Gretsch 6.5 x 14" Cherry Stave Snare Drum


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These stave shells use less than 5% of the glue than your typical ply drums. This leaves you with a truer tone, and improved resonance. In short these drums are out of this world.

Gretsch’s 6.5 x 14” Cherry Stave Snare Drum is unlike anything else you’ve ever played. Stave shells are a little bit different than your typical ply drums. The process of making a stave drum is very similar to that of making a barrel. Stave drums are composed of select pieces of hardwood that are bound together and glued at the edges. This drum is made from thirty pieces of solid cherry wood that are pinned together with absolute precision. Each piece is 7/8’s of an inch thick, so needless to say this drum has a huge sound that is full-bodied with plenty of resonance. One benefit of stave drums is that it significantly cuts down on the amount of glue in the drum. Glue as we all know is a dead sounding material, and kills the tone of your drums. On average, this “stave” process uses less than 5% of the glue than your typical ply drum of the same size. This gives you a pure, true sound that is full and robust. It is finished in a natural satin lacquer which allows the true beauty of the wood to speak for itself. Cherry wood has a vast tuning range and is extremely warm and open sounding. Cherry also has a controlled sustain resulting in extremely focused notes. This makes it ideal for either live or studio situations.

This snare also features 3.0mm triple-flanged hoops; these heavy-duty hoops help keep this drum in tune longer, and give it a rim-shot like a shotgun blast. The 20 single-ended lugs ensure that this drum will not go out of tune as it stands up to even the heaviest of hitters. Classic style throw-off ensures precise and accurate snare tension that is easy as pie to dial in.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s never been easier to get the snare of your dreams at a great price. Get your Gretsch 6.5 x 14” Cherry Stave Snare Drum from Sam Ash Direct today. With fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price, the security of our many decades of experience, and the Sam Ash Direct 45/60 day return/price protection policy, you can’t possibly go wrong!


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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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