The Gretsch Full Range Aluminium 14” x 6.5” Snare drum is characterised by its 1.2mm seamless shell and maple wood hoops. A unique looking and sounding snare drum that would be a great addition to any drummer’s arsenal.
Wood Hoop Aluminium Snare
The Gretsch Aluminium Snare is part of the “Full Range” Snare drum series. This range does exactly what it says, it offers a full range of snare sounds that cover a wide variety of musical situations and styles. From steel and brass shells to rosewood, poplar, ash and maple there is something for everyone in Gretsch’s full range series.
The shell of this 14” x 6.5” snare drum is constructed from 1.2mm thick seamless steel. A lack of seam makes the shell much more solid with no weak points that come with a joint. The inherent nature of aluminium gives this snare a crunchy, dry tone with a focused articulate attack. The snare has very minimal overtones, instead offering a short sharp snappy sound.
Play the centre of the head for a focused dry attacking sound with superb sensitivity or opt for the edge of the drum for an added ring and increased tone filled sustain.
The 6.5” depth of the shell adds a thickness to the sound over thinner 5.5” aluminium options for a fuller, more robust sound.
The shell is also finished with 30 degree bearing edges for added warmth of tone.
Rock Maple Hoops
Something that makes this snare stand out from other aluminium snares on the market is the wooden hoops that come fitted as standard. Not only do they give the snare a striking aesthetic they also add a great tonal characteristic to the overall snare sound.
Made from 13 plies of rock maple the wooden hoops of this full range snare drum add extra warmth to the attack. In addition, they offer the option of a massive cross stick thwack, for a clear cutting sound.
The hoops have been designed to be low profile to enhance playing comfort and feature a bevelled edge to provide a unique look.
Sonically these wooden snare hoops add an earthy, warm timbre to the overall sound of the drum that you won’t achieve with standard metal hoops.
This 10 lug Gretsch Full Range Aluminium snare is fitted with a fully adjustable strainer for easy adjustment of the snare response and has a fixed butt plate. It also features a 20 strand snare wire held in place with black nylon snare straps. The snare drum is fitted out with Remo USA Ambassador heads.
The natural brushed aluminium finish of the shell is beautifully complemented by the chrome Gretsch double-ended lugs and modern gold detailed Gretsch badge.
The Gretsch Full Range Aluminium snare is a great choice for drummers of all styles, whether you want the shuffling tone of brushes or the dry articulation of drumsticks. With it’s striking aesthetic and robust tone this aluminium snare offers the superb seamless build quality you’d expect from Gretsch. The combination of a 1.2mm thick aluminium shell and 13ply rock maple hoops creates a unique dry warmth of sound. A superb choice for drummers of all genres who want a twist on the typical aesthetic and sound of aluminium snares.
Gretsch Full Range Aluminium Snare 14” x 6.5” Snare Key Features:
- 1.2mm Seamless Aluminium Shell
- 13 ply Rock Maple Hoops
- 30 Degree Bearing Edges
- Natural Brushed Aluminium Finish
- Warm, Dry Tone
- Low Profile, Bevelled Edge Wood Hoops for Enhanced Playing Comfort
- Massive Cross Stick Sound
- 20 Strand Snare Wires
- Remo USA Drumheads
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