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    So keep your eyes out on this post, I may be bringing home my dream kit today. Going to see it this afternoon and if everything is as good as it looks, I will be bringing it home. I would sell my Pearl Master Studio birch kit as I just don't have room for 3 kits and my son loves his Yamaha kit. Will post an update after I get home. One hint, drop G.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    now I gotta know.....
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 69 Snare drums and growing!

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    USA Customs.jpgGretsch Floor1.jpgGretsch Floor2.jpgGretsch Snare.jpgGretschBass.jpg
    2010 Gretsch USA Custom in Rosewood. 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 snare and a Gibraltar rack.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    oh man... that is dreamy! love that wood finish and the diecast hoops!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 69 Snare drums and growing!

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    So I haven't had too much time on them, but man do they sound nice. Warm, round sound. Not as much attack as the Pearls (makes sense as the bearing edges are 30 degrees vs 45). Really digging them so far.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    What's not to like? Absolutely gorgeous!! What did you get them for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    What's not to like? Absolutely gorgeous!! What did you get them for?
    All shells and the rack for $2200. That is as low as I had ever seen a 6 piece USA Custom.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    Let's see it all setup!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 69 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Let's see it all setup!
    Gretsch Kit 1.jpgGretsch Kit 2.jpgGretsch Kit 3.jpg

    May still tweak the setup as this is my first rack experience and also the first time I have played a 2 up 2 down.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    That drop G badge had a limited era..........1981 ?
    I have a friend in Texas that has a SSB kit in Rosewood Gloss..........really pretty.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
    (What Else Would I Ever Need ?)


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    That was what I thought too, but apparently they re-issued it and it was in circulation through 2013.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldeEnglishD View Post
    That was what I thought too, but apparently they re-issued it and it was in circulation through 2013.
    Makes sense.
    The Gretsch website doesn't mention the reissue in their badge history, but I've heard about this before.
    In addition, those tom mounts certainly don't jive with 1981.
    You are going to love this USA kit.......welcome to the family.
    I've been loving/playing mine since I custom-ordered it in 1977..........it just gets better with age.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
    (What Else Would I Ever Need ?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Makes sense.
    The Gretsch website doesn't mention the reissue in their badge history, but I've heard about this before.
    In addition, those tom mounts certainly don't jive with 1981.
    You are going to love this USA kit.......welcome to the family.
    I've been loving/playing mine since I custom-ordered it in 1977..........it just gets better with age.
    I do love the tone of these drums. Still in the honeymoon phase but I think she might be a forever kind of girl lol.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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    That is a stunner for sure!

    Congratulations!

    I used to own a 1981 "Drop-G Badge" kit. In early 2009 I contacted Gretsch about making a 14" floor tom to match my kit. When they heard that it was a Drop-G kit, Paul Cooper told me that they were coming out with a new version of that badge later in the year. "Did I want one on my new floor tom?" The edited version of my reply was, "Yes!"

    As I recall, the new (and current) "Round Badge" was showed up in the spring of 2013 with the "Earn your badge!" ad campaign.

    I sold my 1981 kit to a friend a few years back. (I owned several other Gretsch kits at the time.) Two years ago he was going through some tough financial times and needed to sell the kit. I bought it back from him, but never picked it up. He'll pay me back some day when he can.

    In any case, here is a photo of it with the 14" floor tom with the newer badge.

    1981 Gretsch Drop-G.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer5359 View Post
    That is a stunner for sure!

    Congratulations!

    I used to own a 1981 "Drop-G Badge" kit. In early 2009 I contacted Gretsch about making a 14" floor tom to match my kit. When they heard that it was a Drop-G kit, Paul Cooper told me that they were coming out with a new version of that badge later in the year. "Did I want one on my new floor tom?" The edited version of my reply was, "Yes!"

    As I recall, the new (and current) "Round Badge" was showed up in the spring of 2013 with the "Earn your badge!" ad campaign.

    I sold my 1981 kit to a friend a few years back. (I owned several other Gretsch kits at the time.) Two years ago he was going through some tough financial times and needed to sell the kit. I bought it back from him, but never picked it up. He'll pay me back some day when he can.

    In any case, here is a photo of it with the 14" floor tom with the newer badge.

    1981 Gretsch Drop-G.jpg
    That is awesome! Gorgeous kit. My son asked if he could claim the Pearl Masters kit as his, so of course I said yes. His Yamaha kit is now stacked/stored and the Pearls are set up for him.
    Gretsch USA Custom 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 14x5.5 Rosewood Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch (MBX) 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16, 14x6.5 in White Mist. Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17" Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

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