Gretsch RN-1 Renown 4-Piece Shell Set

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An upgraded version of the modern classic.

There's no doubt that the Gretsch Renown Maple is a classic in it's own time. These drums have been used on countless recordings and can be seen on the stage with some of the world's top pros and educators. Now there's an old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". What a load of garbage that is! How else would we have experienced the ground breaking evolution of the modern trap set? Gretsch has always been one of the pioneers in innovation and the RN1 manages to take these classic drums and give them an overhaul.

The though concept for these newly redesigned Renowns was to give the series a fresh visual appeal while enhancing it's sonic performance, yet at the same time preserving its classic Gretsch vibe and spirit. The newly designed round, two-toned badge features gleaming silver artwork embossed over a black nickel background.

The Renown has always been revered for its rock-solid craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. Gretsch still uses the proven and unique Renown formula that combines North American Rock Maple with a slightly softer maple species. Each drum is expertly completed with smooth 30 degree bearing edges and Gretsch's exclusive Silver Sealer interior finish. Heavy-duty Gretsch die-cast hoops are fitted on the toms and snare. This gives them a sharp, focused sound that is still plenty warm, and resonant. The heavier die-cast hoop also helps to keep the drum in tune longer. The size of these drums are...

  • 18"x22" Bass Drum
  • 7"x10" Tom
  • 8"x12" Tom
  • 16x16" Floor Tom

These drums also feature newly redesigned mounting hardware. Renown’s re-engineered GTS system represents a huge advance in tom suspension technology. Not only is the new design significantly lighter in weight and allows greater visibility of the shell, the new GTS does an even better job at maximizing resonance. The low-profile horizontal GTS bars grab the drum at four points for a stable, evenly-distributed fit. To make tom mounting quicker and easier, the redesigned hinged GTS tom bracket/memory lock system is now lower in mass and features the classic easy-to-handle Gretsch “T-Wing” wing screw. The T-Wing screw design is also incorporated into the adjustable telescoping bass drum spurs, the floor tom brackets and the clam-shell ball-and-socket tom clamps, which are included with all Renown sets.

Get your Gretsch RN-1 Renown 4-Piece Drum Set from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of our many years of experience. You cannot go wrong!

Things You Will Get:

    18"x22" Bass Drum
    7"x10" Tom
    8"x12" Tom
    16x16" Floor Tom
    (2X) Re-designed GTS Tom Brackets
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Series Renown
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Model RN-1

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5.0

Sold DW Collectors Series for This Kit

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from Charlotte NC

Pros

  • Full Tone And Resonance
  • Robust Projection

Cons

  • No cons whatsoever

Best Uses

  • Studio Or Live

Comments about Gretsch RN-1 Renown 4-Piece Shell Set:

I actually sold my DW Collectors Series kit for my Gretsch RN1 Renown kit. That alone should tell you something. My new Gretsch RN1 Renown kit projects no only to the audience, but it also projects back to me while I'm playing so I can hear more of what I'm doing. Also, the toms resonate with such robust wide open pure tones that it was a no brainer to sell my DW Kit. Speaking of which, I've owned 3 DW Collectors Series kits and have always had a problem with the 10 inch tom choking and not getting much resonance out of it. However, with the Gretsch RN1 series, I get the opposite. My 10 inch does not choke and it resonates beautifully with wide open tones. The DW Collectors Series is still a great kit and records like a charm. However, I need a kit that can record well and do well live in a concert (I need that 10 inch tom to sing and not choke).

I'm greatly impressed with the new tom mounts. Whoever thought of that is a genius. You know, I'm so glad that drummers can get an impeccable kit for half the price of a DW Collectors Series. Nothing wrong with looking good, sounding good, and saving some money, right?

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5.0

GREAT KIT FOR THE PRICE!

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from LYNWOOD

Pros

  • Awesome Wrap
  • Portable
  • Sounds Great

Cons

  • Snare Isnt The Best

Best Uses

  • Small gigs

Comments about Gretsch RN-1 Renown 4-Piece Shell Set:

ITS GREAT!! SOUNDS GOOD FITS IN A CAR!!!

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The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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