Gretsch Drums Catalina Club Studio - SWG

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Shell Set

  • Catalina Club Series
  • Studio set
  • 7-Ply, 100% mahogany shells
  • Finish: Matte lacquered
  • 30° Bearing edges on all shells
  • GTS free-swinging tom suspension mount
  • 1.6 mm hoop
  • CT1-J404-SWG
  • Colour: Satin Walnut Glaze (SWG)

Set configuration:

  • 20" x 14" Bass drum
  • 12" x 08" Tom Tom
  • 14" x 14" Floor Tom
  • 14" x 5.5" Snare drum
  • Set includes Tom Tom holder

Other hardware / stands and cymbals are not included!

available since January 2014
Item number 328591
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Bass Drum Size 20"
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
£689
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Gretsch Catalina Club - traditional meets modern

The Gretsch Catalina Club Studio Drumset is perfectly suited to many different musical genres with its classic studio 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, this set has a look that is very clearly in keeping with the Gretsch tradition.

Small drums - big sound

A 20"x14" bass drum combined with 12"x8" and 14"x14" toms and a 14"x5.5" wooden snare drum make up the Catalina Club Studio drum set. Gretsch’s typical 30° bearing edge not only gives the mahogany drums a soft, musical sound, but also makes tuning the drum heads a lot easier. Additionally, the free-floating tom mounting system and the 1.6mm thick hoops ensure optimum sustain. Last but not least, the 14" deep bass drum creates a warm, powerful sound that is strongly reminiscent of the classic vintage sounds.

Lots of possible uses

The list of possible applications for the Catalina Club Studio Drumset is very diverse. The affiliation with recording environments 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 thanks 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

Thanks to the classic studio setup, the Gretsch Catalina Club Studio drum set is the perfect kit for drummers of all kinds of genres. The reasons for this are obvious: The kit is easy to tune, looks just great, and delivers the perfect sound for many different musical styles depending on the tuning. The small drum sizes and the associated reduction in volume also enable the kit's 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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Neat Little Kit
Lewis_Parker 21.04.2020
Perfect if you're gigging in small spaces but still want to bring the thunder.

One of the first things you notice about it is how good it looks, it really is a beautiful drum kit, it always gets compliments at gigs. The coated heads also help provide a nice vintage appeal.

It is nice and light, and not too large, so fits nicely into cars for easy transport.

The rack tom attachment can make the tom sit slightly off and move about easily. However, adjusting the angle is easy.
Some of the tuning lugs can also come loose quicker than others.

Overall, it is a great kit and I'm glad I bought it.
If you're looking for a good quality kit at a lower price, it's a good choice.
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Excellent Drum kit
Anonymous 09.05.2016
This is an excellent drum kit. The finish looks lovely, and the hardware is low mass, yet stable and really lets the drums resonate.

There is good separation between the toms, and have a nice warm vintage tone. They have a good tuning range, so you can get jazzy high pitch or lower rock pitches without everything getting muddy.

The snare also has a great tuning range and is really responsive, picking up all ghost notes as well as having good volume.

Bass drum sounds great unmuffled. Without muffling it has a good sound without too many weird overtones. Adding some dampening to the batter head makes it very punchy.

Generally the kit is very well balanced in terms of tone, and no part of the drumkit feels like it's overpowering the rest of the kit.

Can't think of any negatives to the kit. Really sounds like it's worth a lot more than it really is, especially with the beautiful walnut finish.
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greatsch finish, greatsch sound
uluorta 27.10.2018
I bought this kit to use for practicing and the small gigs in town. Coupled it with a Tama hardware set and own Bosphorus cymbals. At first, the response of the kit gave a jazzy feeling but the overall sound was good. Afterwards, watching a couple of Youtube videos on how to make it a bit more 'rocky', I loosened the bass drum batter head and opened a tiny port hole on the resonant head and voila! It felt and sounded perfect!

For the look and feel, personally I've accepted no substitutes for Gretsch. But this kit specifically, has got -and still gets- many praises from outsiders too. All in all, I am very satisfied.
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Great Quality
Anonymous 15.06.2016
Obviously, this drum is not the best drum in the world. But I do love it's heads and woods. That's why you spend 650¤ instead of 3000¤.
But for this price, it's my favorite drum to play jazz, soul, funk and hip hop.
I like Gretsch. But it's not the brand itself. It's the sound of it.
So, if you want to spend 800¤ or less, Gretsch is totally a great choice!
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