The Gretsch Full Range ‘Swamp Dawg’ 14” x 8” Snare is a mahogany snare with a versatile sound offering a wide range of playing tones dependant on how you tune it. From low-fi darkness to cutting full-bodied attack, this snare has something for every situation.
Swamp Dawg Snare
The Gretsch Swamp Dawg 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 Gretsch Swamp Dawg snare drum achieves its name because of the swampy, dark, tone it emits when tuned low. However, this snare is not simply a one trick pony, it is in fact extremely versatile offering a wide range of tone dependant on your tuning choice.
Consisting of a 6ply mahogany shell this snare has a throaty, “low-fi” timbre when tuned low that’s reminiscent of old school seventies recordings. If you’re looking for a deep, dark, throaty tone there’s no better choice than the swamp dawg.
Alternatively, tune this mahogany snare to a mid or high range for a cutting saturating attack and a full-bodied response.
Open, Breathy Tone
This Gretsch snare has a full chunky sound with a very open, breathy tone. This is thanks to the 6 ply shell, 8 tube lugs and triple flanged hoops which allow the drum to open up well for a big airy sound.
The 30 degree bearing edges and 8” depth of this Gretsch swamp dawg further add to its warm, full-bodied sound, while the 42 strand snare wires add extra bite to the tone.
The Swamp Dawg is fitted with a fully adjustable strainer for easy adjustment of the snare response and has a fixed butt plate. The snare is then topped off with a double ply Remo Coated Emperor Head for added playability.
The natural mahogany dark brown finish of the shell is beautifully complemented by the chrome Gretsch double-ended tube lugs and modern gold detailed Gretsch badge.
If you want a full-bodied, throaty, dark tone from your snare drum the Gretsch Swamp Dawg is the one for you. The deep 8” shell, minimal contact 8 tube lugs and triple flanged hoops really allow the shell to open up for a big breathy sound. However, if you need some cutting tone, simply crank the snare up for an instant saturating attack. A versatile snare with a classy aesthetic, the Gretsch Swamp Dawg snare has a beautiful natural mahogany finish that’s as dark as it’s tone. Dredge the bog with the Swamp Dawg, you won’t be disappointed.
Gretsch Full Range ‘Swamp Dawg’ 14” x 8” Snare Key Features:
- 6 ply Mahogany Shell
- 30 Degree Bearing Edge
- 8 Chrome Tube Lugs
- Triple Flanged Hoops
- 42 Strand Snare Wire
- Fully Adjustable Snare Strainer and Fixed Butt Plate
- Remo USA Coated Emperor Batter Head
- Remo USA Ambassador Resonant Head
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