Gretsch Drums Brooklyn 4-Piece Shell Pack - Vintage Cream Oyster Wrap

4-piece Shell Pack with 10" and 12" Rack Toms, 16" Floor Tom, and 22" Bass Drum - Cream Oyster
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Shell pack only. Snare, cymbals, and stands not included.

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Based on the Iconic Sound of '50s Gretsch Drums

The Gretsch Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack boasts vintage tone that can only be described as warm, open, and wide. Gretsch drums have been some of the most played and most recorded drum kits in America's musical history, and you'll hear that same character in the Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack. Any drummer at Sweetwater will confirm that this shell pack is an exceptional choice for both recording and performing. Its six-ply maple/poplar shells give you impressive attack with full, round fundamentals. Basically, you can't go wrong when you base your kit around the Gretsch Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack.

Gretsch Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn series
Exceptional tone and attack from 30-degree bearing edges

The Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn series

Gretsch created the Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 shred your sticks as quickly.

Gretsch Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack Acoustic Drums Features:
  • Four piece shell pack with 10" and 12" rack toms, 16" floor tom, and 22" bass drum
  • Expressive vintage tone with excellent attack thanks to 6-ply maple/poplar 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 USA Custom lugs, brackets, GTS systems, spurs, and FT legs
  • Handcrafted in Ridgeland, South Carolina
Vintage tone and USA-made quality are yours with the Gretsch Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack!

Additional Media

Gretsch Drums Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater
Gretsch Drums Brooklyn 4-Piece Drum Kit Demo

Tech Specs

Finish Cream Oyster
Configuration Shell pack without snare
Number of Drums 4
Mounted Toms (Depth x Diameter) 7" x 10", 8" x 12"
Floor Toms (Depth x Diameter) 14" x 16"
Bass Drums (Depth x Diameter) 18" x 22"
Shell Material Maple/Poplar
Manufacturer Part Number GB-E8246-CO

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Beautiful Kit

I have kits by Ludwig USA, Tama, Gretsch USA and Pearl. I've not owned DW but played many. These Brooklyn drums compare very well and really are outstanding in terms of quality and sound. The Oyster cream finish is very attractive and well done. The hoops are made of 3mm steel and as such have just about the thickness of zinc cast rims with the metal density and hardness of steel which, in my opinion, is a superior material than zinc both sonically and in terms of strength. The heads are vintage Emperors and deliver a very strong attack with controlled overtones. These are made with a 30 degree vs. 45 degree bearing edge which also helps control overtones. They record well and sound great in live settings. highly recommended.
Music background: Musician
5/5

The Great Gretsch Sound

First off, another home run suggestion from my Sales Engineer Mac. I was looking for a kit that would give me a warm round and focused sound but still have great attack and tone. Mac immediately suggested the Brooklyn kit.After playing Pearl Reference, DW Collectors, Tama Starclassics, and plenty of high end kits through my career I can honestly say this kit is perfect for me.If you are looking for a work horse drum kit that is flexible in usage look no further. This kit can tune up for Jazz and BeBop or with a medium tuning you get that great classic Gretsch sound heard on thousands of records through history. Then for a nice rock sound loosen these babies up and hello Black Album. There is a reason so many amazing drummers are seen playing Gretsch these days, they have found their original glory from back in the day!
Music background: Professional Drummer
See also: Acoustic Drum Sets, Gretsch Drums, Gretsch Drums Acoustic Drum Sets