Gretsch Drums' Catalina Club 4-piece drum kit is a cool throwback. Featuring punchy mahogany shells and retro drum sizes and finish, this classic kit gives you an open-sounding 14"-deep bass drum that's perfect for just about any style of music. The rack and floor toms serve up "period-correct" vibe, in a satisfyingly balanced blend with the kick and snare drum. These drums are finished in a gorgeous vintage-y finish, for a crisp, distinctive look that'll look stunning onstage. So if you're looking for value in a unique kit that looks, sounds, and plays great, you've found it: Gretsch Drums' Catalina Club 4-piece!
The drums of Gretsch's Catalina Club 4-piece Drum Kit sport mahogany shells, so here's a handy Music Experience refresher course on drum shell tonewoods: Of the "big three" - mahogany, maple, and birch, mahogany is the softest. Softer woods produce more bottom end, while the harder ones (birch, for example) emphasize higher-pitched tones. If you like lots of satisfying, organic low-end punch in your drum sound, the Catalina Club 4-piece Drum Kit is for you. It's a versatile kit, as well - perfect across a broad range of music styles.
The Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 4-piece Drum Kit includes a 14" x 18" bass drum. If you're accustomed to playing kick drums with a depth of 16", 18", or even 20", you've been moving a lot of air - some would say needlessly. If you're going for a punchy, contemporary kick sound, you'll find the 14" x 18" size relatively effortless to work with - particularly if you've got padding and a mic in there. The final ingredient in this sonic alchemy is the kick's mahogany shell - which gives you robust bottom end. With less air to move, you can be more fleet-footed and expressive with your kick drum. And expressiveness is what music's all about, right?
The Catalina Club 4-piece Drum Kit is a proud part of Gretsch's legacy in American music. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know that got their start in 1883 as a banjo company? It wasn't long before Gretsch was making mandolins, ukuleles, and eventually flat-top guitars, contributing to the very roots of American music. So when you play a Gretsch instrument, you're playing more than a great axe, you're playing a piece of American music history.
The Gretsch Catalina Club Series blends traditional configurations and classic tone with sleek, contemporary hardware innovations. Catalina Club 4-piece configurations are built around the foundation of the beloved 14-inch deep bass drum that gives each of these setups a warm and punchy vintage tone. Catalina Club’s hardware components give the series a distinctive “new Gretsch” flair that pays homage to the company's rich tradition, while infusing an exciting and progressive personality. From the round “gas cap” bass drum mount plate and Mini GTS mounting system to the reduced-mass tom mount brackets and Gretsch T-Wing screws and bolts, Catalina Club has an incredible drummer-friendly feel. The classic mahogany shells are still built with the same natural shell interior and 30-degree bearing edge that made them famous. Bass drums include telescopic spurs and matching wood bass drum hoops. Toms and snare drums feature 1.6mm triple flanged hoops and all Catalina Club drums are equipped with Remo® drum heads.