I've played both and they are both beautiful. It comes down to the sound you want.Well I have a USA custom right now...but I have the opportunity to sell it for the same price and make a little money if I switch to a Yamaha custom. Plus I want a 20 bass drum not an 18 because I'm not just playing jazz. Any advice on this?
They are different animals. Grestch uses heavy die-cast hoops, so the sound is drier, and a bit more focused. Yamahas use nice sturdy hoops, too, but not as heavy as Gretsch's, so the sound is more open.Whats the sounds difference in the two? Does is just come down to preference?