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Old 01-23-2013, 04:48 PM
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Default Buying new kit... need suggestions for small/versatile kit

Hi Guys,

I currently want to buy a new drum kit and I saw the Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz ( to which I would like to add two additional toms: 8x7 and 10x7 and a 16x16 floor tom.

I need a small kit which is versatile and of good quality.

What do you think about this Gretsch kit?
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:58 PM
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Well, I don't have the Catalina Club, but I do love my Catalina maples if that's any help for you!

Good luck on the new kit!

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:56 PM
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I have a CC Jazz kit, with one additional rack tom. I wanted a smaller version of a regular 5 piece kit, for quieter rehearsals and small venues. It fits the bill perfectly and sounds fantastic. Well made and affordable drums!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: Buying new kit... need suggestions for small/versatile kit

I'm not sure if you mean small kit as in small footprint or just a kit with a small bass drum. Having a three up two down isn't really a small kit. I have a CC Jazz. It's a good kit. There are several threads on here that detail the pros and cons well. The general consensus is that it is a great kit at it's price point.

What's your budget? Bobdadrumma has a Mapex Saturn kit with the 18" BD and has raved about it. Also the Gretsch 57 is a great kit.

Other intermediate kits that are noteworthy are the Sonor Safari and the Tama Bop Kit.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:13 PM
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... Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz ( to which I would like to add two additional toms: 8x7 and 10x7 and a 16x16 floor tom....

Better check here first: http://www.gretschdrums.com/?fa=drums&sid=575#specs

I see 10" and 12" toms, 14" floor tom, and you can also add a 24" bass drum. Those drums are in specific finishes also.
Unless you plan on adding some different type of toms.

If you were to start with a Yamaha Bop Kit, there's a wider range of drums you could add to it: http://ca.yamaha.com/en/products/mus...om/?mode=model

(under ' components' ) - 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 16" toms; 14, 16 and 18" floor toms; 18, 20, 22, and 24" bass drums, and four different sized snares.

That said, I think the Gretsch is a good kit. Depends on where you want to go with it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:47 PM
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Hi Guys,

I currently want to buy a new drum kit and I saw the Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz ( to which I would like to add two additional toms: 8x7 and 10x7 and a 16x16 floor tom.

I need a small kit which is versatile and of good quality.

What do you think about this Gretsch kit?
The CC Jazz kit is a really nice little kit, but you won't be able to get the sizes that you want out of that line. The only add-on tom available is a 10", so the 8" and 16" are out.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:20 PM
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Default Re: Buying new kit... need suggestions for small/versatile kit

I recently had the chance to fiddle around on a sonor safari kit and was kinda surprised with the sound. I wouldnt say its an amazing kit but the 16" bass drum offered a quick little punch and I think that when properly tuned with the right heads, it could sound pretty decent.

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