finish and cases are immaculate.
- A highly rare and very collectable drum kit, a must for any Ian Paice / Deep Purple Fans