Gretsch’s Catalina Club Jazz kits are great. Not only are they reasonably priced but they sound great. When I first saw this kit at my local music store the thing that really did it for me was the finish. A classic silver sparkle and a classic white pearl. Visually these kits resemble the famous Grestch drums from the past played by pros like Elvin Jones or Jimmy Cobb. I was surprised to find a mid-level kit with an 18’ kick as well. It’s hard to come by a good intermediate drum set that is well suited for jazz. Almost none of the other major companies make 12” x 8” toms or 18” x 14” bass drums in the intermediate series. I finally got the sit down at the kit and play it and it sounded amazing. When I went to compare buying other drums the only option I had was to buy a kit sized for a child or order my drums independently. I was pleased with looks, and sound, but now onto the hardware components of the kit. The tom mount was your typical Gretsch mount, it would have been nice to not have the mount and mount the tom of the cymbal or to complete the retro-fitted drum kit to add a rail mount like 50’s and 60’s kits had. Otherwise the floor tom legs were nice and had a good retro appeal to them and the included bass drum riser was great. If you get the optional hardware pack you usually end up getting some flimsy hardware not suitable for very much. I would recommend buying the kit as a shell pack like I did. Overall, I think this kit is best thing out there for the working jazz musician. If you cant afford to go buy a custom kit where you really can get jazz sized toms and bass drums it’s in your best interest to buy this kit. Buy this kit and you will not be disappointed!
I use this drumkit since the middle of In the afternoon.
I cracked it because of some of its look, four barrels of old, used wood (mahogany), everything after a silent concert she uses o and o I m'tais rgal ears. I forgot, the bass drum 18 "ultra lgre is, which makes it super easy to transport.
Besides the sound, the finish is more caring than the Pearl I used up Submitted, and the system of fixing the tom looks to me more flexible rgler ...
Must try a little more to play with the skins of origin (of EVANS G1) before I change DCID (for 2 toms).
I compared the snare with my Sonor Force 2007 Birch, APRS have made an agreement about equivalent, and the gretsch is much more harmonic, which I will use the context of diffrent Sonora, to give a grain Different.
The report qualitprix seems pretty good, despite a relatively lev among the "entry level" in Jazzettes.
With exprience, I will perhaps be above a MODEL, but I will not descend below.
The configuration is typical of modern jazz drums (18/14, 12 / 8 14/14), Gretsch has the MRIT to be one of the few brands that does not deny in its range, to offer Jazet . In most other brands, it is necessary to control the fts dtails, so it is difficult to trs try in store. The warm sound, is a rgal ear, there is the sound of batteries from another time, one must love.
All for a price really drisoire
This drumkit is suitable for two uses:
convenient for train home
use in a big bang for his jazz, it is really excellent, and is trs compact, all for a really drisoire
She looks pretty cute that can not let indiffrent. APRS and s'tre sitting derrire can only be impressed.
The bass drum is impressive compared with its small size high frequency drives prsence serious. the tom tom and 12 "well give it a really rich in harmony.
In short I was advised for all jazz dsireux to learn jazz and then get a big bang.
I did not buy it because I have a custom master I do not currently see intrt, however the report qualitprix is exceptional. About less than 600 out accessory, it seems as wrong as you read the label.
The only (very personal for me) that I regret is with a bass drum 18 "inch, you get the impression of having a toy between her legs
I would put that nine because there are better but in this case we will have to hand pocket.