Gretsch drums were born in Brooklyn, New York in 1883. They were proudly crafted in the vibrant city for the better part of the 20th Century. Brooklyn and Gretsch share an inseparable history that is part of American music history and folklore. It is a shared legacy that cannot be duplicated. Today, Brooklyn represents a renaissance community that vibrates with contemporary artistic expression, youthful innovation and passionate musical commitment. Gretsch Brooklyn series celebrates the rejuvenated Brooklyn city passion and spirit and expands on its distinctive shared American experience.
Proudly hand crafted in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA, by a team of veteran drum builders, Gretsch Brooklyn has a sound that is at once recognizable and essential, yet distinctively reinvented. The Gretsch drum design team molded the Brooklyn series by combining classic Gretsch elements while infusing it with new attributes. They expanded upon traditional drum designs to shape a sound that retains fundamental Gretsch characteristics while projecting a fresh voice.
Gretsch "302" hoops are 3mm thick, double-flanged metal hoops. Their design is inspired by classic Gretsch hoops from the early 1950's. The 302 hoops produce a slightly more open and ambient sound than traditional die-cast Gretsch hoops. Features:
- Shell: Rolled 1.1mm brass with center knurl pattern
- Heads: Permatone coated batter with white sound dot and clear snare-side heads
- Finish: Chrome with chrome hardware
- Hoops: Gretsch “302” 3mm, double flanged
- Throw-Off: Lightning Throw-off/Butt plate
- Snare Strands: 20 Strand
- Snap-in key holder