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Old 12-30-2006, 06:28 AM
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Default My Gretsch kit

These are my babies. Enjoy!









The specs are:

Drums- Gretsch Catalina Birch in a Walnut Lacquer
7"x8" tom
8"x10" tom
11"x14" tom
16"x16" tom
18"x22" Bass
3.5"x13" Peace Bronze Picollo Snare
5"x14" Ludwig Supraphonic Snare (80s)

Cymbals (From left to right)
14" Avedis Zildjian New Beat Hi Hats (70s)
18" Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash
8" Sabian AAX Splash (soon to be an 8" K Custom splash)
20" Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride
18" Zidljian A Custom Crash
18" Wuhan China (soon to be an 8" A Custom China)

I'll also be adding a 16" Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash, an 8" Avedis Splash, a 10" A Custom splash, and a set of K Custom Hi Hats as an auxilary set to my right in the near future. Cheers!
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:33 AM
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SWEET, i have a set up similar to yours and i love it. I wish i could have some nice cymbals like you though, those zildjians ROCK.
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:45 AM
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thats awesome. looks like so much fun to play. im hoping to eventually expand my kit to look like that sooner or later :)
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:57 AM
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nice drums mate! the tom angles are a bit high for me, but its still a pretty sweet set up.
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:06 AM
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nice drums mate! the tom angles are a bit high for me, but its still a pretty sweet set up.
The angles really are much lower than the pictures look like...they're fairly flat, but they're also low, due to the shallow depths. I never catch rim or anything. *thumbs up*
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:16 AM
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That looks awsome man. How much did it cost? (not including cymbals, hardware, pedals, ect.)
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:03 PM
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very nice kit! take care dude
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:32 PM
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LUSH KIT!! Great set up!!
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:53 PM
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Youuuu lucky guy! :-)
Also saw your video on Youtube...you are this with the JoJo set-up in the video, right? Nice drumming...and one beautiful set!

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Old 12-30-2006, 04:56 PM
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nice kit, but... why are u going to change those cymbals? they are just fine.. i have a 12 inch wuhan that is pimpliscous
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:15 AM
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That looks awsome man. How much did it cost? (not including cymbals, hardware, pedals, ect.)
The drums all together were about 900...which is dirt cheap for a solid birch kit with 5 toms.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:20 AM
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You make me want to rob a drum shop that kits so awesome!
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:36 AM
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That's a very nice setup there. Another delicious 2-up, 2-down set. I wonder, you said you're planning on adding an auxiliary set of hats. Are you planning on having those on a remote hat, or an X-hat type arm? I'm kind of considering getting a remote hat so I can use at least 2 of my 3 sets of high hats at once... Just wondering about your plans, I suppose.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:09 AM
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i gotta say beautiful man!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:18 PM
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... looks very fine.
and your (future) cymbal setup will be absolutely first class.

you have a good job? ;)
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Old 12-31-2006, 05:59 PM
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That's a very nice setup there. Another delicious 2-up, 2-down set. I wonder, you said you're planning on adding an auxiliary set of hats. Are you planning on having those on a remote hat, or an X-hat type arm? I'm kind of considering getting a remote hat so I can use at least 2 of my 3 sets of high hats at once... Just wondering about your plans, I suppose.
I don't know...I kind of like the idea of having it as a remote set...but at the same time, I don't see how much I would use it (other than in the Thomas Lang solo fashion) in my every day playing. I already have an X-hat arm, so when I get the new hats, I'll plop them on there. If I ever get to playing music where I need the second set to be fully usable, I'll go ahead and get the remote stand.

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Old 12-31-2006, 06:14 PM
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Awesome kit...looks like your toms need some new heads though.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:45 PM
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Very nice kit. I say you keep the Wuhan but whatever. A 2nd on those tom heads being ready for retirement.
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Old 12-31-2006, 08:11 PM
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I don't know...I kind of like the idea of having it as a remote set...but at the same time, I don't see how much I would use it (other than in the Thomas Lang solo fashion) in my every day playing. I already have an X-hat arm, so when I get the new hats, I'll plop them on there. If I ever get to playing music where I need the second set to be fully usable, I'll go ahead and get the remote stand.

And yes, my job (for being in high school) pays 10 bucks an hour...I valet for one of the those ritzy private neighborhoods. I get to drive a Ferrari every day. =D
You have the best job in the world.

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:11 AM
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The heads look more beat up than they really are. They're not really that old; maybe 4 months. They still get great tone. I'd give them another month before they're done.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:30 AM
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i never post and i'm posting. AWESOME kit, real classy-looking setup. i'm looking at the same kit with one less tom for about $1100 US ($1350CDN). That's more than I can afford righty now, but in my place, would you jump on the deal? Thanks, man, and PM me if you consider selling your setup for some Lucky Charms.
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Great setup. Gretsch makes such awesome kits.

By the way, does that splash cymbal ever bump into your toms when you hit it? It looks like it's very close.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:40 AM
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its beautiful. if the cymbals were sabian aax. but other than that its my dram kit. but um does your splash hit the tom rims when you hit it?
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:20 AM
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First of all, I bought the original shell kit (10" 12" 14" 22" bass and matching snare) for 700. I then specially ordered the 8" tom and 16" tom for about 300 together. I don't know what the deal is on the drums anymore, but I guess I got mine on a Guitar Center sale. These drums sound beautiful when mic'd up and run through a PA. To be honest, though, in low volume jazz settings, these drums don't have a whole lot. If you're playing music with a rock group, but you're not mic'd, these will be great, as they cut a whole lot. The problem is, they don't resonate too much when struck softly, so they won't sound nearly as good as they did when you gave them a good ol' whack at home. Fortunately, I don't play in alot of situations like that. I play rock and funk both mic'd and unmic'd, so these babies really sing for me.

As for the splash, he looks pretty close, but he doesn't ever hit the rims. I keep him tightened enough so that he never drops that low. I love that positioning...makes using it in quick fills really convenient.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:06 PM
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I guess itís in the tuning because my Gretsch kit sounds great at low volume as it does at a high volume, the exception would be the bass drum. This drum is a canon and at low volume you really need to play light on the pedal. I do agree they have a lot of cut when needed. I use Remo Empís with Ambassadors for my reso heads on my toms, great head combination. Check this post for a look at my kit. http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=22260
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:22 AM
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The drums don't sound bad at low volumes, they just don't sound as good as they do at higher volumes. That's what I was trying to say, it just wasn't really clear.

Though, I do agree, the tuning does have alot to do with that. Mine are tuned fairly tightly on top and looser on the bottom for a nice, cutting, fat tone. Beautiful.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:38 AM
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from the looks of it, I could sit down at your kit with my eyes shut and play it right away without moving anything. It's like a half-brother to my kit... same color, but from a different lineage. ;)

pretty sweet.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:00 PM
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Very nice, you have a similar set-up to my kit. I love having the ride right there in front of me. In fact you also have your china in the same place as mine, not to mention the two crashes...... yea we pretty much have the exact same setup, just in different sizes and makes.

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