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Old 04-05-2009, 08:56 PM
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[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!



















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Old 04-05-2009, 08:58 PM
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I envy you bro!!!
that set is a beauty!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:00 PM
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Thanks man I appreciate it.

I like your setup too.
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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.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:02 PM
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Thanks man I appreciate it.

I like your setup too.
even still I'd kill for something like yours! haha
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:06 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.
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...?
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:13 PM
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Yeah, that's what I was referring to. Thanks!

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:17 PM
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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.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:41 PM
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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.
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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!
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Old 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.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:07 AM
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Beautiful! I'd love to take mine outside for a photoshoot one day.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:30 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.
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.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:46 PM
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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.
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Old 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?
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Old 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!
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Wow! What a Beautiful Set indeed...

I'm a Ludwig fan/user, but YOUR Renown's in Autumn Burst
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Old 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!
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:23 AM
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Hey everybody this is my first post! Nice looking Gretsch there! One question though what mount is your splash on?
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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.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:24 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!

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Thanks man, yeah Gretsch grew on me after I did a lot of research on the net.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:27 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.
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...

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Wow, that's like the perfect way of explaining why I drove so far to my non-drumming friends. Very well-spoken! :)
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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!
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beautiful :) :) really amazing finish, and aaalso coool cymbal set up :)
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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!
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i am liking the chettah print in your bass drum!


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Old 04-11-2009, 10:28 PM
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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.

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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!
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!

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Old 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!





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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 ;)
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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!
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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...
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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 ;)
Yes, and yes. : )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiE6Cm9gaeI
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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!
Thanks! I've been looking here and there for a matching 16" tom, but no luck yet. I'll keep you guys updated.

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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...
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!

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Your kit is amazing !!!

I love your cymbal set-up just amazing, amazing, amazing !!!
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Nice Job Dalton...Cool vid!
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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.

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Hey, you listed your kit for sale on ebay????? Don't do it man!
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eBay.??? No. Tell me it isn't so!!!!
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