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NDD - Gretsch Catalina Jazz

 
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Nick
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: NDD - Gretsch Catalina Jazz Reply with quote

So our drummer quit a couple weeks ago, following me kicking our other guitarist. Seems impossible in my town to find a drummer for anything other than metal/punk/classic rock when you need one so I went out and bought my own kit to mess around with in the meantime.

I used to want the full size Gretsch Catalina, but because I wanted a smaller drum footprint in our practice space and something easier to transport I had my sights set on something smaller. Got the shell pack on clearance for $399 (from $679), some entry/mid grade cymbals and hardware about doubled the cost. I haven't been this satisfied with a new gear purchase in quite some time, this was exactly what I needed-I don't feel like I overspent or comprised at all.

This kit feels so alive in comparison to my old drummer's huge Mapex with 5 year old heads...it might also be that the size is better suited for me because I have a much easier time doing fills. Pics in a minute.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Damn, I just realized this thread should have probably been in the musical miscellany section. Mods, move as you see fit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm.

Time do slap down some LCD Soundsystem beats?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did they use a kit similar to this? I do dig them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno about what brands he used, but the set up is almost exact to how he often had his.

Snare directly under him like yours.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've come very close to buying that shell pack a number of times to replace my brokeass ddrums, others from the Catalina series too... there always seems to be one Catalina kit deeply discounted at any given time of year. Ultimately I always end up deciding I don't deserve them at my skill level for both playing and recording drums.

Congrats Nick, they're sexy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn that champagne sparkle looks sharp!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharp lookin kit there!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
Damn that champagne sparkle looks sharp!


I'm very happy with the color....I was looking at the same kit in flat natural maple finish at another shop-the drum guy there was rude and condescending, as if it was paining him to have a conversation about drums with a non-drummer. It was also $25 more there. Kind of sucks because I've given that store a lot of my business over the years. Completely different experience at Guitar Center oddly enough.
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