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Old 08-30-2008, 06:35 PM
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Default A couple new toys

Hey guys, got a new camera and some cymbals so I thought I'd post some new pictures of my kit. Gretsch Renown Maple, 8,10,12,14,22 with a 7x14 Yamaha Brass Nouveau Snare.

I picked up a 6" Sabian AAX splash and an 8" Paiste accent cymbal (sounds like a mix between a splash and a zilbel). I also picked up a set of Remo Vintage A heads for the toms, but haven't put them on yet.

I made a splash holder too, out of some scrap 1x1 square tubing I had, and some all-thread. You can see it in the first picture. I just tightened it down on the cymbal stand without any felts. I was gonna paint it, but then just decided to clear-coat the raw metal. I haven't decided if I want to trim the extra all-thread on the bottom, or somehow make it useful and hang some stuff off the bottom too. Anyway, on to the pictures.













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Old 08-30-2008, 06:59 PM
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Very nice. Nice photos, nice drums, (see signature) and as a do-it-yourselfer, nice idea on the splash holder. What is holding the two splash arms secure to the piece you made??
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:54 PM
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I a beginning to despise all of you Renown owners...

but someday I too will have mine. lol



On that note, beautiful set,
it could do with some more Ks but thats just me.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:47 PM
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WOW, I love that kit!

Just curious, how much did you pay for it? You don't have to tell me, but I'd really like to know.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:21 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. As far as the cymbal holder, the splash arms are just bolted right through the square tube with nuts on each side. I put some spacers and then a large washer to hold the cymbal felt.

I'd love to have more K's, but I already have more cymbals than I need. Some day though.


Thanks man. My wife got it for me as a Christmas present, but at that point Guitar Center was selling the Renowns for $1449 for the 6 piece without snare. I don't know how much they're going for now, but you might find them a bit cheaper, depending on how hard you search online.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:31 PM
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Awesome stuff dude. The new cymabls look great along with the rest of your set.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:58 PM
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ah, im jealous

love everything

kudos :)
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:26 PM
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Wow, beautiful kit and great pics. The finish on your renowns is stunning and the set up looks like it would be a blast to play.

Congrats and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:35 PM
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Great finish on those.
And the splash holder thing is really neat.

How do you find that XS20 ride? I have the same series of hats and a crash, but a Planet Z ride, so I'm looking to upgrade, probably to an XS20.

Nice set.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:46 AM
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Really nice kit dude.Played one of these last wednesday and was drooling while playing on it.It was just so nice.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:56 AM
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Man. I love that finish. At my school we have a crappy PDP EZ and one of the kids can stain wood like a fish(?) and he stained it similar to that.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:31 AM
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nice kit, but your Paiste looks lonely...
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:41 AM
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nice kit, but your Paiste looks lonely...
yeah it breaks my heart to see it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:05 AM
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Beautiful kit. How does that accent cymbal sound?
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Nice set up, and great kit. im seriously considering getting a set of these
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Thanks guys. I actually have a second Paiste at the bottom of the stack on the far right. It's a 14" prototype china, and it's my favorite cymbal. It's thin and really explosive.

To be honest, I'd love to have more Paiste brass, but they're pricey, and I just haven't gotten to the point where I wanted to spend that much yet. All of these were either gifts or used.
The accent cymbal sounds really neat. It's like a bell, but not quite as ding-ey. I guess it sort of sounds like a super-heavy splash. I'll try and get a video clip of it along with my other stuff.

The XS20 ride was one of the earlier purchases, before I had this kit. I got it at Guitar Center for $99 I think, brand new, 4-5 years ago.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:22 AM
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You have a cymbal that says "china star" on it. There's a chinese place in my town called "china star". Hmmm.. Must be a nice cymbal. : )
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:02 AM
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You have a cymbal that says "china star" on it. There's a chinese place in my town called "china star". Hmmm.. Must be a nice cymbal. : )
Yeah man, best $10 I ever spent! Haha. It actually has a cool sound to it. It's Kinda like a small trashy crash. If it isn't an actual Wuhan, it's from a company who either relabeled them, or ordered blanks from them or something. But it works great.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:07 AM
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Just rearranged things and made a spot for my laptop and mixer, etc. Also put Remo some Weatherking Vintage A's on the toms, and a coated Ambassador on the 8".













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i like the way you set up the splashes on your inner left side...
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