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Gretsch 8x14 Hammered Black Steel Snare Drum  From Gretsch Drums

The “Full Range” series is exactly what it says - a full range of snare sounds that can cover and adapt to any playing situation. A multitude of ways to add to your overall arsenal, all at a price that makes it easy to many different sounds.

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What We Think

The Gretsch Hammered Steel snare drum is part of the Full Range line of snare drums that are currently offered by Gretsch Drums. Starting with a 1.2mm steel shell, they have added larger hammering to the black nickel plated steel shell that not only gives it a distinctive look, it also gives the sound a slightly drier and more focused attack. Adding to that, it is complemented with die-cast hoops which enhance the focus and for you heavy hitters, it really accentuates the rimshots and side sticking. Medium and high tunings are really where it's at with this drum, they deliver clean and concise hits. If you are looking for a drum where you want to be heard, give this drum a listen.

Gretsch 6.5x14 Hammered Black Steel Snare Drum Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums expert Barry Knain explains the various features of the Gretsch 6.5x14 Hammered Black Steel Snare, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

Manufacturer's Description from Gretsch Drums

Gretsch has taken a 1.2mm steel shell and added large hammering to it to focus the tone and give a slightly dryer overall attack. This not only adds to the overall sound but also gives these drums a stunning visual appeal, making them an integral additional to any setup. 

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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 Hammered Steel Snare Drum Features:

  • Black Steel Shell
  • 8x14, 20 Lug
  • 1.2 mm black nickel-plated shell
  • Adjustable Throw-Off
  • Die-Cast Hoops