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Forum: Drums 03-12-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,499
Posted By Redbeard
Re: New Gretsch Renown Birch

Have the Renown birch or walnut hit dealers yet? I love my maples and would like to check out how the others compare soundwise.
Forum: Drums 08-12-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Alternative to Gretsch Renown Kit

The Gretsch USA Customs and Renowns sound too similar to be considered alternatives soundwise, unless of course the sizes are very different. The Brooklyns have a more open sound, but I think a lot...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Gretsch Renown - thinking about buying

Have your drums arrived yet? It's hard to tell exactly which finish that is; transparent ebony perhaps? Also, did you show the guy at GC the Cascio ebay listing, because I can't find the...
Forum: Drums 07-31-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,487
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Pearl Free Floater (advice)

It could be my imagination, but I think the aluminum base plays a large role in the sound of these drums, probably even more than getting the lugs off the shell. I say that because in theory the...
Forum: Drums 07-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,125
Posted By Redbeard
Re: GRETSCH BROOKLYN mediocre bad quality?

This is not representative of any Gretsch drum I've seen. I would have your store order a replacement kit and inspect it before you take delivery.
Forum: Drums 07-29-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Gretsch Renown Maple 16" Floor

The 14x16 is available in shell packs, but despite being listed as an add-on (RN1-1416F at http://www.gretschdrums.com/?fa=drums&sid=747#specs), I've had several Gretsch dealers tell me it's not...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,723
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Best Maple Drumkit around $1000

Check out a Gretsch Renown. I think the 30 degree bearing edges give it a fatter sound than, say, a Pearl Masters (which I think projects/cuts a little better) or others with the sharper 45 degree...
Forum: Drums 06-20-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,447
Posted By Redbeard
Re: John Good Interview

Not everyone likes the sound or look of DW drums, but they're obviously doing something right. As someone else said, hype/marketing only gets you so far. I don't know anything about John Good...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,851
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Middle aged bands. How should they dress?

The other day, a guitarist friend was giving another a hard time about wearing white sneakers at a bar gig. He said, "When you're playing a blues gig, ask yourself: 'Would Freddie King wear this?'"
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,757
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Led's Latest Page

You could probably make a case that chemistry is even more important than talent (assuming a certain baseline of ability). Look at how many folks over the years have left a successful band and never...
Forum: Drums 01-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Do you call it a kick drum or bass drum?

Youtube viewers will hate on you no matter what you do, so don't worry about it.

I've always said "bass" drum, but I've heard a lot of folks say "kick" so I think it's pretty widely accepted....
Forum: Drums 01-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,334
Posted By Redbeard
Re: So what's up with Ludwig 2014

I've commented about this in other threads. This is the golden age of drum gear as far as a wide variety of quality options at all price points. Very few niches are unserved, and while that has to be...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Pro level kit

I'm not sure how your drum comes out of tune with lug locks, but I can see how that would be frustrating. Maybe it's worth trying some cast hoops. Also, as long as you're changing heads, maybe go a...
Forum: Drums 12-12-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Refinishing Color Yamaha Recording Custom Drum?

I've never seen yellow RCs, but changing a rare color is only an issue if you're worried about resale value (and rare doesn't always mean desirable). If you plan on keeping and playing them, who...
Forum: Drums 11-27-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Did Ludwig do solid black drum hoops on WMP newer classic maples

I recently looked into ordering a Ludwig kit, and I think you have the choice of inlay or plain hoop.
And of course, logos are easily changed, and maybe the original hoops were damaged and replaced...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,144
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Is the acoustic kit dying?

I'm not going to debate the pros and cons of e drums, but back to the original question, I'm trying to remember ever being in a venue where a drummer used an elctronic setup live instead of acoustic....
Forum: Drums 11-27-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Thinking of adding a tom - what size?

It sounds like you'd prefer an 8" tom. Are you wanting to add on because you feel there's a sound missing from what you use your kit for? Or are you just kinda bored with your current setup...
Forum: Drummers 11-22-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By Redbeard
Re: 10 things you may not know about Charlie

I picked up Charlie's isolated hi hat thing when clicking the rim and certain patterns, but I didn't realize he did it so much.
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,336
Posted By Redbeard
Re: The DW "When will Bo sell his new kit?" thread

I say January when I convince him to sell it to me at a smokin' discount.
Those are my sizes, and as a Southerner I dig the camo inspired finish.
Forum: Drums 11-20-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,506
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Gretsch brass snare vs. Black Beauty

For the sake of posterity, I just wanted to note that Gretsch does offer spun brass (http://www.gretschdrums.com/?fa=g4000sub&sid=599&fin=sb) shells in the G-4000 line, along with solid steel,...
Forum: Drums 11-20-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,572
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Ludwig 2014

A 14x8 Supraphonic/Black Beauty would be awesome!
Forum: Drums 11-19-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Can i order custom drums?

It depends what you want. As far as finishes, I know Gretsch (USA Custom) and DW offer more colors than what you see on the website. Pearl's Masterworks series is probably the broadest option from a...
Forum: Drums 11-18-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,572
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Ludwig 2014

I'd like to see them update the color chart on their website.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 467,731
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Forum: Drums 11-14-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Redbeard
Re: Drums for Church

What are some songs/artists you play? That will give us an idea for the style of music and what setup will work well for you. Most church drummers I know are playing pop stuff like Chris Tomlin,...
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