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Old 04-04-2009, 04:20 AM
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Default Renown Floor Tom Big Brother

The 14 x 14 is my Gretsch Renown. The 16 x 16 is my new addition Gretsch Catalina Maple floor tom. Now with the 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 toms I can set up with just about any configuration. I think the color match went pretty well sight unseen. The Renown has a lighter belly section but the darkest part is the same as the Catalina. enjoy.

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Old 04-04-2009, 04:38 AM
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Very cool. And with "certain lighting", could be quite hard to tell. Or, to someone with an "untrained eye", someone might think it's "lighting" (bright spot/shadow) that's the culprit.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:47 AM
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Hey, can I Please see pix of the whole drum kit? ;^)
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:17 AM
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Go to my Flickr Account and you can see them there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gruntersdad/

I just added the 16 inch tom to the site.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:56 AM
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Any non-drummer won't know the difference. How does the sound compare?
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:07 AM
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It has a generic Gretsch reso head and I put a Fiberskin batter on to match the others and my ear can't tell. It is tuned real low right now and I will tweak tomorrow. It was too late to pound on this evening. It does reaffirm my conviction that the Catalina Maple sets are great sets for the money. This drum was 85.00 plus shipping and I have no regrets. I'll try to get a sound byte tomorrow. Thanks for looking.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:24 AM
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Nice. Like the others have said, A nondrummer wouldn't know the difference. I even had to look twice. I thought it was the lighting.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:45 AM
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Oh, I was waiting to see it "in the pixel" as it were. I think you did quite well, GD. I'm glad the sound is suitable to the Renowns. And you're right with the versatility of that lineup. Excellent find.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:51 AM
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Go to my Flickr Account and you can see them there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gruntersdad/

I just added the 16 inch tom to the site.
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:07 PM
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Great buy mate. They go together pretty much perfectly, in a gig environment you'd have to look pretty hard to notice if no-one told you they were different series. Also these days midrange kits are very good quality so i can imagine this sounding very good even with the renkowns sitting next to it. It's a great idea having all those drums for versatility, i reckon you should set them all up sometime and just have a monster kit!
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:54 PM
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Sound byte with the 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16. The little buzz is a drum key on my 8 inch tom. Oops.

And a second with just the two floor toms

For the record, these were recorded using my H4 Zoom with 2 overhead mics about 6 feet away.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:09 PM
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Hey Gruntersdad,

AWESOME pics. thanks for the Flickr link..
I think they look Marvelous.... I do like them a lot...

The sound files Sounded Great!
nice attack on the small toms :)


Thanks so much for posting!
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on your highest tom I hear some buzz
any idea what that's from??
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on your highest tom I hear some buzz
any idea what that's from??
Are you joking? He put in his post it was from a drum key he left on the drum.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:23 AM
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Hey Gruntersdad,

AWESOME pics. thanks for the Flickr link..
I think they look Marvelous.... I do like them a lot...

The sound files Sounded Great!
nice attack on the small toms :)


Thanks so much for posting!
My pleasure. thanks for looking.
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Default Re: Renown Floor Tom Big Brother

Cool GD! looks like you made a pretty good buy with the Cat maple tom!
I had a set of Catalina maples and they were great drums for the money!
I have since parted ways with those and scooped up a set of Renown Purewood Mahoganys.
I am wondering if I could scope out a Cat Club 14" floor, do a refinish job and seal the interior with some silver galvanized fence paint.??
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Great score. Was this an Ebay purchase or otherwise? My only complaint about my Renowns is the 14" floor tom. I'd love to get a 16", especially for that price. I have the cherry burst finish as well....
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:59 PM
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This was an eBay purchase. It was 85.00 and the color is close enough for my taste. It sits in the back where it is not seen anyway.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:41 PM
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nice. It's close enough for me too. Does the Catalina have the sealer on the interior as well? If you ever wanna get rid of it, remember me.....
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:27 PM
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The Catalina does not have the sealer on the inside. Your request is noted.
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