Gretsch 6.5x14 USA Custom Maple Snare Drum-Satin Walnut  From Gretsch Drums

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 the their drum sets. Capable in high volume situations and delicate and sensitive in low volume scenarios. The spread of dynamics makes it a seriously versatile drum. The die cast hoops offer a rigid bite for rim shots and an undeniable side sticking tone that will cut through almost any playing situation. Coupled with 10 double-sided lugs, the tuning range on this drum is wide and clean.

Gretsch 6.5x14 USA Custom Maple Snare Drum - Satin Walnut Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the Gretsch 6.5x14 USA Custom Maple Snare, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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.

Gretsch Drums

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

FEATURES

  • Maple Shell
  • 14" diameter x 6.5" depth
  • 10 lugs
  • Lightning throw-off
  • Die Cast Hoops