Gretsch Renown Maple
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Gretsch Renown Maple

Renown Maple, Drum Set from Gretsch in the Renown series.

MGR/Anonymous 07/08/2009

Gretsch Renown Maple : MGR/Anonymous's user review

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My drum set color is called "cherry burst". It's just a classic. I've been playing instruments for 25+ years. I play drums, guitar and bass mainly. I'm mainly into rock and jazz. Some of my major influences are Led Zepplin, Jimmy Hendrix, The Beatles, Fugazi, The 90 day Men. It would really take me all day to tell you all of my influences - so I'll just leave it at that.

I bought my Gresch Renown kit from Zzounds. They offered the 3 tom - with kick configuration for $1000 even. I thought it would be a good enough start for my first new Grestch setup. I already own a Pork Pie Big Black Brass snare that I won't be parting from anytime soon. I just love the sound of this snare. I bought the Renown maple kit mainly because it blew my previous Tama Superstar out of the water.

The thing I love the most about this kit is of-course the sound. It's just so natural. I have no idea what the reviewer that had bad experiences with this kit could possibly be talking about. The only thing that I can imagine is that his "Grestch Renown" kit is the first kit that he has ever owned and he has nothing to compare it to. I know how it is to buy a drum kit that you can't at first warm up to. Even if you were to buy the most expensive drum kit in the world, it still takes you time to figure out how to tune it to your taste and set it up correctly. Anyways - this drum set is absolutly amazing. This is coming from someone who has owned a few drum sets in the past - including an old Grestch. The sound of this kit is not only amazing - but I just love the size of the drums. Small shells, big sound!

There's nothing I don't like about this kit so far. Ask me in another year or two.

Fantastic. Absolutly fantastic.

This kit is the absolute best drum kit you can buy for $1000-$1500, depending on what configuration you buy and where you buy it. I have played $4000 drum sets that don't match up to this kit. I'm not alone with this opinion either. The guy who turned me on to this kit also agrees with that statement.

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