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Old 04-07-2018, 06:34 PM
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Years ago, I found an orphaned pair of mid-70's Gretsch toms. A 13x9 and a 16x16, walnut gloss finish. The floor tom was in like-new condition, the rack tom had a few unfortunate modifications, but was still close to perfect. They are fabulous drums, sound huge, easy to tune, and look gorgeous.
I needed a bass and snare drum to go with them, so when I had the money, I ordered an Ayotte 18x16 and a 14x6 snare, and got the color almost matched, close enough.
Looking back, I'm wondering why I didn't order a Gretsch USA custom bass and snare instead of Ayotte. I guess I just didn't think that was possible, or Ayotte was the first custom drum company that came to my mind. Either way, that decision still wakes me up at night. Maybe one day I'll spend a lot of money and make two kits out of one.
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:26 PM
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I think it looks fine. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:08 AM
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From my gig last Saturday
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:30 AM
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Is the snare mounted on the kick?
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:51 PM
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Is the snare mounted on the kick?
The chrome drum? No, that's a PDP 10" Mini Timbale.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:10 PM
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I thought that's what it was but I couldn't see the snare or snare stand.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:20 PM
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This is my Gretsch Catalina Club expanded with 2 toms of my Stagg practice kit for a gig that required a little more sound. The Gretsch is only used for live performances as it is actually owned by the choir I perform with. The Stagg is used at home.

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Gretsch (white)
14x18 bass
5x14 snare
8x12 tom
14x14 floor-tom

Stagg (blue) (expansion)
10x12 tom
16x16 floor-tom

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14" Hi-Hat (Paiste Alpha)
10" Splash (Pearl)
14" Crash (Paiste Alpha)
16" Crash (Paiste Alpha)
16" Crash (Meinl)
20" Ride (Paiste Alpha)
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:39 PM
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Gretsch Brooklyn 22 10 12 16 Vintage Cream Oyster.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:48 AM
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Stunning T_Weaves, simply stunning.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:12 AM
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Absolutely Perfect. I love the sizes, color, and name....Good job.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:17 AM
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Stunning T_Weaves, simply stunning.
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Absolutely Perfect. I love the sizes, color, and name....Good job.
Thanks guys. Haven't had much time to mess with them yet.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:12 PM
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Great kits! here's a sparkly one..
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:52 AM
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Absolutely Perfect. I love the sizes, color, and name....Good job.
I second that thought, T Weaves. I looked at this kit a many a time on Sweetwater.com.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:43 AM
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I second that thought, T Weaves. I looked at this kit a many a time on Sweetwater.com.
Thanks John. I sent you a PM.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:13 AM
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Gretsch Brooklyn 22 10 12 16 Vintage Cream Oyster.
That vintage cream oyster still remains my favorite Brooklyn color. Sweetness!
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:18 AM
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Great kits! here's a sparkly one..
Nice Pete. Did you just get those? How old are they?
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:14 PM
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- 12/14/18 Gretsch USA Custom Curly Millenium Maple, but pictured here with my 20"x14" Broadkaster in the same MM finish
- New 14x5 Broadkaster snare, also in MM finish

I really like the hybrid combo of USA Custom toms and Broadkaster kick and snare. I find the BK kick and snare have a shorter, warmer more vintage tone , while the USA toms sing more than the BK.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:15 PM
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Classy looking drums, Evil. Nice gig pic. That looks like it'd be a fun kit to play.

"His drums, a sparkled lady, in emerald green."

T Weaves. Another Gretsch por yo, nice. I await your report.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:02 PM
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Wish I had a bigger pic, but this will do.
Catalina maple with a wrong front head. :D

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Old 08-23-2018, 06:16 AM
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Had this kit on layaway - changed my mind because I was lusting after a 135th Anniversary kit. Then came to my senses because I don't want or need another kit that never leaves the house.

Voila, Brooklyns have landed. Cream Oyster 22x18, 10x7,12x8,14x12,16x14.
This colour is hard to photograph, it is stunning in person.
I was considering cutting this one down to a 22x14. Not sure on that. Going to gig it as is, all 18" deep for at least the near future.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:32 PM
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Had this kit on layaway - changed my mind because I was lusting after a 135th Anniversary kit. Then came to my senses because I don't want or need another kit that never leaves the house.

Voila, Brooklyns have landed. Cream Oyster 22x18, 10x7,12x8,14x12,16x14.
This colour is hard to photograph, it is stunning in person.
I was considering cutting this one down to a 22x14. Not sure on that. Going to gig it as is, all 18" deep for at least the near future.
Beauties! How are you liking the sound of the drums?
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:34 PM
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Beauties! How are you liking the sound of the drums?
Haven't played them enough to form an opinion yet!
Will report back soon...
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:56 PM
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Had this kit on layaway - changed my mind because I was lusting after a 135th Anniversary kit. Then came to my senses because I don't want or need another kit that never leaves the house.

Voila, Brooklyns have landed. Cream Oyster 22x18, 10x7,12x8,14x12,16x14.
This colour is hard to photograph, it is stunning in person.
I was considering cutting this one down to a 22x14. Not sure on that. Going to gig it as is, all 18" deep for at least the near future.
That color really pops in person. Much deeper than shows up in pics. I keep contemplating if I want to throw down for a 10, but Iíd either have to find a good deal used and re-wrap or special order! I havenít missed it, so havenít done anything. Would still be nice to have as an option though.

You should have exactly enough clearance between the bearing edge and legs to trim 4 inches off nicely. I love my Brooklyn 22x14. Itís a beast. Actually, I love the whole set. Congrats. :)
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:48 AM
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That color really pops in person. Much deeper than shows up in pics. I keep contemplating if I want to throw down for a 10, but Iíd either have to find a good deal used and re-wrap or special order! I havenít missed it, so havenít done anything. Would still be nice to have as an option though.

You should have exactly enough clearance between the bearing edge and legs to trim 4 inches off nicely. I love my Brooklyn 22x14. Itís a beast. Actually, I love the whole set. Congrats. :)
Yes, you're absolutely right about the wrap. I could stare at it all day. Can't wait to see how it looks under stage lights.
The only tom I may add down the road...an 8". Maybe.
And I might just opt to live with the 22x18 as is...and instead, order a 20x14 with a mount. That would cover all my bases...er....basses as it were :)
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:54 AM
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Here's mine with a Sonor Prolite snare 14x6 in brilliant black. I'm running UV1's with clear single ply reso's, clear EMAD no muffle rings.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:45 AM
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^^ Nice kit man!
Your Sonor snare looks right at home. You're inspiring me to play mine out with my Sonor 6.5 Vintage Series snare in Black Oyster. I think the black oyster/cream oyster would look good together.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:31 AM
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^^ Nice kit man!
Your Sonor snare looks right at home. You're inspiring me to play mine out with my Sonor 6.5 Vintage Series snare in Black Oyster. I think the black oyster/cream oyster would look good together.
Absolutely! I actually bought my Vintage Series Sonor snare in semi gloss Onyx 'cause I thought it would look, and sound, great with the Brooklyns. Your Black Slate snare will look killer with the creme oyster. Take some pics when you get it setup and sorted.
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