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
Houston Full of Drums and Cymbals
October 08, 2012
Houston, Tx was the site of three KMCmusicorp events on Saturday Oct 6th , 2012. Cymbalfusion.com located at 5829 West Sam Houston Parkway North #401 Houston, TX, hosted one only three Sabian Cymbal Vote day at independent music shops in Texas. The twelve cymbals being presented for a consumer vote to be 2013’s new production from the Canadian manufacturer were show by Chris De Lise of Sabian. Erik Paulson, owner of cymbalfusion.com pulled in a group of Houston based pro-players and top instructors. Approximately 50 enthusiasts came by to demo and vote for their four favorites during an open house between noon and five. Cymbalfusion.com offered special pricing on the over one hundred SABIAN cymbals the carry in stock.
Two other drum centric happening were staged at Percussion Center, Houston (a division of HiHat Inc.), 6990 Port West Drive #100, Houston. A Cassio Duarte Clinic Introduction To Brazilian Percussion was held from 2-4 pm. Cassio Duarte, an LP artist and clinician hosted a group of 25 percussionist explaining the key instruments used in Samba style drumming, playing technique and how to adapt Samba to modern styles from rock to marching bands. It was also ‘Gretsch Snare Tasting’ event all day Saturday with a fine selection featuring nine Gretsch snares, Gretsch bags and practice pads, and a variety of Gretsch kit on view to be demo-ed and purchased at special pricing. COO of Percussion Center Michael Henry also had snack on hand for his customer to munch while they played all the drums.
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.
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.