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Old 12-29-2007, 09:41 PM
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Default Gretsch Catalina Rock

Well, I finally got one of these. I had been planning to buy the silver sparkle version, but then when visiting a Guitar Center out of state over the holidays, I spotted this kit. The stock heads tune OK, but not where I want them. I've always played a 22" kick, so the 26" is a lot of fun for me. It really is very versatile. You can feather it and get a nice soft "pffm" or really kick it and get a massive sound, similar to a bomb going off a mile away. Here the pics:
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:45 PM
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Nice! I didn't know they made that color even as a special item.

What don't you care about the G1's that it came with? I don't refer to them as stock heads because they're not technically :)

If I was a taller guy and could more comfortably play a set that large I'd be all over it.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:48 PM
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For anyone curious:
13x9 16x16 18x16 26x16
Ludwig Acrolite (70's)
Pork Pie "Zebra" throne
Mapex hardware (came with the ProM back there)
Zildjian 14" New Beats, 16" Med-thin crash, 14" Fast crash, 21" Sweet Ride, 8" Splash
I've got to set-up my 22" Swish sometime too. I want to get one of those Vater Vintage beaters (the big fuzzy one) too.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:58 PM
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It's really the stock bottoms that are the problem.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:15 PM
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very nice looking kit -- i have never seen one of these. I love the green sparkle... although i think we all expect to see a Ludwig logo on that bass head :)
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:48 PM
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dude i love this kit! i want the same exact one i saw it in guitar center. this beats both the silver sparkle and black flake. and elvis, i agree. i'd rather see ludwig.
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:48 AM
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very nice looking kit -- i have never seen one of these. I love the green sparkle... although i think we all expect to see a Ludwig logo on that bass head :)
Nothing better than the big "G" on any reso head.
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:22 AM
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Sweet.

I do not know why, but in my eyes it seems like the new Gretsch could fit into my palm heh heh.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:02 AM
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Nothing better than the big "G" on any reso head.
let me clarify -- not saying that it SHOULD be a ludwig logo, its just that kits with that set up in green sparkle ...well, you know.

Great kit though.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:10 AM
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I knew that. I made a comment on an earlier post that 2007 was the year of the green drum set, and the Majority were Luddies. Here is Steve Ferones kit from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Gretsch Signature kit. Note the yellow inlaid hoops.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:18 AM
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i like the green sparkle. I played a set of these at guitar center once. The bass drum sounded huge. Id get them but the set up just doesnt fit them.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:56 AM
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The green grows on you, that's for sure. The more I look at it, the more I like it. At first, I was thinking....no, the green is too loud. But then, I started to have it's own personality. It's great really. So much better than a silver or black like the others. The sparkle says formal, while the green says "I'm here to rock". I'm not really a Bonham fan though, but I can see why he liked the green kit. I'm a fan of all the guys like Krupa, Rich, Webb, who played those big kits. Now I understand why...it's fun. Big drums are so much more fun than small ones and have a lot more sounds to offer. You can tune them low or high, muffle them or let them boom. Lots of options for a lot of styles. I've just got to pick out some new heads for it to really emphasize it's sound potential. I'm thinking maybe those new EC1s over G1s with an EQ1 Coated for the bass drum. I think 2-ply would kill the sound and sensitivity. I brought it home yesterday and tuned it today. Played along with my iPod on everything from "Sing Sing Sing" to "Kashmir" and this kit does it all.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:20 AM
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very nice kit. I think I saw the same kit when I was looking through one of the Gretsch magazines. I'm sure that kick drum give's you that "great Gretsch sound" :D
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