Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple 7-piece Drum Kit Review by Sweetwater

Hey everybody, today I’m trying out the Catalina Maple 7-piece acoustic drum kit from Gretsch Drums. The kit I’m playing has the Black Bronze Sparkle finish, which looks outstanding under stage lights. I really dig this kit: the drums tune easily, and you get lots of drums for lots of tonal variety.

Like all Gretsch Drums, these have 30-degree bearing edges which give them that characteristic Gretsch sound. Combined with the maple shells, you get a nice warm tone that still has a defined attack.

With a kick, snare, three rack toms and two floor toms, there’s a lot of potential in this drum kit. Thanks for watching – click the link below for more info and hi-res photos!

— Nick D’Virgilio

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CatalinaM7BBS

Comments

dunnigan66 says:

Man I cant decide these Superstar classics maple or the PDP concept maple grrrrr!!!!!

Jason Van Horn says:

is anyone from sweetwater on i have a question

dillon b. says:

dat snare unfff

Kenneth Smith says:

ordering nine next week. aqua sparkle tho.

Randy Woolum says:

The kick pedal beater seemed to be turned to where the plastic side was hitting the head instead of the felt side as mentioned in this video.

EMRAH CAKIR says:

Thank you for the great review. I am glad to see that you have started review more affordable drum kits.

MatthewDiesFirst says:

Incredible review! Just purchased one of these – you’re making me think twice about the finish I chose!

Jihyong Hong says:

hi! thanks for the video.

Can you tell me the name of that ride cymbal???? Thanks!

john mclaughlin says:

Kits amazing

Aesthetic Muffin says:

If I were to ever buy this kit, could I request that you put on Aquarian drum heads instead?

Braden Cutright-Head says:

Does that 8 inch tom sound choked and thin to anybody else?

Jihyong Hong says:

@SweetwaterSound hi plz can you tell me what the ride cymbal he using?

teaaquinn says:

Tama superstar classic kit probly sounds better for the money

Jovanna Mullin says:

Can I apply a double kick pedal to this? Or can I buy like a separate bass drum to do double bass?

Spurs456 says:

That opening groove was incredible

Toaster Burns says:

No, No, No Nick! You don’t say hello, you say Hi-a… ugh… come on nick get it together! lol

ron zelinski says:

clear drum heads is very 1985 . coated is a good look on this kit and it sounds pretty decent .I wish people would get over this bs Asian wood vs north American wood crap. I have kits made in china and they sound awesome…we are all the same.

GRAM_hardcorepunk says:

so,did the remo drumheads come with the set?

Tagu San says:

Is that a Zildjian K Custom Organic Ride?

Anna'Staisha Bracey says:

cars pm

AECEntertainment says:

Mum and I are toying on getting one of these as I play in a band that covers all the bases. Reggae, country, blues, pop, rock, old school metal, funk and all sorts. I use sabian pro sonix cymbals and I extend my rig with a Roland td10 module. I mainly play keys and bass for session work.

LELN says:

Just bought this 7-piece drum kit : AMAZING.. I was playing on a basic Pearl Export, Catalina Maple is just so much better !!

mike fiorello says:

Do professionals use a 10 inch tom?

Philip Snider says:

anybody know what heads he used in this?

Vincent Rpl says:

came just for the sound, but got inspiration from your playing 🙂

Joel Rainey says:

I got to play a kit at guitar center and wow I fell in love with them

Razor ZX says:

This guy knows how to review a drum. Super!

justice576 says:

I’m debating between this and the Tama Superstar Classic 7-piece. They seem fairly comparable based on price and number of drums. I want to know if these Gretsches are considered better or about the same. They command a slightly higher price (about $150 extra), I am wondering what that translates into since they are both all maple shells. I want a very versatile kit that can blend with several styles and sounds. Easy tuning for different styles is also a must. Any thoughts?

Patrick Glenn says:

Love the look and the sound!

Scott Lowell says:

Asian maple… a bit softer than North American.

Paweł Morrison says:

0:35 holy tits that fill is great

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