Dating gretsch drums

03-Nov-2016 02:02

There's a reason you see Gretsch Catalina series drums in college programs and houses of worship all over the world.

It's just a matter of your budget and weighing the value of what each era delivers (something I'm sure Gretsch was well aware of when they priced the updated line so competitively). Even if you're not that into the snare (I wasn't), this cherry on top makes Catalina Club arguably the highest overall bang-for-buck kit on the market today.

Gretsch chose to stay at the same price point on these options which is a huge plus. Like a good shirt, it tends to look great with just about anything.

Gretsch provides plenty of options in terms of shell configurations.

If you want to downsize but an 18" bass drum (which ships from Gretsch with a pedal mount/riser) seems a bit too small, you can still opt for the 20" and save yourself some weight and space.

As for tone, Gretsch used their classic 30-degree bearing edge and five-lug construction.

It's just a matter of your budget and weighing the value of what each era delivers (something I'm sure Gretsch was well aware of when they priced the updated line so competitively). Even if you're not that into the snare (I wasn't), this cherry on top makes Catalina Club arguably the highest overall bang-for-buck kit on the market today.Gretsch chose to stay at the same price point on these options which is a huge plus. Like a good shirt, it tends to look great with just about anything.Gretsch provides plenty of options in terms of shell configurations.If you want to downsize but an 18" bass drum (which ships from Gretsch with a pedal mount/riser) seems a bit too small, you can still opt for the 20" and save yourself some weight and space.As for tone, Gretsch used their classic 30-degree bearing edge and five-lug construction.If you're like most of us, though, chances are you don't have a roadie with you at every gig ready to break down and carry that 10-ply, 18x24" bass drum you've had since high school. Luckily, there are more fantastic options than ever before for today's drummers when it comes to affordable and portable smaller-format drum sets.