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 Rekindles its Brooklyn Origins, Introduces New Brooklyn Series USA Drums
January 01, 2012
Gretsch Drums is pleased to introduce the new Brooklyn series drums, available in the USA in January 2012 and worldwide in April 2012.
Proudly handcrafted in Ridgeland, SC, USA (home to the current USA custom drum shop) by a team of veteran drum builders, the new Brooklyn series pays homage to the original birthplace of Gretsch drums. From 1883 through the late 1960’s Brooklyn, NY was home to Gretsch drums manufacturing. The city and company share a uniquely American story that couples the development of a colorful industrial community with the growth of a globally respected drum brand. Brooklyn’s recent renaissance as a vital cultural center reflects Gretsch’s continued passion for producing industry-standard drums that support and inspire all music styles.
Brooklyn drums project a classic Gretsch tone, but speak with their own sonic personality. The classic tones are modified by the 6-ply North American maple/poplar shells with 30-degree bearing edges and Gretsch “302” 3mm double-flanged hoops. The “302” hoop is reminiscent of the original double-flanged hoops used by Gretsch up until the mid 1950’s. The return to Brooklyn means a return to a Round Badge. The new Brooklyn Round Badge has a black/pewter color scheme with classic embossed Gretsch design. Classic Gretsch USA drum hardware fittings and Silver Sealer shell interiors are included. Classic Gretsch specs combined with innovative Brooklyn specs drive a new Gretsch sound that is full, punchy and warm, mixed with a more open and ambient tonal characteristic.
Satin Finish Colors – Mahogany, Dark Ebony, Tabasco, Emerald Green
Nitron (Wrap) Finish Colors – Vintage Cream Oyster, Smoke Grey Oyster, Ruby Red Oyster, Royal Blue Oyster.
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.
Carefully developed to produce tones that explode a balanced amount of warm low end frequencies
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.