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Old 01-18-2013, 03:40 PM
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Hi all,

After playing a Mapex M-Birch for a number of years, I decided to take the plunge to a pro-level kit. It reflects where I am with my drumming, and I've covetted these drums for a long time.

So here they are:

Gretsch New Classic in Satin Walnut Burst
12" x 8 rack tom
14" x 14" floor tom
14" x 5.5" snare
18" x 14" bass drum (undrilled)

Here is a quick video of my trying it out. This is straight out the box, so nothing more than a rudimentary tune up and quick set-up, hence the rack tom's position. I also didn't rehearse anything, so forgive the sketchy performance.

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Hope you like it.

Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:47 PM
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You are going to have a fun day today! Congratulations, beautiful drums!
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:00 PM
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Hah did you steal my NC's?
Kidding, but I have the very same finish and sizes + a 20" bd and 16" ft for other gigs than jazz.
Hope you are as happy as I am, and congratulations!!

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:11 PM
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Congrats on your beautiful new purchase. I have to say, for straight from the box and no EQ, those sound great (especially the 12" tom). I imagine once you really spend a bit of time to dial them in how you like them, you'll have one fantastic-sounding kit that will serve you well in whatever setting. Enjoy... cheers!
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:30 PM
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Welcome to the Gretsch world, congratulations and enjoy them!

I think this particular line within Gretsch doesn't get the notoriety as say the Renowns, USA's and now Brooklyns. But they are great drums none the less.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:17 PM
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12" tom sounds promising :) Takes a while to get new drums dialed in, & typically never easy with stock heads (unless they're oem). I'm positive you're going to enjoy these. I like the colour too. Congratulations!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 AM
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I'm a big fan of these kits, you made a very good choice mate.
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Very nice Jonathan. Just lovely in every way
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Sweet looking jazz kit.
They sounded great too.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:33 AM
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Nice. Where did you get them? That finish is one I haven't seen..it's not even listed on the website.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:05 AM
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Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, that video is the only chance I've had to play them so far. I've been teaching away constantly, and running a massive tidy up of my drum room, including selling my previous kit, so they aren't currently set up.

I've got a lot of projects under way though, so looking forward to a proper tune up and play on them. Very excited to own a Gretsch!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:09 AM
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Nice. Where did you get them? That finish is one I haven't seen..it's not even listed on the website.
The music shop at which I teach ordered them in for me. They're a Fender dealer, and managed to get them discounted. The finish is stunning in the flesh. I thought it was regularly available rather than rare, although I have a feeling, thinking about it now, that it's Europe only...
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:49 AM
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....Hope you like it....

I like it.




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Very nice finish. Love that fade.
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