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Gretsch Renown vs. Pearl Masters Custom (MCX)?

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Both GREAT kits! However Pearl makes every component that makes up a Pearl drum ANNND, backs the shells with a LIFETIME warranty. On the flip, I have played the Renouns and they sound very nice!

For my money however, MCX all the way!:thu:

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What's the price difference on these two kits?

 

The Renowns are Cheaper, come with quality heads, and a snare is included. Also, on Pearl drums, it seems to me that the Opti-mounts hold the drum too tight, and thus, hinder resonance.

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The upper drums on the Pearl Masters are more resonant. I played on a set. But I like the Renown larger drums and kick better. There are tradeoofs to each I think...

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The upper drums on the Pearl Masters are more resonant. I played on a set. But I like the Renown larger drums and kick better. There are tradeoofs to each I think...

 

When you say "upper drums", which sizes are you referring too? Because I'm considering the 12", 16", 22" set up.

 

-Tom

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The upper drums on the Pearl Masters are more resonant. I played on a set. But I like the Renown larger drums and kick better. There are tradeoofs to each I think...

 

Actually, I have to disagree... I find that the Opti-Mounts hold the drum too tight and choke it, while the RIMS-style mounts on the Gretsch kit let it resonate better.

 

In terms of floor toms, both kits use legs with little air pockets in the bottom, but I actually like the Gretsch floor tom legs better because they are thicker and sturdier. They are about twice the thickness of the Pearl legs.

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Actually, I have to disagree... I find that the Opti-Mounts hold the drum too tight and choke it, while the RIMS-style mounts on the Gretsch kit let it resonate better.


In terms of floor toms, both kits use legs with little air pockets in the bottom, but I actually like the Gretsch floor tom legs better because they are thicker and sturdier. They are about twice the thickness of the Pearl legs.

 

I wasn't even considering the mounts. I tapped on a few raw not even suspended with hardware...a friend asked me to go out and take a listen...I just wasn't impressed with the Renowns...now the New Classics were very nice all the way around...

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I own a Gretch renown,10,12,16,22 and a masters complete 13,16,22,they’re both amazing kits chalk and cheese,horses for courses,I play in a black sabbath tribute and a rock covers band and use the pearl for these gigs,for the smaller venues and jazz I’ll use the gretch

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