The new Catalina Maple series starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. This carefully developed maple shell specification produces tones that explode with attack and volume and project a balanced ... Click To Read More About This Product
The new Catalina Maple series starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. This carefully developed maple shell specification produces 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, and are equipped with classic Gretsch features and hardware.
These features include; 30-degree bearing edges; fully-adjustable Gretsch ball-and-socket tom holder with 12.7mm tom arms; 9020-style mounting brackets and the famous 5-lug configuration (a standard Gretsch feature for over 50 years) for all 10 / 12 toms. All drums feature a multi-step lacquer process for an extremely glassy-smooth finish that is hard and durable.
In addition, the drums are fitted with Evans drum heads to produce a distinctive high-quality batter and resonant head combination. The drums are easy to tune and produce full tones right out of the box.
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I got this kit a couple years ago and its sound is AMAZING!!! you get the sound of a high dollar kit for this low price! I HIGHLY recomend it to any drummer that wants a good natural mid tone sound.
I bought this kit just a few weeks ago and every time I play it I don't want to stop! I purchased this for my church and it is a fantastic kit. The kick is tight and punchy with the right amount of "boom" to it. All of the toms are easy to tune and have nice tone to them. The 30 degree bearing edges on the toms give great warmth without overtones. The floor toms are UNBELIEVABLE! They have so much depth to them but don't have the excessive ring. In fact, i've only put about 2" of tape on each head to cut just a little ring from the tone. I wish I had bought this kit years ago!!
These drums are awesome. They sound incredible right out of the box. Really warm sound to the toms and the kick is really boomy. The finish is beautiful as well.
I love these drums. So warm and with some slight tuning they sound fantastic. Great kit and well worth the price. The cherry color is beautiful as well.
This set features so much for the money, I just could not find a better set for the price. I put a new Evans Dry Head on the snare and tuned the kit up quickly. No overtones at all in the snare now. The entire kit has the engineering and quality with the swival toms that is higher quality than mid to upper Mapex and Ludwigs sets that I used to own. The Bass outer rings are finished very nicely, finely sanded like the expensive sets and lacquered to perfection. Very easy to set up out of the box. There is just too much good here to pass on.
I'm an old man that has always had a things for drums. This is my second set and I wish they were my 1st! They sound and look great. They are American made and not punched out by a machine in China. The quality is what I expect. Gretch is the Harley Davidson of drums. If you want quality you don't have to look any farther. Gretch should send me a better set of cymbals for this great review, HA HA.
I bought these drums in Feb 2012. Great kit for an even better price. Very easy to play and get around the kit. The only downside I found was the stock heads are just that stock heads. I upgraded heads and the sound was just what I was looking for.