The Gretsch Full Range Hammered Brass 14” x 6.5” Snare offers a pleasantly warm tone with a hammered pattern to reduce overtones for a powerful, focused sound. Finished with die-cast hoops.
Hammered Brass Snare
The Gretsch Hammered Brass 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.
Bold as Brass
The Gretsch Hammered Brass Snare has a warm sound to its tone. It has the cutting power typically associated with metal snares but balances this out with a dark complexity to its sound thanks to its brass construction. Brass is well known for its open response across all frequencies with a musically warm, vibrancy to its sound. Bridging the gap between wood and steel snares, this Gretsch brass snare combines the warmth of wooden snares with the cutting projection of metal drums.
Gretsch have also selected a 30-degree bearing edge to further accentuate the warmth of this brass snare.
Hammer It Home
Sticking with the classic recipe used in their brass snares, Gretsch have opted to apply a hammering pattern to the shell. This hammering serves to reduce overtones and unwanted ring that is often associated with brass snares. The result is a drum with a powerful, focused sound with great warmth and projection.
Not only does the hammered finish improve the tonal characteristics of this snare, it also creates a strong aesthetic.
In addition to the hammering pattern of the shell, Gretsch have fitted this brass snare with die-cast hoops to further control the overtones and accentuate the robust look of the snare.
Chrome on Brass
The rugged hammered brass shell of this snare is perfectly complemented by the chrome hardware. Finished with chrome die-cast hoops and signature Gretsch double-ended lugs this snare has a consistently classy look. It also comes fitted with a fully adjustable strainer for easy adjustment of the snare response and has a fixed butt plate. The snare wires are 20 strand and the snare is topped off with Remo Drumheads.
The Gretsch Full Range Hammered Brass Snare is also available in a 14” x 5” size.
The Gretsch Hammered Brass offers a great blend of cutting projection and full, warm tone. The hammered finish of the shell combined with the die-cast hoops adds control to the sustain and overtones to improve the focus and power of the snare. If you like the warmth of wooden drums but want more projection, and like the projection of metal snares but need more warmth, the Gretsch Hammered Brass snare offers a great balance between the two. The hammered finish, die-cast hoops and chrome Gretsch lugs create a robust, rugged aesthetic that looks ready for action, exactly like the tone it produces.
Gretsch Full Range Hammered Brass 14” x 6.5” Snare Key Features:
- Hammered Shell for Overtone Control
- Powerful, Focused, Warm Sound
- 30 Degree Bearing Edges
- 10 Lugs
- Signature Gretsch Lugs
- Die Cast Hoops
- 20 Strand Snare Wire
- Fully Adjustable Snare Strainer and Fixed Butt Plate
- Remo Drumheads
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