Gretsch Drums have introduced two new snare drums into their range for 2020, the USA Custom Black Copper Snare and Grand Prix Aluminium Snare, both available in two different sizes.
Gretsch’s Black Copper snare drums include all the elements of a classic copper shell but with a very unique twist. The new snares have a thin layer of black powder coating applied to their 1mm copper shell which adds just the right amount of control to the overall sonic character of the drum, whilst still retaining the traditional warm, articulate sound. The finishing touch is a laser engraved round badge logo exposing the copper shell hidden underneath.
Because of its softer composition, copper delivers a combination of dry warmth, punch, and dynamic range, resulting in a player-friendly snare drum that’s well-suited for a variety of musical applications. A Lightning throw off, 42-strand snare wires, 45 degrees bearing edge, die cast hoops and Snap-In key holder round-out the features of this unique snare drum.
“The tone is really remarkable,” said JJ Johnson, from Tedeschi Trucks Band. “Sensitive, extremely responsive and full-bodied; I love the way these drums sound and the way they feel.”
Available in two sizes 14″ x 5″ (G4160BC) and 14″ x 6.5″ drums (G4164BC).
The Grand Prix Aluminium Snare drum is perfect for both live and studio use, incorporating all the essential Gretsch characteristics: a sophisticated look, inviting feel and fantastic sound. The lightweight, brushed 1.2mm rolled aluminium shell is extremely sensitive and delivers a distinctive range of tone with loads of power. It has a 45 degree bearing edge and 302 double-flanged hoops to ensure the comfortable feel for which Gretsch drums are known. It comes fitted with Remo USA control sound drumheads.
Again available in two different sizes: 14″ x 5″ (S1-0514-GP) and 14″ x 6.5″ (S1-6514-GP).
For more info, visit: www.gretschdrums.com