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Old 04-04-2013, 08:43 PM
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took a ride over to Steve Maxwells and picked up my Brooklyn bop kit that had just arrived from the Gretsch factory.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:42 PM
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Love everything about those kits.......right down to the round badge.

Enjoy!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:47 PM
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nice! great finish on it. those kits just look so damn classy.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:27 PM
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I've been waiting for this post for a while..... I'll bet they are every bit as fabulous to play as they look!

Congratulations Anthony. May they provide you a lifetime of musical happiness.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:43 PM
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I like how the cymbals go together with the kit, they kinda look like they belong there.

Very nice indeed!
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:01 PM
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Those are for sure Gretschtastic. Congrats.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:03 PM
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Nice looking Gretsch goodness Anthony. Congrats!
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:35 PM
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Hey congratulations Anthony. So what are we up to, 3 Gretsch kits now? Do you own any other brands? I'm guessing no.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:46 PM
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thanks guys

uncle Lar ......4 Gretsch kits

1966 Champagne sparkle RB - 12/14/ 20/5.5x14

New Classic Merlot Sparkle - 10/12/14/20

(you can kinda see those two in the background )

Catalina Club Marine Pearl - 12/14/18/5.5x14

Brooklyn Satin Mahogany - 12/14/18/5.5x14

and a bunch of random Gretsch snare drums

the only functioning drum I own that is not Gretsch is my 90s Ludwig BB 6.5x14 snare drum that I use with the New Classic and on some rock/blues gigs with the Cat.......amazing sounding snare drum

I actually also have a 1965 Slingerland kit that is sitting in my basement halfway refinished ......I'll get around to finishing it one day

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:55 PM
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Very nice Anthony! Now get them out of the house and on to a stage ;)
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:01 AM
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Very nice Anthony! Now get them out of the house and on to a stage ;)
they will be on two stages tomorrow night...one in Jersey and one in Brooklyn ......if this Brooklyn spot has a stage.....sort of an underground spoken word/ poetry/ DJ/jazz warehouse gig that starts at 1 AM and ends at 5 AM

they are always fun
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:10 AM
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thanks guys

uncle Lar ......4 Gretsch kits

1966 Champagne sparkle RB - 12/14/ 20/5.5x14

New Classic Merlot Sparkle - 10/12/14/20

(you can kinda see those two in the background )

Catalina Club Marine Pearl - 12/14/18/5.5x14

Brooklyn Satin Mahogany - 12/14/18/5.5x14

and a bunch of random Gretsch snare drums

the only functioning drum I own that is not Gretsch is my 90s Ludwig BB 6.5x14 snare drum that I use with the New Classic and on some rock/blues gigs with the Cat.......amazing sounding snare drum

I actually also have a 1965 Slingerland kit that is sitting in my basement halfway refinished ......I'll get around to finishing it one day
You need a Renown 57 bop kit to round out your collection. :)
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:29 AM
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Anthony...Damn man I admire your conviction. Not just talking about the Gretsch thing, I mean with your whole approach to what you do. You really come across as the real deal, the genuine article, the real McCoy, dyed in the wool, give em hell Harry, all go no stop type of guy. Conviction. That's what I'm talking about. Not saying we always agree, but it's great to know that there are passionate guys like you out there.

When you are gigging, what name do you actually use? What do they call you? Anthony? Tony? Something else?
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:34 AM
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Anthony...Damn man I admire your conviction. Not just talking about the Gretsch thing, I mean with your whole approach to what you do. You really come across as the real deal, the genuine article, the real McCoy, dyed in the wool, give em hell Harry, all go no stop type of guy. Conviction. That's what I'm talking about. Not saying we always agree, but it's great to know that there are passionate guys like you out there.

When you are gigging, what name do you actually use? What do they call you? Anthony? Tony? Something else?
ha ...you're funny guy uncle Lar

not sure what you mean by what they call me when I'm gigging......but everyone calls me Anthony....or Ant

I admire your passion and fire as well my man....your conviction inspires me
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:37 AM
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they will be on two stages tomorrow night...one in Jersey and one in Brooklyn ......if this Brooklyn spot has a stage.....sort of an underground spoken word/ poetry/ DJ/jazz warehouse gig that starts at 1 AM and ends at 5 AM

they are always fun
Must be alot of bongos at that gig too then ;)
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:39 AM
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Oh Yea, I like it. Beautiful finish.
I have been meaning to visit Steve's Manhattan store for a while now.
I may go for a Ludwig custom Legacy kit.
I have been hot for a classically built Ludwig kit ever since I got my Club Date SE last year.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:54 AM
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Mmmmmm, that's a lovely kit. I'd love to hear 'em sing.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:09 AM
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That looks like a classy, comfortable to play setup. I like it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:25 AM
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Beautiful kit, Anthony! Stunning, really.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:34 AM
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It just looks "right". Congratulations - liking the finish :)
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:40 AM
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Just realized the bottom tom heads don't have die cast hoops. I can't think of one good reason why you would need die casts on the bottom anyway. You are using a bass drum riser I take it? I can't see it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:49 AM
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Just realized the bottom tom heads don't have die cast hoops. I can't think of one good reason why you would need die casts on the bottom anyway. You are using a bass drum riser I take it? I can't see it.

they are 302 hoops top and bottom ....what you are seeing in the close up that looks like die cast is the tom mount

...and yes I put a riser on....I like a riser on an 18
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:56 AM
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Oh my bad I mistook the rims mount for part of the hoop. Oops!
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:37 AM
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Nice!!

I love my Luddies but that is one beautiful kit.

Congrats.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:41 AM
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took a ride over to Steve Maxwells and picked up my Brooklyn bop kit that had just arrived from the Gretsch factory.
here are a few pics
Another on the pining for list. I bet they sound amazing.

Congrats.....
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:32 AM
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Ants, beauty, man! Congratulations! May you get many years of enjoyment from those drums. Until I get my own....

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:57 PM
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Beautiful, Ant.
Nice color choice, they will only get better with age like a fine wine.
I'm also going to join the Brooklyn club in a few months...

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:45 PM
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thank you gentlemen

I got her out on 2 gigs last night and it was an absolute pleasure

extremely simple set up and break down

I rushed from a gig in NJ where I was playing straight ahead jazz to a gig in Brooklyn playing some jungle/drum n bass some more free jazz and some hip hop .......with zero bumps in the road and the new kit sounded amazing the whole way

I could not be more happy with the sound, construction, and overall feel of the kit

she will be my primary kit for everything but rock gigs.......and if had the patience or desire to retune her to play rock gigs I would use her for them as well......but I'll chose to keep her tuned where she is right now which is basically a jazz tuning

@ Neal - you will be very pleased with your Brooklyn kit ....these drums are top notch

...and I'm in no way paid to say that :)
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:24 PM
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:03 AM
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Seriously good looking tubs. These kits are on my short list of ones I need to own one day.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:58 PM
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Thats a sweet kit. Exactly what I'd go for.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:04 PM
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Gorgeous drums! I'm ordering myself a set any day to replace my Catalina Club's. I'll be going for the 18x14 undrilled though. Further down the line may add an optional 10x7" tom too. Had a big toss up between this Satin Mahogany finish or the Cream Oyster which is also incredible looking! Swayed slightly towards the mahogany though on the grounds that it won't only be used for jazz though. Mostly, but not exclusively. Thought if I use it as a smaller kit for something more like some acoustic pop, the grain finish wouldn't look out of place in that way. I'll always drool over the Cream Oyster though! Like you, I also have a New Classic - mine is in Vintage Glass. Adore that kit, have it tuned more traditionally, just to sound like a drum should, then the Brooklyn's will be more jazz. Very excited for their arrival!
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:16 PM
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took a ride over to Steve Maxwells and picked up my Brooklyn bop kit that had just arrived from the Gretsch factory.
here are a few pics




Insanely jealous over here.

Beauty tubs.
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Now THAT is a beautiful kit! I'm very jealous right now haha

Enjoy 'em!
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:15 PM
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Just ordered a set of these myself! There's a bit of a wait though - the EU suppliers had no sock left of these Cream Oysters, but plenty of the Satin Mahogany apparently! I thought for my preference they are pretty enough to warrant waiting 3 months haha! Hope you're enjoying yours - can't wait to get my hands on mine!!
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