Gretsch Drums Catalina Club Mod 4-Piece Shell PackProduct #445677 Gretsch Drums 445677 DAAB Shell Packs https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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Extra deep bass and unique finishes spice up this jazz and fusion classic.
With the power and warmth of the mahogany shells, the 22" x 20" kick drum, and retro finishes, the Catalina Club Mod offers the looks and features of a pro kit without the high price you would expect to see in this style of setup. Hardware and cymbals sold separately.
- 22" x 20" kick
- 12" x 8" mounted tom
- 16" x 14" floor tom
- 14" x 6-1/2 " snare
- arm with clamp
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I bought a Gretsch Catalina Club Mod drum set in the summer of '09. I played it pretty much every day since. Bottom Line: Two thumbs up. 1) The shells, the component parts, the 30 degree edges, and the resulting sound surprised and delighted me. 2) The price is great. Do not let the Asian Mahogany shell and low price make you think these are not quality drums. They are. I like this wood but had trouble finding a company that would not skimp on design, parts and overall quality when using it. Then I found the Catalina Club line. Why do I like the wood? It has increased low frequency response and less in the higher end, when compared to Maple. (I will compare it to my high-end all maple drum set.) This wood is softer and less dense than Maple. The softer wood and open grain seems to trim off some of the high frequency vibrations. Not unlike what happens with a softer wood like Gum or Poplar is combined with Maple in top-of-the-line ply shells. Now, I am not saying this set sounds as good as a vintage Gretsch kit from the early '70s. However, with good heads and tuning it sounds great. The lighter weight 1.6 mm steel hoops seem to "open up" the sound on the toms just enough although they are still on the dry side, which I like. I am not a fan of nasty ringing overtones. I like a clear, dark tom sound. The 20 inch deep kick drum provides good volume and projection. This is the most impressive drum of the set. A nice surprise is that the bass drum fits in the Humes & Berg bag I use for my 22x18 inch maple kick drum! The overall light weight of each drum was another nice surprise. The older I get the more I appreciate light gear. Dislikes: While I love the toms and bass drum, I am not too fond of the snare drum. No worries there. I considered it a throw-in from the start. The sounds that I like in toms and bass drum are not the same as I like in snare drums. However, I knew that before I ordered the shell pack. (If you are relatively new to drumming, the snare drum will be just fine.) While it is functional, I am not a big fan of this type of suspension system. I like to either turn RIMS systems upside down and use them on the resonant side lugs or just put the rack tom on a snare stand. This GTS mini suspension system is not one I would turn upside down. No problem. I like using a snare stand when I use one rack tom. That said, GTS mounts might suit you just fine. Recommendation: Check out each of the Gretsch Catalina lines on Music123.com. There are many choices in sizes and finish. From Jazz sizes to Fusion to big Rock sizes. When I ordered I was able to get a shell pack in gold sparkle wrap, with chrome hoops and offset lugs in my favorite sizes: 22 BD /12 RT /16 FT /14 SD. I am very pleased. Way to go Gretsch!
OK, so I gave this set five stars because I'm looking at it in comparison to other sets out there in the same price range. Obviously there's loads of better sets, but at a greater cost. This thing sounds AMAZING and is really loud considering it's so tiny. Love the look, the sound, the feel. I think it's a really good buy for intermediate to experienced players. This set is also really easy to transport, so it'd be good for gigs.
What are the tom's measures?Can i choose which i want?are there the snare in the pack...blabla