Brooklyn Walking Tour: Traveling Through Gretsch History Today
September 02, 2014
On July 30, 2014 I had a unique opportunity to take a step back into Gretsch Company history. As a matter of fact, I actually took several hundred steps, as I walked the streets of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn where the company got its start. Along the way I visited several sites that mark the evolution of the company from its... Read More
Gretsch Introduces Renown57 Bop Kits in All Three Colors
January 01, 2012
Gretsch drums originated what is now the standard “bop” drum kit configuration – 14”x18” bass drum, 8”x12” tom, 14”x14” floor tom, which is often referred to as the “classic” Gretsch set-up and has long been the preferred by the most notable Be-bop drummers in music history. Gretsch is proud to introduce this classic configuration in the popular Renown57 drum sets, a series that was inspired by the great American car companies from the 1950’s.
The Renown 57 Bop kits (RN57-J84) are a logical extension from the wildly popular Renown 57 kits, and will be available in all three colors from the Renown57 Series – Motor City Blue (MCB), Motor City Black (MBO), and the new Motor City Red (MCR). The bop configuration is a compact set-up but it packs a ferocious punch, and the smaller drums are great for any setting where space is limited. Features include the Renown Chevron, an aluminum triangular teardrop painted white with raised beveled chrome edges and embossed chrome Gretsch logo, a rack tom mounted from the bass drum on a Gretsch ball-socket single tom holder, and standard Renown maple specifications for punchy, full tones. The 6.5x14 snare drum is equipped with 20 total lugs (10 per side) and 20-snare strands. These kits deliver rock solid performance in a bop-sized package.
MSRP: $ 2,460.00
Gretsch Marquee Series
New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive,
open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at
an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American
maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with
classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm
triple flanged hoops.