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Gretsch Broadkaster Drum Set 18/12/14/14 Antique Pearl w/ Vintage HW

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$5,440.00 $3,530.00

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Shane Says

“DCP was influential in the prototyping of the Gretsch Broadkaster, when Tony and I visited the folks at Gretsch and discussed the possibility of a relaunch of the classic line. When I played the prototype I was ecstatic. The classic Gretsch Drum sound is completely embodied in these drums and now the 3 ply enthusiasts don't need to worry about trying to get heads on them!“

Product Description

The History

In its Brooklyn, New York factory during the 1920s, Gretsch perfected its design of the first laminated 3-ply drum shell. The shell was relatively thin, yet constructed without reinforcement hoops due to ample structural integrity that the laminate ply design provided. The “Great Gretsch Sound” was beginning to take shape, starting with a shell that produced rich, resonant and pure musical tones that has since become legendary. Throughout the next three decades, the Gretsch flagship “Broadkaster” series used this original 3-ply shell as its sonic foundation. After years of research, development and testing, Gretsch designed a “reverse roundover” edge that made the 1950s Gretsch Broadkaster one of the most highly sought-after drums ever produced. Today, in the Gretsch Drum Factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA, Gretsch is recreating its storied 3-ply shell with an all-new Broadkaster drum series. The application of advanced drum-making techniques to the 1950s-era 3-ply shell has resulted in a modern-day version of a drum that recreates the sonic brilliance and “That Great Gretsch Sound” of the original Broadkasters.

18x14, 12x8, 14x14, 14x5

Additional Information

Series Broadkaster
UPC Does not apply
Brand Gretsch
Drum Set Format Shell Pack
Bass Drum Size 18x14
Tom Size(s) 12x8 14x14
Finish Antique Pearlvintage

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