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Gretsch CMT-E825 Catalina Maple 5-Piece Drum Shell Kit

Immerse yourself in the physical beauty and sonic precision of a pro kit without ravaging your bank account. (12) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Gretsch Catalina Maple series has been designed for the player who is looking for quality features without the high price. With the warm tone of the thin maple shells, UV gloss finishes, and pro tom holders, the Catalina Maple offers the looks and features of a pro kit without breaking your bank.

Features:

- Gretsch mini-GTS suspension system maximizes tone and includes Gretsch 9020-style tom bracket
- Gretsch maple formula shells - All feature 7ply, 7.2mm with 30-degree bearing edges
- Gretsch tom holder has 12.7mm arms with memory locks and flexible multi-positioning

All Catalina Maple shells are 7-ply, 7.2mm. The shells are equipped with Gretsch Classic features and hardware, including 30-degree bearing edges, fully-adjustable Gretsch ball-and-socket tom holder with 12.7mm tom arms, 9020-style mounting brackets and their famous 5-lug configuration (a standard Gretsch feature for over 50 years) for all 10- and 12-inch toms.

All drums feature a multi-step lacquer process that produces an extremely glassy-smooth finish that is hard and durable. In addition, Gretsch partnered with Evans drumheads to produce a distinctive Gretsch by Evans batter and resonant head combination. Drums are easy to tune and produce full tones right out of the box.

What's Included:
- 8 x 10 inch Tom
- 9 x 12 inch Tom
- 16 x 16 inch Floor Tom
- 18 x 22 inch Bass Drum
- 6 x 14 inches, 8-lug Snare Drum

NOTE: Shell kit only, cymbals and cymbal stands sold separately.

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If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-9690
Customer Reviews
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"Great value for a fantastic kit"
Overall: I have been playing drums for over 50 years and have bought 20 or so kits that range from $5000 to $200. These drums cost me $599 and I can honestly say they sound as good as a $1500 set of Starclassic's. The pictures do not do the kit justice, and I will skip all the technical bearing edge technical stuff (the heads do fit very well) and point out that they come out of the box with decent Evans Heads, better than decent mounting hardware, they are easy to tune, the snare is better than adequate, and overall they are a great buy for the money. The Mocha Fades are stunning. Great lacquer finish. I am thinking that Gretsch is coming out with a new design of this brand that will cost a lot more and they are trying to unload these "older" ones, this is the only reason that I can think of why they are so cheaply priced. These are a legitimate mid-range quality kit with amazing punch, power, quality and looks at a low end price. Get out the card and buy them, the price will never be better.
Style of Music: Rock, Christian, Punk.
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"Mas maple por favor! Maple it conjunto!"
Sound: The sound is great with these drums. I changed out the heads with some Evans ec2 and the kick with an emad batter head. The warm maple sound is an entirely different world when it comes to tone. I play tejano/conjunto music and these really hit the spot. I used to play a birch set but the intonation was difficult to keep and the pitch was too attacky for my liking. These really complement the genre of music I play. Quality: The cherry burst wood finish was more than what I expected. The pictures don't do justice for the actual product once you get it. I went out and bought cases for them as soon as I got them.
Style of Music: Tejano/conjunto
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