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125th Aniv. Limited Edition Gretsch Rock Legend drumkit

Formatted for FXpansion BFD3, BFD2 and BFD Eco

Includes 25 presets for BFD3, BFD2 and BFD Eco

Includes 1 Kick, 1 Snare, 4 Toms, 1 China, 1 Crash, 1 Ride and 1 Hihat

Played with metal tip sticks

Recorded using vintage Neve, Sontec, Fairchild gear and Telefunken, AKG and Neumann microphones



About the Rock Legends QuickPack


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Inspired by features and style from Gretsch’s most prolific rock drummers, the Rock Legend 125th Anniversary drum set is a tribute to rock music’s legendary players. The Rock Legend set features classic 6-ply USA Custom drums, the same Gretsch shell formula that was used back when rock music was developing and defining a culture all its own. Other classic features include vintage rock sizes, mounted tom, Gretsch Round Badge and Millennium Maple finish. To celebrate Gretsch’s 125th anniversary, other subtle appointments have been included.

A handsome black Gretsch 125th Anniversary logo is affixed directly onto the bass drum shell, underneath the lacquer. The 125th logos also adorn each of the "Black Dot" tom batter drum heads, the coated snare drum head and clear resonant heads. Both bass drum heads are clear and the classic Gretsch Drums logo is in offset position on the resonant head. Unique, serialized orange/white vintage internal shell labels have been applied to each shell to give each drum an identity of its own.

The Rock Legend kit was limited to 125 total kits for 2008 production.

- Gretsch-formula maple shells with 30-degree bearing edges and Silver Sealer interiors
- Nitrocellulose Millennium Maple Gloss finish
- Round Badges on all drums
- 12" tom is mounted onto bass drum
- Triple chrome-plated drum hardware
- Vintage orange/white internal shell labels
- Bass drum features Black 125th Anniversary shell logo, vintage T-rods

Recorded and produced by Rail Jon Rogut

This BFD3, BFD2 and BFD Eco expansion kit was recorded via a classic Neve 80 series console, Sontec Equalizers and a Fairchild 670. Microphones used included Telefunken ELA M 251's on the Overheads and the Floor Toms, AKG C12A's on the Rack Toms & Neumann M49's on the Stereo Room.

The samples are formatted for both BFD2 and BFD Eco and are available at 44.1kHz/24 bit with as many as 141 velocity levels in BFD2

This kit includes 1 Kick, 1 Snare, 4 Toms, 1 Hihat, 1 Crash, 1 China & 1 Ride (see below for instrument list)

BFD Eco and BFD2 are registered trademarks of FXpansion


Instrument List
System Requirements
Gretsch Limited Edition Rock Legend Drumkit
Remo Clear Black Dot
Remo Coated Black Dot
Rack Tom 1:
Remo Clear Black Dot
Rack Tom 2:
Remo Clear Black Dot
Floor Tom 1:
Remo Clear Black Dot
Floor Tom 2:
Remo Clear Black Dot
Zildjian A Series 18" Oriental China
Zildjian K Series 19" Dark Thin Crash
Zildjian K Series 22" Heavy Ride
Zildjian K Series 14" Constantinople Hihat
Zildjian is a registered trademark of Avedis Zildjian Company. Gretsch is a registered trademark of The Gretsch Company. Platinum Samples is not affiliated with Avedis Zildjian Company or The Gretsch Company

This expansion kit requires FXpansion BFD3, BFD Eco or BFD 2.1 (or later)
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1 (32-bit), Windows7 (32-bit & 64-bit), Pentium4-based CPU or better (Windows)
OSX 10.5.7 or higher
1 GB of RAM
7200 rpm HDD with a minimum of 13GB free hard disc space
Internet connection for product authorization and 6GB download
NOTE: If you already have BFD3, BFD 2.1 or BFD Eco running -- this will work.

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