1 duojet55 2 years ago My daughter Kelli is in percussion in school band and we've decided to get her private drum lessons. What better drums to learn on than Gretsch? I brought the kit up from my folks' house and set them up in the living room for her to practice on. They are Booneville, Arkansas-built, from about the mid-eighties. I originally wanted a blonde maple kit, but got a good deal on the black nitron finish. The bass is 14X24, 16X18 floor tom, 10X14 and 9X13 tenor toms and a nice nickel-plated 6X14 20 lug brass snare. I still have the original Floating Action pedal, but I got a Gretsch Giant that matches the high-hat footpad. The cymbals are 1966 Avedis Zildjians from my old Ludwig Hollywoods. They're 20" medium ride, 18" rock crash and 15" new beat hi-hats.