In this video from NAMM 2015, Gretsch’s Mike Nieland takes us through the new offerings from the company for 2015.
First up is the Broadkaster. It features a 3-ply (maple, poplar, maple) shell configuration based on the classic Gretsch design of the 1920s through the 1950s. There are two hardware packages: standard and vintage. The vintage configuration, shown here, has the classic rail-mount hardware, gull-wing bass drum spurs, and vintage tom brackets. The modern amenities include the 302 double-flange hoops and new nitrocellulose lacquer colors. The bearing edges are the classic reverse roundover edges that provide more surface contact to give the drums a warm, fluffy sound. It’s available in ten configurations and two lacquer and two wrap finishes.
Gretsch is proud to say nothing has changed on the USA Custom kit. The shells are 6-ply maple/gum and feature 30-degree roundover edges and the patented Silver Sealer inside. USA Custom drums are available in any finish, and sizes are totally customizable.
Gretsch has added walnut shells to its Renown drumset line to complement its maple and birch sets.
Among the new snare drums from Gretsch there is a solid-maple 6.5×14 with die-cast hoops and Lightening throw-off, and a 6.5×14 3mm bell brass that weights twenty-three pounds.
The NAMM Show 2015, a trade-only event for the music products industry, was held January 22-25 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. For information on NAMM 2015 visit the official NAMM website here. For more on Gretsch visit their website here. To see other videos and coverage of NAMM 2015 from Modern Drummer click here.