Gretsch Renown Series

Mike Lawson • Instruments & Gear • March 29, 2016

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Gretsch Renown Series The Gretsch Renown Series has been updated for 2016 to include Gretsch’s player-friendly, “302” hoops. Borrowed from the Brooklyn and Broadkaster series drums, these hoops are lighter in weight and less rigid than die cast hoops — allowing the drum to better “breathe” and achieve maximum resonance.

Other updates include a BD Mounted Tom Holder system, newly redesigned 30° bearing edges, and two new classic Gretsch lacquer finish options. The newly-updated Gretsch Renown delivers a contemporary punch, combined with some of Gretsch’s most renowned features, to offer a versatile kit that’s at home in the studio and on stage.

Renown Series bass drums include matching 10-ply maple wood hoops, die-cast claw hooks, and heavy-duty telescopic spurs, all fitted with the Classic Gretsch “T” Wing nut. Also added is Gretsch’s heavy-duty, ball-and-socket tom mount, which alleviates the need for tom stands.

The 2016 Renown comes in a variety of configurations and finishes that include Satin Tobacco Burst and Piano Black Gloss Lacquer. Individual toms, snare drums, and bass drums are also available, and all are outfitted with Remo USA heads.

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