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    Quote Originally Posted by HBdrummer View Post
    Nice Gretschs kona!! -HB
    I bet they thunder!! 30deg or 45 deg edges?? Love my mahogany drums!!
    The standard 30 deg. edges.

    Yes - they do thunder! I was just playing them a few minutes ago. I'm using the Vic Firth Birch Tala Wands (Steve Smith) - they have a very nice feel and bring a full mellow sound out of the toms especially - I'm liking it lots. I've only had them a week and I'm hooked.
    Gary

    I pretty much like all drums....
    Gretsch being the drums of my choice since 1969

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    Hello! I've been away too long. Dropped fb 3 wks ago... don't miss it
    Good to be back here.
    This 74 Gretsch 4108 aluminum shelled snare is a good one. I use it with my 68 Sunset Satin Flame 20 12 16 set. My wife found it in a pawn shop. Called me to say there's a Gretsch snare here with a square badge... $75cdn.
    I was thinking Catalina but still a good buy. Boy was I surprised to see the SSB. The S/N puts it at 1974.20210309_165054.jpg20210309_164820.jpg20210309_164850.jpg
    Last edited by kona; 03-10-2021 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Add a photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by kona View Post
    Hello! I've been away too long. Dropped fb 3 wks ago... don't miss it
    Good to be back here.
    Welcome back Kona. Great find!
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    Hello Kona...………….nice find on the SSB snare...………...and surprising finding this old thread.
    I custom-ordered and received my SSB shells in 1977.
    Still playing them exclusively...…....awesome drums get better with age.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
    (What Else Would I Ever Need ?)


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    One of my kits is a 2000's Gretsch Catalina Ash. I bought it off Craigslist as a "beater" kit and it was pretty beat up. I tried to refinish it but ultimately decided to wrap it and it became too pretty to be a beater. It's now my main gigging kit for one of my bands which plays a lot of outdoor gigs. I've gotten many compliments on the sound of it. I've had my friend a drum builder cut the kick down to a 14" depth and recut the edges on all the drums and now it sounds better than ever and is nice and compact as well.
    10KickAfter2.jpg14RackAfter1.jpg14RackAfter1.jpg

    Acoustic Kits:
    DW Design 6 pc
    Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 pc
    Tama Superstar 5 pc
    Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 pc

    Slingerland 7 pc

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


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


    Hardware:
    Tama and DW

    Cymbals:
    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Microphones:
    Miktek, Audix and Shure

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    I have had Renown and New Classic sets in the past and extensively played a friend's 1970's USA Customs. All had their unique strengths but the USA Customs are special. Currently, I have a Catalina Mahogany bop set that I use for jazz combo jamming. I prefer the hardware on my Yamaha Recording Custom set, but Gretsch hardware has improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boka View Post
    I have had Renown and New Classic sets in the past and extensively played a friend's 1970's USA Customs. All had their unique strengths but the USA Customs are special. Currently, I have a Catalina Mahogany bop set that I use for jazz combo jamming. I prefer the hardware on my Yamaha Recording Custom set, but Gretsch hardware has improved.
    I use different hardware than the main brand too. Some guys think it's sacrilegious. Ha-ha!
    - Tom

    Everyone loves FREE... like this free drum forum. But like your car and even your drums, they require upkeep and maintenance and that requires money.

    Will you consider Shopping at Drum Bum to help support this forum?

    Or make a donation here.



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    On behalf of Drum Bum, thank you for your consideration.


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