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Forum: Drums 03-26-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: First time drilling a shell

Nice job! I also own a Spaun kit with 2 hanging floor toms and have been considering drilling them. hanging FT's were the in thing back in 2002 when I ordered my kit. I'm trying to sell off half the...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Ludwig legacy classic and vintage Ludwig bopsound?

I own a 67 Ludwig 20,12,14 downbeat kit and ordered a Ludwig Legacy kit in 2011. I designed the kit as a Downbeat config, including small lugs on the 12" tom and large lugs on the FT and bass drum....
Forum: Drums 02-13-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,819
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: The Orphan Drum Factory

I use traction grip tape to protect my hoops from the pedal clamp. Buy a foot at your local hardware store and cut it to size.
BTW- nice project drum, looks sweet!
Forum: Drums 02-12-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Trust me, forget the made in the USA thing, I own several Gretsch kits and my Renown kit is built nicer than my 2013 USA Custom kit. I owned a set of 22,12,16 NC's a few years ago to try the series...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Although the current blow out prices on the Gretsch New Classic are not as low as they were, I still consider it to be good value. There are several NC bop kits on Ebay from Arizona drum shop....
Forum: Drums 02-08-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Q Drums Vs. DW

The Q kit will no resale value just like any other custom built kit
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By Stixnergard2
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Gretsch Broadkasters Vintage Build; Floor Tom Legs Rattle Against Rezo Hoop

Yes, it's the same hole spacing. I swapped out the old diamond brackets on my SSB players gig kit and it worked out fine. I did have to ream the holes slightly because the casting ears on the newer...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Gretsch Broadkasters Vintage Build; Floor Tom Legs Rattle Against Rezo Hoop

The vintage brackets are unchanged from the design years ago and they were a problem back then. Another Gretsch quirk that still surfaces. I have them on my RB kit and have to flex the legs away from...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,637
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Got my Gretsch Brookyln today. But...

Oops, I was looking at the reconfigured kits not the individual components
Forum: Drums 12-24-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,637
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Got my Gretsch Brookyln today. But...

Gretsch doesn't list a 18x20, only a 16x20. As far as the 12x14 floor tom, I have that size on my Renown kit and it works just fine
Forum: Drums 12-03-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Gretsch USA Custom with Aquarian Heads

I tried an Aquarian Texture Coated on the snare drum and also on on the 12" tom. I spoke to Steve Maxwell (who I ordered the kit through) regarding this and his was response was Evans heads are the...
Forum: Drums 12-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Gretsch USA Custom with Aquarian Heads

I posted this link to my experience with my USA Custom kit and it was lost when the forum crashed a few weeks ago. I settled on Evans Level 360's as they work well with the drums.
Here it is again:...
Forum: Drums 12-03-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Gretsch USA Custom with Aquarian Heads

Wrong, the metal hoop of the head hits the wrap before the head is fully tensioned, at least that was my experience
Forum: Drums 11-19-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Gretsch USA Custom with Aquarian Heads

Great heads although they will not fit on USA Customs with a wrap.
Forum: Drums 10-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,399
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

You can remove the lugs/mount from the drum and there is a set screw inside the lug you loosen. Then the lug comes apart allowing you to remove the tom mount.
Also, I have to disagree with the post...
Forum: Drums 08-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,727
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Question for Gretsch guys about a particular Renown set

I have a Silver Slate Sparkle Renown Groove kit, 20,10,12,14,14sn bought new in 2009. Great kit, the finish is a polyurethane/sprayed on type finish The kits were on closeout at MF for around...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,152
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Chad Smith Snare or Acrolite

I installed a set of Puresound Custom Pro 20 strand brass wires on one of my Acrolite's. The brass wires removed a bit of the dryness and has been my go to gigging drum. The drum also gets ton of...
Forum: Drums 12-19-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

Sounds like a fair deal with a snare included. Post pictures when you have a chance.
Forum: Drums 12-16-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

Rumor has it Gretsch is discontinuing the NC's, plenty of closeout pricing around. Great kits for sure!
http://drumsonsale.com/specials/blowouts.html?manufacturer=1052
Forum: Drums 12-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: mapex meridian arrived!

Great to hear you are pleased with your Meridian kit! Hard to beat Meridian's at their price point.
Forum: Drums 12-11-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: decided on a kit!!!

Good choice, Meridian Maples are very nice drums, A few years ago I bought a used Meridian Maple Manhattan Bop kit to try and then flip. Turned out to be one of my favorite kits ever. I own 12 kits...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Gretsch vs Others

Please tell us about the difference is sound to your ears between the USA Customs and the NC's. I own a USA Custom bop kit and have been considering a NC closeout bop kit to add to my Gretsch...
Forum: Drums 10-01-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,865
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Renown vs. Meridian: Worth the Extra $500?

The kick is a 22x16 and sounds huge. My only 22" is a 70's Gretsch SSB and I run Emad batter and non ported Fiberskyn reso on both kits. They sound very close.
Forum: Drums 10-01-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,865
Posted By Stixnergard2
Re: Renown vs. Meridian: Worth the Extra $500?

I would give the Meridian kit an 8. Well worth the money and they sound great. The shells are thinner than the Renown's with a sharper bearing edge. The finish is very nice but the lugs, tom mounting...
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