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Old 11-26-2012, 07:43 PM
gwm gwm is offline
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Rock solid! That's a beautiful kit and love the BD head. Bet they sound amazing. Congrats.

Gary
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:23 PM
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Once again, beautiful.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:55 PM
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Yeah, that is a beautiful set.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:30 AM
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Man, how do you always get such mighty cool drums?

Congratulations!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: 1961 Gretsch Round Badge

You did it again!!
Mighty fine looking drums

I never seem to get my drums as clean as yours...
Maybe i do have to pay you a visit some day
I could use some tips on a royal star kit that needs some TLC...

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:04 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again...Stedi strikes again!!! Beautiful set, my friend.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:10 AM
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Default Re: 1961 Gretsch Round Badge

NICE kit! Love the logo!

I'm with you on the Aquarian Vintage heads. I have a set of the American Vintage heads on my late 50s Slingerland kit and they sound great. I put a set of the Modern Vintage heads - which yours appears to be, judging by the diamond logo - on a DW kit I had a couple years ago and they sounded great.

Again, AWESOME kit!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:30 AM
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Excellent! And, as always, the flooring and background are just too cool!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:12 AM
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Thanks Folks,

I probably would have never found the funds to get my hands on this set.

Over here, Gretsch drums are scarse and very often go for top €.

As mentioned before, it came in my possession by trading a Ludwig set. I wasn't to impressed with the '66 Super Classic and the other guy didn't really dig this Gretsch.

Odd as to my ears, this Gretsch sounds a million times better,... I guess taste and sound are subjective.

The BD heads are indeed the Modern Vintage ones.
The toms have still the Vintage A's on them but I'll definitely try the Aquarians on them.

Those big Pearl rubber feet do look ugly but boy do they make a difference.

The entire set is tuned up high and although the sizes are bigger than a Bop Kit, it's remarkably easy it is to get that typical Jazzy Gretsch sound everybody loves,...
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