MY GRETSCH RENOWN
Gretsch maple renown in
satin black finish:
10” x 5” timbale
(cut down pearl forum tom)
13” x 9” tom
16” x 16” tom
24” x 16” bass
14” x 6.5”
steel free floating snare
14” x 5” maple
and zebrano free floating snare (not pictured) alternative
14” x 5” brass
free floating snare (not pictured) alternative10” cowbell
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|42 ply birch/zebrano highwood custom snare
|Alternate snare - zebrano pearl FF customised
|Alternate snare - brass pearl FF conversion
MY RED PEARL (2006 - 2012)
Some would say that I down-graded from a BLX to a forum series
kit but I gave this cheap, light old girl a refinish and put excellent heads on her and she sounds fantastic. The bass
drum is a very portable 18'' and with an AKG D112 mic in her she still rocks. The snare is a steel free floating picollo with
my own paint job. Same trusted cymbals. I really love this kit.
MY BLACK DRUM KIT (2004 - 2006)
Pearl BLX kit with a modified fire cracker snare (as a wooden 10"
timbale), an 8'' remo roto-tom, a free-floating maple snare, own-made internal microphone system, gibraltar rack and yamaha
hardware (with a single tama iron cobra pedal), all paiste 2002 cymbals (including a beautiful 22" heavy ride) and a pearl
what a toy!!
MY PURPLE PEARL (2003 -2004)
Here it is … my
old tool and my playground. This little kit was a true workhorse. I tinkered away at the hardware so that (if you look at
the front view) there were only three stands on the floor. Those three stands plus the bass drum hold seven cymbals (Paiste
2002), three toms (one is a modified 10” firecracker snare cranked up like a wooden timbale) and a full microphone set.
I used a mixture of aquarian and remo heads with minimal if any damping. The mics were Beyer-dynamic tom clip-ons, AKG and
Shure. My cymbals were all Paiste except the splash and china which were Stagg brand. The cymbal on the top left side is actually
a 15” bottom vintage 2002 hi hat. The tape on it is to dampen it.
Top of the line hand drum this one. A real find as I have never heard one as warm, expressive
and loud since.