The Catalina Maple series starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. Gretsch carefully developed the maple shell specification to produce tones that explode with attack and volume, and project a bal... Read More
The Catalina Maple series starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. Gretsch carefully developed the maple shell specification to produce tones that explode with attack and volume, and project a balanced amount of warm, low-end frequencies. All Catalina Maple shells are 7-ply, 7.2mm. Gretsch equipped the shells with “Gretsch Classic” features and hardware, including 30-degree bearing edges, fully-adjustable Gretsch ball-and-socket tom holder with 12.7mm tom arms, 9020-style mounting brackets and their famous 5-lug configuration (a standard Gretsch feature for over 50 years) for all 10” and 12” toms. The rounded badges on this five-piece shell pack are a first on any Catalina Maple kit.
All drums feature a multi-step lacquer process that produces an extremely glassy-smooth finish that is hard and durable. In addition, Gretsch partnered with Evans drumheads to produce a distinctive “Gretsch by Evans” batter and resonant head combination.
Catalina Maple drums are easy to tune and produce full tones right out of the box. Add-on drums are also available to allow for further drum set expansion.
Cymbals and hardware sold separately.
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I have owned the catalina maple for about half a year now, and boy has it been fun. They sound absolutely amazing with good heads. I had trouble tuning them with the stock heads (being that they are very cheap) but who cares, once I slapped on some nice remo's the drums came alive! I have the drums tuned so low (while still maintaining an amazing tone) and I get compliments on how good they sound all the time (from both drummers and non drummers). All around, It's a great drum kit. As I like to say: "those fat tones though."
I bought this drumset a year ago, and I like a lot the way it sounds. The toms are high-pitched,all drums hacve a very wide but warm tone (which can be controlled with an evans g2 clear). the snare has a lot of crack on it, and the bass is low-pitched. But, there is a problem, I have found some defects in the manufacture of the product. In the 12' tom there is a strange sound when you hit it, as if a lug was loose, but really is the wood which has little holes in it. In the 10' tom the hoop is too little, so the drumheads don't fit very well. Some of the lugs in the snare are hard to screw. Among the bad things in the drumset there is a poor quality stock snare wires, which can be changed and the stock drumheads are also bad quality. I recommend buying a warranty if you want to risk your time and effort in this good sounding low quality drums. Gretsch dissapointed me.
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