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Forum: Drums 07-03-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Bass Drum: Pillow, or no pillow?

Agree 100%.

Thanks for your comments everyone, very insightful. Gonna first try to tune them without resorting to any other measures. If that doesn't work, may try those felt strips on the reso...
Forum: Drums 07-02-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,071
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Bass Drum: Pillow, or no pillow?

Thanks. So far I looove my Brooklyn's. Very warm sounding drums, but with lots of thump too. Can't tell any discernible difference between the Brooklyns and USA Customs.
Forum: Drums 07-02-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,071
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Bass Drum: Pillow, or no pillow?

Thanks, good advice. Totally agree with working with the sound man (and ours is really good). I was just a little bummed because I liked the sound without the pillow.
Forum: Drums 07-02-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,071
Posted By Bob Giunco
Bass Drum: Pillow, or no pillow?

So I just got my brand new Gretsch Brooklyns (2 months earlier than expected :). It's got a 22 X 18 kick that's got just about the sweetest thump you've ever heard. Right now, it has no pillow or...
Forum: Drums 05-19-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Supraphonic Throw Off Options

I agree. Those snares are way too expensive to have such a crappy throw off. Typical Ludwig..
Forum: Drums 05-17-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Supraphonic Throw Off Options

Thanks guys. Gonna go with the P-86, as suggested.
Forum: Drums 05-16-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bob Giunco
Supraphonic Throw Off Options

I have a Supra with a P-85 throwoff. The drum is great; the throwoff sucks. Gets jammed all the time, flimsy.

Can anyone recommend a good throwoff that will not require drilling new holes. (As...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Suggestions for a decent, small footprint kit needed...

Check out the Gretsch Catalina Club. You can get 4 piece set (including snare) for $599. Great sounding drums, great looking, easy to transport. Excellent value for money.
Forum: Drums 05-15-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Newb question: Brooklyns or classic bops

The New Classics are nice, but I would go with the Brooklyns. They are hand-built right alongside the USA custom line in South Carolina, with all the same hardware as the USA Customs. Just be aware...
Forum: Drums 05-14-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Newb question: Brooklyns or classic bops

I'm about to buy a Brooklyn 3 pc shell kit. Done a lot of research here and elsewhere. The consensus seems to be that Brooklyn's are a less pricey way to get the Gretsch USA Custom build &...
Forum: Drums 05-14-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: 1968 Ludwig Supraphonic a good investment?

Just about any Supraphonic is a great investment IMHO. I've had mine for 25 years and love it as much as the day I got it.
Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

haha...just gotta be patient, I guess...

I'm sure this has already been posted here, but pretty interesting piece on the Gretsch factory..
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Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

I see, thanks.

Following that logic, it just seems like a 4-5 month wait time is excessive for a standard, non-custom kit. Oh well....
Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

sorry, I should have clarified...I want 16X22 on the BD (as opposed to the standard 18 X 22)

BTW, I called Steve Maxwell in NYC. They have a wait time too, but I get the distinct impression it...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

yeah, its just a bummer...I FINALLY got my DW kit sold, the guy is picking it up next week. But I have a summer full of gigs coming up, and all I have is a little Ludwig Bop kit in my arsenal.
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Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

Yes indeed! what about that lead time, though ??
Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

So...my Gretsch dealer tells me that all Brooklyns are made to order, and that the turn around time is 4-5 months. Does this sound excessively long to you guys?

Also, since they are evidently...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

Thanks Anthony, very helpful. Thinking about taking the plunge on a 24/13/16 Brooklyn in Satin Mahogany. This particular kit has a 24x16 BD (as opposed to 18). A little skittish about going up...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: Gretsch Drums.... Any Good?

Is it fair to say, then, that Brooklyn's are just a more affordable version of USA Customs, just without all the custom options?
Forum: Drums 05-12-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,424
Posted By Bob Giunco
My only issue (if you can call it that) with...

My only issue (if you can call it that) with Gretsch is that they have an almost bewildering product line. There are so many levels and permutations that its tough to figure out what to buy. I'm in...
Forum: Drums 05-12-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: New Kit Advice

It's funny, my guy at the drum shop said "I'm not gonna let you order the Brooklyn's until you try the ludwig classic maples"
Forum: Drums 05-11-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: New Kit Advice

Thanks gents, all very helpful
Forum: Drums 05-11-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: New Kit Advice

Good point, and that's why I'm sheepish about going with SJC. I like a new kit every 5 years or so. One thing that's great about DWs are their resale value.
Forum: Drums 05-11-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Bob Giunco
Re: New Kit Advice

Thanks. Yes, all set on hardware, cymbals, snares, etc.

You think a dw performance 3 pc shell pack could be had for $2k? I would have thought that would be at least $3k..
Forum: Drums 05-11-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Bob Giunco
New Kit Advice

Time for some new tubs. I play in a band 2-3 times a month. Straight ahead rock...Springsteen, Stones, Allmans, Petty. Looking for a nice 3 piece piece shell pack with a budget of approx $2,000.
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