Classy Looking KitI am new to this forum!
Here is my Gretsch New Classic:
With my Pearl Firecracker:
It came with those Evans heads but I have since put a Remo Powerstroke 3 on the bass drum, a set of smooth Emporers on the toms (Evans G1 underneath) and a Coated Emporer on the snare. Sounds so good!
The cymbals are:
16" A Custom projection
15" A Custom
10" A Custom splash
13" A Mastersound hihats
20" K Heavy ride
The hardware is all DW 9000 apart from the pedals which are 5000s.
I currently have my eyes on a 13x7 New Classic snare in Nitron Glass to match the kit but I'm not sure I can afford more drum stuff.
Rick - any concerns with the ride mount directly into the shell? I've been contemplating all the options for ride mounts - most likely the INDE using the existing lug holes, but the weight/stress worries me........2022 Gretsch USA Custom 20/12/14 with Gretsch Broadkaster 5.5” snare in matching Caribbean Twilight satin finish . My all time favourite finish from any company . I ordered these in August 2021 and they arrived in April 2022 .
I had the bass drum tom mount installed from the factory , no suspension bands - tom mount is affixed directly to the shell . I also had the Pratt Muffler and bass drum cymbal mount included in my order . This is the 8th Gretsch kit I have owned and best one yet . My favourite drum set these days and my last brand new kit purchase . View attachment 121186View attachment 121187View attachment 121188View attachment 121189View attachment 121190View attachment 121191View attachment 121192View attachment 121193View attachment 121194View attachment 121195
Awesome - thanks my friend, convinced me to pull the trigger.None whatsoever , I have ha d a few kits with ride cymbal mounts on the bass drum and this Gretsch model is the best and most secure I have ever owned . No regrets at all making Thai decision . I use a 22” ride cymbal on this cymbal arm . There is no wobble at all so very little shell stress .
Saw that yesterday. The pinstripes de-Gretsched the sound and did nothing for me. But that finish! And I love Steve's enthusiasm for how the original owner spec'd the hardware. The railmounts complete that finish and totally kill, even on a "rock" kit.fella over VDF owned these;
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Do you still have the engraved 135th Anniv. snare DJLD?Saw that yesterday. The pinstripes de-Gretsched the sound and did nothing for me. But that finish! And I love Steve's enthusiasm for how the original owner spec'd the hardware. The railmounts complete that finish and totally kill, even on a "rock" kit.
Where did you find a 24,12,14 ? Steve Jordan sell you a kit ?After having my Round Badge kit (Name Band .... 20, 13, 16) for quite a few years ...... finally, my way, came a 24x14 Stop Sign Badge bass drum and a 12x8 rack and 14x14 floor. So, now, I pair them 20, 12, 14 (seems more right) and 24, 13, 16.View attachment 124733View attachment 124734
Actually from two separate sellers. The 24x14 was part of a kit, on sale locally, and on eBay. Had concert rack toms and an 18" floor tom (double headed). Then Paul "Jamo" made the seller an offer he couldn't refuse (he needed the floor tom, for his collection) ...... seller busted up the set ..... and that freed up the bass drum for me to buy (as an orphan).Where did you find a 24,12,14 ? Steve Jordan sell you a kit ?