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Old 03-29-2012, 07:44 AM   #1
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Finally - my Gretsch maple renown ARRIVED!

Here she is – the most beautiful kit I’ve ever owned. Can’t wait to let fly on her this weekend.

Gretsch maple renown in satin black finish
10” x 5” timbale (cut down pearl forum tom)
13” x 9” tom
16” x 16” tom
24” x 16” bass
14” x 6.5” steel free floating snare
14” x 5” maple and zebrano free floating snare (not pictured) alternative
14” x 5” brass free floating snare (not pictured) alternative
10” cowbell

Droooool

ps: the last pic is the kids kit - daddy doesn't just spoil himself.





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Old 03-29-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Gretsch has always made sexy drums. Always some of my favorites!
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Looks awesome! I'm digging the 2002's.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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played her for the first time last night. er...is it wrong to fall in love with an inanimate object?
The toms are so clean and warm but not lacking in projection. i used no mufling on them at all. unmiced they filled the club with punch.

but the bass drum ...hmmmmmm mmm. with such a large vellum i was able to tune quite high without losing bottom end. no hole in the front and just some felt strips and one small pillow to stop feedback from close micing. she has incredible volume - even when the mic fader was bumped down accidentaly in the second set - she still cut through. phat and wet but with a little hum of warmth after the initial attack. the perfect all round rock bass drum sound.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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24x16 bass will do that. My drum teacher's set that I play on has one of those, its so beefy.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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just finished the front head artwork. what do you think?
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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just finished the front head artwork. what do you think?
I really dig that, did you do it yourself? I've been thinking of doing something on my front head too. What did you use for paint?
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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humbrol gloss black enamel. actually i'm cobling a video together for youtube on how to paint a bass head. should be up soon.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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http://youtu.be/M4lU8MWZjOI

here it is

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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Nice kit....enjoy her!
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:22 PM   #11
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Nice set up man


High class, love the 2002's
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:57 AM   #12
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I always loved Gretsch kits. So much class

Not really a huge fan of black finishes, but that's just taste

Totally loving the kids kit though
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:52 PM   #13
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Gretsch makes the best Keller shelled kits out there. Matte black was a nice choice. The '02's are an excellent compliment as well!

What is that huge black thing on your kick drum batter head?
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:39 AM   #14
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:50 AM   #15
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its my own home made patch- i've been doing this for years. its a recangle of old front bass head secured in place with duct tape.

i've never broken of even dented a batter bass head and i kick hard and use wooden or plastic beaters.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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Seems like that would dampen the head a lot more then a kick patch. Particularly considering most batter heads come with the patches now...
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:22 PM   #17
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Seems like that would kill the tone of the head, particularly being so huge. Kick patches are cheap, small and come with most batter heads now a days as is.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #18
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it doesn't do much to the sustain - besides i have a felt strip and a small pillow in there. if anything it adds a bit of needed attack to what is already a very resonant drum
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:47 PM   #19
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i had to interview a new engineer for my studio today so i took the opportunity to have him record my kit. we only had an hour window (between clients) to set up tune up mic up and go. but here is what she sounds like.
ps: we used a simple glyn john mic set up. i think he did a good job under pressure so i will hire him.
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That's just killer man, love it, congrats
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