The problem is, it's really beat-up and scratched and it has a Ludwig strainer instead of the original Gretsch. It's probably almost impossible to find that original strainer assembly.
Funny thing is, I actually lost this drum for a year or so. You guys have any idea where I can get an original type strainer for this drum? I put an Evans HD Dry on it with a Diplomat snare side. I'm thinking of bringing it to Professional Drum Shop someday and maybe just get some advice there.
I also got this tag with the hardware and from the look of the print it kinda looks from the eighties.
In that condition with a non original Ludwig P-85 strainer....much. Most will agree that those drums don't sound as good as the acrolite. That drum was Gretsch's answer to the Lugwig acrolite. It has many gashes on the edge near the rim from doing this. Nostalgia binds me to it though because I got it with the first drum deal I ever made when I started playing at 12 years old.
In that condition with a non original Ludwig P-85 strainer....much. Most will agree that those drums don't sound as good as the acrolite. I used to have a thin muffling ring but I lost it and that's why the duct tape is there. It still sounds great and it doesn't matter on a recording how it looks.
I go to hear them play every once in a while and I find it amazing that these Catalina's really can cut it, so much so that I purchased a set of the Mahogany Catalina Club Rock in the now defunct Green Sparkle that was sitting around Guitar Center unsold for a long time. A 26in Kick, a 13in Rack, a 16in Floor and an 18in Floor, all for $650!! Hey, Just got this kit and was wondering if this is the same as the one in previous pictures.
It has no USA on badge which is not identified in badge history.
It's a fusion configuration with the standard GTS suspension system for the toms which are mounted on the bass (with the floor tom suspended from the cymbal stand). That's what I'm thinking, but the badge has me thrown...