Gretsch Clone

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There was a guy a few years back who had a 12/14/18/14 in red glass glitter. Vintage hardware and modern USA shells cut to vintage specs. Listed here for $1750 but I think he did sell it somewhere. Not sure if this is considered a "clone" - as it was a Gretsch kit - but was not a real RB.......still nice for what it was.....

 

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I've emailed with two people who like the sound of their gretsch clone better than their gretsch kit.

Im sure there are others who experienced the opposite.

I am pretty sure a Precision Drum Company gretsch clone will be the same or slightly less on price.

Haven't got a quote yet cause I sold my Gretsch to buy a $3000 Trek bike and now our front step and walk project is $8000 and is taking priority over...
1. The fact I have no gigs ;)
2. I have a perfectly wonderful Slingerland kit and 6 different snares to play with.

But a gretsch clone or another gretsch kit is in my dreams only and frankly a 100% impractal priority. Fun to talk about and hear people's stories and experiences and photos.
 
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I've emailed with two people who like the sound of their gretsch clone better than their gretsch kit.

Im sure there are others who experienced the opposite.

I am pretty sure a Precision Drum Company gretsch clone will be the same or slightly less on price.

Haven't got a quote yet cause I sold my Gretsch to buy a $3000 Trek bike and now our front step and walk project is $8000 and is taking priority over...
1. The fact I have no gigs ;)
2. I have a perfectly wonderful Slingerland kit and 6 different snares to play with.

But a gretsch clone or another gretsch kit is in my dreams only and frankly a 100% impractal priority. Fun to talk about and hear people's stories and experiences and photos.
Any ideas yet on who you'd ask to make them?

It would be cool to have a "Gretsch Tribute Kit", kind of like how cymbal makers make Spiz tributes or PJJ rides.

I think it would be so much cooler as a kit from a boutique shop. I think Precision is more legit than a lot of the Boutique brands I see, but don't you think it could lose a little soul without all the stylings of an independent brand?
 

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Any ideas yet on who you'd ask to make them?

It would be cool to have a "Gretsch Tribute Kit", kind of like how cymbal makers make Spiz tributes or PJJ rides.

I think it would be so much cooler as a kit from a boutique shop. I think Precision is more legit than a lot of the Boutique brands I see, but don't you think it could lose a little soul without all the stylings of an independent brand?
100% Precision drum company
 

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