Gretsch Renown Maple Shell Pack (22,10,12,16 +14 Snare)
The Gretsch name is one that has been associated with quality musicians for a long time. In fact the company was founded in New York way back in 1883. Some of the world’s finest drummers have sat behind a Gretsch kit including Max Roach, Charlie Watts, Mitch Mitchell from the Hendrix band and Phil Collins to name just a few. The reason they choose this particular brand of drums is not uncommon .. it’s all about the “Great Gretsch Sound.”
The Renown kit has the GTS mounting system which is a non-invasive mounting system, so it doesn’t have any mounting holes in the toms or kick to interfere with their natural sound and resonance. It actually suspends the drums without penetrating the shell, resulting in a pure and organic sound.
The floor tom has the usual 3 adjustable legs but with a slick, locking mechanism that allows you to fix the leg height so that next time you set up, each leg assembles one way and the height is preset already … quick and easy.
Responsible for much of the awesome sound is the fact that Gretsch factor in a 30 degree slant to the bearing edges. The consequence of this is that it increases the head’s contact area and adds resonance to the shell (which feature die cast hoops). The kick drum is HUGE! Very, very punchy and beefy.
It is well made, sounds like a kit of this price range should sound.