In 1863 Friedrich Gretsch opened a music shop in New York City. Since then, the small corner music shop has flourished into worldwide production of some of the most well known drums today. Gretsch has an incredible lineup of awesome drum sets and models. With over twenty main drum sets between their regular lineup and their Gretsch Signature Series, you have more than enough options to choose from. Some of the sets include the Blackhawk, the Blackhawk 23, Renegade, Energy, Renown, New Classic and the Brooklyn Series.
Gretsch also has one of the most noticeable and well known badges in percussion music; a badge that has changed throughout the years still signifies a standard of excellence in the world of drums. These drums start at a nice small sum of almost four hundred dollars - some of the cheapest prices in the drum market - however Gretsch drum sets can go all the way up as far as four thousand dollars. These drum sets are designed with a thin wooden wrap which can be found on all of the drums produced by Gretsch but oak is only used on higher priced sets. The drum shells are held in shape by stainless steel rods which run all around the drum shell. Even the percussion covers which are stretched over the drum shell are made of fine leather which can stand up to constant abuse and use from drum sticks and hands. Most Gretsch drum sets require minimal upkeep and replacement of parts.
When you go to a music concert, almost fifty percent of the drum sets seen on stage are that of Gretsch model designs. The only drawback to this is that Gretsch does not make a true beginner model of drum set; they are designed for the most skilled soloist in music. So if you are looking for a starter Gretsch model drum set remember you should have probably have already practiced and learned on a cheaper set. When you work your way up to a Gretsch drum set you will all the skill and talent to take the set sound fantastic.
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