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Gretsch Drums Catalina Ash Fusion Shell Pack with Free 8" Tom

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The Gretsch Catalina Ash series has been designed with power in mind for the player who is looking for quality features without the high price. 6 thin plies of Ash wood are used to create a distinctiv... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gretsch Catalina Ash series has been designed with power in mind for the player who is looking for quality features without the high price. 6 thin plies of Ash wood are used to create a distinctive tone that cuts with projection and clear resonance; shell interiors are naturally finished. The result is a kit that digs in the groove with clarity and tonal separation. Shell pack only. Cymbals not included.

Toms are mounted with the GTS suspension system to allow every fiber of pure Ash tone to fully and freely resonate; 2.5mm triple-flanged hoops provide a strong tuning system and give a wide tuning range.

Each drum is fitted with stylish Mini Gretsch Lugs. The 22" x 18" bass drum is equipped with die-cast hoop claw hooks, very clean and functional.

With the cutting projection of the thin Ash shells, UV gloss finishes, and pro tom holders the Catalina Ash offers the looks and features of a pro kit without breaking your bank.

Shell pack only; stands/pedals and cymbals not included.

Includes free matching 8" x 7" mounted tom and tom mount.


  • 8" x 7, 10" x 8", 12" x 9" mounted toms
  • FREE 8" x 7" tom with mount
  • 14" x 14" floor tom
  • 22" x 18" bass drum
  • 5" x 14" 8-lug ash snare drum
  • Double tom holder
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(32 of 35 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent buy for the money

By 2flo-tom-toms

from California

I have this kit with the 8"tom and and the 14 flo tom and I love it. You cannot get a better deal on a shell kit than this. Great looking and sounding. I took this kit to a few gigs and got nice comments about it. Looks much more expensive than it really is. I use all Gibraltar hardware with it.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Best Drum Ever

By Ryan

from Algonquin IL

The Gretsh Catalina ash fusion is amazing. I have never heard a set that sounds like this one. its got all the small sizes on the drums giving it a amazing sound. it can be played in any type of music. the heads it come with arent bad. but after a while you will want to change them. i have GC2 Evans on both sides of each drum. i have Sabian, Pastie, Zildijan, and Wohan cymbals for it, it matches with each one. the sound value is amazing. i DEFINITLY recomend this drumset toy any one. its very easy to set up for shows. Also the only problem i had with it, was having to wait to pick it up. lol other than that no problems with it at all.

(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


planing to get

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The first time i heard about gretsch from my music teather i was pretty imperssed.The sweet and pro looking finish looks awsome.It is the top drum kit for over beginners.I seriosly love the looks but it is noting without a twinpedal.(my opinion)The price is very good for a gretsch.I recomend paiste pst 5 cymbls beacause they sound very good and heavy.If you whant a good kit a good pro sounding kit with a sweet finnish "GET GRETSCH"

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)



By Ezmlsa

from NYC

Grestch caught my eyes the first time i set eyes on it, they have a very nice laquer finish to all of them, and the Catalina series not only has the looks but also the sound. It can be tuned to suit anywhere from orchestral music to hard metal if tuned correctly. The sound quality is amazing, and the drums are very easy to tune. The drumset is very easy to set up, and the angling of the drums seems very simple compared to others. It is very easy to move around the set, and the drums feel great when playing. I recommend it to anybody who wants a nice set to play live or at home.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Great Set

By panther_917

from Fremont, CA

Been playing the drums for a couple of months now, and these set of drums are great. It was easy to setup, and comfortable to use. Looking at various drum sets, I found this set to be the best value and still be a quality drum set.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing set!

By drbrown

from Sacramento, CA

Wow, I was nothing but thrilled at this set. Everything I threw at this set it performed amazingly. I'm in shock about how amazing it was. I love it. It's probably going to be the next set I buy. Great for people who just want a good set.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Not just for beginners

By DeloreanGirlDrummer

from Kansas City, MO

At first, I bought this set as a practice set because of the low price and size, but it quickly turned into my main show set. I play shows all over the Kansas City area and the midwest and I've gotten numerous compliments like "That's a killer sounding gretsch" from soundguys.. who obviously hear a lot of sets. With the right heads, this cheap "beginner" set sounds incredible. I'm in a rock band, but I've also played with numerous jazz bands, which is what the catalina was intended for. It sounds amazing for both. The only downside to the set is the 14" floor tom. It's a tough drum to get tuned. I'm currently playing evans coated g2s on top with clear g1s as resos and I've never played a better sound set in all of my years of playing. I'd suggest this set to any beginner OR serious gigging drummer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Worth Every Darn Penny!

By Tim

from Chicago Illinois

This little piece caught my eye immediately. I was short on funds but looking for a descent set, and BAM! I stroll on across this bad boy. It sounds amazing once you replace the heads,(although the stock heads are pretty good as well) but put some coated batter heads on it and it will shine. Also i added some DrumGum to it,1 piece per tom,2 on the floor tom, and one on the snare. These little strips make a large difference. And they sound amazing,NO OVERTONES!! Any way,if your looking for a good set,for a great price,look no further then this Gretsch.


Great Buy For The Money

By FatDrums

from Johnson City, TN

The Gretsch Catalina kit is more than I expected. I was looking for a practice kit for my home. What I found is a drum set that I would take to a show. After changing the heads, I was able to get these drums to sing. The ash shells have been the biggest surprise. My show kit is a 4 ply maple and I have just as much fun playing this Gretsch. The only other "con" other than the heads, is that on the Gretsch tag, in very small print, it says "Made in China". It is a very minor problem, but one to consider.


More Bang for your Buck

By drumdoode5000

from Los Angeles, California

I recently bought these nice pices of art for which i dont regret. Everything is worth every single penny, the brand,the features, and SPECIALLY the quality.This kit is works just like a thousand dollar kit and doesnt cost as much.Each drum is got a unique sound only Gretsch can offer, a sound no one else owns.


best available for the price

By schlep

from york,pa

i bought this set a year ago. it has more than held it's ground from show to show. quality is exactly what u expect from of the line. tuning is quick & crisp w/a wide range. exterior finish is beautiful, but scratches easily. a set of nice gig bags is recommended. i play Paiste Alfa series cymbals to finish off the complete sound. nothing better for the price!



By Randy Frey

from Los Angeles

I've been waiting 36 years to start drumming again since stopping once I started college. I did a lot of research on price, value, quality, features, hardware and this set totally fits the bill. It's been a long time since I played but this kit makes it easy to get it all back, no matter the music style. Although it's more of a rock set with big, booming sound, it can work for every music style I'm trying to relearn. I added Zildjian cymbals, and higher grade cymbal stands and pedals, and found a 16x16 matching floor tom on eBay. Gretsch has great, sturdy hardware, and the set has a beautiful deep red finish that looks more expensive than it is. I spent a couple of hours tuning the drums to my liking and they sound great, but I'll probably change out all the Grestch heads for Evans over the next few months. The final bonus, I found a few other "older guys" who play other instruments through work and we're hitting the garage in spring. Man, it's good to play again!


Wow drum kitt!!!

By luciaaaa drummer star =)

from mexico

This kit is totally amazing!! If you are reading this, it means youre interested in buing this set... i got one thing to say to you .... buy it!! no second thoughts just buy it..!!! don't brouse around the store becouse youre not findind anything better than this... just add some zildjian cymbals and you gott the best drum set evr at a very cool price... this can work for drummers that are fast soloing and in beat.. if you know what i mean........ drummers of all kinds if you liked this words of truth just click the little yes button youknow for the discount... if you know what i mean im out drum lovers ...peace


simply amazing drums

By alex

from los angeles

so i had a little SP kit and felt like upgrading just the bass at first, then my eye caught this lil beauty of a kit. for only 599, got 4 toms, big, low, beautiful bass and snare. what a deal. i cant say enough good things about this kit. just of course you'll need new head eventually, but the ones that come on here are pretty sweet too. the bass head has a self muffling ring, along with the bass resonant head, no muffling pillows or blankets necessary for a fantastic low end, chest kicking thump. my friends are jealous of my kit, and believe me, the chrome against the cobalt blue, just sexy. trust this kit


Very Good

By Braden Munafo

from Hawaii

When i first got this kit i was very excited to get it. Its a really great awesoem sounding kit. My favorite thing about it, was the bass. DUDE! that thing is so powerfull. But, when you get it, change the heads cause they suck really badly (not on the bass drum though, those are fine). And i play metal so i recomend that you put a, either a dampening ring or some tape, on the floor tom head because it rings for SUCH a long time (very powerful though). THIS KIT IS AWESOME!

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