Dream BOP kit....

rpludwig

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What's your dream BOP kit, 18" bass, new production, genre = jazz, lite rock.....budget be damned....
 

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Already own my "dream" kits
1960s Gretsch Round Badge
1960s Slingerland (16x13 bd)
Coliseum Snare
Gretsch RB 4160
Gretsch RB 14x5.5

If I $ and could find it
Original series Yamaha Maple Custom in Green Lacquer
 

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My Tama Star Maple kit 18”12”14” with inlays inside and outside. Couldn’t be happier. Pretty aming drums.

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Yeah what is it about these internal inlays? It does not matter! But I think about it all the time. Steve Maxwell had a bare shell in his shop long before any kits came in and I couldn't keep my eyes off it.
 

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I remember a black nitron(?) Gretsch RB 18 kit at a vintage drum shop, around 2000. Had just sold, otherwise, who knows... The other dream would be a Phonic Rosewood, as a stationary kit.
That said, I'm pretty happy with my Gretsch New Classic. I need to practice more, that's what's lacking when I play them :)
 

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These would probably do:

Or maybe a Leedy kit in that blonde wood finish. Don't remember what they called it. Natural maple? Probably never even made something like that.
 

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Yeah what is it about these internal inlays? It does not matter! But I think about it all the time. Steve Maxwell had a bare shell in his shop long before any kits came in and I couldn't keep my eyes off it.
They don’t matter at all :) They just look so darn cool I couldn’t resist.
 
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Freaking Beautiful.

Gretschy sound?
If you are referring to the Star kit; yes and no. They do have the old school vibe, warm and knocky (is that a word?) but they are extremely dynamic and able to project great power. I found that surprising.
 

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I remember a black nitron(?) Gretsch RB 18 kit at a vintage drum shop, around 2000. Had just sold, otherwise, who knows... The other dream would be a Phonic Rosewood, as a stationary kit.
That said, I'm pretty happy with my Gretsch New Classic. I need to practice more, that's what's lacking when I play them :)
I had a new classic in bop size in WMP with a matching snare. That's a kit I should have kept.
 

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I’m a huge sucker for bop sizes, but probably something Canopus. Really curious about the Neo-Vintage kits. Bitter brown oil finish.
 

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Gretsch USA custom, burgundy (or whatever they call it) sparkle. Vintage build out, but modern spurs.
 

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Gretsch USA custom, burgundy (or whatever they call it) sparkle. Vintage build out, but modern spurs.
Me too. But the "Art Blakey" red sparkle in 12/14/20.



I am really happy with the Renown Cherry Burst Maple bop kit I have now. I think more about cymbals and snares than I do kits.


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I think I own them already
Yamaha 8000 tour 18/12/14 in black lacquer. They cost me 599 including an RC snare drum 7x14 also black lacquer ... If money were no object maybe a Craviotto but since it usually is... I'm quite happy.
 

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I swing back and forth on 18" kicks all the time.... right now I own a Joe Montineri in in bop sizes (12, 14, 1 8") but I suppose my dream kit in those sizes may be the newer Sonor Vintage sereis. And the end of the day, I think I actually prefer 12, 14, 20" though I guess that would not make them bop sizes though would it?
 
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