Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

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Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

Postby chris perra » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:36 am

Is Gibralter hardware compatible with Gretsch Catalina kits?

I accidentally became responsible for fixing the hardware on a house kit for a club I play often.
Looking for what I need Gretsch hardware like a bass drum tom mount holder and a new single post 2 arm tom mount may be expensive and or be a long wait in my location..

Is Gibralter hardware compatible in general?
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Re: Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:11 am

Not an expert, just a fan, but the Gretsch Catalina rod and something like the Gibraltar SC-DP are both 1".

Not sure, but I believe the Gibraltar ones I use for splashes sometimesv are a bit thinner.
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Re: Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

Postby Paul Marangoni » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:07 am

Gibraltar makes stuff that fits all makes. You just need to find the parts that will work for your application.
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Re: Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

Postby chris perra » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:33 pm

The trouble I'm having is that it's a Catalina Birch kit,..which is discontinued..

It's not my kit,. it's at a club,.. I didn't have the opportunity to measure things, I just took photo's. It appears that there are 2 different sizes of tom mounts for Catalina,.. The bass drum tom mount is also not a current gas cap type..

If there's 1 thing I loathe about drum companies is when they change hardware mounts.

It's never as simple as. Oh I need this and that for a Catalina kit.
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Re: Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

Postby Paul Marangoni » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:58 am

I think all those things are fairly standardized, but there are at least two different camps when it comes to sizes. You really need to measure what you need first, otherwise you could potentially be sending things back for the correct size. If you can't measure, contact Gretsch or DW directly and ask them.
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Re: Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:20 am

In any case you could just measure. The company websites generally have the dimensions.
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Re: Hardware Question for Gretsch experts.

Postby chris perra » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:15 pm

I emailed Gibraltar. They haven't gotten back to me yet.

Fortunately my buddy at https://trscustomdrums.com Is the warranty repair guy for Gretsch,.. He has the actual parts.

So all is good.

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