The Gretsch Brooklyn 20” 4-Piece Satin Emerald Green Shell Pack is a drum kit that maintains the classic Gretsch sound we’ve come to know and love whilst offering a distinctive sound of its own. Offered here in a stunning Emerald Green finish.
Gretsch Brooklyn Shell Pack
Brooklyn is where it all began for Gretsch. First appearing as a small music shop making banjos, drums and tambourines in Brooklyn, New York in 1883 the Gretsch company moved in 1916, thanks to its rapid growth, to a 10-story building at 60 Broadway Brooklyn. This is where it all started for this legendary company. That’s why Gretsch shares an inseparable legacy with the city and it’s reflected in this series of drum kits.
Gretsch Brooklyn 20” 4-Piece Satin Emerald Green Shell Pack Configuration:
- 20” x 16” Bass Drum
- 12” x 8” Rack Tom
- 14” x 14” Floor Tom
- 14” x 5” Snare Drum
Individuality of Tone
First introduced in 2012, Gretsch Brooklyn drums are USA-made and have a sound that is immediately recognisable. They have a distinctive personality to their tone with a massive, full, thudding, powerful sound that has a deep richness. A combination of vintage warmth, a wide spread of tone and good projection, these kits may not have the same focus as other Gretsch kits but they definitely have a comfort to their sound that is hard to ignore.
6ply Maple / Poplar Shells
The Gretsch Brooklyn offers an attention-grabbing tone thanks to its 6ply construction. Each shell is built using a blend of North American maple and poplar. Known for its well-balanced even tone across all frequencies, maple provides a great all-purpose sound suited to all types of music. Maple boasts a good amount of high and mid frequencies combined with a warm low end. This is complemented perfectly by the soft highs and mids of poplar, which also has a boosted low-end warmth for a smooth, even tone. The result of this combination is a kit that has a lusciously deep spread of tone.
The shells are finished off with Gretsch’s signature 30 degree bearing edges for a truly vintage tone. As with all USA-made Gretsch drums, the interior of the Brooklyn shells is finished with the classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. Although the formula for this sealer is kept strictly secret, Gretsch believe it adds marked improvement to the overall sound of the drum shells, adding further to that classic Gretsch sound.
For the Brooklyn range of drum kits, Gretsch have utilised modern design and technology to offer a contemporary hardware build. The toms and snare of the Brooklyn drum kit feature Gretsch’s “302” 3mm thick double flanged steel hoops. Reminiscent of the old “stick chopper” single flanged hoops found on vintage Gretsch kits, the 302 hoops sit somewhere between triple-flanged and diecast hoops. Thicker than the old single flanged options for a more robust, modern cross stick sound, Gretsch’s 302 hoops offer a more open tone that diecast hoops, providing enhanced ambient overtones to the shell sound.
The rack tom of the Gretsch Brooklyn kit comes fitted with a straight-sided GTS tom mount and G9025 bracket for secure and stable tom positioning. The floor tom features G4825 brackets with 12.7mm diameter legs for a strong and stable playing set up. The kit also comes complete with a GTH-SLC single tom holder for mounting the rack tom securely to a cymbal stand.
It’s also worth mentioning that the snare features a Gretsch Lightning Throwoff with a smooth action for precise positioning of the snare wires to achieve the exact snare response you require.
Each shell of the Gretsch Brooklyn series comes with a distinctive internal shell label that identifies the drum shell model number and serial number, adding a sense of individuality to each kit. A classy attention to detail.
The 20” undrilled bass drum of the Gretsch Brooklyn is finished with natural satin bass drum hoops that perfectly frame the bass drum, adding a beautiful contrast of colour against the satin Emerald Green finish of the shell.
All the shells of the Gretsch Brooklyn kit are adorned with aluminium round badges featuring a traditional looking Gretsch logo - a definite nod to the history of the company.
The whole drum kit is fitted with Remo drumheads. The snare and toms feature Coated Gretsch Permatone heads and the bass has a Coated Powerstroke Permatone batter and a Remo White Permatone reso with black 12:00 Gretsch logo.
This Gretsch Brooklyn kit is offered here in a stunning Emerald Green satin finish. The shells have a rich, British racing green colour and have a hint of the natural wood grain coming through for an overall classic aesthetic. The dark, luscious green of the shells is framed perfectly by the shining chrome hoops and lugs. This Gretsch Brooklyn kit has a modern look with a vintage air.
The Gretsch Brooklyn is a truly stand out drum kit both in looks and tone. Classicly Gretsch, it has it’s own distinctive sound that pays homage to the rich history of Gretsch while maintaining a contemporary spin. With its classic, full, punchy warm Gretsch sound and a wide spreading tone with great projection, the Gretsch Brooklyn is a superb choice for drummers of all styles. Though it may not have the same level of focus that some other Gretsch kits do it makes up for it in uniqueness of tone. This kit is genuinely ear grabbing. The tone combined with the beautiful hardware and the stunning satin finish make this kit a difficult option to ignore. The hardware offers a contemporary twist on a classic aesthetic utilising modern manufacturing processes to create functional hardware for the modern drummer that looks as good as the vintage kits.
If you want a modern drum kit with a hint of vintage class that has a stunning aesthetic and an attention-grabbing tone, the Gretsch Brooklyn is the one for you.
Gretsch Brooklyn 20” 4-Piece Satin Emerald Green Shell Pack Key Features:
- 6 ply North American Maple / Poplar
- 30 Degree Bearing Edges
- “302” 3mm Double Flanged Hoops
- Satin Natural Bass Drum Hoops
- Gretsch Straight-Sided GTS Tom Mount with G9025 Bracket
- Gretsch G4825 Floor Tom Brackets with 12.7mm diameter legs
- Gretsch G9013 Bass Drum Spurs
- Key-Style Tension Rods
- Gretsch GTH-SLC Single Tom Holder
- Gretsch Lightning Throwoff
- Remo Drumheads
|Hardware / Cymbals||cymbals and hardware not included|
|Finish||satin emerald green|
|Bass Drum Size||20" x 14"|
|Floor Tom Size||14" x 14"|
|Rack Tom Size||12" x 8"|
|Shell Count||4 piece kit|
|Shell Material||maple / poplar|
|Snare Size||14" x 5.5"|
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