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Gretsch Catalina Bop finish exclusive to Sweetwater

mtarrani

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I am a fan of the Catalina bop kits (I know there are others here who are not.) For those who are in the market for a inexpensive kit in a cool color this may be a viable choice:


That said, I own a few Catalina kits of different vintages, and at one time owned a Sonor AQ2 in bop sizes. I personally think the AQ2 is a very superior kit with a nominal difference in price. But they don't have it in that cool Gretsch green :)
 

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Really dig that color a ton, throw a fiberskyn on the front and it would look extra slick but $900 is too much.
 

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I am a fan of the Catalina bop kits (I know there are others here who are not.) For those who are in the market for a inexpensive kit in a cool color this may be a viable choice:


That said, I own a few Catalina kits of different vintages, and at one time owned a Sonor AQ2 in bop sizes. I personally think the AQ2 is a very superior kit with a nominal difference in price. But they don't have it in that cool Gretsch green :)
I love my Catalina kit.
 

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There needs to be more green kits out there. Tama used to make killer green kits. Simon had the british racing green, Lars & Stewart had the green sparkle. You can count on ludwig for the bonham green sparkle, but otherwise doesnt get the love it deserves without spending some green.... boo!
 

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Really dig that color a ton, throw a fiberskyn on the front and it would look extra slick but $900 is too much.
Right now Sweetwater has it for $749 and they also give you a Fiberskyn bass drum logo head
 

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Earlier this year when I was looking for a compact and relatively affordable kit, I came across this kit with this finish on sweetwater, probably my favorite catalina jazz finish, I hope the green looks that nice in person. I wish they had this finish on 20/14/12 club kits. Anyhow, I found a nice condition Sonor player kit 20/14/10 and went with that. It has a unique feel. I also think $900 is TOO MUCH for catalina jazz kit, $750 is more reasonable. Remember catalina jazz kits were $450-500 until a couple years ago. When the micro kits (16/13/10) came along, the regular bop kits went up in price.
 

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Cool color, but I think I'll stay with my red sparkle Catalinas. I've hot rodded 'em to my liking. They look good and sound good, even the snare so it's a winner winner, chicken dinner.
 


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