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Old 06-07-2013, 10:53 AM
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Picked up my new Gretsch Catalina Club Mod kit on Tuesday and rehearsed with it straight away Tuesday night.

It's such a thing of beauty. And the bass drum (22x20) just blew the band and I away...it sounds so wonderful.

Never been more excited about drums in my life.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:17 AM
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Straight answer = no :)

Congratulations on the new tubs!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:25 AM
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Have one of them myself, although I modified the snot out of it. The kick is a fricken beast...no two ways about it.

What finish did you get?
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:39 AM
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Is there a greater pleasure in life than getting a new drum kit ??
Yes; Getting two new drum kits!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:39 AM
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Maybe the only thing better than getting a new kit is getting that new kit into the perfect room, not so big the sound gets lost but big enough to liven it up - I had that the other day with my new(ish) kit and I was just DELERIOUS, it was so great... Just hitting a drum on its own was a pleasure.
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Straight answer = no :)

Congratulations on the new tubs!

Yep that pretty well sums it up right there!
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:00 PM
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Have one of them myself, although I modified the snot out of it. The kick is a fricken beast...no two ways about it.

What finish did you get?
The silver one with black ring.
It's immense...it produces such a thunderous noise. Never thought it possible off a standard drum diameter.
The snare's a thing of beauty to.
Small toms (12/14) but sound a lot cleaner and polished than my old 13/16 toms.
Like an excited child on Christmas day at the thought of playing them next rehearsal/gig.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:16 PM
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Congrats- where did you end up buying it? Just curious. Couple pics might be nice too.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:23 PM
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A new kit is nice, but it's only number 2 on the list -)
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No, no there is not.

Enjoy your new kit!!
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I think you got it spot on. That's awesome. How about some pictures!

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I'm waiting on my new Saturn IV's. I ordered the Exotic natural ash burl with the 10,12,14,16 and 22x18. Putting a Black Panther Phat Bob snare with it. Have AAX 14" stage hats, 16" Paragon crash, 16" & 18" HHX evolution crashes, 21" HHX stage ride, 10" Paragon crash and looking to add a 22" Paragon ride. Yeah I'm excited but drums won't be ready until sometime late August to mid September

I started on drums 30 years ago and have had a couple kits last few years but divorce took those away : (. Started playing guitar and played ever since but just recently traded in a Marshall JVM410 stack, a '61 reissue Gibson SG and an ESP MII for that setup. Drums is my first love and can't wait to get back to beating the skins on a regular basis. BTW I'm new to this forum but won't be a stranger from here on out!

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Congratulations on your new arrival - I wish you many years of happiness!
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Also Congrats on your new kit! Forgot to tell you that and I bet they're beautiful and sound great!

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Will post some pictures as soon as I have some that do justice...can't promise they'll have you all salivating compared to some kits I've seen on here.

But they are belting.

I've named them Gordon...Gordon the Gretsch...because the bass drum sounds ANGRYYYYY
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A new kit is nice, but it's only number 2 on the list -)
Oh, you just had to ruin it didn't you!

Ok, I concede, It's a fair match, but which one represents the most bangs for your buck? ;) ;) ;)
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Will post some pictures as soon as I have some that do justice...can't promise they'll have you all salivating compared to some kits I've seen on here.

But they are belting.

I've named them Gordon...Gordon the Gretsch...because the bass drum sounds ANGRYYYYY
Yay, another kit with a name!

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Oh, you just had to ruin it didn't you!

Ok, I concede, It's a fair match, but which one represents the most bangs for your buck? ;) ;) ;)
:O And I thought you were such a nice man!!
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A new kit is nice, but it's only number 2 on the list -)
Is her name "Kit" by chance?
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:39 AM
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The silver one with black ring.
It's immense...it produces such a thunderous noise. Never thought it possible off a standard drum diameter.
The snare's a thing of beauty to.
Small toms (12/14) but sound a lot cleaner and polished than my old 13/16 toms.
Like an excited child on Christmas day at the thought of playing them next rehearsal/gig.
Cool! Mine was the red sparkle with the black stripe. I did remove the wrap though, and lacquered the interiors. I wanted them louder and that's what I got.

I didn't know they offered a 14 inch floor tom. Mine's a 16 inch that growls like a bloody 200 pound Rottweiler.

I know it's all new to you but you might want to check out this link:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...alina+club+mod

I modified the hang tom and boy did it open it right up.

Enjoy those things man, I know I do!
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Oh, you just had to ruin it didn't you!

Ok, I concede, It's a fair match, but which one represents the most bangs for your buck? ;) ;) ;)
That would depend on the conversion rate
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:26 PM
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Yes . . . your wedding and birth of your kids.
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Yes . . . your wedding and birth of your kids.
Great pleasures lol. For lower level enjoyment there's pulling your toenails out with pliers and waterboarding :)


I'm thinking that having a band way in the zone is much more pleasurable than having a new kit, but I understand that men tend to get special enjoyment from novelty ...
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Yes . . . your wedding and birth of your kids.
As a devoted wife and mother, I'd have to say Maybe.

At least you can choose your kit!
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As a devoted wife and mother, I'd have to say Maybe.

At least you can choose your kit!
And you can sell it if it ends up not being a good fit. ;-)
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Locking in with great musicians and playing music. I don't care how old or new the kit is.
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Yes . . . your wedding and birth of your kids.
Got more pleasure out of playing my new kit...

And a 17 year marriage ending in divorce with me getting financially raped (hence...the pleasure in the ability to buy a fairly modest second hand, new kit) doesn't change that.

My kids are great...love them to bits and if it came to the crunch I'd sell everything I own if they needed it (including the kit), but I found their birth a bit to difficult (both very premature) to say "I enjoyed the experience".

And up until they were old enough to actually do stuff other than cr@p and puke, I actually found bringing them up quite boring.

But...I know what you're driving at, and most of what I say is with tongue firmly rested on cheek.
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Locking in with great musicians and playing music. I don't care how old or new the kit is.
You're right.

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Congrats on the new kit! I'm hoping to find out this year, the answer to your question.
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