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
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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 April 22, 2017 by Bob B in Warwick, RI

"A work of art!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Just received my Gretsch 7 piece Catalina drum kit today. After much pondering with color choices, I settled for the silver sparkle (new for 2017). Not one shred of disappointment, with not only color selection, but the overall quality of Gretsch drums. I've always wanted and old school kit and finally decided on these bad boys. They are simply a thing of beauty! The sound of the 7 ply maple shells really stand out, are quite versatile and easy to tune. No short cuts taken with this kit, it's very well made with much detail and the hardware is top notch. I'm totally ecstatic with my choice and would highly recommend this product to anyone! Time to earn my badge. Thank you zZounds for helping to make this purchase a most pleasant experience! A top shelf company! I look forward to doing business again with you in the future.

Musical Background:

I've been playing since I was a kid and through the majority of my adult life.

Musical Style:

Rock, jazz, fusion
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