I bought the Cherry Rose Granstar kit that was offered on RMMP for a
LOOONG time (kept lowering the price, and I finally bit).
It was 8-10-12-14, with an 18 "bass" (floor tom on riser, still had steel
Also came with a 3x13 Ascend (LP) picc, and a 2-sided gibraltar rack w/
all mounting hardware + 2 cymbal arms.
Total price: $550
Sent them to Jeff Rowekamp, where he recovered them in Canyon Blue Marble
wrap, added spurs and wood hoops to the 18" for an additional $300
I sold the rack for $100, sold the picc for $75, sold the cymbal arms for
$10 a piece, sold the granstar tom arms (3) for $30 a piece, sold the
granstar lugs for $2.50 a piece (60 lugs), sold the kick riser for $50
Sold the newly recovered + "bass drummified" 18" for $250 Sold the
original 18" steel hoops, floor tom mounts, and floor tom legs for $50
Spent $50 and some parts I had lying around to convert the 14" into a kick
drum. Used a bunch of old lugs to rebuild the drums with a less
"hair band" look. Spent $30 to convert all the drums to
acoustic/electrics (internally triggered, still usable as strictly
Total cost: $70
Final product:Loading Image...
In the studio, I'll switch between these toms (putting the 14 back as a
rack tom) or my birch Pearls, using my 22x18 Pearl monster kick. It's a
great sounding kit that goes to tape extremely well.
Post by Billy Rhythm
I thought it was Dusty Rose. We are both wrong.
Colors for Granstars: Cherry Rose, Nile Blue, Silky Yellow, Gun
Metallic Grey, Pure White, Jet Black, and Firestorm Red.
Granstar Customs: Lipstick Red (love this color), Heather Metallic
(love this one more!), Cherry Wine, Piano Black, Candy Apple Red, and
Granstars Customs were lacquered, the others covered.
Then, there were the Granstar IIs, with long lugs. They also had a
amber lacquered version that was gorgeous!
"The highest form of execution on a
musical instrument is jazz."
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 23:07:24 GMT, "Dan Radin"
Post by Dan Radin Post by nick amoroso
i saw a big pearlescent PINK granstar kit at a shop today. ah, 80's metal