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Old 05-09-2012, 11:16 PM
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Here is the un-boxing that Andy wanted to see of my new Gretsch Brooklyn snare.
This thing is beautiful, heavy, has the new 302 RIMS, adjustable butt and lightning snare release. Also, Jamie Forkum of Forks sent a new batter head since the one on it has a few stick marks. That is customer service. Tomorrow the sound byte on this thread. Have to change the heads first. Enjoy the photos.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:47 AM
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Sound bite for the Gretsch Brooklyn snare.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:10 AM
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Very nice, Mr. Mayor. It sounds great too!
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:25 AM
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beautiful piece of machinery GD

I'll be buying a Brooklyn kit at some point this summer
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Nice tone !!! I love the slight ring in there, very subtle but beautiful. Seems one always hears that kind of tone in brass. Enjoy!
Just curious - do you tune reso that much higher up over batter?
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:36 PM
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Wonderful... Congratulations on a beautiful drum with a beautiful sound.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:02 PM
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Nice tone !!! I love the slight ring in there, very subtle but beautiful. Seems one always hears that kind of tone in brass. Enjoy!
Just curious - do you tune reso that much higher up over batter?

I normally tune the reso high regardless of the batter tuning. The snares seem to choke less.

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:40 PM
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very nice, wow im supprised they gave you the extra head!
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:02 PM
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Beautiful!
The Brooklyn series seems to be great. Could you make a sound clip? :)

EDIT: Bah, it didn't load at first, lol. Thanks, Grunty!
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:18 PM
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Nices tones! Congrats.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:21 PM
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very nice, wow im supprised they gave you the extra head!
I have heard nothing but Good things about Forks on this forum and had no fear ordering from them on eBay.. The drum was listed as a 6.5 x 15 snare but I new better. After my offer was accepted by Jaime, he wrote me to see if there was going to be a problem. I could have been an a$$ but why do that. The drum was what I wanted, I got it for what I wanted to pay, he threw in a new head with no mention from me and I am happy as a lark. I need to make one more recording with a different recorder. The one above seems a bit muffled to me.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:36 PM
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Great snare Grunt, I'm glad I could hear it too, the "muffled" sound reminded me of some Steve Gadd's sound from certain recordings :)
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:48 PM
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Cool, sounds and looks great! Lately I really favor deep and mid to mid-high tuned snares, they sound great to me.
I didn't care much for the muffled last bit, but everyone his or her taste of course.

I used to like low, muffled drums and now I just want to hear tone and ring so the drums can sing. Funny how taste can change over time.

Hey, thanks for posting the sound clip, I wish more people would do that.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:59 PM
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I don't post much and the muffled idea was just to show how snares or any drums can be played with to get many sounds due to the number of posts from people who say, "How can I get that snare sound" Or "I want my snare to sound just like this.What heads are they using" I haven't done that sound in 30 years. I am a high pitched, lots of crack sound snare guy.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:13 PM
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Yeah, a snare should crack ;-)

It's great you take the trouble recording both the clean and muffled sound.
Around my area there are very few stores where I can play drums myself so I like 'impartial' recordings.

I think a deeper brass snare is really versatile. It sounds great tuned either low or high and you can muffle it or let it sing/ring.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:15 PM
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Beautiful snare Grunt! and at a really good price. Enjoy!
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:33 AM
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Congratulations on you new snare drum!
I love these drums ......way to go Gretsch!

Thanks for sharing the sound clips....sounds great.

Cheers to you and your new drum!
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Sound bite for the Gretsch Brooklyn snare.
Those rimshots on the second clip hurt my brain. :( Nice playing.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:45 PM
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Thanks Kona, Steve....my apologies to your brian Jofizzm
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:07 PM
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For a view of the drum.


http://youtu.be/qDW8CGownUg
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:33 PM
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http://youtu.be/qDW8CGownUg
Great video clip and beautiful drum.

I don't own a metal snare but if I did, I think this would be it.
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Grunt that drum is tuned like I would tune it, higher with lotsa ring. Love the tone of that drum. It sounds like a snare drum should to my ear.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:02 PM
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Dmacc, Larry thanks for looking. This is my best sounding snare now. I can see why so many people like the Luddy 402 line. I still need to get my fave Evans batter head on it and I will be in heaven.
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Very nice sounding drum that. I would tune it a tad lower personally but I think it sounds great. Good buzz roll going on there too.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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Thanks Sir......................
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:59 AM
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Not as dry as I anticipated. I like it and it's a really good looking snare as well.

Plan on trying die cast on it or at least trying them out if you have some laying around? Especially if you have some brass die cast hoops around...might be cool.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:31 AM
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No plan really to switch hoops. The new 302 double flange are more lively than the die cast. I have other snares with die cast, and seeing as my ear says this is the best sounding snare I have, I shall leave well enough alone.
I can put an Evans HD Dry head on it and dry it out a bit. The head on it now was given to me by Forks since the one on it has some stick marks on it. Customer service at its best.
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Sounds great Grunt. Really like it......the unmistakable beauty of brass.

FWIW, die casts will stifle the overtones far more than hammering does IMHO. I have DC's on my Black Beauty at the moment.....really dries out the drum. They sound great in my boomy practice room, but if I were to take it out and do gigs with it I'd put the triple flanged back on and give the mojo back that the drum is famous for in the first place. A fun experiment, but I agree with you......I like the sound of that COB just the way it is.
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