Gretsch Renown Maple
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Gretsch Renown Maple

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

MGR/Anonymous 12/23/2010

Gretsch Renown Maple : MGR/Anonymous's user review

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I bought the renown maple set 2 years ago and have not looked back since. I have a 6 piece with 8,10,12, and 14 inch floor toms and an 18/22 bass drum. I bought the autumn burst and I really love the way it looks. I do mostly recording on this set and the sound is incredible.

I purhcased the set from Guitar Center. Actually, I should say I traded a Gretsch Catalina burch set plus $200 for this set. Yup, I got a killer deal, and it came with the extra 8 inch Tom. Best move I ever made! I am currently using a Mapex snare and will be trading that in for a Gretsch snare I have had my eye on.

The sound! The sound! The sound! Ok I stole that from another reviewer, but it can't be said enough. These drums sound incredible. Before I bought them I went to GC and started playing every set in the place. The salesman asked me what I was looking for and I explained I own a Catalina burch and really don't like the sound that much. I told him I was looking for a set that was not to expensive with good build quality and great sound. He didn't even hesitate to walk me right over to the renown maple. He told me to hit the toms and I will be sold, so I did. I was floored at the sound of these drums. Then of course I played the bass drum. Almost fell off the stool. I had played DW, Yamaha, Tama, Pearl, and just about everything else in the store and the Renown maples beat them all hands down.
Another huge plus is, your getting top of the line hardware with these drums at a damn good price. Price a DW set then compare the hardware on the DW's and the renown maples. You will be saving about $2300 with the Gretsch and getting about the same quality hardware. And as for the tuning, I will play my drums just about everyday for weeks, then I don't touch them for 2 to 3 months. When I come back there still in tune and sound incredible. Duct tape? Really?

Absolutely nothing!!

Top of the line. I am amazed at the quality of these drums for the price. The shells are made from the same wood the USA customs are made from, there just made over seas. The hardware is as good as any other drum manufactures upper line stuff. I have had this set for over 2 years now and I am still amazed at the quality.

But this set!!! That's all I need to say about them. They fit with any style music. I am 47 years old and play all kinds of music. I have been a metal head since I was a kid. I was in the Kiss army when I was in my teens. I play everything from Tool to Disturbed to Earth Wind and Fire to Kenny Loggins to Josh Grobin and these drums sound fantastic with all of it.
One last time........duct tape?? Really???

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