Congratulations on your new kit! I'm curious to know if my predictions about it's sound were close? BTW, two ply tom batter heads with a single ply bass drum batter head makes perfect sense to me
Nope. All of the Purewood series are Purewood. Walnut, Ash, Wenge, all the way throughI admit I do not know much about the Gretsch Wenge kit. I would think it is a standard maple ply shell with a outer ply of Wenge? I can't see Gretsch going all in and having a 100% Wenge shell constructed. anyone know for sure?
The sound of the drums in the second clip is impressive. That's not a sound I would personally go for, but it represents something a lot of players would love to have.The Renown kits are third on the Gretsch pecking order behind the USA Custom and the New Classics. I own a set of Renown and feel you won't be disappointed. The Wenge will have a different sound than my maple but I have not heard them, nor have I heard the Pearls. Check www.musiciansfriend.com and see if they still have the Wenge in their mix.