Gretsch Catalina Maple

zephead19

Senior Member
I just ordered a catalina maple in cherry red!! I can't wait until it comes in. Just thought you guys might be able to help me through the painful waiting process.
P.S when it does come in I will be sure to post pics

KIT ON POST 80!!!
 
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dom

Silver Member
I have an amber one and love it. It is my second kit, but the first one I have worked and payed for. I love it to say the least. You can get through the waiting process. Just don't get addicted to checking the tracking number. I did and it only made it worse.
 

zephead19

Senior Member
I have an amber one and love it. It is my second kit, but the first one I have worked and payed for. I love it to say the least. You can get through the waiting process. Just don't get addicted to checking the tracking number. I did and it only made it worse.
Haha i did that for my last one and it definitely did make it worse. Glad to hear you like the kit though
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Very good. A week isn't bad. I figure only 3 or 4 sleepless nights. You'll be fine. congrats on the new tubs.
 

zephead19

Senior Member
Very good. A week isn't bad. I figure only 3 or 4 sleepless nights. You'll be fine. congrats on the new tubs.
Thank you alot for the kind words. I know I am going to love the new drums. At least the sleepless nights are the weekend so I can sleep in in the morning ;)
 

Drumsword

Pioneer Member
I have the same kit, Is the best sounding kit I've ever owned. We reocrded with it last year and the engineer spent 5 minutes getting it tweaked on the sound board as opposed to 45 minutes with the studio set. They sing quite nicely.
 

zephead19

Senior Member
Wow it seeems like everyday I hear someone else who loves these kits! Thanks for the kind words guys
 

drumr0

Silver Member
I don't own one, but I recommended a Catalina for a fellow who was new to the drums. I helped him assemble and tune his new drums, and even with the stock heads I was pleasantly surprised how good they sound and easy they were to tune. I had them tuned up in no time. I spent just about as much time tuning whole kit versus my 10" tom on my DW's. I haven't heard one of these kits with aftermarket heads, but I'm sure they sound better than with the stock heads.

You made a wise purchase. I would own one of these in a heartbeat if I ever needed another kit.
 

zephead19

Senior Member
I don't own one, but I recommended a Catalina for a fellow who was new to the drums. I helped him assemble and tune his new drums, and even with the stock heads I was pleasantly surprised how good they sound and easy they were to tune. I had them tuned up in no time. I spent just about as much time tuning whole kit versus my 10" tom on my DW's. I haven't heard one of these kits with aftermarket heads, but I'm sure they sound better than with the stock heads.

You made a wise purchase. I would own one of these in a heartbeat if I ever needed another kit.
Thanks, that it tunes up quickly solves most of the problems I had with my old kit not being able to tune almost at all! Thanks for the helpful words.
 

zephead19

Senior Member
Thanks Yamahammer! I will definitely post pics when they come in and I get them all set up. The cherry red should look pretty cool. I also cant wait until they come out with that 8" tom more publicly with it on the website if you know what I mean. Thanks again!
 

pearlygates

Gold Member
^^^I started a thread a few weeks ago titled Catalina maple owners rejoice. Gretsch has a PN for the 8" tom. It's official!
 

Drumrunner

Senior Member
That new black color is really sweet too. I saw it on the renowns first but it looked better on the catalina due to the black hardware.
 
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