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Old 09-04-2012, 11:07 AM
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Default Gretsch Catalina Maple Drum Test

Hello Everyone

I want to show you the Drum test of Gretsch Catalina Maple.
I used Evans g2 coated Evans heads, Mics Shure sm58 toms,Sennheiser e606 for snare top head,Audio techinica at2020 snare bottom head, akg d112 for kick, Akg se 300 ck92 capsule for Hit-Hat, BeyerDynamic Mce 530 as overheads.

DRUM TEST:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfTY...6&feature=plcp

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:47 AM
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Sounds great! I really like your 10" rack tom.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:35 PM
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Sounds great man, love the mix and overall sound. Nice playing to boot! Definitely did this kit some justice :)
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:47 AM
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They sound good although EQ'd, but to my ears the 14 and 16 floor need some more resonance .
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:47 AM
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I was going to say the same thing about the lack of resonance in the 14" and 16" floor toms, particularly the 14. I had a few Evans G2 heads that sounded like that compared to the other G2 heads on a couple of kits. It turned out that some of my G2 heads were actually dead, brand new from the box. It also seems that the 14's level was a bit lower than the other toms. I also don't know if I'm hearing digital effects or just slap or flutter echo from the sound shields. As of right now, I'm only listening to this on a set of small studio monitors at the computer, if I have a chance I'll give it another listen in my studio. All in all, not a bad sound in general. I put partial blame on YouTube and some artifacts that are created over the Internet.

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:58 AM
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My post lifted directly from your identical thread in the drums section.

Originally Posted by keep it simple View Post
Great playing, but a lot of processing of the drum sound, so not really an accurate impression of the kit, more a demonstration of what you can do with it in a studio. Lots of gated reverb, but the top two toms sounded nice. The first floor tom sounded a bit muffled with little real tone, & the biggest floor tom sounded completely flat. I think they were tuned a bit too low.

Sorry If I'm sounding negative, but it's how I'm hearing it. All that aside, I did like the snare sound very much. Crisp & popping nicely. Again, loved your playing :)
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:46 PM
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Nice playing Mario, very tasty. Personally, I prefer the toms tuned tighter, so they make a sustaining note, instead of a thud, basically they all sound the same to me. But it is a good sound if you like that low tuned sound. All I hear is loose tuned heads, with no shell involvement. That said, I enjoyed your playing the most.
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