New Styling. Enhanced Features. The same Gretsch Sound.
Gretsch has come up with a kit that combines classic looks with the sort of sound quality and build standard that will both appeal to and cope with the energy levels of younger drummers. For the price-point it's well equipped and has the added lustre of the brand's heritage. An equivalent Gretsch USA Custom kit is four times as expensive and, while the Renown Maple is not going to match it for sheer ﬁnesse, it's nonetheless a pretty versatile set of drums.
The kick drum, With both heads tuned just above ﬂapping point, delivers as deep a note as you could use. The drum's shorter length promotes quicker interaction between the batter and front heads. This produces a sweet, powerful and punchy drum.
The thin, all-maple shells cut with rounded 30° bearing edges are likely to be warm and resonant, while die-cast rims tend to sharpen the sound. This allows the drums to cut through with ease while producing rich, fat notes. Cranking up the tuning transforms the toms' sound into one that is authentically vintage - clean, woody and ringing.
4 piece Gretsch Renown RN1-E604 MapleDrum Kit-SOP
The concept of the Renown redesign was to give the series fresh visual appeal and enhance sonic performance, while preserving its classic Gretsch vibe and spirit. The newly designed round, two-toned badge features gleaming silver artwork embossed over a black nickel background.
The Renown has always been revered for its rock-solid craftsmanship and excellent sonic performance. Gretsch still uses the proven and unique Renown formula that combines North American Rock Maple with a slightly softer maple species. Each drum is expertly completed with smooth 30 degree bearing edges and Gretsch's exclusive Silver Sealer interior finish. Heavy-duty Gretsch die-cast hoops are fitted to all tom and snare shells and classic Gretsch lugs adorn each drum. This Gretsch-engineered shell/hoop combination produces explosive attack and power that is rich with warm, low-end timbre.
4 Piece Shell Pack:7x10, 8x12, 14x14, and 16x20
Silver Oyster Pearl
Snare, Stands, and Cymbals Sold Separately.