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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    Think I'm just having bad luck and getting all the problems stacked one on top of the other. It'll get sorted eventually I'm sure. :) It is really hard to imagine how they could drill a drum wrong these days and then it also makes it past quality control!
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    Apparently there was a flood at the German distribution warehouse. Yes, I went through the order in the shop.
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    The nightmare is the seemingly never ending saga that this has become, it was meant as hyperbole, not literally, that's why I put an exclamation mark after it. All I want is the drum I ordered to match my kit 18 months ago. As I said, I have never ordered a drum before and never expected it to...
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    Keep calm people, it'll get sorted, not worth people falling out over. :) The real shame here is that my original kit is great and I really wanted to buy into that great Gretsch sound.
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    They've said they will replace it and that they have found out what the problem is and put it right (presumably there must be other drums made with this defect?), said I should report it to the dealer, which I had already done the week before, and that they would give me a delivery date, but I...
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    Still waiting for them to replace it, Gretsch have said they will, but I haven't heard anything from the shop yet!
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    Favorite drum hardware.

    In the 90s Ludwig hardware was exactly the same as Gibraltar, I've got a stool and snare stand, only difference was the wing bolts. In the 60s all the major American drum companies had their hardware made by W&A. I use mainly Tama Classic stands at the moment, which are a more or less exact copy...
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    Official Gretsch Drums Thread

    Some of you might have seen my post about the problems I'm having with my Broadkaster snare. This is my first experience of Gretsch and ordering a drum from a music shop, I've always used second hand or vintage Premier or Ludwig before, and I just wondered if anyone else has had any similar...
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    Haha. From my experience they don't do anything promptly.
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    So, I've emailed Gretsch and the shop where I ordered the drum and I will keep you posted.
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    No.
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    Maybe I'm not supposed to have a Gretsch snare, maybe my old Supra is putting the fluence on it!!! ;-)
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    It is, thanks.
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    It's a touring theatre show over here in the UK, I'm the drummer, I use my own kit. :-)
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    Gretsch Broadkaster snare mare!

    It's a real shame, I got it when I got in the official Sun Records touring show cos all the Sun drummers used Gretsch, like you say it's the heritage. The drum sounds good and the rest of the kit is great, but it's not right. You could be right, but it's only a standard vintage build snare, I...
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