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Old 03-29-2012, 03:28 PM
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Default Finally - my Gretsch maple renown ARRIVED!

Here she is – the most beautiful kit I’ve ever owned. Can’t wait to let fly on her this weekend.

Gretsch maple renown in satin black finish
10” x 5” timbale (cut down pearl forum tom)
13” x 9” tom
16” x 16” tom
24” x 16” bass
14” x 6.5” steel free floating snare
14” x 5” maple and zebrano free floating snare (not pictured) alternative
14” x 5” brass free floating snare (not pictured) alternative
10” cowbell

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ps: the last pic is the kids kit - daddy doesn't just spoil himself.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:33 PM
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I'm really liking the matte black finish. Cast hoops too eh, should be quite focussed. Congrats on your new kit. Pretty cool kids kit too :)
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:47 PM
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Matt black finish = Batman

Looks killer. I want to hear how they sound now!
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:52 PM
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thanks guys. to complete her i would like to afford something like this:
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:17 PM
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Beautiful kit...that satin finish is sick!

Congrats!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:16 PM
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yup - can't wait to it in stage lights.
when i get a moment i will try to record her.

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Beautiful kit, and cute kid too
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Gotta love some Gretsch Renowns. Very nice Nutha. Big too!!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:03 PM
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Loving the satin black! Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:23 PM
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Wow! If I didn't already have a maple kit, I would score a set of those in a heartbeat. Great sizes, finish, etc..

Congrats. Enjoy.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:33 PM
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Very nice. Love the Renowns. Probably the best, most affordable maple kit on the market from a big name company. Like the Yellow Submarine rug too!
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:29 AM
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thanks everyone. the fibreskin head came today so i'm going to paint it ASAP. i will post my bass drum art to complete the look. here is the mock up i have in mind:
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:02 PM
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played her for the first time last night. er...is it wrong to fall in love with an inanimate object?
The toms are so clean and warm but not lacking in projection. i used no mufling on them at all. unmiced they filled the club with punch.

but the bass drum ...hmmmmmm mmm. with such a large vellum i was able to tune quite high without losing bottom end. no hole in the front and just some felt strips and one small pillow to stop feedback from close micing. she has incredible volume - even when the mic fader was bumped down accidentaly in the second set - she still cut through. phat and wet but with a little hum of warmth after the initial attack. the perfect all round rock bass drum sound.
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What a gorgeous kit! Congrats! I love the matte black finish. Really sharp.

I am a recent Renown owner as well. I bought mine used in cherry burst finish. I agree that they sound warm and really punchy too. I love every detail about these drums from the lugs to the brackets, the spurs, the hoops, claws, memory locks...everything.

For my money (literally), Renown is the best bang for your buck kit. If someone offered me a trade for a DW Performance I would say no thanks.

I also have a Catalina Club Jazz. Gretsch rules.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:37 AM
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congrats. great lookin kit ...gretsch + paiste = total goodness

i like the cut down tom for timbale.. maybe a stupid Q but.....how do people do that? by sawing along a line or a larger saw?? or giving it to a pro
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thanks guys. to complete her i would like to afford something like this:
Ah, zebrano stave with die cast hoops. Very sharp & focussed drum. Great articulation, dry in the centre, lively at the edges. Interesting choice :) That's a pretty old photo now. I'm sure your Renown will sing nicely with your existing snare drum :)
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:15 PM
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as you know guru - i am a fane of zebrano. i also saw a drum you made called a charlie brown snare? looked really cool.

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as you know guru - i am a fane of zebrano. i also saw a drum you made called a charlie brown snare? looked really cool.

I like that zebrano shell on a pearl free floating frame = nice. I'm a big fan of the Pearl FF. As a live "cut through anything" snare, it's pretty tough to beat. Hardware quality is superb for the money :)
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just finished the front head artwork. what do you think?
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just finished the front head artwork. what do you think?
I like it! Kinda menacing look on that critter :)
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:36 PM
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lol thanks. i think the octopus should be the drummer's mascot - multilimb independant, intelligetn and can get out of a tight spot quickly.
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i had to interview a new engineer for my studio today so i took the opportunity to have him record my kit. we only had an hour window (between clients) to set up tune up mic up and go. but here is what she sounds like.
ps: we used a simple glyn john mic set up. i think he did a good job under pressure so i will hire him.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:56 AM
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i had to interview a new engineer for my studio today so i took the opportunity to have him record my kit. we only had an hour window (between clients) to set up tune up mic up and go. but here is what she sounds like.
ps: we used a simple glyn john mic set up. i think he did a good job under pressure so i will hire him.
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What microphones were used in what positions and what size or shape is your drum tracking area?

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one sm57 on the snare. One sm58 40'' from the snare center over the hihat and another 40'' from snare center over the floor tom such that the angle between them was aboout 45 degrees. a d112 on the bass and a large condenser (senheiser i think but can't remember about 10 feet in the front of the kit.
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Gretsch drumkit or drumkid? ;)
Beautiful set!
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Beautiful kit Jason! Loving the matte black look. What did use use to paint the reso head?
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:11 AM
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Beautiful kit Jason! Loving the matte black look. What did use use to paint the reso head?
humbrol artists enamel. thanks.
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Yeah, I'm digging the matte black too. Congrats!
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lol thanks. i think the octopus should be the drummer's mascot - multilimb independant, intelligetn and can get out of a tight spot quickly.
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I trust you've seen Chad's old 90's kit?



Pretty sick how it extends from the head to the drums.
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