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Old 09-03-2008, 05:39 AM
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Here it is. Straight up fusion configuration, but an odd badge, unidentified wood, a 30 degree bearing edge, and no silver sealer/inner labels have me perplexed as to what this set really is... An early Catalina Elite, perhaps?
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:12 PM
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Very pretty whatever it is, does it sound as good as it looks?
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:37 PM
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Isn't it a Catalina Birch ???

Nice set BTW ;-)
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:41 AM
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Isn't it a Catalina Birch ???

Nice set BTW ;-)
It doesn't have the right badges for the Catalina series.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:22 AM
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Where ever did you get this from? Perhaps it was custom built and ordered with no sealer and old style badges. Is that the original tom mounting hardware? Most interesting! That style badge ran from the early 80s to the late 90s if I'm not mistaken. Thats a long timeline. The wood is hard to tell from the pic. I would guess late 90s by the hardware. I'll look and see if I can find an old catalog.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:55 AM
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Wow! I can't find that badge anywhere! I looked through all my catalogs that go way back into the 80s. The U.S.A is missing on the sides of the hole I also checked the company website.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:23 AM
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That looks like my set...I would put it at a catalina elite...which is what I purchased years ago. The badges match what I have on my kit. Even the wood bass hoops match.


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Old 09-04-2008, 05:07 AM
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That looks like my set...I would put it at a catalina elite...which is what I purchased years ago. The badges match what I have on my kit. Even the wood bass hoops match.


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can you recall the year? I'm surprised that I couldn't find it but I am missing a few years of catalogs. I can't ever recall a square badge without USA on it. Interesting.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:18 PM
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I don't know much about the Catalina elites but it seems to fit the bill. Flanged hoops, no silver sealer, USA-esque badge but no "USA" on the actual badge.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:16 AM
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can you recall the year? I'm surprised that I couldn't find it but I am missing a few years of catalogs. I can't ever recall a square badge without USA on it. Interesting.
I"m not sure what year...maybe late 90's early 2000...honestly don't remember.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:46 AM
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when this was posted in the other thread I tried going to the manufacturer website as well and did not find anything concerning them...the badge w/o the usa is what is puzzeling...interesting though that still no-one has come up with a definative answer...are they a knock off? Just putting that out there...?
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:39 PM
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Wow that's a beautiful finish and I really like the natural wood hoops. Sorry I can't help with the identification at all but enjoy your kit!
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:57 PM
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when this was posted in the other thread I tried going to the manufacturer website as well and did not find anything concerning them...the badge w/o the usa is what is puzzeling...interesting though that still no-one has come up with a definative answer...are they a knock off? Just putting that out there...?
Again, they are very much like mine which I have posted in a thread a couple below this one. I can almost certainly say that they are catilina elite.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:12 PM
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interesting though that still no-one has come up with a definative answer...are they a knock off? Just putting that out there...?
That is a very valid consideration. If they were bought and sold as genuine Gretsch, they may be full blown conterfeits. The conterfeit market is a HUUUUGE global industry with a great deal of unaware participants/victims. If you think no one would fake a drum kit, I will tell you that I read a BusinessWeek article a few years ago where everyone involved unknowingly bought, sold, and installed a counterfeit ELEVATOR CAR. Who fakes an elevator?! Honestly!

The saying is: "If they make it, they fake it." Sad but true.

In this case, I hope it's a genuine Gretsch kit and some Gretsch scholar id's it no problem.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:58 AM
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Put your rack toms at the same angle turned to you

btw nice kit... it looks like the cat. birches
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