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Old 03-31-2010, 12:27 AM
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Thank you Jim. Once I get the money from selling my electronic kit that I don't use anymore I'll see about buying the Cat Birch
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After a year and a half of playing an electric kit (to keep the noise down in the house) I finally purchased this beast! My first kit, and I love it. Done a couple of gigs with it, everyone's been really impressed, especially the bassist in a jazz trio I play in.
Catalina Club Jazz in Silver Sparkle

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Old 04-08-2010, 06:29 PM
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[quote=eddydrummerboy;686061]After a year and a half of playing an electric kit (to keep the noise down in the house) I finally purchased this beast! My first kit, and I love it. Done a couple of gigs with it, everyone's been really impressed, especially the bassist in a jazz trio I play in.
Catalina Club Jazz in Silver Sparkle

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12x8
14x14
14x5 Snare





Sweet set up bro!
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:32 AM
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I posted them a few days ago, but I thought I'd put em up here too: My New Classics



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Old 04-14-2010, 10:13 PM
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Here is my new gigging kit.

Gretsch Catalina Maple In Honey Amber.

5.5X14 Mapex Black Panther Special Edition Maple/Elm/Walnut Snare

Zildjian Armand Cymbals:
10" Spalsh
14" Hi Hats
16" Med. Thin Crash
18" Med. Thin Crash
21" Ride
17" K China

Evans EC2 Clear on Batter, G1 on Resonant
Evans HD Dry on Snare Batter, Hazy 300 on Resonant
GMAD on Bass Drum Batter, EQ3 on Resonant
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:23 PM
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This is my little Catty with some modifications (reso floor tom hoop is standard because one of the die-casts was refunded; now the shop has sent me a perfect one)
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:04 PM
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I just bought a 2010 Catalina Birch kit. Really a nice kit and great value. I like the sound. My first kit I received as a Christmas present in 1960 a gold sparkle Round Badge sits with it. You guys have some beautiful drums. Sodbusterjim.
Really sweet round badge, man. 22" bass drum,isnīt it? A 1000 miles away from the catalina birch. Congratulations.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:06 PM
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After a year and a half of playing an electric kit (to keep the noise down in the house) I finally purchased this beast! My first kit, and I love it. Done a couple of gigs with it, everyone's been really impressed, especially the bassist in a jazz trio I play in.
Catalina Club Jazz in Silver Sparkle

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12x8
14x14
14x5 Snare








Nice silver sparkle one. Hard to find new in this wrap (discontinued)
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Very nice Catalina. WMP is always classic.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:49 PM
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This is (yeah, yet another...) Catalina Maple Set with Sabian cymbals. The setup is as follows:
10" & 12" mounted toms with Evans EC2 clear batters and stock resos
14" & 16" floor toms with Evans EC2 clear batters and stock resos and Pearl Air-Suspension feet
14" x 6" Snare drum with Remo Fiberskyn 3 batter, Ambassador Snare Side reso, with Pearl Ultrasound snare wires type I.
22" Bass drum with Remo Pinstripe on batter and stock reso (it is a pretty good damn reso, let me tell you)
Moongels only on floor toms and 12" tom.
16" & 18" Sabian AAX-Plosion Crashes
20" Sabian AAX Stage Ride
14" Sabian AAX Stage Hats
2x Tama Stage Master Boom stands
Mapex Straight C550A stand
Mapex S700 Snare stand
Mapex H550 Hi-Hat stand
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:31 AM
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Well, I'm not sure that they are the "best", but here's my offering....
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:53 AM
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Those look like new Catalina Jazz. Beautious.........
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:59 AM
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I have one of these ordered, can't wait for it to come in!

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Old 04-26-2010, 01:18 AM
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Those look like new Catalina Jazz. Beautious.........
I got that kit and the GMS green sparkle for the Ludwig champagne sparkle kit. Then, I promptly traded the GMS for a Ludwig silver sparkle kit. That deal worked out great for me, I now have a great sounding little Gretsch kit and was able to score another vintage Ludwig.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:11 PM
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I have one of these ordered, can't wait for it to come in!

Wow! Black diamond pearl (limited). Great choice: Congratulations
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:51 AM
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Agreed - Pretty sexy looking.

What are the sizes on that kit? It looks pretty little (saying that, if you go back to page 8 and look at my club rock, most kits look small next to it ;) )
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:47 AM
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I've posted my 58 kit here before but I've recently restored a 60's Dixieland 6 lug (5.25X14)snare. I was going to wrap it in the same Red Sparkle but after stripping it down the wood looked too nice to wrap. I played around with some Tung Oil & Clear Gloss Varathane and liked the outcome.

I have it in the mix with my 58 kit for now. I like the it - it's got a metalic tone. That might have something to do with how I finished the inside. I redid the Silver Sealer - a few coats - and added a couple of coats of the Clear Gloss lacquer over that - nice and reflective.

58 DRUMS: 20/12/14
The Parade drum off my hats is used as a tom here - Gretsch 1949 - Restored (cleaned) & finished with Tung Oil (no gloss lacquer) - Hoops were not refinished - cleaned only.

I LOVE PLAYING THIS KIT - I've been waiting decades for these and they came my way quite by chance last Fall....I think I related the story somewhere in one of the threads on this site - maybe this thread.
I have a very short video demoing the 60 snare - just a few hits is all - but you can tell what I mean about the metalic tone. If you're interested I can post a link here.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:37 AM
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Great job Kona.

Is that a muffler knob or a place to store a drum key on the side of the snare?
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:16 AM
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That is a tuning key and I am not sure why Gretsch ever stopped using the feature.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:53 PM
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Just a teaser. I put a deposit on a new Maple shell pack yesterday. I pick them up on the 28th of this month. I got this shell pack at a price I could not pass up. Happy to be owning Gretsch again!



Full kit pix in a couple of weeks.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:10 PM
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Just a teaser. I put a deposit on a new Maple shell pack yesterday. I pick them up on the 28th of this month. I got this shell pack at a price I could not pass up. Happy to be owning Gretsch again!

Full kit pix in a couple of weeks.
Congrats on buying a very nice kit!!
Btw, how many kits do you have???????????

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Old 05-13-2010, 11:42 PM
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Congrats on buying a very nice kit!!
Btw, how many kits do you have???????????

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Thanks Bram..you already know how great these kits are.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:09 AM
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Great job Kona.

Is that a muffler knob or a place to store a drum key on the side of the snare?
Thanks,
Sorry - I was out of town for a week - Yes, it's a drum-key holder and I do like the feature.

I remember the 'key-holder' being on the first Gretsch kit I bought new in 1969.. Sold that kit in 76. The good thing that came out of selling it was that I probabley would never have bought my 58 Gretsch kit last year if I never sold them. And........as far as I'm concerned the 58 3ply drums and finish are much nicer than the 69 kit.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:08 AM
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That is a tuning key and I am not sure why Gretsch ever stopped using the feature.
I still use the key holder on my classic Gretsch snare. I love it! So handy! Of course, The idea was so good that they had to stop putting the key holder on the snares. That's "Progress" for ya!

I wish that I was at that meeting of corporate rocket scientist! LOL!
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:19 PM
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Sorry - I was out of town for a week - Yes, it's a drum-key holder and I do like the feature.

I remember the 'key-holder' being on the first Gretsch kit I bought new in 1969.. Sold that kit in 76. The good thing that came out of selling it was that I probabley would never have bought my 58 Gretsch kit last year if I never sold them. And........as far as I'm concerned the 58 3ply drums and finish are much nicer than the 69 kit.
That's pretty snazzy, and certainly makes sense. Thanks for the info.

Your 1958 kit is incredible!
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:43 PM
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Gorgeous, and aren't you glad they use the mini lugs instead of those 8 pound anchors that DW uses on their drums. Pure class.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:07 PM
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This is my little Catty with some modifications (reso floor tom hoop is standard because one of the die-casts was refunded; now the shop has sent me a perfect one)
Wow! I love the mods on your Catalina bro!! The rail consolette and I noted that you are not using the riser to lift your kick drum...? How is that working for you? And the diecast hoops are a great touch as well! I would love to hear this kit!
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:32 PM
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Wow! I love the mods on your Catalina bro!! The rail consolette and I noted that you are not using the riser to lift your kick drum...? How is that working for you? And the diecast hoops are a great touch as well! I would love to hear this kit!
Well, I use a slightly shorter beater and works right without raiser, wich is now attached to a tambourine close to hi-hat pedal, perfect for that Motown shots (check photos). I love die cast hoops specially in the head tunning. Sorry, but have no chance in record this set and load some audio files, but I recently lent it to a friend of mine in an studio recording and hope I īll show you how this kit sounds as soon as final mixing is done. Cheers.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:05 AM
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I'm so jealous of you guys and your cat jazzers. I swear I may try and sell my PDP kit and find a used one...they just look like they would fit me so well....
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Wow. So many awesome kits. I hope to have pics of my Gretsches uploaded soon. I've been a gretsch player for years. I have an original 1953 round badge, a Catalina elite mahogany, and am I week away from getting the New Classic that I ordered 5 months ago. Pics coming soon. Any advice on finding a 16" round badge floor tom?

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As promised, here is my stage kit. its a Catalina Elite Mahogany in Dark Walnut.
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As promised, here is my stage kit. its a Catalina Elite Mahogany in Dark Walnut.
Larger pics would be a plus here..
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:49 AM
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Wow, some pretty nice kits on here. I'll have my 6pc. Catalina Ash up here in a few days.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:16 PM
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DOH !!! .........................................
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:42 AM
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I just noticed Gretsch drums has different configurations and finishes for European market. Check out http://www.mygretschdrums.eu/
(love that bop Renown in dark walnut!)

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Great looking kits!! I just ordered the Renown 3 Piece in Satin Black...will post pics as soon as it arrives.
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g.d. , finally got jennifers gretsch set done , so here is my addition to your thread !
catalina birch in carribean blueor blue burst not sure . there is a matching snare but have little time to whip it into shape , besides jennifer won't use anything but her special snare . you know the one !
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Great looking set Gary, Jennifer. Love the blue and sizes. Welcome to the Gretsch family.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:23 AM
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You guys (and gals) have some very very nice Gretsches. I have one and i just cant get enough of the Gretsch family. Well here ya go just a couple of pics of my set.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:35 AM
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there is a matching snare but have little time to whip it into shape , besides jennifer won't use anything but her special snare . you know the one !
I do indeed mate.......FWIW, I'd take the "pimped" Acro over the stock snare as well.

Nice kit....enjoy, Jennifer.

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Nice mate. I think the Cats are a great kit for the money. Is the add on 8" a Cat tom too?
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