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Old 12-24-2008, 09:48 PM
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Default MINIMAL Renowns

With the popularity lately of the four-piece kit I decided to shave down the Gretsch
Renowns for a while and get back to my roots.

22, 12, 14, Taye Studio Maple snare
21 inch Sweet ride and 17 inch A crash, with 15 inch New Beat Hats
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:53 PM
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not that your other set ups werent, but thats the classiest set up ive seen..lol

lookin good John!

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Old 12-24-2008, 10:00 PM
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I like it. Always good to have "spare" drums in reserve, but you can never go wrong with a good quality 4 piece.
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That's a great idea. Looks like you just bought the kit.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:38 PM
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nice. Can't go wrong with a 4 piece set up.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:04 AM
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It's lookin good GD!

Is that a Taye Pedal?
How does it compare to er... normal/more common pedals?
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:26 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys. I feel like a new drummer, or the same one I was when I was 16.
King that is a Taye pedal, good eye. The only other decent pedal I can compare it to is my DW 7000, and it does not compare. The Taye pedal is much better. I haven't tried any other pedals in the more common sense but I can't imagine anything better. It adjusts every which way but loose to coin a phrase.
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:17 AM
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so you gonna pleasure us with some audio? lol

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Old 12-25-2008, 06:11 AM
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That can be arranged. I'm sure.
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Another vote to hear some recording. Between the 15 inch NBs and the four-piece I can tell some phat beats have been played behind this setup. Inspires me to downsize my renowns to four drums if i ever get to it.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:25 AM
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Even when shorn of it's superficial ornamentation, it's inner beauty still shines through.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:27 AM
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I just looked at your kit. Did you change the claws on the bass drum or are they stock, and what year are they??
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Even when shorn of it's superficial ornamentation, it's inner beauty still shines through.
I only got rid of two drums, the rack and 2 cymbals. LOL
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I just looked at your kit. Did you change the claws on the bass drum or are they stock, and what year are they??
The former owner of my drums said that he bought them new about 1 1/2 years ago. I got the drums with the claws, and the seller didn't say anything about replacing the claws so I'm assuming they're stock. He's a DW member so I'm about to send him a PM. Not that I mind the claws, they look great to me.
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The former owner of my drums said that he bought them new about 1 1/2 years ago. I got the drums with the claws, and the seller didn't say anything about replacing the claws so I'm assuming they're stock. He's a DW member so I'm about to send him a PM. Not that I mind the claws, they look great to me.
They look fine to me as well just wondered. Mine are more streamlined looking.
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They look fine to me as well just wondered. Mine are more streamlined looking.
I think the ones on your kick are die-cast. I always had tuning problems on my old kit with bent claws so I was hoping to get some die-cast ones but my claws seem to tune up fine so no worries.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:54 PM
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A sound file......................

Disregard the metronome. Forgot to turn it off, and the dropped stick at about 27 seconds.
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hey John, that sounds great!!

did you drop a stick at around :26?
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EDIT: oh now you edit it, make me look stupid..=P

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Old 12-27-2008, 08:30 PM
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Bo....Sorry about that. I was having trouble loading the file and hit submit to check it, then had to go back an edit. Thanks. That was recorded with my Mac Laptop and the small mic in the screen.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:00 PM
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I guess I must be a loud player, because when I record on my mac's built-in mic it doesn't sound nearly as nice as this recording. Great sounding drums. That's it, I NEED to get some coated g2s on my drum as soon as possible.
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Stasz...I had the MacBook sitting on a chair about four feet from the bass drum, and was using Garageband. I wasn't expecting much so I was surprised also. It will do until I can get a new mixer.
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Oh man, now that's what I like to see! I think I'm a 4pc. guy for life...honestly. I even thought about removing a couple of cymbals to pare it down even more.

Looks good buddy...are you enjoying the playability of it?
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Indeed. I was trying too much with the other goods so this is much easier with my skills.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:45 PM
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those look delicious!
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:03 AM
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Hey, just wondering...your using coated g2's on top...how bout the reso heads and snare?
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Reso's are G1 and the snare is a Genera HD Dry with a hazy 300 snare side.
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Reso's are G1 and the snare is a Genera HD Dry with a hazy 300 snare side.
Thats exactly what I'm thinking about doing. In fact I just ordered my first Genera HD Dry.
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I hope im not stealing ur thread but

MINIMAL REALLY DOES REOWN!

I was packing my kit up for a recording session on monday, i just left the basics up until the last minute...





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I hope im not stealing ur thread but

MINIMAL REALLY DOES REOWN!

I was packing my kit up for a recording session on monday, i just left the basics up until the last minute...
?? I think the joke went right over my head...
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:08 PM
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haha i just got it also.. The gretsch drums are called Renowns and i said " having minimal drums (re) owns"

u get it know?
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Like WMP, that Gretsch looks like it belongs in an earlier, simpler era. Timeless finish.

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you stole my setup!!!!
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