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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  • Awesome Wrap
  • Portable
  • Sounds Great


  • Snare Isnt The Best

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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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