Come out to the Gretsch Walking Tour on July 30th in New York City! Meet Fred Gretsch and take a walk through time in American music history. The Gretsch music instrument brand is woven into fabric of American history. The company was founded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1883 and has been crafting world-class drum and Guitar instruments since then. Current President (and 4th generation family member) Fred Gretsch will lead an intimate walking tour through Brooklyn to tell personal stories about the family and the building sites where the instruments were made. Gretsch Day at Main Drag Music will follow the tour from 1:30-3:30 and Gretsch... Read More
GRETSCH® DRUMS REINTRODUCES RENOWN SERIES WITH ALL-NEW SPECS AND FINISHES
July 01, 2013
Gretsch Drums is proud to announce the re-launch of its Renown series drum kits, featuring updated specifications. New design elements include a contemporary low-mass GTS tom mounting system, Gretsch clam-style tom holder, redesigned Renown Round Badge in chrome-on-black and Remo® clear Emperor® batter heads. The Renown line is available in four poly lacquer finishes and two Delmar® wrap finishes. Individual snare drums, toms and bass drums are also available.
The Renown line has three new configurations, along with an existing three-piece rock configuration:
• 18”x 22” bass drum, 7”x 10” mounted tom, 8”x 12” mounted tom, 14”x 16” floor tom • 16”x 20” bass drum, 7”x 10” mounted tom, 8”x 12” mounted tom, 14”x 14” floor tom • 18”x 22” bass drum, 8”x12” mounted tom, 14”x 16” floor tom • 16”x 24” bass drum, 9”x 13” mounted tom, 16”x 16” floor tom (existing configuration)
Two new lacquer finishes, Satin White and Gloss Natural, are now options alongside the existing Satin Black and Cherry Burst lacquer finishes. Two new wrap finishes, Silver Oyster Pearl and Blue Metallic are also available for the first time.
Gretsch Renown series drums are available now from Authorized Gretsch Drums Retailers.
“The Gretsch Renown series has earned a reputation as a solid drum set that delivers professional sound,” said John Palmer, Director of Product for Gretsch Drums. “The new Renown series builds on an established sonic platform with updated specs, right down to the wing nuts that will provide established drummers with even more value and performance from their drum set.”
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.