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Old 12-18-2008, 10:15 AM
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Default My vintage Gretsch be-bop kit

Here she is, my pride and joy:







I'm still amazed every time I play 'em.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:48 PM
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That is one beautiful kit you got there. I really love Special Dry rides for Zildjian and plan to get one of those. Isnīt that a 16" bass drum or is it 18"? Looks 16" to me.

Awesome kit!
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:27 PM
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I love that kit. I wish mine was a natural finish kit.

Very nice and I like the K Con too.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: My vintage Gretsch be-bop kit

It's the classic sizes: 18X14" bass, and 12x8" and 14X14" toms.

Is your kit posted up, TTNW?

Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:03 AM
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It's the classic sizes: 18X14" bass, and 12x8" and 14X14" toms.

Is your kit posted up, TTNW?

Thanks.
Yes, check it out here!
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=45158
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:26 AM
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very cool, looks like a great jazz kit
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:45 AM
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That is a very nice set up you have there. I'm diggin the Constantinople! Can you give us some specs on the cymbals?? Or even the whole set up?
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:58 AM
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I would be proud too if I were you. And joyous for that matter!!! Amazing stuff. Just looking at pictures like these I can hear that wonderful woody tone.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:59 AM
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Wow Wow Wow!!!
Incredible kit!
From which year is it? Looks like one from the 70's...I really dig this finish and these cymbals.

I`d really love to play this set!

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Old 12-21-2008, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: My vintage Gretsch be-bop kit

Thanks!!

Yeah, the kit is a '76. Bought brand-new by my father in Denton, TX, and passed down to me. :)

Here are the particulars:

Standard bebop sizing; 18X14" BD, 12X8" tom, 14X14" floor tom. The snare pictured is a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute, but now I'm playing a Vinnie Colaiuta signature Gretsch 14X5" maple snare.

The Cymbals: 20" Constantinople Medium Thin Low, 21" K Custom Special Dry, and a set of 20-year-old K/Z 13" hi-hats.

Here is my personal myspace with a few tunes recorded on this kit:

www.myspace.com/jerrymazzuca

The best recording is probably the second tune, "7.5". Monster alto player on that one. :) The first two tracks are on this kit, by the way.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:54 AM
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Thanks!!

Yeah, the kit is a '76. Bought brand-new by my father in Denton, TX, and passed down to me. :)

Here are the particulars:

Standard bebop sizing; 18X14" BD, 12X8" tom, 14X14" floor tom. The snare pictured is a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute, but now I'm playing a Vinnie Colaiuta signature Gretsch 14X5" maple snare.

The Cymbals: 20" Constantinople Medium Thin Low, 21" K Custom Special Dry, and a set of 20-year-old K/Z 13" hi-hats.

Here is my personal myspace with a few tunes recorded on this kit:

www.myspace.com/jerrymazzuca

The best recording is probably the second tune, "7.5". Monster alto player on that one. :) The first two tracks are on this kit, by the way.
Great recordings and some excellent playing! I can definitely hear a Bill Stewart influence!
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:56 AM
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I absolutely love this kit! perfect for me. I love your playing as well mate, really cool stuff - I would pay!
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:34 PM
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GREAT looking kit...is it my eyes or is that a Slingerland tom mount on the kick?
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:31 AM
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GREAT looking kit...is it my eyes or is that a Slingerland tom mount on the kick?
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Ah yes, good eye. My dad was not a fan of the Gretsch hardware of the time, so he had the shells fitted with Slingerland hardware.

And Bish: thanks for the kind words!
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