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“Bought the Gretsch Catalina Club Mod with G-tube...”

Written on: 16/04/2009

Good Points
-Made of Mahogany so its ridiculously LOUD and deep
-Snare is LOUD and dynamic, use the right heads!!! No muffling! 10 lugs and thick for kick
-Great looks, Off-set professional look lugs
-Black hardware
-Turns Heads
-Wrap finish looks great
-Reasonable Pricing from the greatest drum company

Bad Points
-Wrap finish, no craftsmanship
-Lugs are cheap but work
-throw off gets caught up occasionally when off to on, give it a jiggle
-Huge Kick, may be too big for some small spaces
-cheap hardware to make up for cheap price but again it works fine

General Comments
Bought the Gretsch Catalina Club Mod with G-tube finish and I couldn't be happier. Got it on ebay for round $550 USD, which is a steal. It's a 4 piece, 22" bass drum 20" long which is THUNDEROUS, everyone comments on it. Toms are 12" and 16" up and down, which I upgraded to evans G2 coated batter heads and evans Hydraulic clear bottom heads. The toms sound thunderous and low like the kick, so fills sound very quick and great for death metal. Snare is 14" x I think 6 1/2".. OTHER REVIEWS Say this snare is lame but if you slam an evans EC2 Reverse Dot snare batter head on there, it sounds like a punch in the face. I find it like Cradle of Filth like, with less ring on the toms cuz of the hydraulics. EQ3 Coated batter on the kick, 1 T-shirt inside. Hole cut-out using tin can 4". Did not use tape or muffle anything! This kit gets an A+ from me. P.S. I play New Metal/Death Metal and Jazz. Had this kit for a year. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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