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    So here's the evolution of this drum kit. Bought a used Gretsch Catalina 4 piece as a beater kit a few years ago. It was in rough shape, with deep scratches in the finish and bass hoops painted an ugly gold. First I rewrapped them myself in Black and Silver sparkle from Jammin Sam. Then Pete from Rukus Drums cut down the kick to 14", cut the edges,sealed the interior and detailed the hardware. Finally Pete cut the edges on the toms, as well as reglued the seams, sealed the interior and installed the tom mount to the shell. The kit looks phenomenal now and sounds better than ever! It has become my main gigging kit due to its compact size and punchy sound. I can't say enough about Peter Lazos and his company, Rukus Drums USA. He has done a lot of work for me over the last few months, including building me an unbelievable snare. 1Original1.jpg4Rewrap1.jpg6KickBefore1.jpg11Kickafter3.jpg14RackAfter1.jpg

    DW Design Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage Tama Superstar Gretsch Catalina Ash Slingerland

    Yamaha DTX532k Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad Roland PD-85 and KD9 pads (x3) Alessis Sample Pad

    Tama SLP Black Brass snare Tama SLP G Maple snare Rukus Santos/Bubinga/Poplar/Wenge snare

    Tama and DW hardware

    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Miktek, Audix and Shure Mics

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    Very, Very cool.

    Great choice of finish, too!
    Signature here

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    I have just done one also Great fun to do & I don't care for it in the slightest

    DEC2DC0D-9EB6-45AF-9F10-FBC1BFEF5A74 by Kevin Frost, on Flickr
    The Varukers.

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    Looks awesome man!
    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch MBX 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 White Mist 14x6.5 Masters Studio Birch Snare
    Zildjian 14" New Beats, Sabian 22" AA Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash
    Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

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