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Old 05-05-2009, 02:28 AM
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Default Re: Let's see your Gretsch kits (saved the best for last!)

Originally Posted by Kothlow View Post
Nice kit Yamahammer, I like your cymbal setup. How do you find the snare with the kit?
Thanks for the compliment.

I have to work on the tuning on the entire set. The stock resonant heads are poo!
I also need to replace the Attack thin skin 3 batter I got to try out on the waste of money! I have a feeling the Gretsch logo'd stock kick batter is better than this ATTACK head!
I can tell this kit has good potential..Just the heads on it now are not ideal.

This brings me to the snare. As of right now. I don't like it. It seems to have a very shallow tuning range..and favors a looser head tension..which I am not fond of. I tried putting a set of Puresound snare wires on the dooky snare side reso and it didn't respond any better. In fact it buzzed uncontrollably! Poorly cut snare bed or Krappy reso..prolly both!
I'm gonna mess with it a bit more and see if I can get a somewhat acceptable sound out of it..If not..MOTHBALLS or eBay.

The kit needs more tweeking than I far, I'm less than impressed.
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