Gretsch CMT-E826P Catalina Maple 6-Piece Drum Shell Kit

With the perfect balance of low-end thump and sharp attack, this Gretsch 6-piece maple shell kit is sure to please even the most discerning drummer.

The CMT-E826P Catalina Maple drum shell kit starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. Gretsch carefully developed the maple shell specification to produce tones that explode with attack and volume and project a balanced amount of warm, low-end frequencies. All Gretsch Catalina Maple shells are 7-ply, 7.2mm. They equipped the shells 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 / 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 drum heads 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. The Catalina Maples are available in two configurations - a 6-piece shell pack set and a 5-piece shell pack set. Add-on drums are also available to allow for further drum set expansion.


- Mini-GTS suspension system
- Maple formula shells
- 4945-style drum mount plate
- 12.7mm arms

- 18 x 22 in. Bass Drum
- 8 x 10, 9 x 12 Mounted Toms
- 14 x 14, 16 x 16 in. Floor Toms
- 6 x 14 in. Snare Drum
- FREE 7 x 8 in. Mounted Tom!
- All necessary tom holders

NOTE: Shell kit only, cymbals and cymbal stands sold separately. read more Some assembly required.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black, with Free 8" Tom
Shipping Weight: 100 lbs
DCB, with Free 8" Tom
Shipping Weight: 97.75 lbs
Walnut, with Free 8" Tom
Shipping Weight: 101.75 lbs

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted October 12, 2012 by Nathan H in Kansas City, MO

"Amazing service - AMAZING GEAR"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I was looking for a second kit to use at practice and was going to go with something a bit cheaper - but the rep at zZounds convinced me on this kit. Honestly, it was the right decision. This kit is amazing - I get nothing but compliments on the sound AND the way that it looks. I may even use this kit at some shows I have coming up - ITS JUST THAT BEAUTIFUL!!!

Musical Background:

Professional musician for over 10 years. Drums, Guitar, Piano, Bass, wind instruments and vocals.

Musical Style:

Metal, Rock, Country, Swing, Jazz, Fusion, Progressive
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