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-Without hsitation if I reselect a snare, it would be!
I use this model for about 8 / 10 years
it sounds hard, but still easy enough slap calm (very quietly impressive inside)
cc as I play with either free floating pearl 6.5 / sonor 2000 / brass or over, it depends where you play really.
as its name indicates it is over a 1.2 mm brass so a + brass chrome finish, and voila around and jou.
when the price is better to find secondhand becaufe new ..... it was found around 500 euros and 800 in the United States t. ..
the acquisition of this model was done in the sweetness: the DC + + 2 feet Avedis China tama boom, and all for 800 francs ago 8 / 10 years, I do not have much to say really.
Aesthetically, the, it gets stuck, because for a cc brass, it really is the head of a steel DC 50 euros.
I wonder if I'm not going to blow up the chrome and go for the brass-colored original, it would be at least as unique finish.
but I'm very afraid of my stupidity so ...
what the price, yes, I would do the purchase.
There are better cheaper now focus gentlemen drummers, a beautiful face does not sound ....
ps: I do not know the difference between the two models 8 and 10 ties.
I use it for 20 years! I bought used, it is a model 10 U.S. ties probably the late 70's or early 80.
It is blown, powerful, brilliant and diabolical precision, especially tense background: that's how I prefer it with good old white ambassador, she then shows very original, full of subtlety as the strength and the location of the strike, the angle rods etc: a truly unique sound (that great Gretsch sound !)!!! No fault but some limitations: its a very dry and cold enough, the opposite of wooden boxes and does not accommodate, for example, with the use of brushes.
As for the look, I personally find sumptuous simplicity, with a great and successful trip, circles and cast the locket that Gretsch dream ... but it is true that my old tie rods 10 is much more beautiful than the 8 tie today ...
I tried before various metal snare drums and I was more attracted by LUDWIG Supraphonic more "soft" and versatile, easier to play and rules, but with less personality: is the price of the occasion At the time, which decided the final purchase (I did for 700francs a bargain!)
I am confident to have found a cheap gem, full of character, which I would now be impossible to separate myself. Only the purchase of a second case (wood) is possible.