Gretsch Renown Maple Fusion Kit Reviews 5

The kit is a Sun Amber colour with 10", 12" 14" toms, 22" x 18" bass drum and a 14" snare. Also added a 16" x 16" floor tom later. The kit looks classy and superb on stage and under lights. I play funk, jazz and rock music and am in my 40th year as a semi pro durmmer. It replaced my previous Gretch Monster kit (8 piece) which I had bought in the 70s.

Bought the shells only in Sydney from Music Workshop (West Ryde) for AUD3200.

This kit is just fantastic. That's why I am writing this. It is so good to play, easy to tune. I've always likeed Gretsch kits, but when I bought it, I am sure I did not expect it to be this good. In fact I am amazed at how many people inlcuding studio engineers who tell me the kit sounds awesome. However, I should add that I tune the kit a little higher than most rockers so that the sound penetrates.

Cant think of anything I dont like about the kit.

All Maple shells 6 ply on the toms, 10ply on the snare and bass drum.

An absolute delight to play for all volumes, tempos and feels. Apart from being a work of art, its an excellent sounding kit that is one of Mr Gretsch's finest and justifies the Gretsch theme... 'that great Gretsch sound'. Highly recommended for serious drummers.

Mal Walker rated this unit 5 on 2009-05-19.

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