Gretsch drums were born in Brooklyn, New York in 1883. The Gretsch drum design team has molded the Brooklyn series by combining classic Gretsch elements while invigorating it with new attributes. Proudly hand-crafted in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA, by a team of veteran drum builders, Gretsch Brooklyn has a sound that is at once recognizable and essential, yet distinctively reinvented.
Rooted in classic Gretsch design, the Brooklyn Series delivers vintage Gretsch tones that are full, punchy, warm and unmistakably Gretsch. These classic tones are modified by the 6-ply North American maple/poplar shells and "302" hoops. Innovative specs drive a new Gretsch tonal characteristic that is slightly more open and ambient. Brooklyn drums sound like classic Gretsch drums, but speak with their own sonic personality.
This 3-piece, basic drums shell set features a big bass drum, an 18”x24” along with a 16”x16” floor tom and a 9”x13” tom. The 18”x24” large bass drum speaks with a big, booming voice, has a large presence within the music and is associated most often with both big band jazz music and hard rock styles. It can be very well used when the band is loud but amplification isn’t available.
The 9”x13” tom is fitted with a free-floating isolation mount that allows the drum to fully resonate and that eliminates cross-vibration between the drums.
A tom mount IS NOT INCLUDED with this drum set so that you can choose among several options. The tom would most typically be mounted to an adjacent cymbal stand. The Gibraltar GSCSLLRMX Large 12.7mm Single L-Rod Mount w/Clamp is recommended for this. However, a combination of the Gibraltar GSC4425G Standard Grabber 2-Hole Multi Clamp and the GSCBCLRLX Ball Clam Style L-Rod 12.7mm Tom Arm will provide greater placement range and adjustability. Many drummers will put the tom on a snare stand. These recommended items can be found in the “Things You Will Need” column.
This set is also available with a matching 6-1/2”x14” snare drum, which would be an amazing drum to have if you don’t already have your ultimate snare drum. Just cut and paste this item number, GGBR844SE, into the search field to check it out!
All Brooklyn drums feature 6-ply North American maple/poplar shells. Toms are .220" thick and the bass drums shells are .310" thick, slightly thicker than standard USA Custom shells. All shells have the proprietary Gretsch 30-degree bearing edge. Shell interiors are finished with the classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. Each shell comes with a distinctive Brooklyn internal shell label that contains drum shell model number and serial number.
Brooklyn toms and snares come fitted on batter and resonant side with the new Gretsch "302" hoop. At 3mm thick and double-flanged, it is reminiscent of hoops used by Gretsch up until the mid-1950s. The 302 hoop has the same height profile as the classic Gretsch die-cast hoop to provide a playing experience that feels the same as traditional Gretsch USA Custom drums. All other drum hardware components - lugs, claws, brackets, spurs, etc - are the same that is used on Gretsch USA Custom.
We are featuring this GRETSCH ‘Brooklyn’ 3-piece drums shell set in the beautifully timeless Satin Dark Ebony finish. Other finishes, both covered Nitron and Satin Lacquers can be special ordered. Please call a drums expert at 1-800-4-SAMASH for more information.
This is a SHELL SET, drums ONLY, and does not come with drum set hardware stands, pedals or cymbals. If you are interested in this drum set but also need hardware and/or cymbals, please see our list of “Things You Will Need” for some good recommendations or continue to browse SAM ASH DIRECT!
GRETSCH and Brooklyn!
Gretsch drums were born in Brooklyn, New York in 1883. They were proudly crafted in the vibrant city for the better part of the 20th Century. Brooklyn and Gretsch share an inseparable history that is part of American music history and folklore. It is a shared legacy that cannot be duplicated. Today, Brooklyn represents a renaissance community that vibrates with contemporary artistic expression, youthful innovation and passionate musical commitment. Gretsch Brooklyn series celebrates the rejuvenated Brooklyn city passion and spirit and expands on its distinctive shared American experience.
Get your GRETSCH ‘Brooklyn’ 4-piece Drums Shell Set from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of more than 87 years of experience, 24/7 customer support and the Sam Ash Direct 45/60 day return / price protection policy. You cannot go wrong!