Show us your Four Piece Kits.

WhoIsTony?

Member
Been a while since I posted pics in this thread so I figured I would post my 3 Gretsch bop kits. All three are different, all three are identifiably Gretsch.

By the way, for anyone that may read this and care, I hear the New Classics are being discontinued. Only unofficial but seeing some of the steep discounts that some places are offering, I'm thinking there may be an element of truth to it.

USA Customs...

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New Classics...

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Brooklyns....

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wow ....Charlies Angels....uh ...I mean ....Daves Angels

beautiful girls there brother....your kits make me want to sit behind them

you and I together have one hell of a Gretsch collection

I know we've all seen these.......but you gave me the urge to post one of my darker skinned mommys

:)

 

dmacc_2

Well-known member
wow ....Charlies Angels....uh ...I mean ....Daves Angels

beautiful girls there brother....your kits make me want to sit behind them

you and I together have one hell of a Gretsch collection

I know we've all seen these.......but you gave me the urge to post one of my darker skinned mommys

:)

Indeed we do! You have a real RB kit which I'll admire until the day I die.

The finish on your Brooklyn set is simply amazing. Your collection - I have no doubt - are relishing their new home.
 

Captain Bash

Silver Member
My Noonan Stave Kit

Here is a pick of my stave kit, maple 22, 16, 13 as it was when I picked it up from Mr Gary Noonan (UK drum builder) it's - few years old now and has done numerous gigs and recordings. This is a fantastic sounding kit that has a massive dynamic range (unlike ply kits which tend to have just one or two sweet tune spots). Anyway these drums are great.
 
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v.zarate

Gold Member
Not great. Quickly swapped them for coated vintage ambassadors on top and clear ambassadors on bottom. Made a world of difference.
yea the ones on the kit the dude bought sounded like bad. i guess it wasnt just those on that specific kit
 

thesdx

Junior Member
Here are some pics of my 1978 Yamaha 9000 series kit (pre Recording Custom). Shells are 100% birch with a very warm vintage tone.







Kit in the last two pics is the setup I've been messing around with lately:
14x22 bass drum, 10x12 tom, 14x16 floor, 6x14 Pearl brass shell snare, 13" Matador timbale

Cymbals are all Paiste:
14" 2002 "Black Label" Sound Edge Hats, 18" Signature Full Crash, 6" 2002 Accent, 6" Sound Formula Splash, 10" Signature Splash, 20" Alpha Dry Ride, 18" PST5 China, 16" Twenty Prototype Thin China
 

Yerffej

Junior Member
Hey everybody, this is my first post on Drummerworld! Here is my Tama Silverstar in hairline black. Had it for a few months, and it's been a great kit. Possibly the best part is that I got the kit, a hi-hat stand, boom stand, regular cymbal stand, and cymbals (hats, crash, ride, broken splash) all for $400!! Such a deal. While the B8's are far from the best, they'll do for now, and I'm hoping to upgrade the cymbals soon enough.
 

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Retrovertigo

Senior Member
These are from a tour this past summer. drums are Taye Studio Maple that I stripped and painted. It's 12,16,22 and a 14x7 snare that I really love. The cymbals are 14" New Beats, 18" A Custom and 21" Sweet Ride. Not my favorite cymbal setup but it worked well for this band.
 

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Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Here's my current drum room just after Christmas:


In the back is my classic maple Ludwigs in blue/olive oyster: 9x13/16x16/14x24 with a 1978 6.5x14 Supraphonic and in the foreground are the new Breakbeats in white sparkle: 7x10/13x13/14x16 and 5x14 snare. I might get a 13" snare for the Breakbeats though.

Picked up the maples in November, and got the Breakbeats yesterday.
 

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alparrott

Platinum Member
Here's my current drum room just after Christmas:


In the back is my classic maple Ludwigs in blue/olive oyster: 9x13/16x16/14x24 with a 1978 6.5x14 Supraphonic and in the foreground are the new Breakbeats in white sparkle: 7x10/13x13/14x16 and 5x14 snare. I might get a 13" snare for the Breakbeats though.

Picked up the maples in November, and got the Breakbeats yesterday.
Now that I can see the picture more clearly -- that BD mount on the Breakbeats is massive! Looks way out of kilter on that small a drum. How's the sound?
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Now that I can see the picture more clearly -- that BD mount on the Breakbeats is massive! Looks way out of kilter on that small a drum. How's the sound?
I don't think the mount has any affect at all on that small of a drum. I get a nice thump out of it with the stock heads. I took the tom mount and tom off of it and gave it a tuning and the drum sounded the same with or without the tom mounted. I figure for a majority of things I'll use the kit for, I won't be using the tom mount anyway, and maybe just mount a cymbal there. But the entire kit behaves nicely - it was easy to get a nice sound out of it in minutes. The only thing I've done is replace the snare batter head with an ambassador coated. I might replace all the heads, but I think I want wood hoops on the bass drum since the bass drum riser has a bit of a hard time being in the channeled metal hoops.

But I did a test on getting the kit into my truck cab (Ford F-150 without the x-tra cab) and I can stack the bass drum and snare on the passenger seat, stick the other two toms behind me along with the hardware and cymbals. It fits!
 

AirborneSFC

Gold Member
My 60's Rogers Holiday (Buddy Rich Celebrity Model)



All original and just need a nice cleaning. Pictured here with just a quick wipe down with guitar polish. I also have a Gretsch Round Badge and Ludwig Club Date (both 60's) I will post later.
 

firesgt911

Senior Member
I always felt like I was trying to play too fast with the extra tom. I'm not sure why. I seem to focus more on accuracy with just four.



Keep it simple, stupid.
 

Dodeska

Senior Member
For practice at home I use my Mapex M Birch in Black Forest Sapphire, in a 22/12/16 combo, along with a 14" BP "Panther" snare & Paiste RUDE cymbals (14 crash, 16 crash, 20 ride) with Alpha 14" hats.

 
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