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Just bought this last week.
 

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I happened to see a used Gretsch Catalina Bop kit last summer and I bought it because the price was right, the finish was beautiful (champagne sparkle) and I thought it was an inexpensive way to enter the Wonder World of Gretsch. I put good heads on it, bought an aluminum RIMS mount for the 12 tom and played it all kinds of ways for a couple of months in different bands/situations before coming to the realization that I hated it. I really, really wanted to like it, but no soap. But it WAS pretty.

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That's that copper sparkle they offered a few years ago.
They have the bronze sparkle now and its great, but even it pales in comparison.
LOVED that finish. Coulda, shoulda, woulda picked one up back then.
 

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Just ordered some Paiste Masters Dark 14" Hi-hats tonight.

I've been wanting some Masters Thin hats but missed out on a pair locally.

I happened across this Dark set tonight while surfing the net on the couch. A couple of Ben White videos later and I clicked "buy". Completely unexpected and by chance.

I'm hoping the cymbals across the Paiste Masters line play nice together as I have a few in different models.

I have a 20" Thin, 20" Blue Bird, 22" Dark Crash Ride, a 22" Dry Ride, a 22" Swish and soon the Dark 14" hats.

Thinking an 18" or 19" crash next. Maybe Thin, maybe Extra Thin, maybe Dark? I'm leaning towards Extra Thin but I guess it will be whatever impulse hits me!
 

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That's that copper sparkle they offered a few years ago.
They have the bronze sparkle now and its great, but even it pales in comparison.
LOVED that finish. Coulda, shoulda, woulda picked one up back then.
It is absolutely gorgeous, especially in the light. The tag on the drums in the shop said "champagne sparkle," - so that's what I called it. Whatever it's called, it's beautiful.

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It is absolutely gorgeous, especially in the light. The tag on the drums in the shop said "champagne sparkle," - so that's what I called it. Whatever it's called, it's beautiful.

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Yes it is. Sometimes it came off a bit bright, but it's the Copper Sparkle. I don't think they ever offered those drums in Champagne.

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I mentioned these in another recent post, but if ever there was an "impulse buy" for me, this was it: Ludwig Classic Maple in Golden Slumbers with a vintage hardware buildout (12/13/16/22.) No, the price wasn't right, but I knew going in that I'd be paying for that lacquer finish. It was the perfect storm of me having gig money burning a hole and being overwhelmed by the beauty of a set.

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I think it's funny that you guys buy something because "the price was right" not because you need it.
That wasn't the only reason but it was a significant one. I was curious about Gretsch and if that kit had been expensive, I would've passed (the shop owner is a long-time friend of mine, so he gave me a significant discount).
I own stuff that I don't absolutely "need," and I bet if you looked at everything you own, you'd find plenty you don't need.
 

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That wasn't the only reason but it was a significant one. I was curious about Gretsch and if that kit had been expensive, I would've passed (the shop owner is a long-time friend of mine, so he gave me a significant discount).
I own stuff that I don't absolutely "need," and I bet if you looked at everything you own, you'd find plenty you don't need.
Nope, I need everything I own. And, what I do own ain't much. Call me a frugal spender.
 

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Latest? I've had an unbroken string of impulse purchases since July. Fortunately I put on the breaks. I'll start with drums: just one (a George Way 6.5x14 copper "Elkhart" model.)

Now on the the good stuff. But first, I will attest that every one of them, including the snare drum mentioned above, were impulse. Well, all but one. I had been wanting to replace an Armand Beautiful Baby that I stuiidly sold, so that probably does not count as an impulse.


22" 1950s Zildjian Large Stamp Ride Cymbal 2492 grams
22" 1950s Zildjian Small Stamp Sizzle Ride 2920 grams
21" Zildjian Ride Cymbal 60s/50s Stamp 2387 grams
20" Zildjian Small (SSA) Stamp Ride w/1 rivet 2016 grams
20" Zildjian "Concert Band" Cymbal 60s/50s 2429 Grams
20" 1950s Zildjian Ride Cymbal Small Stamp 2525 grams
20" 1950s Zildjian small stamp crash/ride 2063 grams
19" Zildjian 1960s stamp crash/ride 1850 grams
18" Zildjian 60s sizzle ride 1517 grams
18" Zildjian tall 60s stamp crash/ride 1646 grams
18" 1940s Zildjian A Trans Stamp Sizzle Crash Cymbal 1451 grams
18” Avedis Zildjian cymbal vintage thin stamp crash/ride 1360 grams
17" 2nd stamp early 1940s Zildjian sizzle (16-5/8")1219 grams
16" 1960s Zildjian Sizzle 1207 grams
14" Vintage Avedis A Zildjian Hi Hat Cymbals 980/1530 grams
14" Zildjian trans/small stamp hi-hats (bottom drilled for four holes) 776g/1176 grams
14" 1960s Zildjian A "Light" Hats 814/897 grams
14" Zildjian Made in Canada hi-hats 814/972 grams
14" Zildjian 1950's Small Stamp hi hats 693/824 grams
13" 1950's Zildjian Thin Hi Hat Cymbals 530/650 grams


More modern cymbals acquired during the same period.
21" K. Zildjian (USA) Sweet Ride
20" Zildjian IAK Jazz Ride 2064 grams
20" Zildjian Take Five Reissue 2112 grams
19" Zildjian Armand "Beautiful Baby" 1720 grams.
14" A. Zildjian & Cie "Vintage" hats

22" Dream Bliss ride 2419 grams
18" Dream Bliss crash/ride 1405 grams
19" Dream Bliss crash/ride w/two rivets 1495 grams
14" Dream Contact hats 796/991 grams

22" Netanel Essabag crash/ride 2302 grams
Whoa
 

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Floor tom resonance extender things. They slip on over the feet. Bought 'em years ago and have never opened the package.
 


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