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better recorded drums BIRCH vs ASH Gretsch Catalina

KLINKDETROIT

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I am considering buying a drum set by Gretsch called the Catalina Birch. I also have an opportunity to buy the exact same set but made of ASH wood. What would you recommend I buy between those 2 sets ONLY? I would be recording the kit but mostly using the set live.
 

bostonwal

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Have you been able to hear/play them? Frankly I've never heard of ash drums. Birch is very popular in recording with the Yamaha Recording Custom probably being the most recorded birch kit out there. I can certainly vouch for thin birch shells (though most birch sets do not have thin shells).
 

Rod

Tone is Paramount
Gold Supporting Member
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I've never heard of ash drums either....Birch shells tend to be very bright...I tend to prefer maple...They are fatter and warmer sounding....
 

MichaelK

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LP makes ash congas that sound fantastic, but as far as I know I've never heard an ash drum kit.
 




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