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Old 12-08-2006, 07:48 AM
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Default Gretsch Catalina Club!

Hey everyone, earlier today I picked up a brand-new Gretsch Catalina Club!

I've always wanted a cool bebop/gigging kit, but with recent developments in my music life, I've found myself needing a small, easily transportable kit. I had some money saved away, so this kit, being as well reviewed as it is seemed to be a great option.

My other kit is a big 6 piece Pearl that has a sound not quite cut out for the club jazz setting, and is a real pain to lug around, so this is definitely a great buy!

Here are the pics, it's in a classic white marine pearl.





Also a new addition to my drum collection is a 20" Sabian AA Raw Ride. It's an awesome cymbal!


Thanks for looking!
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:00 AM
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awsome looking kit. wat are the specks on the cymbals?
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:08 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Club!

Nice kit... that looks like a lot of fun to play on.

Can you post the sizes of the drums?
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:11 AM
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Well right now it's:
20" Sabian AA Raw Ride
16" Sabian Pro Sonix Crash (Soon to be replaced with an 18" Zildjian Oriental Crash of DOOM, or a Paiste Signature Mellow Crash)
14" Sabian Pro Sonix Hats (Soon to be replaced with some better hats, I'm thinking HHX Stage Hats, or the HHX Evo Hats)

As for the drum sizes:
12x8 Rack tom
14x5 Snare
14x14 Floor Tom
18x14 Kick

It really sounds great, and I haven't even had much time to sit down and tune it properly.
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:26 AM
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Well right now it's:
20" Sabian AA Raw Ride
16" Sabian Pro Sonix Crash (Soon to be replaced with an 18" Zildjian Oriental Crash of DOOM, or a Paiste Signature Mellow Crash)
14" Sabian Pro Sonix Hats (Soon to be replaced with some better hats, I'm thinking HHX Stage Hats, or the HHX Evo Hats)

As for the drum sizes:
12x8 Rack tom
14x5 Snare
14x14 Floor Tom
18x14 Kick

It really sounds great, and I haven't even had much time to sit down and tune it properly.
sounds sweet. haha log off now and go play it
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:45 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Club!

I would, but it's 12:45AM here!!
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:37 PM
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hey, i plan on getting that same kit when i get back to boston.
looks great man!
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:44 PM
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hey, i plan on getting that same kit when i get back to boston.
looks great man!
Excellent man! It's a really great kit.
I see you're a fan of ?uestlove, as am I. I'm going to morph this kit into a variant of his setup over time. Right now I'm focusing on cymbals, but I'll also get a nice piccolo snare and a different batter kick head to give it that nice hip hop punch. It's cool to see someone else who admires his playing as well (I hope I'm not reading into your avatar too much).
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:06 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Club!

That looks like that little kit that you warm up like a cup of hot chocolate after a great day of skiing the hills.

LOL, yea ive always tried to get into jazz drumming, but i never have and still really want to learn.
Anyway cool set, how does that ride sound?
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:41 AM
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Excellent man! It's a really great kit.
I see you're a fan of ?uestlove, as am I. I'm going to morph this kit into a variant of his setup over time. Right now I'm focusing on cymbals, but I'll also get a nice piccolo snare and a different batter kick head to give it that nice hip hop punch. It's cool to see someone else who admires his playing as well (I hope I'm not reading into your avatar too much).
yeah, cool man. no you're not reading into my avataar too much. i really am a big questlove fan. yeah, you should really get some nice cymbals now that you have this nice kit.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:11 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Club!

Yeah I definitely plan to get a large array of nice cymbals. I'd like to have some sweet jazzy ones for this kit, and then some nice versatile ones for the Pearl.

The AA Raw Ride is an awesome cymbal. I'm surprised at how many people are unaware of this cymbal's great sound.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:41 AM
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yeah man. nice cymbals are a must.
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:38 PM
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About how much did that AA raw ride cost?
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:15 PM
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Hey man, nice kit!

Catalina's are hot as...they're so old school. It's just screaming "class" :P

Gretsch forever man :D
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:49 PM
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About how much did that AA raw ride cost?
I got a really great deal on the Ride from my local drum store. The prices there are waay under the reccomended list prices (as they should be), but since I'm a frequent customer, and since I traded in my old ride (Sabian Pro Sonix), I ended up getting it for just under $160. Pretty great deal if you ask me, especially for how good the cymbal sounds.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Catalina Club!

Man, this is the next kit I wanted, in the same colour. I know its a bit of a random question, but how does that snare drum sound?
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:58 PM
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hey man, thanks for these delicious pics of your delicious kit....oh yeah, and this AA Raw Ride is awesome!!! That`s definitly true.

Great kit...

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