Gretsch USA Custom Snares have a distinctive sound that you know when you hear: fat, warm with tons of projection and a signature crack. This 14" x 7" has exclusive specifications and hardware for the Round Badge Dealer Network including 8 tube lugs, a Micro-sensitive throw off and double 45 degree bearing edges.
Gretsch USA formula 6-ply maple shell is the cornerstone of "That Great Gretsch Sound" All shells are straight-sided, with hand cut and hand sanded bearing edges and Gretsch Silver Sealer interior.
Gretsch die-cast hoops produce a full, focused tone that are easy to tune and stay in tune. Die-cast hoops have been included as standard on all toms and snare drums since the mid 1950's.
Gretsch lacquered drums are finished with Nitrocellulose gloss or satin lacquer. Nitrocellulose is known for its high luster content and possesses a unique attribute that allows wood to naturally age over time. Nitron wrap finishes are the highest grade in the industry.
Gretsch Permatone by Remo USA heads come standard on all Gretsch USA drums. Toms come standard with coated single-ply batter with clear single-ply resonant heads. BD's come standard with clear Powerstroke batter and coated single-ply resonant heads.