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I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 11, 2007 11:11PM
I'm very happy.

Let me mention again that this is a Gretsch Renown Maple. Muscians friend had a pricing error that brought it down to $500(from a sale price of $1600(from a msrp of $2800)).

I called them up and they honored the mistake.



A week or so later, I finally got all of my hardware in.
I'm very very happy.






Sorry for the bad Merge. I should have taken better source pictures but my camera ran out of batteries.



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Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: July 11, 2007 11:22PM
So what are you driving now-a-days to fit all of that into? smiling smiley CONGRATS! Beautiful color.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 11, 2007 11:47PM
Er. Still don't have a car.


Even then, I'm not transporting this beauty any time soon.


It's even more beautiful in person.



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Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 11, 2007 11:49PM
I want to know about the SWEET CASIO peeking into the shot!



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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 11, 2007 11:50PM
That's awesome. I haven't ever seen a set in that color before, very nice.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 11, 2007 11:52PM
It's actually an old Yamaha.



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Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 12, 2007 12:14AM
drum set, car, G5, MBP, man -- do your parents need another kid?

i dont eat much and clean up after myself =)





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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 12, 2007 12:16AM
I don't have a car.
I don't have a MacBook Pro.



_______________________________________________________________
Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 12, 2007 12:33AM
The first drumset my parents bought for me was $400 for a used 4 piece Slingerland. So $500 for a new kit is insane, probably didn't include any hardware but still.

Over the years I added a 3rd and 4th tom so now it's really a 6 -piece (counting the snare and bass drums).

Here's a pic of it from '03-


That's my friend on the bass. I added a real cymbal stand since then for the crash, but everything else is about the same.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 12, 2007 12:45AM
Nice.

Yea, it was shells, but it all turned out great.

The $500 price tag was $200 less than the base price for the Gretsch Catalina Maples.



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Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 12, 2007 04:28AM
What do you guys DO with drums?
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: Cap'n Rusty
Date: July 12, 2007 05:41AM
Congrats, Chip. I can't believe they actually honored the price. Lucky you!


Now go practice your rudiiments!!!

smiling smiley
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: Mike V
Date: July 12, 2007 06:53AM
Very, very nice kit.



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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: spacescape
Date: July 12, 2007 07:42AM
Guitar Center has Ruined the USED resale. However, prices are so affordable you can afford to take a loss on your used equipment. Too bad everyone that works on our guitar center isn't very customer ordinated and act like they are "ROCK STARS" and shouldn't me bothered. smiling smiley

Back in 1993 I bought a Pearl Masters Custom... I'll clean it and get some nice photos before I dismantle it to make room. I am moving my computer room / studio to the basement and don't have room for everything. sad smiley I might need to get some "normal" stands to hold the toms (everything is on a rack) and downsize the set so I have "SOMETHING" to practice on... However, I haven't had much time over the last 3-4 years to play so maybe it's best to put them away.

Very nice set. Did you ever take lessons or practice your rudiments?

Bill
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: July 12, 2007 08:17AM
flam-tap-ratamaque
rough-rough-ratamaque
double-pair-a-@#$%&
pair-a-@#$%&

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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 12, 2007 08:36AM
Sorry you have to go down to stands. As you can see, I'm mounting everything off stands and I'm not too thrilled about it. It's a little shaky.



_______________________________________________________________
Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: July 12, 2007 08:41AM
Couldn't you have at least removed that obscene toe from the stitch?? Like I want to see THAT in the morning??
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 12, 2007 08:44AM
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Jp!
What do you guys DO with drums?

why, annoy the neighbors, of course

drum sets are even better in apartments on the top floor.





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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: billb
Date: July 12, 2007 10:44AM
Mom and Dad will be finding you your first apartment by the end of the week.
:-)
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 12, 2007 12:23PM
Oh, this is my second drumset. They know.



_______________________________________________________________
Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: loveshine
Date: July 12, 2007 04:31PM
That looks beautiful, how do you like the sound? How is the hardware?

Did anyone else try to buy one and have any luck?


I tried to buy one for my kid that evening and I got such a run around and finally they said they wouldn't do it.

I wrote a letter to the corporate office that I mailed just today.

I'll post back what happens but I wasn't expecting much from the many phone calls and e-mails that took place already.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 12, 2007 06:08PM
The sound is fantastic. I absolutely love it. So rich, and warm, yet punchy.

The bass drum is very nice.


With all of the hardware, it's cool. The bass pedal is fantastic, the Hi-Hat stand is a large step up and feels very nice. Even my hats sound better.


The mounting I'm not too keen on. I'll be getting a rack soon as everything still wobbles a bit and I'm not too sure about the 12 inch Tom.


Even my $30 Paiste doesn't sound too bad.



_______________________________________________________________
Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 17, 2007 03:32AM
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Jp!
What do you guys DO with drums?

I play them in a band. We've been together for about 10 years now, play shows about once a month or so depending on the time of year.

It is worth noting that much of the sound from a drum is actually the result of what heads are on them. I was just reviewing this site- [home.earthlink.net] that gives extensive instruction / opinion on how to tune a drum and how different heads can affect the sound. Of course an inferior quality drum shell will be the root of many problems so it's good to have a strong starting point to work with.
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Re: I finally got all of the stuff in for my new Drumset! Bandwith Warning
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 17, 2007 05:22AM
I thought it was a hobby, but I wondered if you drummed along to the radio, or tried to make up your own drum music or something.

My sis's husband and son are drummers and have a set in their house, too.
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Help ASAP! re :Drumset! What else do we need?
Posted by: loveshine
Date: July 17, 2007 01:23PM
They received my letter. I think they are going to honor my order that didn't go through.

What else would you recommend for the set?

Thanks!
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