Originally Posted by slingerland
Hey Tainojim I saw your set and it is knockout beautiful, I'm thinking of buying another set in the future I thought of Gretsch, DW, Sonor what you could do is let me know if there are other models of Gretsch or the names of Gretsch models that are made in America other than the model that you have. I would like to look them up on line so far I think Sonor is at the top of my list, any help would be appreciated. PS I SURE MISS BROOKLYN
Since I saw your profile, something like this is a real show stopper, if you will, where you are. This one is a Custom the other one made in the U.S is the Renown.
I'm not prejudice about brand names. Ludwig USA Custom (Birch) is my other preference.
DW's are also great. Never tried the Sonor line.
The type of music you play has allot to do with choice and needs.
For example this kit is actually set up for a variety of music depending on whose sitting on the throne, like: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Industrial, Big Band, Classical, well you get the picture.
The sound is quite outstanding, if I do say so myself, like that Bose table top radio. It's the only way I can describe what it sounds like.
I've had some other drummers try them, even some of my son's friends. They also wish they could afford to get a kit like it.
I'm not trying to give the wrong impression. I've worked very hard all my life and feel that I've earned it.
Getting back to the drums themselves, Gretsch has brought back that 60's sound and that's the bottom line.