After a bad band breakup, and a 4 year hiatus from drumming I'm finally getting back into playing! I hadn't owned a kit in 4 years, so after deciding to get back into it I went shopping for a decent used kit. I was on a pretty tight budget, but managed to find something WAY beyond my expectations! I ended up with this beautiful '80-'81 Pearl G-series Big Beat kit in walnut lacquer finish with 8 ply 6mm maple shells, a 6.514" late '70s Pearl COB Jupiter snare, 14" Paiste 2002 Sound Edge hi hats, a 21" Sabian AA Dry Ride, an 18" Sabian B8 Pro Medium Crash, a nice Tama bass drum pedal, and all of the various Pearl hardware pictured. I think I got a pretty good deal on them too! They're the exact sizes and configuration I really wanted but didn't think I'd be able to find in my price range, to me they're drop dead gorgeous, and the biggest thing... THE SOUND!!! OMG THESE THINGS SOUND INCREDIBLE!!! Being Pearl's top of the line shells at the time I figured they would sound good, but I was not expecting this!!! I was already really excited to start playing again, but finding this kit has put me over the moon! Playing is so much more fun when your kit gives you a hard-on lol! Here are a few pics of them, and a shot from the 1980 Pearl catalog that lists the sizes. Please excuse the dirt and grime. They're still fresh out of the pawn shop I found them in. I've started cleaning them 1 at a time in between my new band's practices, and so far I've only done the 13" and 14" rack toms.