Gretsch Catalina Ash 5-Piece Shell Set

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4.9

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The Gretsch Catalina Ash drums are back due to popular demand. They have a warm, rich sound with balanced lows and a pronounced attack.

Being that we are Sam ASH, we figured it'd only be appropriate that we carry these gorgeous Ash drums. Their 6-ply shells provide a warm, lush sound that is extremely resonant while still have a sharp attack that isn't too over bearing. It's this unbelievable sound that has drawn some of the world's top players to ash. These shells also feature Gretsch's classic 30-degree bearing edges which help give these drums a warm, fat tone with plenty of punch. The sizes of these drums are

  • 18" x 22" Bass Drum
  • 7" x 10" Tom
  • 8" x 12" Tom
  • 14" x 16" Floor Tom
  • 5.5" x 14" Snare Drum

The Catalina Ash series features newly-designed hardware components such as a round "gas cap" styled bass drum mounting plate, Gretsch's signature ultra-low profile GTS mounting system, 2.0mm triple-flange hoops, and reduced-mass tom mount brackets. The GTS mounting system helps improve the drums natural resonance and increase sustain without impending upon stability. The ball socket 12.7mm L-arms allow you to position your drums any way you'd like while stilling being as solid as a rock. Gretsch T-Wing screws and bolts are included on all fittings for drummer friendly feel and rubber isolators have been added to the die-cast bass drum claws to help keep your bass drum hoops looking new while improving the drums overall resonance.


The Catalina Ash is available in numerous burst finishes, all of which feature an "open grain" ash shell that displays the deep grain of the wood adding depth and beauty to the overall finish. The interior is unfinished as to allow the natural beauty of the ash grain to be fully visible. All drums are fitted with Remo drum heads to give you the best possible sound right out of the box. To top it all off, these drums feature a newly re-designed black and gold round badge. Not only does this pay homage to the classic Gretsch drums of yesteryear, but gives the drums a sleek, classy look that simply can't be beat.

Get your Gretsch Catalina Catalina Ash 5-Piece Shell Set today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    18" x 22" Bass Drum
    7" x 10" Tom
    8" x 12" Tom
    14" x 16" Floor Tom
    5.5" x 14" Snare Drum
    Low-Mass Dual Tom Mount
    GTS Mounts for Rack Toms
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4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Practice (5)
    • Recording (5)
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    5.0

    Amazing

    By 

    from Huntington, New York

    Pros

    • Big sound
    • Easy configuration
    • Sleek
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz

      This is a set I've been dying to get my hands on for years. This set up, these finishes, Gretsch has made a fire-set. This set is fabulous for jazz, bringing the bang and the softness to the stage. The shallower toms give that aesthetic jazz look and feel, while producing a sound like no other. Pick one up today, especially if you're a jazz or fusion drummer. You'll find yourselves in love with this set in a mere few seconds.

      This is a real product review from Chris @ Sam Ash Huntington.

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      5.0

      Gretsch contiunes to amaze me

      By 

      from Indianapolis, In

      Pros

      • Great for all styles
      • Heavy Duty Hardware

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Country
        • Gospel
        • R B
        • Rock

        The Catalina Ash is a Pro Quality drum set for half the price of a Pro Series kit, the Ash wood produces a lively tone that projects a clear, cutting sound. The snare quickly reacts with an aggressive tone that bites with authority. The 6-ply ash shells are produced without reinforcement rings and have 30-degree bearing edges with 2.0mm triple-flanged hoops, this Gretsch shell specification produces a focused tone that has a strong attack, balanced low-end and loud dynamic range. I think this is a very versatile set, great for all styles of music!

         
        5.0

        Beautiful finish

        By 

        from Southern California

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Build Quality
        • Sound quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • CHURCH
          • Stage

          One of the best features of these drums is the ASH, the warm but direct sound that these drums produce is fantastic. The sizes are also ideal, the 14x16 floor tom gives you amazing attack and great resonance. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

           
          5.0

          Huge sound, awesome look

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          from Dallas, TX

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Beautiful finishes
          • Gretsch Quality Shells
          • Huge sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Practice
            • Recording

            The Catalina Ash just blew me away with the finish, first off. They offer some awesome looking drums in this line, and when you play them, it only gets better. Huge sound from the Ash shells makes this drumset an amazing buy.

            I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music

             
            5.0

            ASH WOOD DRUMS!!!

            By 

            from Cerritos

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Great looking
            • Quality sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live
              • Practice
              • Recording

              amazing looking drum kit! sounds awesome! this has got to be one of the best looking kits out there right now for the price. perfect for small shows! I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Cerritos

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              4.0

              Great value!

              By 

              from Raleigh, NC

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Pro Quality
              • Resonant
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live performance
                • Recording

                This is one of the absolute best shell packs you could get in this price range. A very pro kit for only $700. The value is really what stands out. Great sound quality with a rich tone. The gretsch mounting creates an easy way to use different tom configurations.

                I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Raleigh

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful kit for an affordable price

                By 

                from Atlanta, GA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Appealing
                • Great sound
                • Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Churches
                  • Gospel Music
                  • Rock Gigs
                  • Studio Rehearsals

                  BEAUTIFUL kit with a BEAUTIFUL sound. I love these kits, they sound great, they last forever. And they're flashy on stage. You can use this Gretsh kit for pretty any genre of music. You WON'T be disappointed with this buy, I promise.

                  I work in the drum dept at Sam Ash/ATLANTA, and I would HIGHLY recommend this item to anyone looking for a new kit!

                  Great buy.

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                  5.0

                  Underrated Kit

                  By 

                  from Canoga Park, CA

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Great Look
                  • Great sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Live performance
                    • Recording

                    Honestly, I think this kit gets overlooked quite a bit just because of its low price tag. I would easily put the Catalina kits up next to much more expensive kits, and have it hold its own. My drummer has 3 of them, and he loves them. For a working band that's often being hard on equipment, these are great. All tuned up and miced up, I'd put these catalina's up against any other shell kit, and they're a third of the price.

                    I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

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                    5.0

                    Gorgeous looking and sounding

                    By 

                    from King of Prussia, PA

                    Pros

                    • Tone quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Live
                      • Practice
                      • Studio

                      This kit looks as good as it sounds. The matte faded finishes show the wood grain and it is beautiful. The low round tone of the ash wood makes this kit a great deal from Gretsch. The tom mounts are easy to move and don't stifle the drum shell. I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash.

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                      5.0

                      Great drums for a great price!

                      By 

                      from Charlotte

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Resonant
                      • Selection Of Finishes
                      • Warm tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gigging
                        • Practice
                        • Studio Use

                        This is a great kit for a great price! It provides a warm, resonant, clean tone. The resonance is improved by the GTS mounting system. You find that some more inexpensive kits can have a more muddy tone, but this kit is very articulate! It also comes in three different gorgeous finishes that show off the beautiful wood grain.

                        It's a perfect drum set for the beginner, for someone who's gigging and doesn't want to take their expensive kit out, and even for recording! It's a great all-around kit! You really can't beat this deal!

                        I am a sales associate at Sam Ash Charlotte!

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