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Gretsch Catalina Club Mod kit

Discussion in 'Recording' started by drumist69, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    I've been looking into one of these kits...
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    The shell sizes are just what I'm looking for, and the price is right. Mainly, this kit would be for club gigs and occasional recording. Anyone have a story to tell about these drums? ANDY
  2. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    These low cost birch kits by Gretsch actually sound quite nice. The snare is the weak link, but the toms and kick sound pretty killer.

    I've been reading about an $6-700 Ludwig kit...can't remember the name...but I hear that one kicks ass too. I'll find out an post the model.
  3. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    Actually, they're saying the shells are mahogany, but whatever! I have a few killer snares to choose from. Mainly, I love my ancient Fibes fiberglass shell snare. Yeah, most important is a thumping kick for the music I do now, and nice toms (I like the words "warm" and "thick" to describe tom sounds!). I have the snare covered, so, cool. If I don't hear any major gripes about these drums, I'll pick them up after Christmas. ANDY

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