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Old 08-12-2012, 02:32 PM
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I feel like I have to share this story. My wife threw a surprise birthday for me yesterday which caught me totally off guard since my actual birthday isn't for another 5 weeks. After mingling with the guests and eating lunch she gathers everyone into the backyard to make a speech. She starts talking about my love for making music and how they all chipped in to get me something. Just then the venetian blinds get drawn away to reveal a beautiful dark cherry Gretsch Renown Maple kit set up in the living room. Needless to say I was blown away. I hardly slept last night anticipating the shed session I'll be having today. Now I have to get some legit cymbals to go with my new baby :)
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:34 PM
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Excellent............ Wow! Have fun and post some pics.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:40 PM
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That's fantastic! Congratulations on the new kit. Wonderful.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:42 PM
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Pics, we want pics! Congrats and Happy Birthday!
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:00 PM
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Awesome, what a great woman. That color is the best color for renown's IMO.. Just oozes class. Congrats bro now get some freakin pics
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:05 PM
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I am sitting here looking at mine, same set, knowing how excited you are. Congrats
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:12 PM
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Excellent!
The Renown series is great sounding and looking.
You have a wonderful wife.
Don't be shy with the pics!
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:45 PM
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The Bible says, "He who finds a wife finds a good thing." In your case it is true. Enjoy your new drums, and enjoy that great Gretsch sound. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:46 PM
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What a nice gift from your wonderful wife. No wonder your party was 5 weeks early, the Renowns can't be hidden inside some drawer like a pair of jeans, lol. I have a set in that same finish and they're beauties. Get some pictures up as soon as you can and happy birthday well in advance.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:43 PM
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That's so cool. You've got good friends + family.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:17 PM
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Congrats on your birthday,the drums,and wife and friend picking skills.Nothing better than having the right partner,and friends who love you.Now ....you have to do something great for her and them.Turn about is fair play.:)

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:25 PM
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Congratulations you lucky man, yes, pics, pics, pics and more pics... and a sound file or a clip too ...;)
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:35 PM
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Sounds like a "set up" to me. Congrats. Renown's are some killer tubs.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:39 PM
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Wow, amazing!

Great drums!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:19 PM
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I had a set of Renowns in that color. So rich. You didn't hear it from me, but if you lick the finish, it has a black cherry note with woody overtones. Mmmmm cherry....
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:33 PM
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wow! what a surprise and what a wonderful wife. now how many times to you have to be told...pictures man, we want pictures. lol

enjoy your new toys and happy early birthday.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:20 PM
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Excellent!
The Renown series is great sounding and looking.
You have a wonderful wife.
Don't be shy with the pics!
I would make them of the drums though.

Happy Birthday
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:01 PM
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While we're talking about the love for our wives [as well as waiting for pics], lemme tell you what happened to me today. My wife went shopping with her girlfriend, and brought home something for me. A kick pillow that more "appropriately matches" my drum kit than the neon green one that was in there before.
I love her bunches.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:48 PM
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You definitely married the right woman! Congratulations on your marriage, your friends and the "present"!
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:43 PM
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And a very happy birthday to you, sir! Enjoy your present with good health. And your bride is certainly a keeper.
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