Gretsch 3pc Catalina Club Jazz Drum Set-Gloss Crimson Burst  From Gretsch Drums

The Gretsch Catalina Jazz set is designed for the player who is looking for a versatile 4-piece set with quality features. Featuring Mahogany shells and 30-degree bearing edges, this set projects a warm, round, classic tone.

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$599.99

Retail:  $999.99

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What We Think

We can easily recommend this new Gretsch Catalina Club kit to any drummer looking for an affordable be-bop or low volume jobbing kit. They look good and sound good. If you turn your back you won’t be able to tell the difference between it and a much higher priced kit. The fact that these drums are so reasonably priced makes them impossible to ignore.

The rounder bearing edges increase the size of the contact area between head and shell, and transmit more vibration to the shell, increasing the drum’s resonance. Mahogany is known for its warm rich tone,  and these drums have those characteristics in spades,  but without sounding muddy. They don't lack brightness and attack though. 

As for the snare, tuned low, it sounded like a much larger drum, with a tubby tone that would work great on a ballad. As the pitch is raised, the crispness increases. Up high, the drum has good sensitivity. Overall, the snare has good rimshots, crispness, and a woody tone.

The toms have a nice full sound with good sustain. There is a pronounced pitch to each.

Manufacturer's Description from Gretsch Drums

4 piece Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz Drum Kit-Satin Walnut Glaze

Gretsch continues to offer lines for the beginner to the guy playing to 30,000 people a night. This kit can be used in many applications. Jazz sizes that are perfect for the weekend warrior, or the home studio musician. Gretsch makes some fantastic drums, and these are no different.  The traditional Be Bop sizes with 18" bass drum makes it a fine gigging jazz kit but the Club Jazz can also play comfortably in other music styles, especially if you need to lay into a kit in a smaller live venue. Plus its distinctive retro looks are sure to capture attention. Whether you're looking for a classic jazz kit or small kit for gigs/rehearsals, the Catalina Club Jazz kit projects a retro sound, vibe and spirit that will keep you deeply grooving.

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About Manufacturer

For 135 years, the Gretsch Drum Company has produced classic American instruments that drummers the world over covet. The signature “great Gretsch sound” has been utilized by numerous classic and modern drummers alike; Max Roach, Tony Williams, Cindy Blackman, Taylor Hawkins, and Vinnie Colaiuta are just a few examples of master drummers that have sat behind Gretsch kits. Currently, Gretsch’s three lines of professional-grade drums (the Brooklyn, Broadkaster, and USA Custom) are built by a small team of dedicated craftsmen in Ridgeland, South Carolina. Gretsch also offers a number of affordable import lines that allow beginner and intermediate drummers to be a part of drum history and play behind a Gretsch set. 

Specifications

Drum Sizes are: 8x12, 14x14, 14x18
Features:
• Mahogany shells with 30-degree bearing edges and natural interiors
• 1.6mm triple flanged hoops
• Mini GTS tom suspension system
• Gretsch ball-socket single tom mount with 12.7mm tom arm
• Wood bass drum hoops with matching inlays


Stands and Cymbals Sold Separate.