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Old 07-18-2007, 12:38 AM
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Hello.

This is my Gretsch.

Specs are as follows:

Bass Drum - 26" x 16"
Tom - 13" x 9"
Floor Tom - 16" x 16"
Floor Tom - 18" x 16"
Snare - 14" x 6.5"

All drums are Mahogany, finished with Black Sparkle.

All hardware is random and in no way coordinated

And i love my new pedal the Gibraltar Catapult

I am aware that the cymbals are shitters but come on, i just spent a grand buying the kit, cut me some slack ;)

SABIAN B8's
14" hats
16" thin crash
18" thin crash
20" ride

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17" HH China ( i think this sounds awesome)

Getting some A Customs when ma next wage clears.

Any questions you chaps have i will be more than happy to answer.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:42 AM
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welcome to the gretsch club. Those look great, i bet you love that HUGE bass.
how do you like that bass pedal? i saw it and fell in love with it, but just for the looks. How does it play?
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:47 AM
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That loks sick!!! I love big set!(not with a lot of drums, just big sizes). How does that pedal play? it looks really weird, but cool
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:48 AM
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welcome to the gretsch club. Those look great, i bet you love that HUGE bass.
how do you like that bass pedal? i saw it and fell in love with it, but just for the looks. How does it play?
I do love that massive bass. its a powerhouse, folk down the street can hear it.

The pedal is sooo smooth, and is awesome for heel toe.

Takes a lot of getting used to, thats for sure. I suggest you try it out.

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Old 07-18-2007, 01:48 AM
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Great looking kit Rocking! I have seen lots of black kits, but I don't believe I've ever seen one in black sparkle! Excellent!! I like it a lot!

Don't worry about those B8's, lots of people use em, and there's nothing wrong with them! I started out with lower priced cymbals too, and I still have a couple of them, because I've grown accustomed to their sound, and I like them. Take your time. Buying more gear is a lot of fun, and it gets addictive, LOL.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:50 AM
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I know all about addiction, this is my third and most expensive (by far) drum kit.

I cant wait to get a cymbal upgrade, but im keeping the china, cause even tho its not a **big brand** it still sounds awesome.

cheers for all the nice comments guys, its appreciated.

Keep em' comin'

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Old 07-18-2007, 01:52 AM
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Great looking kit Rocking! I have seen lots of black kits, but I don't believe I've ever seen one in black sparkle! Excellent!! I like it a lot!

Don't worry about those B8's, lots of people use em, and there's nothing wrong with them! I started out with lower priced cymbals too, and I still have a couple of them, because I've grown accustomed to their sound, and I like them. Take your time. Buying more gear is a lot of fun, and it gets addictive, LOL.
I just bought a Ludwig Zep Set in mahogony with the same specs.

The bass drum is a friggin cannon!!!!

I love the black sparkle.

Enjoy the new set!
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:52 AM
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black sparkle gretsch = droooooooooooool.

i'm just not keen on the sizes, too loud for the music that i play. but the kit looks gorgeous, congratulations!
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:28 AM
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Rockin' set man. Love the black sparkle.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:36 AM
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My local drum shop just sold that exact set Was 849.00 Huge bass drum
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:37 AM
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Lovely piece of kit there.

Whats the tom mounted on?

It looks like a strange snare stand.....
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:25 PM
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Lovely piece of kit there.

Whats the tom mounted on?

It looks like a strange snare stand.....
Thanks for the comments everyone :D

The tom is mounted on a snare stand with three support spokes instead of four. Might sound daft but it helps to support the tom on the lowest side that its tilted to, these drums weight a lot.
The tom used to be mounted on one of those mad Mini GTS Suspension Systems, but it moved around too much for my liking, so off it came.

Thanks again for the kind comments :D

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Old 07-18-2007, 04:31 PM
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Hello.

I am aware that the cymbals are shitters but come on, i just spent a grand buying the kit, cut me some slack ;)

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Dont knock the B8s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:32 PM
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Dont knock the B8s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! :)
They have done me well, they sound fine for the money, but they are definately NOT awesome, by any means. I bought a Zildjian A Custom EFX today for about a tenner less than the full B8 set cost me.

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Old 07-19-2007, 11:35 PM
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They have done me well, they sound fine for the money, but they are definately NOT awesome, by any means. I bought a Zildjian A Custom EFX today for about a tenner less than the full B8 set cost me.

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Old 07-20-2007, 06:45 AM
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It's a shame they don't make those in other colors other than the blake flake and silver sparkle, I'd like to see a white marine pearl or a champagne sparkle. I'd love to have one of those. I'm not sure what to do with a 26" bass though. A 24" maybe, but a 26"....
Good luck fitting that in a car if you have to take anywhere...
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:36 AM
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I just dont know about that pedal. It looks a little too far out there. I guess i'd have to play one though.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:16 AM
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love the sizes! very nice set you got there. must sound like a beast.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:12 PM
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It's a shame they don't make those in other colors other than the blake flake and silver sparkle, I'd like to see a white marine pearl or a champagne sparkle. I'd love to have one of those. I'm not sure what to do with a 26" bass though. A 24" maybe, but a 26"....
Good luck fitting that in a car if you have to take anywhere...
They do make it in white marine pearl, but its hard to get. Its the same finnish as the Catalina Club Jazz. Its pretty rare tho.

Fits in the car fine, as long as its a big car ;)
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:27 PM
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Beautiful set bro, just beautiful ; shows how we get robbed in the UK tho', 1000 is nearly $2000US, damn sight more than the $849 quoted stateside! And most dealers wont ship to UK, the exceptions want $300+ and then we got import duty and 17.5% tax to add!!
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:29 PM
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My local drum shop just sold that exact set Was 849.00 Huge bass drum
Hows about drummers from the UK send you the money for the kit and postage and you pop it in the mailbox for us???
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