Gretsch Drums Broadkaster 4-piece Drum Set Satin Classic Maple

4-piece Shell Pack with 12" Rack Tom, 16" Floor Tom, 14" Snare, and 22" Bass Drum - Satin Classic Maple
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The Gretsch Broadkaster Is Back!

The classic look and sound Gretsch Drums is back with the Gretsch Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack. If you want that warm, wide, and open sound of vintage drums, then you're sure to appreciate the this updated reissue of the sought-after and much-loved Broadkaster drums. Ask any drummer at Sweetwater and they'll confirm that this shell pack is an exceptional choice for both recording and performing. Its 3-ply maple/poplar/maple shells give you an extremely musical and responsive drum set. Discover the revered sound of Gretsch drums with the Gretsch Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack.

Gretsch Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack at a Glance:
  • Exceptional tone and attack from 30-degree bearing edges
  • Gretsch drums - a slice of American music history
  • You'll find vintage tone and classic Gretsch quality in the Broadkaster series
Exceptional tone and attack from 30-degree bearing edges

The Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack sounds just like you'd expect from a classic Gretsch kit, thanks to 30-degree bearing edges (where the hoop meets the shell). At 30-degrees, the surface area between the hoop and shell is maximized, which optimizes the transfer of vibration. That gives Gretsch drums a fast response, warm tone, and punchy impact. You'll hear it in every drum in the Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack.

Gretsch drums - a slice of American music history

Gretsch has been making drums in the USA since 1883. Alongside drums, the company's banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and guitars have contributed to the very roots of American music. So when you play your Gretsch Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack, you're playing more than a drum kit - you're playing a slice of American music history.

You'll find vintage tone and classic Gretsch quality in the Broadkaster series

Gretsch re-introduced the Broadkaster series of drums to bring you the vintage tone that made Gretsch drums beloved by drummers worldwide, while also bringing you some modern improvements. For example, the Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack uses Gretsch's 302 hoops which are inspired by early-'50s Gretsch hoops. These 3mm double-flanged hoops have a more open and ambient tone than Gretsch's die-cast hoops, and are thicker and more rounded than vintage hoops so they won't destroy your sticks as quickly.

Gretsch Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack Acoustic Drums Features:
  • Four piece shell pack with 14" snare, 12" rack toms, 16" floor tom, and 22" bass drum
  • Expressive vintage tone with excellent attack thanks to 3-ply maple/poplar/maple shells
  • Fast attack and fatter tone thanks to 30-degree bearing edges
  • Open, ambient character from the 3mm double-flanged metal hoops
  • Durable, high-quality hardware like heavy-duty Gretsch lugs, spurs, and straight-sided GTS tom suspension
Capture the vintage tone of Gretsch with the Gretsch Broadkaster 4-piece Shell Pack!

Tech Specs

Finish Satin Classic Maple
Configuration Shell pack with snare
Number of Drums 4
Snare (Depth x Diameter) 6.5" x 14" (8 Lug)
Mounted Toms (Depth x Diameter) 8" x 12"
Floor Toms (Depth x Diameter) 16" x 16"
Bass Drums (Depth x Diameter) 14" x 22"
Shell Material Maple
Manufacturer Part Number BK-R424-SCM

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Great Kit

This is a very nice kit. The cost is "up there" as are most USA made kits, but this should be a kit you buy to play and keep for the long-haul. I was somewhat skeptical of the 14X22 kick, but after playing it I like it better than most 18X22 kicks. I did use a drum pillow and changed the batter head to an Evan's EQ and the drum has a very defined controlled low end without the "boom". Again, that's just a personal preference. I've left the other original heads and with some tuning the toms are very explosive and project very well through any mix. I play them without any muffling. They don't need it if you tune properly. Some drummers are die hard virgin kick drum enthusiast but I love the ease of the mounted tom on the kick. Set your initial position, memory lock, and your done for every set-up. The floor tom also has memory locks on each leg further reducing set-up time. The quality of the wood and finish is what you would expect on a USA kit. If you're a "wood" kind of guy you'll love the look and feel of the Satin finish. Hardware, (lugs, rims, etc.), again, top notch that you would expect on a kit of this price. I love the kit. You can play any style of music and tune it to your preferences. I've owned Pearl Masters, DW, Mapex and Tama kits of various sizes. All make very good kits, but I have to say that this Gretsch kit is my favorite. It's definitely a keeper. And...the Sweetwater packing and delivery was top notch as always, plus Sweetwater's 3 pay plan is a big plus if you're going to drop this much money on a kit. If you can afford it, you won't be disappointed.
See also: Acoustic Drum Sets, Gretsch Drums, Gretsch Drums Acoustic Drum Sets