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Old 02-19-2012, 03:46 PM
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I just got a Pearl Icon rack and thought I would post an updated photo of my setup:

Gretsch Renown Purewood Oak, 10", 12" tom, 14", 16" floor 22" kick 14x6.5" snare
Sabian HHX Evolution 16", 17", 19" crash
Sabian HHX Evolution 16", 18" Ozone crash
Sabian HHX Evolution 17" Effekts crash
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Wuhan 8", 10", 12" splash
Meinl Byzance Extra Dry 18" thin crash
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:54 PM
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Nice Oak and nice Bronze. Very nice.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:39 PM
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Ditto.....and a lefty to boot
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:06 AM
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Here's my new baby...renown maple in autumn burst finish...12,14,22
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:54 PM
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Very nice. Love the Renowns
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:33 AM
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here's my Gretsch New Classics

too lazy to pull the Catalina out of the bags :)



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Old 04-30-2012, 03:03 AM
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here's my Gretsch New Classics

too lazy to pull the Catalina out of the bags :)


That kit is pure class sir. Those hoops make me want some of my own. :D
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:10 AM
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Luv the Classics Gvdadrumma
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:20 AM
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:53 PM
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I was ready to snag a set when I found my Renowns for a steal
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:30 PM
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Updated pics for my kit:









I picked up some Meinl Byzance Medium Hats, A Custom Crash and Ride and (not pictured) and 18" Meinl Byzance Dark China (killer!).
Very happy with my kit.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:06 PM
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Love the color and the drums....
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:47 AM
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Love the color and the drums....
its called Merlot Sparkle

love it

these drums sound absolutely amazing
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:29 AM
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Got these last year.
Custom USA in Champagne Sparkle
18bd/12rt/14ft.......already had the 125 Anniversary 4.5x14 snare to match (sn is a RB .....I asked Gretsch if they could put Round Badges on my Custom kit....they could not do that. I like the drop G badges too so I was happy.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:30 PM
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its called Merlot Sparkle

love it

these drums sound absolutely amazing
Agreed, I love my New Classics as well... The price isn't too steep either in my opinion for the sound and quality.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:41 PM
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The last drums I'll probably ever buy.

This, along with the set of New Classics completes the needs/wish list.

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:18 PM
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:55 PM
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Got these last year.
Custom USA in Champagne Sparkle
Hey wow, Kona! Just saw this. Verrrrry nice! Congrats! How do they sound? Good?
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:19 AM
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Terrible! I'm sending them back........
NOT !
Ya - they sound like a very nice Gretsch kit should sound. I'm not disappointed at all. I'm amazed at the sound that comes out of that 18 bd. The kit sounds good tuned low - med and high. Just a fun kit to play.

I still like my late 50's kit 20/12/14 and with the calfhide heads....I can't get enough of that kit.

Lots of beautiful kits on this thread. I love checking them out....very nice!


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Old 05-13-2012, 10:27 PM
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First 3 of my Renown Maple cherry burst and the last my CCJ white pearl.







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Old 05-14-2012, 05:59 AM
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Just stumbled across this topic. Damn you all! I'm so jealous :( I really want a Gretsch kit, I'm looking to get a Gretsch Renown Maple within the next few months. (13, 16, 24). My Gretsch snare is my baby. It sounds amazing. As much as I love my Tama kit, I really want a Gretsch kit lol.



Here she is. (Hopefully this link thing worked)
14x8 hammered brass. It sounds amazing!
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Had to post my NEW old Cat maples with their new Faux virgin bass. Greatest thing I ever did, taking those toms off the bass, They sound better and the bass is fantastic.
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Just stumbled across this topic. Damn you all! I'm so jealous :( I really want a Gretsch kit, I'm looking to get a Gretsch Renown Maple within the next few months. (13, 16, 24). My Gretsch snare is my baby. It sounds amazing. As much as I love my Tama kit, I really want a Gretsch kit lol.



Here she is. (Hopefully this link thing worked)
14x8 hammered brass. It sounds amazing!
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Tamas are beautiful drums - I have an old Star bongo (Star became Tama) and I once owned a StarClassic 8x14 - massive sound!

That Gretsch Hammered snare is nice looks the same size as my old Tama.

Gretsch Cats are second to none for the price in my book...just awesome drums period.
I have some Renowns (PWAM - 6pc) and they sound incredible. All the Renown Maple drums are great - you can't go wrong with them.

Have you seen the Gretsch Brooklyn Series? I just can not get them out of my head. Mr. Keith Carlock is doing or has done some Gretsch clinics recently while featuring and demonstrating the new Brooklyn Series.

I will have to look at getting at least one of the snare drums in the near future. The only trouble I will have is trying to settle on a finish.

Royal Red Oyster is nice...
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:10 PM
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Newly acquired Gretsch Brooklyn 6.5 x 14 Hammered Chrome over Brass.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:16 PM
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Mr. G ! That is awesome! I've been reading about the newly worked stickchopper-like hoops on these drums. How do you like them?
Great looking drum. Nice choice.

By the way - how did you narrow down your choice - or did you simply have that one in mind from the get-go?

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:18 PM
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Has Kg_lee posted on this thread yet?

I'm developing a growing love for Gretsch drums. Some of these kits are delicious! Kona, I'm very taken by a number of your posts in this thread. Pure class.
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Just stumbled across this topic. Damn you all! I'm so jealous :( I really want a Gretsch kit, I'm looking to get a Gretsch Renown Maple within the next few months. (13, 16, 24). My Gretsch snare is my baby. It sounds amazing. As much as I love my Tama kit, I really want a Gretsch kit lol.



Here she is. (Hopefully this link thing worked)
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That snare is awesome!!! I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks.
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Newly acquired Gretsch Brooklyn 6.5 x 14 Hammered Chrome over Brass.
Heh, heh...never thought I could be jealous...until now!!!! Great find! I just love the new Brooklyn series. I'm from Brooklyn so why not?
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Lots of beauties on here.
Other end of the scale here, I got these 5 years ago, for only $400 with loads of great yamaha hardware. Early 2000 Catalina maples. Person before me stripped the wrap and now they look very woodsy, organic....remind me of Charlie Watts old 58 Gretsch's. They sound great for the price and I never worry about where I take them

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That snare is awesome!!! I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks.
Thanks! :D It really does sound amazing (not to sound big-headed or anything lol)
I'll always get a comment about it at a gig or on my band's recordings.

It was more of an impulse-buy, I almost didn't get it. I saw it on Ebay, watched it, then placed a bid during the last few seconds. And it was a steal, I got for £190 including p+p! But it's by far the best thing I've purchased, for it's size it's very versatile. It has the nice ring you get from a brass shell, the fat tone from the depth of the shell, and it's surprisingly responsive for a 8" deep snare, and a nice attack. Pretty much everything I want from a snare rolled into one.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:11 AM
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Mr. G ! That is awesome! I've been reading about the newly worked stickchopper-like hoops on these drums. How do you like them?
Great looking drum. Nice choice.

By the way - how did you narrow down your choice - or did you simply have that one in mind from the get-go?
I was looking for a deeper Gretsch snare, so I went to eBay, and bookmarked "Gretsch Snares" and shopped daily. when I saw this, and that it was from Forks I had faith it would be a good drum. the hoops aren't really a concern. They are heavy but not as quieting as the die cast. Very nice snare. Thanks
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:23 AM
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This is not a 'kit' but I thought some might appreciate seeing it here.

A 1947 6x10 Gretsch tom in the original Green lacquer. The hoops, clips, t-rods and reso head tacks....and badge of course....and tom hanger are all original. I tucked a new calfhide on the original flesh-hoop and tacked a new calfhide on the reso side.

The original reso head (pig skin?) was painted white...some kind of lacquer. It was split and pretty well none functional. I spray painted the new calfhide with Rustoleum. I did this for two reasons. 1) again, because the original head was painted and 2) the head is more durable. When it's sitting in a snare cradle the head will have more protection against wear/rubbing in one spot. I know this from experience. I had a tucked reso head wear through when it was sitting in a snare cradle.

This drum has huge tone = a very nice sounding drum. It tunes up beautifully and I use it with my late 50's Gold Sparkle Gretsch kit sometimes. Green and Gold looking and sounding good together.
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Catalina Maple
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Beautiful drums in a beautiful setting = very nice photo!
The drums set off that winter scene perfectly. The drums also look comfortable on that carpet. The whole setup and scene is cool.....so to speak.

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tucked a new calfhide on the original flesh-hoop and tacked a new calfhide on the reso side.
Good one; I've tucked conga heads and it was a fun and satisfying project.

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My new (to me) Catalina Mod kit...
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I'm working on a mostly 50's kit now except for the snare shell which I had built recently.
I couldn't find a 50's 3ply 6.5" snare shell anywhere. The drum sizes are 22/13/16...the 13 being an original 9x13 Cadillac Green tom......mid-50's I think. I have a 51 bd shell and a 53 floor shell. Fun project so far. But I'm not using this 10" tom in a project - only using it as is and it's a real nice drum all by itself. However, if a bass drum, snare and floor tom shows up on eBay some day it will be very hard not to get involved in the bidding process.


Lennyondrums: I love the Catalina Series Gretsch drums! They have some very cool finishes. I like yours.

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Here's my Gretsch kit: Early 80's, 13, 16, 24. Sounded great on that session.
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That is gorgeous. Nice sizes also. Good job.
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