Brian is the drummer with up-and-coming group The Lone Bellow. Their debut CD came out in January to rave reviews and was produced by Grammy-winning producer Charlie Peacock. They have an extremely busy summer touring schedule, which includes major festivals. When asked Why Gretsch? Brian replied "The rich heritage and the SOUND."... Read More
Gretsch Drums Active at this Years’ Chicago Drum Show
April 20, 2010
Gretsch Drums will have a major presence at this years’ Chicago Drum Show on May 15/16. This year marks the Chicago Drum Show’s 20th anniversary and Gretsch is participating at several levels.
Fred Gretsch and John Palmer (Gretsch Drums Product Manager) will deliver a multi-media Gretsch Company presentation that includes in-depth company history, important drum innovations and prominent artist activity. Fred’s personal anecdotes provide a first-hand account into the colorful traditions of the 127 year-old Gretsch Company. The main presentation will be on Sunday at 2pm in the Master Class Room. Fred and John will also make a similar presentation on Saturday at 2pm at the Drummer’s Café.
Gretsch Drums will also make its first formal booth showing at this years’ event. Gretsch will show current and vintage USA Custom drums sets and some special snare drums that have been created especially for this show. Most items will be available to purchase at the show. Win a G4164SA – 6.5x14 Solid Aluminum Snare Drum.
Gretsch artist, and Chicago local, Hannah Ford will appear at the show on Sunday at 11am in the Clinic Room with her band Pandorum. Hannah continues to explore creative possibilities and will undoubtedly get the day jumping with a high-energy performance.
We are pleased to mark this event with our first booth appearance, special Gretsch Company historical presentations and Gretsch artist activities. Please drop by and say hi, we look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. For more information about the show, click this link.
Gretsch USA Custom
Hand-crafted every step of the way
The epitome and legend of "That Great Gretsch Sound." The USA Custom series is hand-crafted every step of the way in our Ridgeland, SC factory by highly experienced and skilled drumsmiths. Our legendary Gretsch formula 6-ply shell is the cornerstone of our legendary sound. Shells are completed with 30-degree bearing edges, Silver Sealer, die-cast hoops and custom finishes - ingredients all combined to make a sound long recognized for its classic clear timbre, balanced tone and explosive projection. Custom design your Gretsch dream kit "a la cart" by choosing your desired drum sizes, colors and hardware options. The Gretsch legend continues.
The NEW Gretsch USA Custom Order Guide will explain the many options that are available to help you design a drum set that matches your individual voice as a drummer.
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The Catalina Maple series starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. We carefully developed the maple shell specification to produce tones that explode with attack and volume and project a balanced amount of warm, low-end frequencies. All Catalina Maple shells are 7-ply, 7.2mm.
The Catalina Maples are available in two configurations - a 6-piece shell pack set and a 5-piece shell pack set. Add-on drums are also available to allow for further drum set expansion.