We were proud to be one of the first websites to report on the new Gretsch Brooklyn Series drum kit directly from the floor of the 2011 PASIC (you can check out our video coverage right here). Clearly, Gretsch is energized about this gorgeous new American-made maple/poplar ply-shell kit, because they’ve wasted no time in introducing the New Brooklyn Metal Snares series.
Expect to see the line launch with two shell types – a straight-sided chrome-over-brass model and a hammered chrome-over-brass shell. The straight-sided shell will be offered in 8-lug 14" x 5" and 10-lug 14" x 6.5" options, while the hammered version will come in a 10-lug 14" x 6.5" model. They all include Gretsch 302 3mm/double-flanged hoops, Lightning throw off and butt plate, Snap-In drum key holder, 20-strand snare wire, and Gretsch Permatone drumheads.
It’s a winning combo, with brass shells resonating with classic musical tones, while the 302 hoops open up the timbre and ambiance even further. We hope to be the first in line at next month’s NAMM show to lay a stick into these beautiful instruments. Be sure to check this website between January 18—21 for full video coverage.