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Anthony Amodeo 04-04-2013 07:43 PM

picked up the Brooklyn Bop kit this morning
 
took a ride over to Steve Maxwells and picked up my Brooklyn bop kit that had just arrived from the Gretsch factory.
here are a few pics

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7449/brook4.jpg
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3194/brook3j.jpg
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6040/brook2.jpg
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7996/brook1g.jpg

Pocket-full-of-gold 04-04-2013 08:42 PM

Re: picked up the Brooklyn Bop kit this morning
 
Love everything about those kits.......right down to the round badge.

Enjoy!!

opentune 04-04-2013 08:47 PM

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nice! great finish on it. those kits just look so damn classy.

dmacc 04-04-2013 09:27 PM

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I've been waiting for this post for a while..... I'll bet they are every bit as fabulous to play as they look!

Congratulations Anthony. May they provide you a lifetime of musical happiness.

poika 04-04-2013 09:43 PM

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I like how the cymbals go together with the kit, they kinda look like they belong there.

Very nice indeed!

GRUNTERSDAD 04-04-2013 10:01 PM

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Those are for sure Gretschtastic. Congrats.

KnuckleBuster 04-04-2013 10:03 PM

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Nice looking Gretsch goodness Anthony. Congrats!

larryace 04-04-2013 10:35 PM

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Hey congratulations Anthony. So what are we up to, 3 Gretsch kits now? Do you own any other brands? I'm guessing no.

Anthony Amodeo 04-04-2013 10:46 PM

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thanks guys

uncle Lar ......4 Gretsch kits

1966 Champagne sparkle RB - 12/14/ 20/5.5x14

New Classic Merlot Sparkle - 10/12/14/20

(you can kinda see those two in the background )

Catalina Club Marine Pearl - 12/14/18/5.5x14

Brooklyn Satin Mahogany - 12/14/18/5.5x14

and a bunch of random Gretsch snare drums

the only functioning drum I own that is not Gretsch is my 90s Ludwig BB 6.5x14 snare drum that I use with the New Classic and on some rock/blues gigs with the Cat.......amazing sounding snare drum

I actually also have a 1965 Slingerland kit that is sitting in my basement halfway refinished ......I'll get around to finishing it one day

Bo Eder 04-04-2013 10:55 PM

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Very nice Anthony! Now get them out of the house and on to a stage ;)

Anthony Amodeo 04-04-2013 11:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1126104)
Very nice Anthony! Now get them out of the house and on to a stage ;)

they will be on two stages tomorrow night...one in Jersey and one in Brooklyn ......if this Brooklyn spot has a stage.....sort of an underground spoken word/ poetry/ DJ/jazz warehouse gig that starts at 1 AM and ends at 5 AM

they are always fun

larryz 04-04-2013 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Anthony Amodeo (Post 1126102)
thanks guys

uncle Lar ......4 Gretsch kits

1966 Champagne sparkle RB - 12/14/ 20/5.5x14

New Classic Merlot Sparkle - 10/12/14/20

(you can kinda see those two in the background )

Catalina Club Marine Pearl - 12/14/18/5.5x14

Brooklyn Satin Mahogany - 12/14/18/5.5x14

and a bunch of random Gretsch snare drums

the only functioning drum I own that is not Gretsch is my 90s Ludwig BB 6.5x14 snare drum that I use with the New Classic and on some rock/blues gigs with the Cat.......amazing sounding snare drum

I actually also have a 1965 Slingerland kit that is sitting in my basement halfway refinished ......I'll get around to finishing it one day

You need a Renown 57 bop kit to round out your collection. :)

larryace 04-04-2013 11:29 PM

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Anthony...Damn man I admire your conviction. Not just talking about the Gretsch thing, I mean with your whole approach to what you do. You really come across as the real deal, the genuine article, the real McCoy, dyed in the wool, give em hell Harry, all go no stop type of guy. Conviction. That's what I'm talking about. Not saying we always agree, but it's great to know that there are passionate guys like you out there.

When you are gigging, what name do you actually use? What do they call you? Anthony? Tony? Something else?

Anthony Amodeo 04-04-2013 11:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 1126117)
Anthony...Damn man I admire your conviction. Not just talking about the Gretsch thing, I mean with your whole approach to what you do. You really come across as the real deal, the genuine article, the real McCoy, dyed in the wool, give em hell Harry, all go no stop type of guy. Conviction. That's what I'm talking about. Not saying we always agree, but it's great to know that there are passionate guys like you out there.

When you are gigging, what name do you actually use? What do they call you? Anthony? Tony? Something else?

ha ...you're funny guy uncle Lar

not sure what you mean by what they call me when I'm gigging......but everyone calls me Anthony....or Ant

I admire your passion and fire as well my man....your conviction inspires me

Bo Eder 04-04-2013 11:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony Amodeo (Post 1126106)
they will be on two stages tomorrow night...one in Jersey and one in Brooklyn ......if this Brooklyn spot has a stage.....sort of an underground spoken word/ poetry/ DJ/jazz warehouse gig that starts at 1 AM and ends at 5 AM

they are always fun

Must be alot of bongos at that gig too then ;)

bobdadruma 04-04-2013 11:39 PM

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Oh Yea, I like it. Beautiful finish.
I have been meaning to visit Steve's Manhattan store for a while now.
I may go for a Ludwig custom Legacy kit.
I have been hot for a classically built Ludwig kit ever since I got my Club Date SE last year.

IDDrummer 04-04-2013 11:54 PM

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Mmmmmm, that's a lovely kit. I'd love to hear 'em sing.

wildbill 04-05-2013 12:09 AM

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That looks like a classy, comfortable to play setup. I like it.

MikeM 04-05-2013 12:25 AM

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Beautiful kit, Anthony! Stunning, really.

keep it simple 04-05-2013 12:34 AM

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It just looks "right". Congratulations - liking the finish :)

larryace 04-05-2013 12:40 AM

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Just realized the bottom tom heads don't have die cast hoops. I can't think of one good reason why you would need die casts on the bottom anyway. You are using a bass drum riser I take it? I can't see it.

Anthony Amodeo 04-05-2013 12:49 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 1126147)
Just realized the bottom tom heads don't have die cast hoops. I can't think of one good reason why you would need die casts on the bottom anyway. You are using a bass drum riser I take it? I can't see it.


they are 302 hoops top and bottom ....what you are seeing in the close up that looks like die cast is the tom mount

...and yes I put a riser on....I like a riser on an 18

larryace 04-05-2013 12:56 AM

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Oh my bad I mistook the rims mount for part of the hoop. Oops!

brady 04-05-2013 01:37 AM

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Nice!!

I love my Luddies but that is one beautiful kit.

Congrats.

aaajn 04-05-2013 01:41 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony Amodeo (Post 1126018)
took a ride over to Steve Maxwells and picked up my Brooklyn bop kit that had just arrived from the Gretsch factory.
here are a few pics

Another on the pining for list. I bet they sound amazing.

Congrats.....

8Mile 04-05-2013 08:32 AM

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Ants, beauty, man! Congratulations! May you get many years of enjoyment from those drums. Until I get my own....

Envious,
8Mile

evilg99 04-06-2013 02:57 PM

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Beautiful, Ant.
Nice color choice, they will only get better with age like a fine wine.
I'm also going to join the Brooklyn club in a few months...

Neal

Anthony Amodeo 04-06-2013 05:45 PM

Re: picked up the Brooklyn Bop kit this morning
 
thank you gentlemen

I got her out on 2 gigs last night and it was an absolute pleasure

extremely simple set up and break down

I rushed from a gig in NJ where I was playing straight ahead jazz to a gig in Brooklyn playing some jungle/drum n bass some more free jazz and some hip hop .......with zero bumps in the road and the new kit sounded amazing the whole way

I could not be more happy with the sound, construction, and overall feel of the kit

she will be my primary kit for everything but rock gigs.......and if had the patience or desire to retune her to play rock gigs I would use her for them as well......but I'll chose to keep her tuned where she is right now which is basically a jazz tuning

@ Neal - you will be very pleased with your Brooklyn kit ....these drums are top notch

...and I'm in no way paid to say that :)

Bull 04-07-2013 04:24 PM

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Nice!!






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MN02 04-08-2013 01:03 AM

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Seriously good looking tubs. These kits are on my short list of ones I need to own one day.

CharlieMingus 04-09-2013 07:58 PM

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Thats a sweet kit. Exactly what I'd go for.

ed_chisholm 06-11-2013 10:04 PM

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Gorgeous drums! I'm ordering myself a set any day to replace my Catalina Club's. I'll be going for the 18x14 undrilled though. Further down the line may add an optional 10x7" tom too. Had a big toss up between this Satin Mahogany finish or the Cream Oyster which is also incredible looking! Swayed slightly towards the mahogany though on the grounds that it won't only be used for jazz though. Mostly, but not exclusively. Thought if I use it as a smaller kit for something more like some acoustic pop, the grain finish wouldn't look out of place in that way. I'll always drool over the Cream Oyster though! Like you, I also have a New Classic - mine is in Vintage Glass. Adore that kit, have it tuned more traditionally, just to sound like a drum should, then the Brooklyn's will be more jazz. Very excited for their arrival!

Boomka 06-11-2013 10:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony Amodeo (Post 1126018)
took a ride over to Steve Maxwells and picked up my Brooklyn bop kit that had just arrived from the Gretsch factory.
here are a few pics

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7449/brook4.jpg
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3194/brook3j.jpg
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6040/brook2.jpg
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7996/brook1g.jpg

Insanely jealous over here.

Beauty tubs.

Grace :) 06-11-2013 10:34 PM

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Now THAT is a beautiful kit! I'm very jealous right now haha

Enjoy 'em!

ed_chisholm 06-18-2013 09:15 PM

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Just ordered a set of these myself! There's a bit of a wait though - the EU suppliers had no sock left of these Cream Oysters, but plenty of the Satin Mahogany apparently! I thought for my preference they are pretty enough to warrant waiting 3 months haha! Hope you're enjoying yours - can't wait to get my hands on mine!!


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