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Old 09-16-2010, 01:01 AM
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Default Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

I love this kit so much, has a ton of raw power and is very warm and punchy.

Here are the specs first"
Heads: Evans EC2 Coated on the toms and floor toms, Evans GMAD on the bass drum, and Evans EC2 Coated Reverse Power Dot on the snare. All resonant heads are stock for now.

Cymbals: 14" Meinl HCS Hi-Hats, 16" and 18" Zildjian ZXT Crash's, 10" Sabian Xs20 Splash, 7" Stagg Black Metal Bell, 20" Paiste Alpha Metal Ride, 14" Wuhan China, 18" Zildjian True China

Pedals: Iron Cobra Power Stroke with Gibraltar Felt Beaters

Hardware: Just Various things ive found around, i dont even know what half of it is or who makes it haha. Pearl Rack











And just in case you want to hear and audio sample:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdMNWGRGGD0
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:11 AM
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Take it easy on those cymbals.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

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Take it easy on those cymbals.
What do you mean? Like don't hit them to hard, or are you saying that i have to many?
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

Is that a water heater in the back, behind your left shoulder?

If it is you should really move your kit. If that thing springs a leak your BD is toast.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:25 AM
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Is that a water heater in the back, behind your left shoulder?

If it is you should really move your kit. If that thing springs a leak your BD is toast.
Haha, no that would be my dresser. I wish i could move it, but that is the only spot it fits with out being in the way. (my room is tiny)
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

This is a little off topic, but the Gretsch Catalina series is priced around like a Pearl Export EX, so it is similar quality, or is it nicer/more professional?
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

I have a gretsch cat map, and my school has an EX.
With the right heads they sound good both, but there is something in the sound of my kit that I like, but I can't say what it is.

Ex are made of poplar, catalina maple is maple of course.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:29 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

Sorry if it seems like I'm hijacking the thread, but while were on the subject.....if I already have a Pearl Ex, is there any point in getting a Gretsch Catalina (probably the jazz) Kit?
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:26 AM
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Sorry if it seems like I'm hijacking the thread, but while were on the subject.....if I already have a Pearl Ex, is there any point in getting a Gretsch Catalina (probably the jazz) Kit?
Many will tell you they are on a par. I dispute it. I've owned Exports....the Cats (at least the maples....I have no experience with the jazz) are far superior sounding to the earlier Exports at any rate.

I sold an early 90's Export in order to make room for the Cat maples......I decision I don't regret at all.
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

Very nice looking kit and I like how the rack toms are not quite in the traditional over-the-bass-drum position, but not quite fully offset to the left either.

I do think the big black rack is distracting. I would go with stands. I have piled three cymbals and two toms on a stand before with no problems.
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

I got a Catalina Maple on Monday.
And im lovin' it.
WAYYY better than the Exports even with stock heads. (Export with EC2's)
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

Remember however that the Jazz kits are walnut
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Haha, no that would be my dresser. I wish i could move it, but that is the only spot it fits with out being in the way. (my room is tiny)
I think he means in the video, behind your left shoulder at the end of the shelf. Looks like ye olde water heater.
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I think he means in the video, behind your left shoulder at the end of the shelf. Looks like ye olde water heater.
O yea, that was a water heater haha, but my kit is no longer in that garage, the band i was with practiced there and i recently quit due to band members slaking and avoiding practice.
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Very nice looking kit and I like how the rack toms are not quite in the traditional over-the-bass-drum position, but not quite fully offset to the left either.

I do think the big black rack is distracting. I would go with stands. I have piled three cymbals and two toms on a stand before with no problems.
Yea i agree, the pearl rack is a little to much for what i want, i'd like a nice small Gibraltar rack, just to keep things the same way but not to be so large. I had stands for a little while and i just got tired of not having the versatility that i have with a rack, im sure my mind will change one day though.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:59 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

Little song im working on, but its a preview of the kit i guess, enjoy :]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVPhRjaKATc
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple :]

Sorry to bring this old thread back, but what stick bag is that? It looks really awesome
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