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Gretsch Broadkaster 8x14" Snare Drum

Broadkaster 8x14" Snare Drum, with 3-ply North American Maple/Poplar Shells


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MSRP: Old Price $994.00 Discounted Price $646.10 Save : $347.90 (35%)
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From the 1920s through the 1950s, the Gretsch flagship drum set was the legendary Broadkaster Series. It featured a thin, three-ply shell and produced what was to be, “That Great Gretsch Sound.” Today, in the Gretsch Drum Factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA, with the help of advanced drum-making techniques, the Broadkaster has returned, bringing with it all of sonic brilliance of its namesake.

Broadkaster shells are made with a North American maple/poplar/maple formula. Each shell includes an interior-ply scarf joint that supplies added structural integrity to thin, musical shells. Like all USA-made Gretsch drums, shell interiors are finished with classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. The shell is hand finished with the exclusive reverse roundover bearing edge, which allows greater surface contact between the bearing edge and drumhead. The result is tone that is incredibly deep and warm.

Broadkaster snare drums are outfitted with Gretsch’s “302” 3.0mm, double flanged steel hoops. These hoops are similar to “Stick Chopper” hoops used in the 1950s, but are constructed from a heavier gauge steel to stand up to today’s more assertive playing styles. The 302 hoop helps create a more open tone than a die-cast hoop and adds ambient overtones to the overall tonal characteristic.


  • Shell Material: 3-ply North American maple/poplar, Silver Sealer interiors
  • Bearing Edges: Roundover
  • Hoops: Gretsch "302" double-flanged
  • Hardware: Key-style tension rods
  • Remo Drumheads: Coated Gretsch Permatone by Remo Batter, Clear Gretsch Permatone by Remo Batter

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  • Snare Drum


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Shell Finish Satin Dark Ebony
Shell Finish Type Satin
Configuration Snare Drum
Shell Material Maple/Poplar
Shell Construction 3-Ply North American Maple/Poplar
Snare Size 8" x 14"
Hoop Type Gretsch "302" Double-Flanged
Series BroadKaster
Model 8x14" Satin Dark Ebony
Warranty Info:

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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