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Old 05-17-2009, 02:23 AM
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nice how do u like it?
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:24 AM
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nice how do u like it?
Even without having it tuned well it sounds pretty good, so I am sure when I get it in tune it will sound even better. Also the deep cherry finish is amazing
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:52 AM
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Looks good Buddy. Take your time tuning and you'll be smiling for a long time.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:53 AM
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Lookin' good Zep! Tune 'em up and like GD said, you'll be smilin' for miles!
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:05 AM
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Im sure I will be! I just gotta put some time in because I am not the best at tuning but that will be way more than worth it for the end results. Thanks for the compliments guys!
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:13 AM
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Kind of random in this thread but has anyone had experience with A Zildjian New Beats? (looking to upgrade from PEARL hats haha)
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:15 AM
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nice kit, ive been looking at one of these kits for a while, how do you like em.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:31 AM
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I have 15 inch New Beats.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:59 AM
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Looks good Zephead.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:38 AM
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nice kit, ive been looking at one of these kits for a while, how do you like em.
They sound really good and look tremendous so I would say go for it.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:38 AM
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Looks good Zephead.
Thanks alot Josh I really love them.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:04 AM
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nice kit, ive been looking at one of these kits for a while, how do you like em.
Check the Classifieds on this forum. DOM has a set for sale and they look great.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:22 PM
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Hey Zep, dump the stock heads when you can. Whatever brand you choose, they will make the drums sing like they were made to. The stock Gretsch heads are crap.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:34 PM
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Hey Zep, dump the stock heads when you can. Whatever brand you choose, they will make the drums sing like they were made to. The stock Gretsch heads are crap.
Yeah I have noticed they arent very good, what heads would you recommend?
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:19 AM
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Heads are such a personal choice that I wouldn't presume to tell you which ones are the best. I can tell you, that I have used Evans heads exclusively, and I like them. Someone who is a Remo fan may disagree but that again makes it your choice. I use coated G2's over clear G1's and that combo seems to bring out the best sound to me. You could also use coated ambassadors over clear ambassadors on the Remo side. Couldn't tell you much about Aquarians since I have never used them. Bottom line is that ANYTHING aftermarket will be better than the stock heads.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:36 AM
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Evans G2 coated over Evans G1 clear. My favorite on my Renowns.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:47 AM
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Heads are such a personal choice that I wouldn't presume to tell you which ones are the best. I can tell you, that I have used Evans heads exclusively, and I like them. Someone who is a Remo fan may disagree but that again makes it your choice. I use coated G2's over clear G1's and that combo seems to bring out the best sound to me. You could also use coated ambassadors over clear ambassadors on the Remo side. Couldn't tell you much about Aquarians since I have never used them. Bottom line is that ANYTHING aftermarket will be better than the stock heads.
Thanks I am still trying to decide on heads but I dont quite have the cash yet i am looking at ambassadors though and evans G2 seems like a popular choice
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:56 AM
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You should be able to tune the stock heads fairly well. Until you get the funds for heads I would spend time getting use to the set, and finding a very comfortable setup. The stock heads aren't terrible so just do the best you can tuning wise and keep smiling at those new cherry tubs. 8+)
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:45 PM
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I use Aquarian Studio-X (with power dot) and Classic clears on the reso. If you like a bit of muffling that is a pretty good combination.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:11 AM
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Ambassadors are single ply aren't they?? I would go for 2 ply heads, so that are emperors?? Please say it if I'm wrong.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:40 PM
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I use Aquarian Studio-X (with power dot) and Classic clears on the reso. If you like a bit of muffling that is a pretty good combination.
I was talking to my drum teacher yesterday and that is almost exactly what she recommended too so maybe the Aquarians could be a good choice.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:12 PM
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I was talking to my drum teacher yesterday and that is almost exactly what she recommended too so maybe the Aquarians could be a good choice.
I think Aquarians are just as good as Evans or Remo. Also Aquarians are about $1-$2 cheaper per head than Evans. I also recommend getting the power dot versions because if you don't like stick marks on your heads it trains you to hit right in the center of the head. Power dots hide stick marks, at least in my experience.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:16 PM
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I think Aquarians are just as good as Evans or Remo. Also Aquarians are about $1-$2 cheaper per head than Evans. I also recommend getting the power dot versions because if you don't like stick marks on your heads it trains you to hit right in the center of the head. Power dots hide stick marks, at least in my experience.
Ok thanks I will look into the Power Dots
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:23 PM
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Hey Zep, Love the set!! Where did you get it??? Not being nosy or anything but what did you pay for that gorgeous set??
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:29 PM
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Hey Zep, Love the set!! Where did you get it??? Not being nosy or anything but what did you pay for that gorgeous set??
$750 from Musicians Friend, I think the price is rising though if im not mistaken
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:37 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple

Hey everybody just to update you guys on the head situation i decided to go with REMO Coated Emperors and i am having some trouble tuning them, but it isnt that bad. I do have them tuned fairly well and they have nice attack and definitely sound very good especially my 10" rack. Thank you guys for the head suggestions and good words for this kit as i am very happy with my purchase.
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