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      Gretsch Drums Bell Brass 10-Lug Snare Drum (109279463)
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A brawny, musical brass snare from Gretsch.

Bell brass is a metal alloy that has been widely used in musical instrument manufacturing because of its superior acoustical properties. Bell brass snare drums have been widely used by the worlds finest recording studios and are sought after for their smooth, pure timbre and controlled overtones. The Gretsch 3.0mm bell brass shell shares the warm characteristics of wood with the cut of a metal drum. The 30-degree bearing edge gives the drum extra body that promotes a powerful low end and sizzling highs while retaining sensitivity.

Gretsch Drums Bell Brass 10-Lug Snare Drum Features:

  • 3mm Bell brass snare
    30-degree bearing edge


Gretsch Drums Bell Brass 10-Lug Snare Drum Specifications:

  • 14 x 6-1/2"


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  • The best of both worlds in a snare drum!

    As reviewed by NICHOLAS COSMAS on 12/10/2013

    This Gretsch bell brass snare is exactly as represented. You get the resonance and subdued overtones one looks for in wooden and metal snares all in one package. This snare is very clean in appearance and the workmanship is flawless. I guess I'd say it is "timeless" in its appearance. It is very heavy (18 lbs) as expected, so if you have a lightweight stand it's also time to buy a good quality heavyweight stand to keep it steady. The diecast hoops add to its appearance and can easily handle your rimshots. It comes equipped with an Evans Level 360 batter head which adds to its overall sound quality. I know its a bit pricey, but in the long run you will avoid buying a half dozen different snares looking for "that sound". My only criticism is that it comes with the standard Gibraltar tuning key and not a Gretsch key similar to those that are provided with the USA Custom kits. Not a big thing, but a Gretsch drum key would have been a nice finishing touch. One final thought: The brass finish works with any finish kit, so if you own more than one kit good luck deciding which one to use it with as it makes them all not only sound but also look great!

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  • Gretsch Bell Brass snare - a snare with latitude!

    As reviewed by NICHOLAS COSMAS on 12/15/2013

    Like lots of you I have collected numerous wooden and metal snares looking for that elusive "perfect" snare that does it all. This bell brass drum has come as close to any I've ever had. Great tone, easy tuning to suit your playing needs and style, and a great drum overall that can easily match up to any kit you're using. It is a heavy drum so a good snare stand is a must. The Evans 360 batter head that comes with the drum is a plus. It comes with a Gibraltar standard tuning key which isn't the quality I'd expect for such a high quality (and priced) snare, but that's my only disappointment. Overall this one's a "keeper"!

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