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Old 05-12-2009, 03:55 AM
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Default Re: Let's see your Gretsch kits (saved the best for last!)

Originally Posted by TurboThom View Post
It'll get there, just be patient and have fun experimenting.

The bearing edges on mine needed a bit of wax to get the head gliding, maybe try that if you haven't already.
I actually went one better and smoothed out the bearing edges with 220 gt paper as well as the shell interiors and applied 2 coats of Minwax rub on polyurathane to both the interiors and the edges. I also went with Aquarian Studio x batters on the toms and a Hienergy snare batter. Big difference! I chucked the Attack thin skin 3 bass head I was running and slapped on the stock head. It actually sounds better now that the edges and interiors are sealed and smoothed out. The kick is really a powerhouse at a medium tension!
The little bit of work involved here was a big improvement IMHO. I am still in the process of replacing the stock resos on toms and snare to something Aquarian and the kick drum batter to an Aquarian SK1. Great sounding kit!!!

Now to dump that tribal tatoo ugliness!
I'm thinking of going with a silver sparkle wrap!?!?
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