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Two Vintage 1950 PEARL BASS DRUM PEDAL Antique Base Foot Kick. One says Peal and the other says MIJ. They both look very much like twins except where the bass pedal connects differently. One base in great condition, the other has one broken spring attachment and the bass drum lever mount is broken. (See pictures)Condition is Used.Minor wear on paint.Shipped with USPS Parcel Select.
Pearl: Pearl was founded by Katsumi Yanagisawa -who began manufacturing music stands inSumida, Tokyo- on April 2, 1946. In 1950, Yanagisawa shifted his focus to the manufacturing ofdrumsandnamed his company "Pearl Industry, Ltd."By 1953, the company's name had been changed to "Pearl Musical Instrument Company," and manufacturing had expanded to include drum Latinpercussion instruments,cymbals, stands, and accessories.Yanagisawa's eldest son, Mitsuo, joined Pearlin 1957 and formed a division to export Pearl products worldwide. To meet increasing worldwide demand for drum kits following the advent ofrock and rollmusic, in 1961 Pearl builta 15,000sqft (1,400m2) factory inChiba, Japan to produce inexpensive drum kits,also known as "STENCIL KITS" that bore the brand names of more than thirty distributors such as Apollo, Coronet, Maxwin, CB-700, Stewart, Werco,Ideal, Crest, Revelle, Revere, Roxy, Lyra, Majestic, Silvertone, Toreador,WESTBURY and Whitehall.In 1966, Pearl introduced its first professional drum kit, the "President Series". In the early 1970s, Pearl was distributed in the U.S. byNorlin, the parent company ofGibson guitarsat the time.