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- Aug 5, 2005
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I had a similar experience. When I took off the batter head it came with (which was cratered beyond playability), put on a good one and began to put the hoops and rims mount back on, the two rods that fit on the 2-hole Gretsch rims weren't going straight in and it caused me to initially think that the bearing edge was faulty. On my second try, I pressed the 2-hole Gretsch rim closer to the drum shell because it was acting like it wanted to straighten out, which caused the issue with the rods.I hade a little issue dialing my 12" tom in a well and I felt the Gretsch two lug suspension system that came with the kit was chocking the drum a little so I swapped it out for a regular 5 lug rims mount and it made all the difference in the world. Just a thought! I have shingle ply Remo coated ambassadors and the stock Gretsch resos on the bottoms and they tuned up and sounded great. I have coated the insides of the toms and bass drum with 5 coats of wipe on urethane as well. I can't say it changed the sound much in any perceptible amount but they look nice and higher end.
Who makes a 5-lug rims mount? I think I'd prefer that to what I've currently got.