Famous Gretsch Recordings?

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  1. mebeatee

    mebeatee Well-Known Member

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    Yep....'twas a mixture of Gretch and Slingerland for the recording IIRC and then toured and recorded with the Fibes from then on.
     
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    SteveB DFO Master

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    Gretsch Night at Birdland with Elvin, Charlie, Art and Philly Joe.
     
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    jptrickster DFO Master

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    ^ ^^

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    The toms in the photo look Gretsch; the 8x12 looks walnut. Can't really tell abut the snare, but it looks experienced.
     
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    OP can I ask you to change title to Famous Rock Gretsch Recordings;
    or Famous Gretsch Rock Recordings;
    my mind keeps flashing to John Coltrane A Love Supreme every time my eyes scan new posts..


    thxs
     
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    Bri6366 Very well Known Member

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    I always thought Phil Collins played Premier and didn't go with Gretsch until the mid 80s.
     
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    JDA DFO Master

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    No.
    other way around/
    he added a Premier small tom/ to existing/ G set (?s) /to make 5 pc.






    not the best videos but do a deep dive some night and discover lots. the blonde set turned white at some time; maybe to match the Premier tom maybe to flash better under the lights, maybe maybes. Pretty much a stone cold Gretsch head rating I'd give him.
     
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    Johnny D Very well Known Member

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    That is correct. I saw Phil in 1983 (Hello, I Must Be Going Tour) and he was playing Pearl (as was Chester T).
     
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    Bri6366 Very well Known Member

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    From the November 83 Modern Drummer interview-

    As far as his acoustic kit, Collins
    has switched brands a few times. I
    asked him why. "I don't want to badmouth
    Premier because I've still got
    two of their kits and I still play them.
    One is the black concert-tom kit
    which I used to use on the road with
    Genesis and I used on all the albums;
    even my new album. I basically went
    with Premier in the first place because
    they were the only company that was
    interested in offering me a deal about
    seven or eight years ago. They were
    British and it was easier to get parts
    for. There was a man called Eddie
    Haynes who then left and went to
    work for Zildjian, then left Zildjian
    and is now with Sabian, which is why I
    now use Zildjian and Sabian as well as
    Paiste sometimes. I've got about 150
    different cymbals for all occasions.
    "By comparison to Premier, Pearl
    are heavier drums. They've got that
    hard sound which is like 'In the Air.'
    Pearl certainly has been good on the
    service side of it. And, in the end,
    that's what it comes down to because
    a drum sounds like a drum when all is
    said and done.
    "Recently, Gretsch got in touch
    with me and asked if I would be one of
    their endorsees. While I have been
    very happy with Pearl, I'm going to
    change to Gretsch because my first
    proper kit was Gretsch and they've always
    had a lovely sound. So, now I'll
    be playing Gretsch, although I'll keep
    the Pearl kits and they'll still be used
    on different albums, depending on
    what things I do.
     
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    1 of the baddest looking Gretsch sets ever

     
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    early 70s it was gresh

    1972

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    looks like he came into the band packing Gretch
    then he added an 8x12 premaire to next to the 9x13
     
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    Makes sense.
     
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    DrummerJustLikeDad That's Me, The Silent Son

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    Wish I could, but Gretsch transcends genre :)
     
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    and the Pramair addition, turned the G set from Blonde to White...

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    But that's not ----If I can read---- what you asked...
    for in orig posting
    Else we're going to go across 330,752 classic jazz recordings.

    Recommend the Jon Cohan book Star Sets if you can find it.
     
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    - This video, dated 1972 6 15, shows he did not tour with the Fibes until he got them:

    - So does this one:

    - I saw Mahavishnu on 1972 6 9. Bill told me he'd had the Fibes for a few weeks; I think he said 2. Elsewhere on the web, maybe on Walter Kokoloski's site (haven't found the link yet), I saw mention of him using them first in Miami, on 6 May.

    -Later on,a larger Gretsch kit appeared. This clip is from 1973: .
     
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