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Old 10-24-2010, 10:36 PM
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Hey everyone,

So I'm looking at this Catalina kit and am just curious as to why it says "Euro" in the name.

http://www.interstatemusic.com/webap...uct_900191630?

Now, I understand, obviously, that it means European but why is it in the name?

I'm really excited about this kit, as it is replacing my Pearl Soundcheck but I'm just worried that I'll be getting a miniature or smaller scaled drum set. (don't ask me why I would think that)

Anyhow, if you can answer, I would greatly appreciate it! Also, if anyone has any 2 cents about the kit they would like to add, feel free to do so as well!

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:53 PM
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Some companies market drums in Europe slightly different than in the States
The configurations, sizes, and finishes are the most frequent thing that varies between the Euro-Kits and the USA-Kits.
The sizes are what is listed in the ad. Normal sizes.
In this case I don't think that Euro means any difference at all.

The Cat's are entry/mid level kits that lean more toward mid level.
They have a long standing rep as real good kits.
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Hey, thanks for replying!

I'm just slightly confused though! Is interstatemusic international? I'm in Maryland, that's why I'm kind of lost.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:17 PM
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Sorry, I rushed through reading what you wrote, my apologies.

Thanks for the help, you gave me all the answers I needed!
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:27 PM
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You will see that a lot in ads on music sites.
In most cases the Euro sizes are different, Not in this case though.

Sometimes the name Euro- kit means nothing at all.
It just means that the kit was originally intended for the European Sales market.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:33 PM
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I'm just worried that I'll be getting a miniature or smaller scaled drum set. (don't ask me why I would think that)
Have no fear my friend. Uncle Bob has explained it very well. Drums are not like cars. If I'm buying a US car, I don't automatically assume it will have cart spring suspension, a dash made of recycled Betamax tape cases, an engine with bucket sized pistons that produces 3hp, or have to tow it's own personal oil refinery, but then again ----------------
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: What does "euro" mean?

Go to www.gretschdrums.com and click on the left side the different models of drums. Then click on the configurations tabs to see the ones listed as Euro. I looked for a while and I can't tell what they mean. I thought it was for 10, 12, 14, 22 but then I see 10,,12, 14, 16, 22 and 10, 12, 14, 20. So who knows. Maybe send them an email and share it with all of us. I just emailed them, so we will see.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:56 PM
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It may be just a sales tool. You know, The European Mystique!
It may be a legal thing that is full of fine print that we don't understand. (They have to call it Euro because Casico acquired the kits from the Euro distributor)
Or,It could be just an error in the ad.
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If you go to the Gretsch site you are not asked to choose your country as you are when you visit the Pearl or Tama sites for example.
I know that Pearl and Tama have this directory because the kits do vary between global regions.
East and West, as well as North and South!

Gretsch's distribution system is more of a mystery.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:15 AM
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As far as drum gear goes,I see the word Euro used to describe the Manufacturing Style/sound of cymbals,I have seen Paiste ,Meinl and even UFIP cymbals described as "eurostyle"Tama probably noticed it was being used for describing cymbals,market tested the word and got positive response and decided to use it.Just my theory
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:35 AM
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When I bought my Gretsch New Classics, they were the bought as the Euro config. which was the same as the groove config. Go figure. 10 12 14 20.
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Hey, great stuff, fellas! That helped a ton! The kit was ordered yesterday and I can't wait to get at it. It'll be replacing my Pearl Soundcheck, which over the course of the last year, has completely fallen apart. That was my first kit so I'm REALLY looking forward to this. Thanks for all the help, I appreciate it!
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OK. The answer from Gretsch email is, Euro consists of a 22 bass drum 2 rack toms and a 14 inch floor tom. Str8 from the horses mouth
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It may be just a sales tool. You know, The European Mystique!
It may be a legal thing that is full of fine print that we don't understand. (They have to call it Euro because Casico acquired the kits from the Euro distributor)
Or,It could be just an error in the ad.
I think it is just a silly marketing tool. Euro can mean anything you want it to mean - more sophisticated, free health care, better-educated than American drums. Companies sling words into oblivion all the time.

"Bistro" used to mean sidewalk dining in a European city. Now there is a chain of Mongolian Bistro restaurants in local strip malls that have nothing to do with Europe or sidewalks.
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I just got the Christmas catalog from Musicians Friend today and it has "Euro Gretsch Renown" kits in it.
The 14x14 inch floor tom is with the shell pack.
That's my favorite size floor tom!
None of the Cat kits are called Euro.
One Cat kit has a 14x14 and another has a 16x16 floor tom.
Who knows? I don't know!
Call it what ya wanna call it!
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:59 AM
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Now, I understand, obviously, that it means European but why is it in the name?

I'm really excited about this kit, as it is replacing my Pearl Soundcheck but I'm just worried that I'll be getting a miniature or smaller scaled drum set. (don't ask me why I would think that)

Probably because it sounds different.. Not to worry though I am sure there are no small minded people here who would take offense to an innocent question. Then again....... : )
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:11 AM
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OK. The answer from Gretsch email is, Euro consists of a 22 bass drum 2 rack toms and a 14 inch floor tom. Str8 from the horses mouth
Wow, how incredibly informative and helpful they were with that tidbit. Did the two rack toms happen to be 25 cm and 30 cm?

You know about that special corner in that eternal place where all the marketers go...
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:30 AM
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You thin they may have expounded a bit more.huh?
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:58 AM
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How come they don't call the kits, "The Catalina Maple Chinese Sweat Shop kit that is made partially by Child Labor in a Developing Semi-Former Communist Nation"??????
Now that would really be Truth In Advertising!
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@bobdadruma ,

Please stop, you're terrifying me about my purchase ;)

I could care less about the children, I just need this baby to last my a few years!
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I was just kidding. We have had other threads here in the past about Tama, Pearl, Ludwig, Sonor, and also Gretsch making their kits in the same factories in China.
We also talked about the Mexican DW connection.
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Please stop, you're terrifying me about my purchase ;)
Fear not squire.......I own one. Those poor downtrodden, financially exploited kiddies make a pretty good kit for the money.
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Yea, and you would think that a Maple Euro kit would be manufactured from Maple that was grown in Europe.
I love beating up corporate marketing creeps around Halloween!
It seems so fitting for the season!
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They aren't kids. They are just little.
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Yours truly in Venice Italy 2010, spending euro's...
I thought this when I first saw your avatar, but now I really have to ask. Couldn't your twin brother Carmine make the journey??

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Haha, I have no idea what happened to my thread but I sure do love it.

I probably chuckled 4-5 times, not bad for 6:30 am.
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