Gretsch Drums Catalina Club Jazz - SWG

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Shell Set

  • Catalina Club Series
  • Jazz set
  • 7-Ply, 100% mahogany shells
  • Matt lacquered
  • 30° Bearing edge on all shells
  • GTS free-swinging Tom suspension mount
  • 1.6 mm hoops
  • CT1-J484-SWG
  • Colour: Satin Walnut Glaze (SWG)

Set configuration:

  • 18" x 14" Bass drum
  • 12" x 08" Tom Tom
  • 14" x 14" Floor tom
  • 14" x 5.5" Snare drum
  • Set includes Tom holder
available since December 2013
Item number 328580
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Bass Drum Size 18"
Number of TomToms 1
Number of Floor Toms 1
Shell Material Mahogany
Shell Finish Lacquer, Matt
Shell colour Brown
Sparkle No
Fade No
Burst No
Colour of Shell Hardware Chrome
Incl. Snare Yes
£655
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Gretsch Catalina Club - traditional meets modern

The Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz Drumset is deeply rooted in the Jazz tradition with its classic bebop configuration. The shells made of 100% seven-ply mahogany deliver a warm, resonant sound. From its round badges and classic lugs through to the natural wood and foil surfaces, the look is very clearly in the Gretsch tradition.

Small drums - big sound

An 18" x 14" bass drum combined with 12" x 8" and 14" x 14" toms and a 14" x 5.5" wooden snare drum is the setup which has been the standard in Jazz for many decades. Gretsch's typical 30° bearing edge gives the mahogany drums a soft, musical sound, while the free-floating tom mounting system and the 1.6 mm thick hoops ensure optimum sustain. The package also includes a bass drum riser, which allows the beater to hit the exact centre of the head, unlocking the drum's full potential.

There’s a lot more to this than Jazz…

The list of possible uses of the Catalina Club Jazz Drumset is very diverse. The affiliation with Jazz is already clear from the name, but it cuts an excellent figure in many other places too. The kit also makes a convincing case as a compact drum set for acoustic music on small stages due to its small space requirement, its clear, musical sound, and its manageable volume. Drummers who travel a lot will appreciate the low weight of the drums and the fact that the complete set can be easily stowed in a car.

About Gretsch Drums

The Gretsch company was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a German-born immigrant, in Brooklyn/USA and has been owned by Drum Workshop since 2015. In the first decades of its existence, the company specialised in the production of tambourines, drums, and banjos, but from around 1930 it started building guitars. By this time, Gretsch had established itself as a serious manufacturer of drum sets, and in the decades that followed, Gretsch drums were extremely popular, especially among Jazz drummers. Today, Gretsch offers a range of drum sets in all price ranges, starting with the affordable Catalina series and extending to the exclusive American Custom drums - and every series includes traditional features, a characteristic trait of Gretsch Drums.

Your fellow musicians will also love this drum set

The Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz Drumset has been a fixture in many Jazz clubs for years. The reasons for this are obvious: The kit is easy to tune, looks like it's straight from the golden era of Jazz, and delivers the perfect sound for this genre of music. The small drum sizes and the associated reduction in volume also enable use in rooms with difficult acoustics, for example in churches. Your bandmates in the rehearsal room will also appreciate a drum set with more moderate volume, as this ensures a more transparent overall sound and gives the instrumentalists and vocals more space.

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2014 version has outstanding sound and value for money
Kenneth8644 10.09.2014
This is the third Catalina Jazz kit I have purchased over the years. The 2014 version is really excellent, the best yet. The quality of the components and the shell finish is far better than my previous Catalina kits. The Satin Walnut Glaze looks tasteful and or high quality. Everyone I play with has commented on how 'pretty' the kit looks. I always fit Evans EQ3 heads, black reso with 5" hole and white coated batter, to my bass drums and this Gretsch 18" bass drum sounds extremely punchy and musical with the Evans heads fitted. Unbelievable for an 18" x 14" drum. I use a Gretsch Bubinga snare which matches the deep punchy tone of the toms very well. Overall this kit is worth much more than the bargain price it sells for. It is easy to carry, easy to store and sounds big and punchy. A highly enjoyable drum kit to play and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Apostolis320 14.12.2020
Is my first set drums. It was a gift from my wife. After much searching on all brands and sets, it was the most suitable for my new beginning. Perfect Quality and material, design, size and sound. For someone who wants to start now and buy a reliable and very honest for the set money is the Catalina Club Jazz. Every night guys, before i go to sleep, i go through the room and take a look. They are awesome beautiful set.
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The best price-quality
Andrea15 23.01.2020
The drum sounds awesome even too good considering how few money it costs: I still use it in professional enviroments, studio recordings ecc.
Of course the heads need to be changed, and the snare isn't that great of a sound, BUT for this price, I'd say the drum sounds amazing
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small kit, big sound
Rory D. 17.05.2015
I bought this kit primarily to use in small venues where space is limited. After using it a few times it has become my go to kit for any gig.

Nice features like memory clamps on the tom mount which make setups that bit quicker. The finish beautiful and really makes the kit stand out as something special.

These drums tune very well and sound great in a variety of tunings. For a small kit it has a huge sound.

The hardware is not the highest quality but it all works perfectly. Overall the quality of this instrument is very high.

This kit attracts compliments wherever it goes and it's a pleasure to play
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