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Old 05-29-2009, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Let's see your Gretsch kits (saved the best for last!)

Originally Posted by Yamahammer View Post
^^^ Nice! I love the Catalina Maples!

I'm sure you have had this question posed before...
Why (3) 12" rack toms and (2) 16" floors??

The only reason I can see is because you can....??

Cute pic of your daughter?,, but she may do better with a Hello Kitty kit..for now..assuming that is the daughter who owns the other Cat Maple...?
To answer question 1. Why 3 rack toms and 2 floor toms of the same size? Elementary my dear Watson. I like the tone, pitch, and size of the drum, then I tune all three to different pitches. Same for the Floor toms. What I get at the end is a symetrical looking kit tuned to the pitches I like and in the sizes I like. I really don't care for toms going from tiny to massive, unless I had about 8 or more! Then I would want the 8x7, 8x10, 9x12, 10x13, 12x14, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16, 18x18 etc... Does that make sense? The bottom line, I love the tone I can get out of the 9x12s and 16x16s. If I could design my own kit I would go old school metal sizes 8x8, 9x9, 10x10, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16, 18x18. I think deeper lengths really bring out the tone well.

To answer question 2. I call it her kit, I am "encouraging her" to become a drummer by calling them hers and letting her play them when she wants to. I don't ram it down her throat or tell her to practice (she is only 4) I just play a little, then she wants to, and she likes to show off to her friends and family. She isn't to the stage of developing a rythmic pulse yet, but she is getting familiar with the drums. I hope someday she will make me look like an amateur. Her mom is teaching her piano.....

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