Paul Marangoni wrote:
Odd-Arne Oseberg wrote:
In any case, it's an obvious warranty thing.
Right. You wait four or five months and receive that. Then you send it in for warranty replacement and get another one just as bad (or worse).
At that point I would expect heads to roll, a full refund, and a perfect drum sent overnight by courier.
I could get a 12,14,18 from Thomann pretty quickly. They have the Antique Pearl in stock. It sort of looks like they're discontinuing the finish, but when I wrote Thomann, probably about 6 months ago, they said add ons should be no problem. I dunno.
Not sure if I want a snare. Not that there can't be issues with the other drums.
I understand you're not a fan of Gretsch QC or their hardware, it's just how you get that sound. I've never really wanted any other drums. I don't care and it shouldn't be that way, but it also brings a bit of credibility in certain environments.
It will be about 3 months, so there's always possible I changen my mind and get the USAs, or half of them, first. Never got to my bank as I had the flu, but I'll have a bit of a talk with them when I go home next weekend. Even if i borrow just a little bit it's way cheaper than using credit. 6 month wait for the USAs, though. Wait a couple of months to order and I won't have to borrow anything. There's is the case of wanting to spend a bit before New Years, so I can write of taxes for my own business.