This kit simply looked to good to pass up. The badges date it to December of 1982. I absolutely love the finish (stage white) and dig the sizes (9x10, 9x12, 14x14 and 16x20 and 8x14 snare). I cannot confirm the sizes as the seller did not seem precise. I am most excited about the snare. Do any of you have experience with this era of the Recording Customs? I have a set of the 9000 series from around 78. Are these the same shells? I can tell that the lugs are different on my two kits. The only downer that I am aware of is kind of a good thing for me. The floor tom was originally a floater and the last owner put floor tom legs on it. Can't wait to get them, and can't wait to play them at the next rehearsal.