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    Drum kits that just don't sell

    God they're so ugly.... good point.
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    Gretsch returns with traditional round badge

    That's what I think of when I think of MODERN Gretsch drums. I feel like the Round Badge era Gretsch drums are special. They have something different than todays Gretsch drums. The shells were made by Jasper, not Keller. They are a tad thinner than the modern shells, and they sound warmer. I...
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    DW jazz series

    I have nothing against DW. The sound of their top of the line drums has never been my cup of tea and they are very expensive. For the money, or for far less, I would recommend the real deal: vintage Gretsch or any used (or new) USA customs. After all, as others have stated, they are the model...
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    Any Gretsch Broadkaster players out there?

    Thanks again for the info Tommy. I was in a similar boat with wanting to go back to the shallower bass drum size. I am primarily a jazz player, have been on the local scene in san francisco for close to 15 years. For years I used a 20" bass drum and then the usa maple kit i had had an 18x16 bass...
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    Any Gretsch Broadkaster players out there?

    Very cool
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    Any Gretsch Broadkaster players out there?

    Thanks again Tommy! I wonder, where did you acquire so much inside Gretsch info? Word of mouth? Is there a good online source or book to read? I'm interested. The drums I had were called USA Maples. They were the slightly less expensive custom built drums featuring the classic shells made...
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    Any Gretsch Broadkaster players out there?

    Not quite as expensive as a used set of USA's! In my opinion, yes, they are. I think they are a great value and they sound amazing.
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    Any Gretsch Broadkaster players out there?

    Thanks for the info. I've heard some of those points from another person here, about the reason for the gunmetal, etc. Well, in my opinion, these drums DO sound different than the USA customs I used to have. Just a tad warmer and more resonant. When I took the heads off these Broadkasters, the...
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    Any Gretsch Broadkaster players out there?

    I recently scored this Gretsch Broadkaster bop set and am loving their sound. VERY melodious and resonant. I had a Gretsch kit from the 70's in bigger sizes that I sold (sadly) so I could find something in smaller sizes, (I mostly play jazz). So far, I feel like these drums compare really well...
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    ......... DRUM PORN .........

    My new Broadkasters. I wasn't sure if I was going to dig their look but a I really do! Hope you all do to... the snare is a 1964 Round Badge, my baby.
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    DW jazz series vs gretsch usa custom

    I agree completely.
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    remember the $5000 gretsch 18" on ebay?

    Dude, yes. And, by the way.. yes!
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    Kit choices...Yamaha, Ludwig, DW

    My very favorite drums for playing rock, blues, funk, pop, (or anything else), would be a vintage set of Ludwigs. In my opinion, new Ludwigs don't have anywhere near the same warmth and mojo. You can find a used Luddy kit from the 60's and 70's for not too much $$. For jazz, I prefer Gretsch...
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    DW jazz series vs gretsch usa custom

    There's also something about the melodious resonance and instant response of Gretsch. I've heard other Gretsch knock-offs that are close but not quite as musical, in a way. Perhaps the silver sealer plays into this? Not sure. After playing these Broadkasters on a gig tonight, I realize that it...
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    DW jazz series vs gretsch usa custom

    Gretsch RB are the real deal and I recommend them without hesitation if you can afford them. I have never had issues with old Gretsch hardware, matter of fact, I prefer it. It's durable, much lighter weight and just fine for me. The reason I recommended checking out yamaha absolute maple is...
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    Who is your favorite "obscure" drummer

    Donald Bailey. Jazz drummer from the 60's and onward for Jimmy Smith, Hampton Hawes, and countless others. He was a huge influence on much more famous drummers such as Jack Dejohnette. Donald was playing his ass off till just recently when his mind started faltering due to various complications...
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    DW jazz series vs gretsch usa custom

    My opinion...I have owned both old and new Gretsch, as well as two 60's Ludwig sets. I am a professional Jazz musician, so that is the lens that I use in my personal tastes. In terms of new drums, I would actually recommend taking a look at Yamaha Absolute Maples, which you could find probably...
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    Gretsch resurrecting the round badge on USA Customs...?

    What would really be cool if they brought back the Round Badge would be if they also brought back the old RB shell design, which by my eye and ear, seems a bit thinner than modern USA shells and with more rounded bearing edges, both of which seem to add to greater warmth in the shell. I know...
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    Gretsch resurrecting the round badge on USA Customs...?

    Sure they do. I was exaggerating to make a point that using the round badge on their current top of the line seems silly to me when their current top of the line sound quite different than the golden era of actual Rb drums. this is just my opinion of course. But, considering the how coveted the...
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    Gretsch resurrecting the round badge on USA Customs...?

    My opinion is that the current stop sign badge in black and gold looks pretty sharp. With that badge, they've managed to make their current line look distinctive and different yet still maintain the legend. I think going to the round badge on all their USA drums would be a mistake. I'm not even...
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