Gretsch Renown Maple
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Gretsch Renown Maple

Renown Maple, Drum Set from Gretsch in the Renown series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 17 reviews )
 13 reviews76 %
 2 reviews12 %
 1 user review6 %
 1 user review6 %
Value For Money : Excellent
MGR/Anonymous01/18/2004

MGR/Anonymous's review"Gretsch Renown Maple"

Gretsch Renown Maple
Guitar Center
$1,200

The finish is nice

-tunes up very poorly
-does not hold a tone to well
-lacks quality hardware


Most of the unit is made alright (basic mass production style)

I was ployed and preasured into buying this set by a very annoying and persistent guy at Guitar Center. he said that this Gretsch was a great set and that I should set it up and check it out. Being preasured into buying a kit before gig, I decided to try it out. What heard bothered me: The drums sounded bad and when I tried to tune the drums up they still sounded bad. He told me that was because the heads were dead due to the fact that that set had been on the display floor for a while and the heads had been hit a lot. He told me that all I needed to do is get some new heads and they would sound great. Being that the kick sounded so nice I decided to take it home and put new heads on. i still could not tune these drums the way I wanted to. To get them sounding secent before a gig I decided taht since they sound like shit, I will just blob some duct tape on and hope for the best. The room was live so the duct tape worked alright. After that gig I was still upset about the sound yet still stupidly optimistic. I went and bought more heads! Can you beleive that! and put those on. Now you all know how much heads cost! Stil sounded like shit. After agonizing houres of time spent on these drums I have come to the conclusion that Gretsch should stick to birch and jazz and leave the real stuff to the pros at maple ( DW, Tama, Pacific, Yamaha, etc) Don't buy these

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