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Gretsch 16/12/14/5.5x14" Jazz Legends Satin Maple Drum Set
See a video sound file of these sizes HERE.
Steve has developed the new Jazz Legends series. This series is designed to celebrate the 12x16 bass drum sets used by Elvin Jones as well as Art Blakey. This Gretsch USA Custom kit has been ordered from Gretsch and will be in within about 12 weeks. You can reserve this set now, so call us! Gretsch did in fact make sets with this size bass drum upon special request, and Elvin used one in 1965 live with John Coltrane in Indianapolis, Indiana (see the photo). Elvin's kit in the photo was starlight sparkle. Very few original Gretsch 16" bass drums have ever surfaced. We're now offering these Jazz Legends kits both with and without the snare drum and in standard build out as well as full vintage build out. This set is standard build out with heavy duty spurs and floor tom legs, and no tom holder (add $125 if you want a heavy duty tom holder on the bass drum). Satin Millenium Maple finish. .