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    Richie, how deep is the 14" tom? I've got a 14x11 hanging tom with my Starclassic kit and it's dynamite. I can't get the 16" to sound anywhere near as good as the 14" does.

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    Rich........................just FYI :

    Today I found a set of DW Collector shells for sale -- 6 pieces -- 3-up, 2-hanging (8-10-12-14-16-22), no snare.

    Exotic finish is called Twisted European Walnut but construction is noted as Maple/Mahogany..............satin chrome hardware.

    Described as MINT condition and built in 2014.

    Asking $6,500.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Yow!! That's a lot of coin. Make's Rich's deal look that much better. That's more than twice the price.
    Proudly playing:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Rich........................just FYI :

    Today I found a set of DW Collector shells for sale -- 6 pieces -- 3-up, 2-hanging (8-10-12-14-16-22), no snare.

    Exotic finish is called Twisted European Walnut but construction is noted as Maple/Mahogany..............satin chrome hardware.

    Described as MINT condition and built in 2014.

    Asking $6,500.
    The 2014 price at 35% off retail would have been $7732. I don't know...is $1200 off of a $7.7K kit enough of a 'deal' to make it worth it? My last DW kit I got at about 42% off retail, so that would have made that kit about $6,900 new...so, only $400 off?

    By the way, Ricardo, I'm sure you're aware that DW can put any kind of exotic wood on any kind of shell construction. So, they can put that twisted walnut over maple-mahogany, or over straight maple or birch or cherry...or even over their new oak or cherry-mahogany shells...
    Last edited by cabasner; 05-06-2016 at 08:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny G View Post
    Yow!! That's a lot of coin. Make's Rich's deal look that much better. That's more than twice the price.
    Exactly my intent (in case it wasn't clear).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabasner View Post
    The 2014 price at 35% off retail would have been $7732. I don't know...is $1200 off of a $7.7K kit enough of a 'deal' to make it worth it? My last DW kit I got at about 42% off retail, so that would have made that kit about $6,900 new...so, only $400 off?
    Agreed..................I can remember even back 35 years ago...............60% of catalog price is the norm in the music instrument business.
    I suspect the dealer gets the product at 50% and tries his best to sell as many kits as possible.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Late8, I have been away for awhile..while I agree you should make it happen..I am more concerned over your health issue..what is going on?
    Enjoy the Music!

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    21" K Hybrid custom ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyM View Post
    Late8, I have been away for awhile..while I agree you should make it happen..I am more concerned over your health issue..what is going on?
    Hey MartyM, try this:


    http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...ues-34700.html
    Signature here

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    thanks Bish for the link..sorry to hear about Late8..but..holding out for miracles
    .
    Enjoy the Music!

    HOOKED ON VINTAGE ROGERS

    12 tom times 3
    13 tom times 3
    16 floor tom times 3
    22 BD times 2
    24 BD 1
    Dyna-sonic snare 1976
    Dyna-sonic snare 1969
    24 x 12 Djembe

    21" K Hybrid custom ride
    21" Avedis ride
    18" A Custom Zildjian fast crash
    17" A Custom Zildjian med crash
    15" A Custom Zildjian Reso hats
    10" A Custom fast splash
    18" A Custom China
    LP Cowbell baby..always more cowbell

    Member of "PHROGGES AQUARIAN ARMY"
    The Zildjian League

    Drum Chat's Record for Most Users Online
    BE COUNTED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    Dang, I wished you hadn't sold off that Gretsch renown kit. I would have given you more.


    And congrats on the new kit. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person!
    Thanks man...I was holding on to the '57 for you but when you posted the thread showing your new Roland ekit and gave the reasons why you went that way (noise etc.), I figured you had good reasons for going that route.

    Quote Originally Posted by noreastbob View Post
    Congrats Rich and welcome to the dw club. My Exotic Collectors 14" FT sounds amazing but the 16" is incredible! It sounds like an 18". Mine are 2011 so they're SSC of course.
    Something to seriously consider.
    Thanks bob! I'll look into getting a price from my local music store!!

    Quote Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
    Richie, how deep is the 14" tom? I've got a 14x11 hanging tom with my Starclassic kit and it's dynamite. I can't get the 16" to sound anywhere near as good as the 14" does.
    Mark, it's 11x14". I may just stick with the hanging 14" for now. Sometimes a 16"x16" floor tom holds nothing but my stick bag but I will miss that "bottom" end!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Rich........................just FYI :

    Today I found a set of DW Collector shells for sale -- 6 pieces -- 3-up, 2-hanging (8-10-12-14-16-22), no snare.

    Exotic finish is called Twisted European Walnut but construction is noted as Maple/Mahogany..............satin chrome hardware.

    Described as MINT condition and built in 2014.

    Asking $6,500.
    Thanks Ricky! Yes, I saw the same one posted (pic below). I like the rack tom lay out and the use of the DW9000 tom stand holding the ride. I like everything about this kit except the Aquarian red cymbal springs. Looks like this guy went "all out" with all DW9000 hardware and some Meinl cymbals with a few Zildjian splash cymbals.



    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny G View Post
    Yow!! That's a lot of coin. Make's Rich's deal look that much better. That's more than twice the price.
    I got a long way to go man! This guys kit is pretty "decked out".



    Quote Originally Posted by cabasner View Post
    The 2014 price at 35% off retail would have been $7732. I don't know...is $1200 off of a $7.7K kit enough of a 'deal' to make it worth it? My last DW kit I got at about 42% off retail, so that would have made that kit about $6,900 new...so, only $400 off?

    By the way, Ricardo, I'm sure you're aware that DW can put any kind of exotic wood on any kind of shell construction. So, they can put that twisted walnut over maple-mahogany, or over straight maple or birch or cherry...or even over their new oak or cherry-mahogany shells...
    Thanks for chiming in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Exactly my intent (in case it wasn't clear).
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Agreed..................I can remember even back 35 years ago...............60% of catalog price is the norm in the music instrument business.
    I suspect the dealer gets the product at 50% and tries his best to sell as many kits as possible.
    Good point Ricky!

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyM View Post
    Late8, I have been away for awhile..while I agree you should make it happen..I am more concerned over your health issue..what is going on?
    I blew out my C7 disk causing right arm and right shoulder pain. DR's want to do surgery, I said "no way"!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MartyM View Post
    thanks Bish for the link..sorry to hear about Late8..but..holding out for miracles
    .
    Thanks Marty!
    Last edited by late8; 05-10-2016 at 04:36 PM.

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    take care dude..and that DW!!! totally awesome.
    Enjoy the Music!

    HOOKED ON VINTAGE ROGERS

    12 tom times 3
    13 tom times 3
    16 floor tom times 3
    22 BD times 2
    24 BD 1
    Dyna-sonic snare 1976
    Dyna-sonic snare 1969
    24 x 12 Djembe

    21" K Hybrid custom ride
    21" Avedis ride
    18" A Custom Zildjian fast crash
    17" A Custom Zildjian med crash
    15" A Custom Zildjian Reso hats
    10" A Custom fast splash
    18" A Custom China
    LP Cowbell baby..always more cowbell

    Member of "PHROGGES AQUARIAN ARMY"
    The Zildjian League

    Drum Chat's Record for Most Users Online
    BE COUNTED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyM View Post
    take care dude..and that DW!!! totally awesome.
    Thanks MartyM...don't be a stranger!!

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