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Dalton M 04-05-2009 08:56 PM

Gretsch Renown Maple in Autumn Burst
 
[EDIT]: Gig pics up post 29!

Hi all.

I'm really excited to say that I've got my kit set up perfectly for me now. If you view my recent posts, I have been whining about tone and set up, and how I was having problems with these things, but I think I've finally got the kit right where I want it; physically and sonically.

The heads are Evans G2 coated over Evans G1 clear with 3 exceptions:
- 8" is G1 coated over G1 clear
- 10" is G2 over Clear Ambassador (because Sam Ash ran out of 10" G1s),
- Snare is ST Dry over the stock DW head (which needs a changing pretty badly).

I found this kit on craigslist for only the shells and a snare stand (no snare drum included) for $785, but I had to drive about 4 hours to get it. I'm still happy with my decision though!

Drum Specs:
- 20x22 virgin bass drum
- 7x8 tom
- 8x10 tom
- 9x12 tom
- 14x14 floor tom
- 5x14 DW Collector's Series Black over Brass Snare Drum
- 5x13 Tama Stagestar Snare (nice aux snare)

Cymbal Specs:
- 8" K splash
- 14" K/A hi hats
- 16" Medium Thin crash
- 17" K Custom Hybrid crash
- 19" K Custom Hybrid crash
- 20" A Medium ride
- 18" B8 Pro China

Anyway, here are the pics, taken right before I packed them up to play a show later that day. It was so nice outside, and I wanted to see how the finish would look in proper light. I'll have some gig pics up later too. Enjoy!

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple9.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple7.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple3.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple1.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple5.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple8.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple2.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple4.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...nownMaple6.jpg

:D

HeadRush 04-05-2009 08:58 PM

Re: Gretsch Renown Maple in Autumn Burst
 
I envy you bro!!!
that set is a beauty!

Dalton M 04-05-2009 09:00 PM

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Thanks man I appreciate it.

I like your setup too.

GRUNTERSDAD 04-05-2009 09:01 PM

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For a four hour drive you did very well. Like my Cherry Burst set, the deals are out there if you just look and be patient. I drove an hour and a half waited an hour then drove an hour and a half back. Anyway, they look great and you will be happy for a long time. Good deal.
Nice Mustang too.

HeadRush 04-05-2009 09:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalton M (Post 560688)
Thanks man I appreciate it.

I like your setup too.

even still I'd kill for something like yours! haha

Dalton M 04-05-2009 09:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 560690)
For a four hour drive you did very well. Like my Cherry Burst set, the deals are out there if you just look and be patient. I drove an hour and a half waited an hour then drove an hour and a half back. Anyway, they look great and you will be happy for a long time. Good deal.
Nice Mustang too.

Thanks man. I'm finding myself in the "I need a 16" tom now" phase too, but I'm not gonna rush anything. Haha, and yeah, the Mustang is my dad's, but maybe I'll inherit it eventually...?

GRUNTERSDAD 04-05-2009 09:08 PM

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If you saw my post I bought a 16 x 16 Catalina Club from eBay. The color is too close to notice. I'll keep my eyes open for you.

drumac 04-05-2009 09:12 PM

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Great looking kit! I use the same heads on mine. I think they work the best.
Congrats.

Dalton M 04-05-2009 09:13 PM

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Yeah, that's what I was referring to. Thanks!

[EDIT]: @ gruntersdad

Dalton M 04-05-2009 09:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drumac (Post 560697)
Great looking kit! I use the same heads on mine. I think they work the best.
Congrats.

I know. I haven't had time to experiment with many different heads, but I really like the tone I'm getting out of them.

Man I really love your finish. Those metallic flakes look really cool under lights. I played that configuration in a studio once, and it sounded great too.

drumac 04-05-2009 09:41 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalton M (Post 560700)
I know. I haven't had time to experiment with many different heads, but I really like the tone I'm getting out of them.

Man I really love your finish. Those metallic flakes look really cool under lights. I played that configuration in a studio once, and it sounded great too.

Thanks man. I tried a few different combos on my renowns, and the g2 over g1 combo pretty much owned. Again congrats.

eddiehimself 04-06-2009 12:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalton M (Post 560694)
Thanks man. I'm finding myself in the "I need a 16" tom now" phase too, but I'm not gonna rush anything. Haha, and yeah, the Mustang is my dad's, but maybe I'll inherit it eventually...?

Yeah i was looking at that car too, a lot of people have them in the states (that was sort of the original point of the car) but today here in the UK i saw one of these driving past us in the street and we were just like "whoa! Look at that!"

The kit looks masterful, like the leapord pillow as well. I used to have a lion king pillow in my kick!

Dalton M 04-06-2009 04:34 AM

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Yeah, here in the US a Mustang is pretty much almost a common-sight. The Mini Cooper population seems to be growing though. Man I love those cars haha. And it's actually a giraffe pillow, but same thing.

Thanks.

My mom is obsessed with giraffes, and that pillow is a perfect bass pillow, so I am now using it.

razorx 04-06-2009 05:07 AM

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Beautiful! I'd love to take mine outside for a photoshoot one day.

eddiehimself 04-06-2009 10:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalton M (Post 560858)
Yeah, here in the US a Mustang is pretty much almost a common-sight. The Mini Cooper population seems to be growing though. Man I love those cars haha. And it's actually a giraffe pillow, but same thing.

It's quite funny actually how the cooper isn't actually a highly produced model of the mini, but it's the one everybody automatically thinks of, especially with the flag on the roof. I saw an old mini the other day too, you'd be surprised how little you actually see the old ones these days. It's sad really because the new ones are plentiful but they're made by BMW, the british car industry has pretty much died apart from some little shed builders. We make great cars but we just can't seem to run a good auto making business.

Dalton M 04-06-2009 01:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by razorx (Post 560866)
Beautiful! I'd love to take mine outside for a photoshoot one day.

Yeah man. Thanks. You'd be surprised what being outside will do to your kit. It really makes it come alive.

zephead19 04-06-2009 11:32 PM

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Hey everybody this is my first post! Nice looking Gretsch there! One question though what mount is your splash on?
Thanks,
James

805Drummer 04-07-2009 12:14 AM

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$785??? Not only did you get a deal, but a stunning kit! That fourth photo is PERFECT, what a nice kit...not only that, but amazing cymbals too!

Chazz 04-07-2009 12:20 AM

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Wow! What a Beautiful Set indeed...

I'm a Ludwig fan/user, but YOUR Renown's in Autumn Burst
sure Looks Awesome ...Congrats on your new kit!

Best,
Chazz

jer 04-07-2009 12:32 AM

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The smile on your face says it all.

Nice looking kit there, for sure.

I'm also a member of the "I drove a really long way to get my drums" club. 4 hours there and 4 hours back. Well worth it when you get something that will bring you a lifetime of happiness!

Dalton M 04-07-2009 04:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zephead19 (Post 561165)
Hey everybody this is my first post! Nice looking Gretsch there! One question though what mount is your splash on?
Thanks,
James

The splash is mounted on the cymbal stand holding the 16" A crash.

Thanks!

[EDIT]: ...I think that clarifies your question... hmmm. I don't remember what brand the mount is if that's what you were asking.

Dalton M 04-07-2009 04:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chazz (Post 561179)
Wow! What a Beautiful Set indeed...

I'm a Ludwig fan/user, but YOUR Renown's in Autumn Burst
sure Looks Awesome ...Congrats on your new kit!

Best,
Chazz

Thanks man, yeah Gretsch grew on me after I did a lot of research on the net.

Dalton M 04-07-2009 04:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jer (Post 561183)
The smile on your face says it all.

Nice looking kit there, for sure.

I'm also a member of the "I drove a really long way to get my drums" club. 4 hours there and 4 hours back.

Yeah. I had had the kit for about 3 weeks, but having it where I wanted it really put the smile on my face.

Yep. That was my trip too: 4 hours from basically Charlotte to Knoxville and 4 hours back. ...man...

Quote:

Originally Posted by jer (Post 561183)
Well worth it when you get something that will bring you a lifetime of happiness!

Wow, that's like the perfect way of explaining why I drove so far to my non-drumming friends. Very well-spoken! :)

zephead19 04-07-2009 08:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalton M (Post 561288)
The splash is mounted on the cymbal stand holding the 16" A crash.

Thanks!

[EDIT]: ...I think that clarifies your question... hmmm. I don't remember what brand the mount is if that's what you were asking.

Thats alright i have been looking for a cymbal mount just like that though that is why I asked

Thanks anyway!

radeq 04-07-2009 10:15 PM

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beautiful :) :) really amazing finish, and aaalso coool cymbal set up :)

pearlygates 04-10-2009 06:36 AM

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Nice Dalton..very nice! I love Renowns and the finish on your kit is amazing!

I own a Renown Purewood mahogany that is equally as awesome..but I am looking

to add a Renown maple in the future!

BTW, picture #2 is now my desktop backround!..Great set up as well!

elliotdrummer7227 04-10-2009 10:12 AM

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i am liking the chettah print in your bass drum!


moose

Dalton M 04-11-2009 10:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by radeq (Post 561631)
beautiful :) :) really amazing finish, and aaalso coool cymbal set up :)

Thanks! I was torn between the Autumn Burst and the Orange Sparkle finish, but when I found this kit on craigslist, I knew it was the one. I love natural-esque finishes on drums.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yamahammer (Post 562584)
Nice Dalton..very nice! I love Renowns and the finish on your kit is amazing!

I own a Renown Purewood mahogany that is equally as awesome..but I am looking

to add a Renown maple in the future!

BTW, picture #2 is now my desktop backround!..Great set up as well!

Haha awesome! Appreciate the complements. I'll bet that mahogany has such a deep, rich tone. I've never heard one before. Anyway, thanks again!

Quote:

Originally Posted by elliotdrummer7227 (Post 562612)
i am liking the chettah print in your bass drum!


moose

Well, it's giraffe print, but, same thing right? : )

Dalton M 04-11-2009 10:37 PM

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Same setup as my first photos. Just thought you guys should see these in action!

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...ltonM/NWN8.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...ltonM/NWN3.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/v...tonM/NWN10.jpg

eddiehimself 04-12-2009 11:17 AM

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Nice, did you take some stills from a video camera or something? Do you have a video of your band, because maybe some DW users wouldn't mind seeing it ;)

sacco 04-12-2009 12:27 PM

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Just wanted to say nice, nice, nice!

That's the type of set up I really like, and Gretsch is always Gretsch!

By the way: nice cymbal set up too!

pearlygates 04-12-2009 03:55 PM

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I like the versatility of the 6pc. (either 3 up, 1dn or 2up, 2dn.)
I dont have that with my kit, and add toms don't exist! grrrr

I guess there is going to be a Renown Maple in my future...

Dalton M 04-12-2009 08:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 563358)
Nice, did you take some stills from a video camera or something? Do you have a video of your band, because maybe some DW users wouldn't mind seeing it ;)

Yes, and yes. : )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiE6Cm9gaeI

Dalton M 04-12-2009 08:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sacco (Post 563368)
Just wanted to say nice, nice, nice!

That's the type of set up I really like, and Gretsch is always Gretsch!

By the way: nice cymbal set up too!

Thanks! I've been looking here and there for a matching 16" tom, but no luck yet. I'll keep you guys updated.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yamahammer (Post 563407)
I like the versatility of the 6pc. (either 3 up, 1dn or 2up, 2dn.)
I dont have that with my kit, and add toms don't exist! grrrr

I guess there is going to be a Renown Maple in my future...

Haha, well you won't be disappointed, that's for sure.

Hey guys, check out the YouTube video link in my earlier post. It's an edit of a concert by my band, No Week Notice, playing two songs: One to Remember (original), and Are You Gonna be my Girl? (by Jet).

Our myspace is myspace.com/noweeknotice, but our recordings aren't amazing. We should be rerecording soon. I like our concert on YouTube better. Let me know what you guys think!

Thanks

SharkyBait911 04-12-2009 09:30 PM

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Your kit is amazing !!!

I love your cymbal set-up just amazing, amazing, amazing !!!

eddiehimself 04-13-2009 10:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalton M (Post 563516)

haha that's a full on rockumentary! The drumming was pretty cool as well.

pearlygates 04-13-2009 01:01 PM

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Nice Job Dalton...Cool vid!

Dalton M 04-29-2009 05:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 563741)
haha that's a full on rockumentary! The drumming was pretty cool as well.

Haha yeah. I was pretty satisfied with the outcome, but some of the sound was inconsistent.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yamahammer (Post 563757)
Nice Job Dalton...Cool vid!

Thanks!

TFITTING942 06-04-2009 03:45 PM

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Hey, you listed your kit for sale on ebay????? Don't do it man!

GRUNTERSDAD 06-04-2009 05:06 PM

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eBay.??? No. Tell me it isn't so!!!!


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