Hey thanks man!! I'm a little in love haha.Congratulations that's a Classy Kit sound's great too, loved the video.
Love the rig man - that's a nice set of Sabians dude! If you're even in NM - swing on by and take mine for a spin!Very comfortable. HHX Evolution series. 14” hats, 17,18 and 19” crashes, 21” ride and 18” Ozone. A few more in a bag, but that’s the main setup. 17 and ozone stay home unless needed.
That looks nice. What head is it?Finally got the new head on!!
I was concerned with how it would sound - but I'm not sure what the physics are (more mass = lower fundamental tone?) but it sound like absolute thunder.
We are temporarily set up at our bass players album until we leave to record and this replaced this little cheapy set and the whole band was absolutely freaking out about the bass drum sound (And look haha).
BEAUTIFULL KIT!!,ENJOY EVERY HIT!! I guess good old GRETSCH is still got it !!!Hey folks,
Hope you are all well, safe and healthy.
My Grestch Brooklyn kit has arrived and it's wonderful.
It's a 22",10",12",16" set up - I'll likely add a 14" floor and a 8" rack tom and get an 18" kick just for versatility since this kind of an end-game kit.
I change the normal RIMS style mount for their lug attached GTS mount for a couple of reasons: Aesthetics - on a black kit that HUGE piece of chrome was distracting to me and 2. tom positioning - the lug mounts let me get the drums just a littleeee closer. I really love the lug suspension mounts! Big thanks again to the forum for this recommendation.
I went with EC2 SSTs on tom and G1s on bottom for the time being - they sound amazing. Warm, richy and punchy with some nice attack from the clear heads. They tuned up in an instant - all the edges were great - no quality issues or anything. On the kick I have an EMAD with the small ring and for the time being I moved the power stroke that it came with to the front while I get my real front head painted - cut a small hole in the PS too. It's sound DEEP and Punchy and fat....what a KICK.
I have it paired with the USA Bronze snare and it sound amazing - I put an Evans HD Dry on it and it's one of the better snare sounds I've ever had. Rich, and deep with a lot of tone and response. I'll likely change the huge stock snare with a Canopus 16 strand vintage snare - but for now it's all great.
Haven't recorded with it yet - but even on an iPhone video - the tones coming from this kit are insane.
The finish is Satin Black Metallic - it's rich and deep and has an almost gun metal grey tone to it in the light - everyone wants to touch it haha.
Awesome kit - can't recommend it enough!!
Interestingly - I was comparing it to the Renowns I used to have and these really are a lot richer and warmer sounding with the exact same head combination. I didn't suspect there would be that much difference - but there really is.
It's the stock head that shipped with the kit - I did attach a couple sections of the thicker ring from an EMAD on the top and bottom of the head to tone it down a bit - so between that and the paint - it's absolutely insane. I'm debating picking up a Subkick or moonmic before we head into the studio at the end of the month to try and help capture that low end - totally punches you in the gut.That looks nice. What head is it?
They're better than ever!! Thank you!!BEAUTIFULL KIT!!,ENJOY EVERY HIT!! I guess good old GRETSCH is still got it !!!
Love that tune - The Japanese House is great. The video had a ton of view and it's ok but not like break the internet good - but I realized it was because the lead singer of the band liked it - so IG's algorithm decided to run with it haha.Cool song and drums cut through nicely. How are they mic'd?
Makes me really rethink the EAD thing again. If I had a 2U/1D set in standard configuration, I think it would have been a no brainer. The EAD didn't much like my 2nd FT or ride over the kick at all. Rack tom head also sat below the traditional config, so you couldn't hear it either. In your set up, it does a great job...exactly as advertised.EAD10 on the 1985 setting.
I can see the second floor tom being a problem - the right side snare came in a little lighter than the rest of this kit - it just so happened to work on this tune - but it was certainly quiter than my primary snare. I haven't had an issue with the ride in a 4 piece or a 5 piece set up - but that device certainly has specs where it works perfect in and specs where it starts to come up short.Makes me really rethink the EAD thing again. If I had a 2U/1D set in standard configuration, I think it would have been a no brainer. The EAD didn't much like my 2nd FT or ride over the kick at all. Rack tom head also sat below the traditional config, so you couldn't hear it either. In your set up, it does a great job...exactly as advertised.