Gretsch Catalina Maple Fusion 22"
Gretsch Catalina Maple Fusion 22"

Catalina Maple Fusion 22", Drum Set from Gretsch in the Catalina series.

RoidesFous 06/15/2009

Gretsch Catalina Maple Fusion 22" : RoidesFous's user review


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- How long have you use it?

For over 2 years
- What is so special that you like most and least?

The least??

I have a jazz trio, a rock band, a collective of experimental and improvised music, and I accompany the song acoustic / folk.

I mounted the catalina Evans G2 skins and Evans Emad bass drum in no event for the resonant and without blanket or pillow inside. (I removed the bindings toms on the bass drum for a personal choice of placement tom 12 "snare up, creating a vent" natural ")

I said that I did not take the snare or the tom 10 "in order to change the skins to make the purchase and covers keeping the same budget.
The drums fit beautifully in all configs. The bass has a very good attack and very low in config Rock (so relaxed) is very impressive and has a nice note and a superb round in config Jazz (with skins stretched over ...). Jazz in config it blends beautifully with the sounds of toms.

Drums agree easily by taking the time to do this properly, the tom 16 "needs to be high enough on its feet for the bass bloom (watch beautiful bass rockers advisories)
The tom 12 "needs to be free to ring (the attachments fall toms come with perfectly) (if you use up snare remember not to tighten the circle with the foot snare ...)

In rock so we found the attack and the depth (I'm not a big hitter so I woodcutter does not do me the choice of skins) and Jazz found a great round and some great notes on all drums, singing a delight ... ;)

The musicians are enjoying and sound recordists are impressed.

A WONDER! (Maple ...)

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I asked to invest in high-end gretsch or in the DW and wait for my cymbals and percussion, but on the way to the Catalina n'me I'm not mistaken ...
So I tried the DW, the Tama (Superstar), the Gretsch (catalina club, renown), the Mapex, Sonor and (2007 and 3007).
- How would you rate the quality / price?

As you understand, beyond any comparison, there is no connection ...

- With experience, you do again this choice?

I play the drums for the past 15 years, 4 years and semi-professional.
This kit is beyond my expectations, I am amazed that the distributors have not raised the price ...