Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple Shell Pack With Free 8" Tom - 6-pc - Walnut Glaze

7-piece Drum Kit with Three Rack Toms, Two Floor Toms, One Kick Drum, and One Snare Drum - Walnut Glaze
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Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple Shell Pack With Free 8

Cymbals and stands not included.

Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple Shell Pack With Free 8
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Classic Gretsch Vibe with Explosive Maple Tone

The Gretsch Catalina Maple seven-piece drum kit sports maple shells for explosive sound and balanced, wide-ranging tone. The fast response and vibrant sound make this an exceptional kit for any style, and a great setup for recording studios. You get three rack toms and two floor toms, a 6" x 14" snare, and an 18" x 22" kick drum. Catalina Maple rocks seven-ply shells with 30-degree bearing edges, which give you that lively round tone Gretsch drums are known for. No matter what you play, you'll groove on the Gretsch Catalina Maple seven-piece drum kit.

Gretsch Catalina Maple 7-piece Drum Kit at a Glance:
  • You'll love the vibrant sound of maple
  • 30-degree bearing edges for punchy impact
  • Be part of Gretsch's legacy in American music
You'll love the vibrant sound of maple

Here's a handy Sweetwater refresher course on tonewoods: Whether you're talking drum shells or electric guitars, maple is an amazingly musical tonewood. It's got a fast, explosive response that's also very dynamic, allowing the subtle details of your playing to shine through. And maple has a wide-ranging tone that's suitable for any musical style, and perfect for recording in the studio. All these qualities make Gretsch Catalina Maple drums a superb choice for your next drum kit.

30-degree bearing edges for punchy impact

The Catalina Maple 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, and you'll hear it in every drum in the Catalina Maple drum kit.

Be part of Gretsch's legacy in American music

The Catalina Maple 7-piece Drum Kit is a proud part of Gretsch's legacy in American music. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know that got their start in 1883 as a banjo company? It wasn't long before Gretsch was making mandolins, ukuleles, and eventually flat-top guitars, contributing to the very roots of American music. So when you play a Gretsch instrument, you're playing more than a great axe, you're playing a piece of American music history.

Gretsch Catalina Maple 7-piece Drum Kit Features:
  • Gretsch formula 7-ply maple shells
  • Catalina Maple Round Badge
  • Shell interiors: hand tinted
  • Shell exteriors: satin
  • Bearing edge: 30-degree
  • Tom/snare hoops: 2.3mm triple flanged
  • Bass drum hoops: maple with matching lacquer or inlay
  • Hardware: Gretsch low-profile GTS tom suspension system
  • Gretsch low-profile tom and FT leg brackets
  • Gretsch double tom holder with cymbal mount and 12.7mm L-Arms
  • Gretsch "T-Wing Nut"
  • Gretsch bass drum mount plate with "G" memory lock
  • Gretsch tom clamp
  • BD claw with rubber isolator
  • Remo drum heads
You'll groove on the Gretsch Catalina Maple 7-piece drum kit!

Tech Specs

Finish Walnut Glaze
Configuration Shell pack with snare
Number of Drums 7
Snare (Depth x Diameter) 6" x 14"
Mounted Toms (Depth x Diameter) 7" x 8", 7" x 10", 8" x 12"
Floor Toms (Depth x Diameter) 14" x 14", 16" x 16"
Bass Drums (Depth x Diameter) 18" x 22"
Shell Material Maple
Included Stands Double Tom Mount, Cymbal Mount
Manufacturer Part Number CM1-E826P-WG

Customer Reviews

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7 piece Gretsch set

Fabulous set! Came with excellent double layer Remo drumheads. No need to replace. Really is a great set. Price wasn't incredible but included shipping which took that up. Notch also.
Music background: Pro

Good set for the money

I used to play a Ludwig set years ago back in the days when the three major drum complanies were Ludwig, Rogers, and Gretsch.(1970's) I got back into music seeing the other brands from Japan and other places anf felt that in some cases the porduct was very over priced. Having more of a back ground in Jazz I leaned toward the Gretsch product after studying the market, and I am glad I did. It sounds great and looks good. I have a 7 piece kit done in the walnut glase. There is something to be said about a company that has been around for a while making good drums. If I ever go to buy another set of drums this company will be my first second and thrid choice.
Music background: Jazz Rock, Jazz

Great kit

For the price, you cannot go wrong with this kit. I did need to change the heads to get the tone I like, but that is most likely the case with any kit. I use pinstripe heads which would not come with any kit. Great tone and easy to tune. Finish is excellent. Hardware (rims, mounting brackets, etc) is ok and that is a part of the lower cost, but certainly not a deal breaker. The extra socket for a cymbal mount on the rack tom mount is a great feature and saves me from carrying another cymbal stand. The DW 9" stand fit perfectly. All in all I feel you get more that what you pay for with this kit.
Music background: Professional drummer since 1981. Currently performing with Dead Mile Dance.

Sweetwater is Top Notch!

Ordered my shell pack and they came a week early!!!! My sales rep was on point! Packaging was impressive and the shells and hardware jaw dropping in my studio. Comming from a pro audio sales and consulting world from years ago I can say that Sweetwater has my business won. If you are tired of the slacking lack of service and horrible wait times with guitar marts and amazon this is the place. It is very hard to impress me service wise and I am impressed! :)
Music background: Former 17 years pro audio, acoustics consulting, studio design, singer song writer
See also: Acoustic Drum Sets, Gretsch Drums, Gretsch Drums Acoustic Drum Sets