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 with the vintage stuff. I have a friend with two stop sign badge bop kits and he's in love with my drums. I've been told that the Broadkasters of the 90's were actually the very last drums made by Jasper. I believe this because for a minute I had a USA Maple set made around 2001 that was really disappointing in sound and build quality. These Broadkasters look and feel much, much higher quality. Anyway, I'm curious if anyone else plays these? How long did Gretsch make them? Are they really the last of the Jasper shells? Do they compare in your opinion with the vintage stuff?