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Gretsch 5.5x14 USA Custom Maple Snare Drum-Orange Gloss  From Gretsch Drums

The Gretsch USA formula 6-ply maple shell is the cornerstone of "That Great Gretsch SoundTM." All shells are straight-sided, with hand-cut and hand-sanded 30-degree bearing edges and Gretsch Silver Sealer interior.

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What We Think

Gretsch snares have an impressive performance that is as tonally distinct as their drum sets. This 5.5x14 USA Custom snare drum exudes that distinction, in a beautiful aesthetic and sonic package. 

Whether tuned high or low, the spread of dynamics makes it a seriously versatile drum and fun to play. Gretsch's stock Permatone heads really showcase the sparkle, clarity, and sensitivity that has been the driving force behind the Gretsch sound.  The gorgeous die cast hoops offer a rigid bite for rim shots and an undeniable side-sticking tone that will cut through almost any playing or recording situation. Coupled with 10 double-sided lugs that help deliver even tension regardless of your favorite setting, the tuning range on this drum is wide and clean. From backbeats to syncopated ghost notes, the performance is unwavering and delivers a sonic treat to your ears. If you are like us, you will find it hard to pull yourself away from this drum. Discover "That Great Gretsch Sound" for yourself today.

Manufacturer's Description from Gretsch Drums

All Custom Series snares feature legendary Gretsch maple shells and the famous Silver Sealer. This drum features chrome hardware and a Lightning throw-off. The snare comes standard with die cast hoops and ten double sided lugs. Also equipped with a coated Permatone batter head and a Permatone snare side head.

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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. 


Gretsch 5.5x14 USA Custom Snare Drum Features:

  • Maple Shell
  • 14" diameter x 5.5" depth
  • 10 lugs
  • Lightning throw-off
  • Die Cast Hoops