Today’s working drummers need a kit that can do it all—and do itwell. The newly designed 2016 Gretsch Renown is one of the mostversatile drum sets ever made. Now, with one drum set, you can play withthe sensitivity and touch to handle the smoothest grooves of the 1950s;the attack and projection required to drive the most powerfulcompositions of the 60s and 70s; and the clarity and vibrancy needed tofaithfully reproduce the clean studio sounds of the 80s, 90s and beyond.
Renownstill features the classic 7-ply Gretsch formula maple shells, with30-degree bearing edges and exclusive “Silver Sealer” interiors. Butthis Renown comes with a new twist with the addition of the Gretsch'splayer-friendly “302” hoop—the same hoop used on Gretsch's Brooklyn andBroadkaster series drums. Gretsch 302 hoops produce the desirablefocused sound like that of a die cast hoop, but are lighter in weightand less rigid, allowing the drum to better “breath” and achieve maximumresonance. The 2016 Renown delivers the traditional Gretsch sound withan incredible open, harmonic tone that supplies the versatility neededto meet the demands of the hardest working drummers.