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    Hey fellas. I've been away from the forums for a while. Due to a divorce, I had to move out of the house about 9 months ago, into an apartment. Now before you go saying "Sorry to hear it", trust me, it's a much better situation now, but thanks anyway. However, being in a 1 bedroom apartment is far from the ideal situation for a drummer! Just before moving into the apartment, I traded my Mapex Meridian kit for an electronic kit, and played that for a little while, but I just couldn't get into the e-kit. So I posted that up for sale as well. Through that sale ad, I met an amazing woman, who is also a drummer. She and I have been dating for a few months now. Being that my lease is going to be up in a couple months, and I'm going to be moving out and renting a house, I've been looking at getting another drum kit. My girlfriend is just as excited to see me start drumming again soon. She's so excited that she just bought me a kit! We found a smoking deal on a 3 piece Gretsch Renown Maple kit. 10, 16 and 22 in Piano Black lacquer finish. It's a beautiful set! Now, I'm basically starting over. I have no cymbals, no hardware, etc. Just the 3 piece set. But it's a hell of a start!!
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    Welcome back! Glad to hear things are getting back on track for you. Of all the situations to meet someone, that’s not one I ever would have suspected...but that’s always how it seems to work. Best of luck in 2019!
    -Brian

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    Thank you! And the same to you!

    Yeah, I totally wasn't expecting to meet such an amazing woman by selling a drum kit, but whatdya know, it happened! LOL
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    I can't hold it back, I gotta brag about my deal!! I got this Gretsch Renown Maple kit, and an almost brand new 20" Zildjian K Ride, for only $500!!! Yeah, I stole it!
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    Man what a great way to start off the New Years!!
    And that for sure is a killer maple kit with great die cast whoops.
    Congratulations on the new G/F and the house.
    12pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (23pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 4pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 50 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Man what a great way to start off the New Years!!
    And that for sure is a killer maple kit with great die cast whoops.
    Congratulations on the new G/F and the house.
    Thanks Spaz! It's good to be back!
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    That's an awesome girlfriend

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    I completely missed the dog in the last pic. He blends right in with the floor and the drums, LOL.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonednaked719 View Post
    That's an awesome girlfriend
    Yes she is!
    Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    I completely missed the dog in the last pic. He blends right in with the floor and the drums, LOL.
    I got the drums to match the dog.
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    What a great start to 2019
    The Varukers.

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    Hey man itís great to have you back here! Glad to hear things are going good now. I just recently went through some heavy BS too. Things really do get better. Beautiful kit btw. Hereís to 2019!
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    Congratulations and welcome to the Gretsch family.
    Renowns are so close to USA shells, nobody knows the difference; and for the price you paid.............wow !
    Six-ply maple and gum with the cast hoops -- great drums.
    Your drums are similar to mine -- I've had these USA shells for 41 years and they keep getting better with age..............

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    Nice! Cool dog. Nice kit. Perfect GF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Congratulations and welcome to the Gretsch family.
    Renowns are so close to USA shells, nobody knows the difference; and for the price you paid.............wow !
    Six-ply maple and gum with the cast hoops -- great drums.
    Your drums are similar to mine -- I've had these USA shells for 41 years and they keep getting better with age..............

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    Thanks Ricardo! That's a beautiful kit!

    I read that the only difference between the Renowns and the USA's are that the Renowns are 7 ply, all maple. There's no gum ply in there. But they use the same hardware as the USA's. And they are made in Taiwan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    Nice! Cool dog. Nice kit. Perfect GF.
    Thanks! And yes, the GF is pretty awesome!
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    Welcome back! Glad to hear you are bouncing back from adversity. Nice kit btw ... that shell pack is a strong foundation for your soon to be new setup. Best of luck!

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    Welcome back dude! Glad to see you went with a Gretsch kit.

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    Thanks guys! Yeah, we just couldn't pass up this deal! We were originally looking at a Catalina set, for 300, but when we saw the Renowns, with a K ride, for 500, we had to jump on it!
    Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam
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    Congrats on the good deal and the nice drums. Gibraltar hardware is what I would look into if I was into your situation. May those drums give you years of musical joy. Peace and goodwill.
    Mark Wellman ><>

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