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Old 07-10-2014, 01:55 PM
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Thank you Mista Admin aka G´DAD :D lol

Not expensive, but therefore very very cool... great style, my one and only Gretsch, perhaps not a "real Gretsch"...because, not US-Made... nevertheless I´m lucky with it...
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:12 AM
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LOVED my Cat Birch! Until I discovered they were stolen over a year and a half ago.
They were taken to killerusedgear.com in North Hollywood, CA, then sold for cash to a guy named Eddie for his son. That's all I know. Notice, there is a distinct scuff mark next to the floor tom badge...
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:30 AM
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Anyone have 302 hoops? I have a couple Gretsch kits with normal diecast hoops but was wondering what these might sound like.

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:04 PM
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Anyone have 302 hoops? I have a couple Gretsch kits with normal diecast hoops but was wondering what these might sound like.

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The previous owner of my Espresso Burst USA Custom ordered the kit from Steve Maxwell's with the 302 hoops on them. I really disliked the sound of the USA Custom toms with these heads on them. I much preferred the focus afforded these drums with the diecast hoops. I am not a fan of thicker triple flange hoops generally. I prefer thinner 1.6 mm triple flange hoops or diecast hoops on toms. 1.6 mm on toms with reinforcing rings and diecast on shells without reinforcing rings. The one exception is my Yamaha Club Custom kit that has no re-rings and 1.6mm triple flange hoops. These drums just sing with this combination of shell material (Kapur) bearing edge and the lightweight hoops.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:59 PM
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Anyone have 302 hoops? I have a couple Gretsch kits with normal diecast hoops but was wondering what these might sound like.

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Manny
I have 302 hoops on my Brooklyn

I dig them

you would really have to have the drums right next to each other to tell the difference ... but the 302 allows slightly more resonance and overtones but doesn't sound any less focussed to me than my USA Custom
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:48 PM
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I have 302 hoops on my Brooklyn

I dig them

you would really have to have the drums right next to each other to tell the difference ... but the 302 allows slightly more resonance and overtones but doesn't sound any less focussed to me than my USA Custom
I share the same opinion.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:57 PM
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My COB Gretsch Brooklyn Snare has 302 hoops.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:04 AM
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I have the era correct hoops for my 50's 3ply shells but I put 302's on the toms for a change. I can say - on my drums - they're not much difference than the die-cast. I think the reason being is they're very rigid hoops.....like a heavy 'Stickchopper' holding that head in place SOLID all around the shell. I like em.

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Old 07-29-2014, 06:16 AM
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You guys have seen my refinished round badge kit. Here is my 100% original in Champagne sparkle kit.



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Old 07-29-2014, 06:50 AM
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Airborne! Nice to see these drums here! So darn gorgeous.....way better in person too! Congratulations.

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Old 08-04-2014, 06:26 AM
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Airborne! Nice to see these drums here! So darn gorgeous.....way better in person too! Congratulations.

Gary
Thanks Gary! I will be selling my re wrap. I just bought a sweet Rogers kit so I need to make room. So soon my collection will only be made of 100% factory drums which I dig.


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Old 09-15-2014, 05:00 AM
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Been drumming for about a year now, my Gretsch Energy kit is my first and only. Not the best but certainly not the worst by any means. It's got a great 22" kick! I've added to it a Ludwig 1974 Acrolite 14x4.5 snare, Ludwig Accent 10x8 rack tom, and a Ludwig Rocker 16x16 floor tom that I got for free off a buddy (not pictured is the Gretsch 12x8 rack tom, Gretsch 14x5.5 and Mapex 13x3.5 steel piccolo snare). I'm rocking some Zildjian ZHT cymbals and one A custom 16" fast crash. I've got it all on my Gibraltar rack. Trying to work a lot to save up, and hopefully join a band so that I can get money from gigs, because I would love to get some Zildjian K's.

I got all this down in my makeshift drum room in my basement. Which is basically just a small "room" cornered off by moving blankets, with carpet covered wood panes and a mattress in the corner. It's ghetto but it works for the most part.

I also got this sweet Sabian cymbal display rack off craigslist for only $50! Don't have the cymbals to fill it yet, but there is always time for that! You can never have enough cymbals!

I also can't wait to get my Pork Pie silver sparkle/zebra top round drum throne!
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:03 PM
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Hey guys! I have 3 NEW (vintage) Gretsch kits. Here is my champagne sparkle progressive jazz kit.



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Old 10-01-2014, 04:53 AM
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1960's Gretsch bop kit! 12 14 18 with 14" snare.

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