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Old 02-20-2007, 05:04 AM
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Default New Gear: Gretsch Renown and Bosphorus Turks

I've finally got my new setup complete! (with the exception of putting on new heads).

Gretsch Renown Maple in Cherry Burst
18x22 Bass
7x8 Tom
8x10 Tom
9x12 Tom
11x14 Tom
5.5x14 Snare

I'm using a Pearl H-1000K Hi-hat stand, Pearl Eliminator Strap Drive bass pedal, Yamaha 700 series stands and drum throne, and Gibraltar tom clamps.

I also have an LP Timbale cowbell on the kit. The rod for the holder on the bass drum is too long and it's getting in my way of the 8" tom, so I think I'm going to cut some of it down with a hacksaw and smooth it with a grinder point, sometime tomorrow. I already did that with my hi-hat stand, which is why it's so short (I'm not really tall).

Right now for heads, I have what the seller shipped with the kit.

Bass - Evans EMAD Reso (w/o muffle rings..he didn't ship them) & Aquarian SKII Batter
Toms - Evans G1 Reso & EC2 Batter
Snare - Evans Hazy 300 Reso & coated G1 Batter

I ordered Evans coated G1's for the tom batters, Evans coated HD for the snare batter, and Evans clear EQ1 for the bass reso (going to cut hole) and clear EQ2 for the bass batter. I have an Evans EQ pad in the bass now lying flat, not touching any of the heads. I found out that having an absorbent material in the bass even if it's not touching the heads rounds out the tone a bit.

I bought the bass & toms used off of Ebay for $850. With the exception of the bass drum, they all look brand new. The bass drum hoops have quite a few tiny scratches on them, nothing major. I figure black permanent marker might touch it up a bit, but I'm still looking around to see if that's a good option or if I should just leave them. You can't see unless you're right up close. There is a pretty big scuff on the bottom of the bass batter hoop, but as it's on the floor, it's no big deal. Also there is a slight scuff on the side of the bass, toward the bottom, that doesn't go through the paint and you just have to see it at a certain angle to even know it's there. The snare was bought new off Ebay for $179, so I think I saved about $20. All in all, I got a heck of a deal I think.

Bosphorus Turk Cymbals

14" Light/Crisp Hi-hats
9" Splash
17" Medium-Thin Crash
20" Medium Ride
19" Thin Ride (used mainly as a crash)
20" Thin China

I bought these new from Tony @ www.cymbalsonly.com






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Old 02-20-2007, 05:24 AM
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Default Re: New Gear: Gretsch Renown and Bosphorus Turks

WHAT'S YOUR ADDRESS. You hear anything while in bed, don't worry... :P

Thanks for the PM btw, really helpful. I think rather than the 20" thin Turk I might go with the med-thin to get some more power in the cymbal but still acquire that strong taste.
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:35 AM
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WHAT'S YOUR ADDRESS. You hear anything while in bed, don't worry... :P

Thanks for the PM btw, really helpful. I think rather than the 20" thin Turk I might go with the med-thin to get some more power in the cymbal but still acquire that strong taste.
Yeah I think the medium-thin would be a great compromise between the two. I picked the Thin more as a crash than a ride.
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:36 AM
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Everything looks beautiful, congratulations.
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:47 AM
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I'm tearing up. That is just beautiful. Congratulations.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:48 AM
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Awesome kit... and those have to be some of the most beautiful cymbals i've ever laid my eyes on... amazing
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: New Gear: Gretsch Renown and Bosphorus Turks

Wow! That is an incredible looking kit. Sounds like a great deal too.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:11 AM
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One of the few kits you look at and think "wow, I bet that sounds great!" Those cymbals just scream class....
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:45 AM
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Some one needs to hit people with way to much money. Just kidding mate, i played that same kit in a music store, it was way killer and it wasn't even tuned well. Very nice kit, and SWEEEET metal.

keep up the fly drumming, you are a cool cat.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:01 PM
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Some one needs to hit people with way to much money. Just kidding mate, i played that same kit in a music store, it was way killer and it wasn't even tuned well. Very nice kit, and SWEEEET metal.

keep up the fly drumming, you are a cool cat.
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I agree on the sound. The EC2's are nice, but they're not my ideal heads, and I just tuned them good enough to be decent, and they still sound great.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:27 PM
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WHOA. That looks gorgeous.. I think the Turks complement the fade of the Gretsch perfectly!

I'm curious though as to why you placed the toms out of order. Any reason for the 8" in the middle?

ANYWAY, congrats on the whole setup. And when I complete my own 6 pc Gretsch, 6 pc Bosphorus setup you're going to be the first one I show it to, since our kits will be like twins. :P
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:46 PM
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WHOA. That looks gorgeous.. I think the Turks complement the fade of the Gretsch perfectly!

I'm curious though as to why you placed the toms out of order. Any reason for the 8" in the middle?

ANYWAY, congrats on the whole setup. And when I complete my own 6 pc Gretsch, 6 pc Bosphorus setup you're going to be the first one I show it to, since our kits will be like twins. :P
I forgot to mention that :) I put it there because 8" is just too high for my first tom. I still wanted to have it in a usable position, just not first position. So I put it there so I can still have access to it but it's more out of the way, and I also can put my ride closer to my left almost like I had a single rack tom setup.

Awesome, are you getting the same finish or something different? What Bosphorus models are you getting?
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: New Gear: Gretsch Renown and Bosphorus Turks

awesome kit. this is my dream set and you own it! congrats on the great deal too.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:34 PM
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What a beauty! Enjoy. Joey
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:07 PM
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I forgot to mention that :) I put it there because 8" is just too high for my first tom. I still wanted to have it in a usable position, just not first position. So I put it there so I can still have access to it but it's more out of the way, and I also can put my ride closer to my left almost like I had a single rack tom setup.

Awesome, are you getting the same finish or something different? What Bosphorus models are you getting?
The kit I have picked out is the 6pc Catalina Ash in Deep Red (I want a red-stain, no-fade kit and I've heard good things about Ash), and I want to add a 12" Antique Splash, and 16, 17, and 18" Gold Fast Crashes to my set of 14" Traditional Heavy Hats and 20" Traditional Med-Thin Ride
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:40 PM
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The kit I have picked out is the 6pc Catalina Ash in Deep Red (I want a red-stain, no-fade kit and I've heard good things about Ash), and I want to add a 12" Antique Splash, and 16, 17, and 18" Gold Fast Crashes to my set of 14" Traditional Heavy Hats and 20" Traditional Med-Thin Ride
That sounds great. I have never played the Ash kits, but the Catalina's are great kits for the money. I had a Catalina Birch before this (well, still do, gotta sell it)
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:43 PM
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That is sick my friend....absolutly!!!! Man, some Turks and a Renown. You lucky, you cool. haha, seriously, I love it!! Also the set-up is interessting, nice one!

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:41 PM
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wow! thats an awesome kit congrats : (
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:29 PM
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The cymbals are awesome. The set is awesome. So i guess that would make that kit awesome squared.

Did i mention it was awesome?

All childish gawking aside, it is really nice. How does the crash sound?
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:09 PM
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The cymbals are awesome. The set is awesome. So i guess that would make that kit awesome squared.

Did i mention it was awesome?

All childish gawking aside, it is really nice. How does the crash sound?
The 17" Medium-Thin? I ask because even I forget that my 19" Thin Ride is a ride technically, not a crash :)

It sounds great. Nice and dry with a hint of trash to it. Medium-Short sustain. It rides very nicely and has a beautiful sounding bell.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:32 PM
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wow! that looks amazing! The finish is beautiful and everything looks great!! The turks are awesome..have fun with the new gear!
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