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Gretsch Brooklyn Chrome over Brass 5 x14" Snare Drum

The classic design and sound of the chrome-plated, 5” x 14” brass shell makes this GRETSCH Brooklyn Snare Drum a versatile and timeless snare. Get it from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price with fast, Free Shipping!


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MSRP: Old Price $648.99 Discounted Price $389.39 Save : $259.60 (40%)
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MSRP: Old Price $648.99 Discounted Price $389.39 Save : $259.60 (40%)
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Gretsch Brooklyn series metal snare drums add another professional and distinctive voice to the Gretsch Drums line up. The 5”x14” chrome over brass shell (with Gretsch center knurl pattern) is a snare drum that has the broadest capability for bringing a pitch, tone and dynamic range that will lend itself to any kind of music. And it looks great wherever you use it!

All shells include Gretsch "302" 3mm/double-flanged hoops, the “Lightning’ throw off and butt plate, "Snap-in" drum key holder, 20-strand snare wire and Gretsch Permatone drum heads. The brass shells resonate with classic, musical tones and are extremely versatile. The "302" hoops provide a timbre that is more open and ambient than traditional Gretsch die-cast hoops.

The Design features:

5”x14”, 8-Lug Chrome over Brass Snare Drum

SHELL: Rolled 1.1mm brass with center knurl pattern

HEADS: Permatone coated batter with white sound dot and clear snare-side heads

FINISH: Chrome with chrome hardware

HOOPS: Gretsch “302” 3mm, double flanged

LUGS: 8 dual lugs

THROW-OFF: Lightning Throw-off/Butt plate


Also featuring: Snap-in key holder

Gretsch drums were born in Brooklyn, New York in 1883. The Gretsch drum design team 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.

Get your GRETSCH ‘Brooklyn’ Chrome over Brass 5”x14” Snare Drum 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!

Things You Will Get:

  • 5”x14” Snare Drum
  • Drum Key

Nice brass snare


I've owned many brass snare drums over the years and this is one of my favorites. Have owned both sizes and they're both nice, but I slightly prefer the 5" model with 8 lugs. And I almost always prefer 6.5" drums. Has a nice thick tone when tuned lower, a good crack when tuned higher, and really nice rim shots and cross sticking with these style hoops. Note, the hoops take getting used to if you're used to standard triple flange or die cast hoops. They just feel a bit different. My one complaint is I'm not crazy about having the snare tensioner on the opposite side as the throw off. I do really like the throw off though. Especially when considering the price, this is a great brass snare.




Brooklyn Chrome over Brass 5 x14" Snare Drum

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Series Brooklyn
Other Features Gretsch “302” 3mm, double flanged hoops.
Model GB4160
Configuration Snare Drum
Warranty Info:

Brooklyn Chrome over Brass 5 x14" Snare Drum

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.