Gretsch CM1E826 Catalina Maple Drum Shell Kit, 7-Piece

Its 7-ply maple shells with 30-degree bearing edges give the Gretsch CM1E826 Catalina Maple shell kit a warm, vibrant sound with lightning-fast response.

The Gretsch CM1E826 Catalina Maple drum shell kit features an innovative design that provides comfortable playability while keeping hardware longevity in mind. Each drum is built with Gretsch formula 7-ply maple wood along with Gretsch-designed hardware to yield an ergonomically friendly experience -- reducing performer fatigue and unnecessary hardware wear at the same time. This shell kit includes one kick drum, one snare drum, three rack toms, and two floor toms.

The Gretsch Catalina Maple Series

Gretsch's Catalina Maple series have become a popular choice among many drummers. Each 7-ply Gretsch-formula maple shell features 30-degree bearing edges for rounder, fuller sound. Maple drum shells balance low-end resonance with mids and highs. All drums are ready to rock and come fitted with Remo drum heads. If you're tired of hammering on a starter set and are in the market for something better, this Gretsch shell kit is a great upgrade.

Secure Mounting Hardware

Your Gretsch CM1E826 Catalina maple kit utilizes an ergonomic design that not only yields a comfortable feel, but also saves you in the long run on repairs and upkeep. The ball/socket 12.7mm L-arms for your rack toms offer a lot of room for positioning each tom and provide a secure hold for increased stability. Keeping your kick drum hoops looking nice are rubber isolators for the die-cast bass drum claws. All drums feature an attractive black/gold Catalina Maple round badge.

A Bigger Kit Boasts a More Dynamic Sound

read more Having three toms and an extra floor tom can really go a long way. Aside from looking cool, the extra set of rack toms allow for a wider tonal spread. This opens the door for playing in a greater number of genres and styles. If you're interested in getting a little weird, try putting one of the extra floor toms by the hi-hat and see what interesting fills this orientation can lay at your feet.


- 6-piece drum shell kit
- All shells feature Gretsch formula 7-ply maple wood
- Catalina maple round badge
- One 14 X 6" snare
- One 8 X 7" tom
- One 10 X 7" tom
- One 12 X 8" tom
- One 14 X 14" floor tom
- One 16 X 16" floor tom
- One 22 X 18" kick drum

Gretsch Hardware Includes:

- Low-profile GTS tom suspension system
- Low-profile tom and FT leg brackets
- Double tom holder with cymbal mount and 12.7mm L-Arms
- "T-Wing Nut"
- Bass drum mount plate with "G" memory lock
- Tom clamp
- BD claw with rubber isolator
- Remo(R) drum heads

NOTE: Other hardware and cymbals are sold separately.
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- Shell: Gretsch formula, 7-ply maple
- Badge: Catalina Maple Round Badge
- Shell Interior: Hand tinted
- Bearing Edge: 30-degree
- Tom Snare Hoops: 2.3mm triple flanged
- Bass Drum Hoops: Maple with matching lacquer or inlay
- Hardware:
- Gretsch low-profile GTS tom suspension system
- Gretsch low-profile tom and FT leg brackets
- Gretsch double tom holder with cymbal mount and 12.7mm L-Arms
- Gretsch "T-Wing Nut"
- Gretsch bass drum mount plate with "G" memory lock
- Gretsch tom clamp
- BD claw with rubber isolator
- Remo(R) drum heads
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Walnut Glaze
Shipping Weight: 98.75 lbs
Dark Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 94.75 lbs
Black Stardust
Shipping Weight: 97 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-9690

Gretsch CM1E826 Catalina Drum Shell Kit

The Gretsch Catalina Maple CM1 series includes innovative and sleek hardware designs. Each component is designed for functionality, performance and style. The overall result is a great sounding Gretsch drum set that is ergonomically improved and has a fresh, contemporary design aesthetic.

The mounting hardware includes round "gas cap" bass drum mount plate, ultra low profile GTS mounting system, reduced-mass tom mount brackets and single and double tom holders. Both tom holders include a post hole for a 7/8" cymbal tube post (not included). The ball/socket 12.7mm L-arms provide positioning freedom and a secure hold for stability. Gretsch T-Wing screws and bolts are included on all fittings for drummer friendly feel and rubber isolators have been added to the die-cast bass drum claws to help keep bass drum hoops looking fresh. To complete the balanced design aesthetic, a black/gold Catalina Maple round badge is included on all drums.

The Gretsch Catalina Maple series includes many drum features that have made Catalina Maple series a popular choice among drummers. The shell is a 7-ply Gretsch-formula maple shell with 30-degree bearing edges and natural shell interiors. Bass drums include telescopic bass drum spurs matching maple wood bass drum hoops. Toms/snare feature 2.3mm triple flanged hoops. All drums are fitted with Remo drum heads, including coated batters and clear resonant on toms/snare and clear bass drum batter head with muffle ring. The white Gretsch bass drum logo head includes muffle ring.


- Snare: 14 x 6"
- Tom: 8 x 7"
- Tom: 10 x 7"
- Tom: 12 x 8"
- Floor Tom: 14 x 14"
- Floor Tom: 16 x 16"
- Bass Drum: 22 x 18"

NOTE: Shell kit only. Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted February 2, 2015 by Wade N in Jefferson, GA
"Gretsch Catalina Maples are the Bomb!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
First of all, let me say that ordering this kit from zZounds was a breeze and the payment plan is perfect for me. I ordered this kit (with the Walnut Glaze finish. Beautiful!) from them on a Friday and it arrived at my front door the next Tuesday afternoon. I had previously ordered this kit from another company because they were selling it for $100 less, but after waiting a month and a half with no sign it would ever show up, I finally wised up and ordered from these guys. As far as the drums themselves are concerned, I couldn't be happier! They look incredible but, more importantly, they sound even better. The tone off of the toms was great once I got the top and bottom heads tuned the way I like them and the bass drum is indescribably good. Such a magnificent, low "THUMP!" to it with very little effort. I just tuned it low, put a Kickport in the front (don't know that that was necessary, but it's what I did) and taped a 3"x5" patch of felt on the batter head to take a little of the resonance off and it sounds absolutely killer! I read a previous review that says the 8" tom is useless, but I disagree. It's more of an accent drum, but I've used it as part of the whole kit for 3 gigs now so far and have really enjoyed having that extra "color" to work with. The snare is very good, but possibly my least favorite part of the kit. I have been working on adjusting the head tensions on it though and have been happier since then, so perhaps I just need to put a little more work into read more it to get the sound that I want out of it. That's a small complaint though and, overall, I would say this kit from this company is a fantastic purchase. I am loving that great Gretsch sound and look forward to years of fun playing these babies!

Musical Background:
Professional drummer with 35 years of playing experience.

Musical Style:
Rock, country or whatever the gig calls for.
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