Can we just talk Gretsch drums a bit.

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Re: Can we just talk Gretsch drums a bit.

Postby jem » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:45 am

Paul Marangoni wrote:
Odd-Arne Oseberg wrote:
So I guess 14" is classic, but 16" would be more versatile.

Not at all. The only benefit to the 16" depth is the ability to position the tom mount on the bass drum further away from the batter side. When it comes to sound and feel, 14" is what you want.

The real issue is the 18" bass drum itself. They're not for everyone. 20" is usually a better choice (also in a 14" depth).

Yes, good comments, agree. If you do all kinds of music, acoustic, jazz, pop, go for a 20x14. An 18" is "different", try a 16" tom as a kick to get a feel for it. 20x14 is my "to go" kick.

(Then there are players like Gadd that uses the same 22" for everything, as Vinnie, most of the time)
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Re: Can we just talk Gretsch drums a bit.

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:12 am

I'm getting them all. Just not all at once. 18 first for the small bop kit, 22 to complete the fusion 6-piece like the Catalina I have and then a 20.

I play 20s all the time at work, but 18s are usually when I go get lessons from some jazz cat. That's what they all play.
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Re: Can we just talk Gretsch drums a bit.

Postby percusski » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:49 am

What do you Gretsch aficionados make if the early 2000s Broadkaster kits with jasper shells and gunmetal hardware?

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