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1983 - Cutting the Pearl


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Re: 1983 - Cutting the Pearl


Also known in today's slang as a "wrap." I think I like "pearl" better.
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Is that the same gal from the bass drum assy photo? Was Farrah a Rogers manufacturing Model?!
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I noticed that too Rogerw
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It look like she's looking at the stack of bass drum shells to see if there's any more ready for her.

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1983 - Cutting the Pearl


All those bass drum shells piled up outside are all rejects from when the plant was in Mexico. The pearl has to be stripped off of each one with acetone (there's another picture that shows one of the workers doing that). New shells would not have been stacked that way. Notice how the black and white ones are stacked next to the raw shells.

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Wow this is great info and pictures.. many thanks for this, if only I had a job like that!!!!
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Acetone? So you didn't fire up the old heat gun like I had to do last month?

I bet the fumes were a lot of fun.
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No heat gun. There's another picture posted that shows stripping the shells with some commentary. Fumes? Let's just say I don't like being around my daughter when she's taking off her nail polish.

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