Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:59 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:17 PM
That being said, the Brooklyns sure do look nice.
Edited by Doof, 06 September 2012 - 03:18 PM.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:16 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:28 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:22 PM
I have two kits right now, but only want one due to lack of space. My other one is up for sale on here.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:28 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:51 PM
For these reasons it doesn't really seem that upgrading is such a great move. If on the other hand you're looking for something different with different sizes, tone, etc then you need to figure out what that is and then shop with a more specific lens. Of course, there's nothing wrong with having a few different kits to rotate or to store at have set up locations... then there's no reason to necessarily get radically different style of kits. If this is the case then get keep the Renouns, get the Brooklyns and then you'll really know the differences!
Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:04 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:05 PM
Edited by B.A.Baracus, 07 September 2012 - 07:14 AM.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:52 PM
If you see an upgrade in quality, it's all the mental "made in USA" thing. Renown's are *very* nicely made, great sounding drums. I've owned an RB kit, and currently playing a stop sign kit, and my Renown's compared well, or better then either of them. That said, I'd buy the RB's back in an instant. Just Mucho Mojo. *But, I've been eyeing Renown ads lately. Just need a 12/14/20... l.jpg 199.06KB 23 downloads
well they aren't similar...there's an upgrade of quality, but if straight shelled maple kits are your thing then you might actually prefer the renowns.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:26 AM
The Renowns are said to be the best bang for the buck out there.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:28 AM
The biggest problem I have with the Brooklyns is the deep bass drums. Not so bad on the 18, but that's the only one that I could use. The rims feel a bit different but you may not notice that much.
chop those suckers...after agonizing for a year on the first one...it only hurts once.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:58 AM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:59 AM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:08 AM
I own a Renown kit and love them and enjoy the sound. The Brooklyn series is very nice and I would think that the die cast hoops vs the double flanged 302 hoops would make more difference in the sound than the shell construction. I would also look at the New Classic's, about the same price as the Brooklyn's although made overseas. Just Drums on line has killer pricing on Gretsch. Here is a video comparing the NC's to the Gretsch USA series that may be of interest.
That's a great video. Thanks!
My brother has a sweet New Classic.
My main hang up is the Made is USA thing.
My Renown is top quality though. It's really nice.
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