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Gretsch 8x14 Full Range Swamp Dawg Mahogany Snare Drum  From Gretsch Drums

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The Gretsch Swamp Dawg is a beautiful, 8-tube snare that offers a versatile and different sound to the world-renowned Gretsch drum line. The deep 8x14 mahogany shell creates a dark, "low fi", swampy sound at lower tunings, which offers some amazingly unique and classic rock reminiscent tones. Tune it up a bit and you'll get a full sound with saturated attack. Gretch's hand-crafted, top-quality design with solid 6-ply mahogany shell is made so the drum will cut through your band's sound and look beautiful laying back on the stage.

Gretsch 8x14 Full Range Swamp Dawg Mahogany Snare Drum Quick 'n Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the Gretsch 8x14 Full Range Swamp Dawg Mahogany Snare Drum, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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Manufacturer's Description from Gretsch Drums

The Gretsch Swamp Dawg is from The Gold Series Snare Drums. You'll find this drum to have a very expanded tuning range due to it's 8x14 Mahogany Shell. When tuned low it will have swampy, dark, throaty almost lofi sound. Similar to the sound popular in many recordings from the 70's. When tuned to medium to high the snare will have a high level of attack and projection while still maintaining a full body sound. You'll find the Swamp Dawg to be versatile and useful drum that work well in many musical rolls.

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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. 



  • 6-ply Mahogany Shell with a Satin Natural Finish
  • Hardware - Chrome with 8-tube lugs and 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops
  • 30 degree bearing edge and Fully adjustable side pull with fixed butt plate
  • 42 strand snare wires, black nylon snare strip, black nylon tension rod washers
  • Heads - Remo USA coated Emperor batter, hazy Ambassador snare side