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Drumprof

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You need to do it Grunters Dad.
I don’t even really know you.....but that kit is totally you!
It would be a nice compliment to your Renown’s.
 

IBitePrettyHard

Senior Member
Beautiful. Saw that on Gretsch FB page. That's a stay at home kit right there. I can't imagine gigging that in a bar. That's my only beef with satin finishes. They look great but not real practical.
What do you mean by not practical? As in satin is not as dent resistant as a wrap?
 

T_Weaves

Silver Member
What do you mean by not practical? As in satin is not as dent resistant as a wrap?
Satin finishes are more susceptible to scratches and abrasions than either wraps or high gloss lacquer finishes. I don't about know about dents. Are you hitting them with a hammer or tossing them around? For example, Sonor's satin vintage onyx finish has two coats of lacquer on it. Their high gloss kits have five coats of same lacquer.
 

IBitePrettyHard

Senior Member
Satin finishes are more susceptible to scratches and abrasions than either wraps or high gloss lacquer finishes. I don't about know about dents. Are you hitting them with a hammer or tossing them around? For example, Sonor's satin vintage onyx finish has two coats of lacquer on it. Their high gloss kits have five coats of same lacquer.
My old Tama Rockstar Custom kit has a glossy finish that's a huge magnet for nicks and dings, it's ridiculous. I guess it just depends on the lacquer and the number of coats.

I've always assumed that satin is less prone to nicks and dings because of this.
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
These are my 1972 Gretsch USA's, in a gloss finish. I think you guys are really splitting hairs about finish care and such. They're drums. You play 'em. Try to take care of them the best you can, but I think with even the slightest amount of care, you'll be able to keep them looking like new for a long time.

I know it's easy to freak out about taking care of your instrument and making sure it's protected at all times, but I would think that mentality would eventually lead you to not playing them as often as you should. I say, satin finish, gloss finish, wrap....it doesn't matter. Get the one you like, and make sure you're out there playing them! For as long as I've played, only once did I ever have a big heavy biker guy literally lose his balance and fall on top of my kit. I've never been in a situation where people are throwing things at the band, and in most instances, people are very cool when they get near the musicians.

Just have proper bags or cases when you transport and don't let your drunk friends help you out. You're drums will be fine. Today I had a crazy three-year-old run through my house and bang on all my drums. The mortified parent apologized so much it was embarrassing. I told her it's ok. That's what they're for.
 

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