The Gretsch Catalina Club drum kits are predominantly designed to sound like a jazz percussion drums, and by Jazz we mean jazz with a capital 'J'. For it's price point the Catalina Club It is extremely well designed drum kit constructed with mahogany shells which produce a very airy sound, but without sounding muddy.
The choice of mahogany shells were used mainly for historic reasons, reflecting the construction of all jazz drum kits in the late 1930's to the late 1950's and early 60's, which is considered by many to be the greatest time of the jazz era. This design gives the Gretsch Catalina Club drum kit a unique percussion timbre producing a slightly darker and warmer tone to the overall sound, reflective of the golden era of jazz.
With their classic styling and fine sound, the Catalina Club drum kit should prove popular with drummers looking for an affordable, dedicated kit for jazz, drum ’n’ bass, or other gigs requiring portability and low volume.
Catalina Club drum kits look good and sound good too. If you turn your back you won’t be able to tell the difference between it and a much higher priced drum kit. The fact that these drums are so reasonably priced makes them impossible to ignore.
The Gretsch Catalina Club kit is available in 3 Set ups to suit your playing style:
- 18" Jazz (12" x 8"tt, 14" x 14"ft, 18" x 14"bd, 14" x 5.5"sd)
- 20" Jazz (12" x 8"tt, 14" x 14"ft, 20" x 14"bd, 14" x 5.5"sd)
- 24" Rock (12" x 8"tt, 16" x 16"ft, 24" x 14"bd, 14" x 6.5"sd)
The Gretsch Catalina Club Series blends traditional configurations and classic tone with sleek, contemporary hardware innovations. Catalina Club 4-piece configurations are built around the foundation of the beloved 14-inch deep bass drum that gives each of these setups a warm and punchy vintage tone.
We have the full range of the Gretsch Catalina Club drum kits in stock to buy at Footesmusic.
(Note: stands and cymbals not included)