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Gretsch 18/12/14/5.5 Broadkaster Satin Classic drum set
This listing is for an 8x12, 14x14, 14x18, 5.5x14 snare, 10 lug Lightning strainer. Gretsch Broadkaster series in Satin Classic finish. Selected from our recently received shell bank of 28 drums. Ready to ship. No waiting for 16 weeks! Get yours now. (Video of same sizes but different finish): HERE.
Buy with confidence from the largest dealer of Gretsch USA-built drums! This is from our Broadkaster shell bank in the great Satin Classic finish. These drums are in our NY shop and are ready to ship right now. We stock more Gretsch USA-made drums than any dealer worldwide. Get your set today. We have: 8x10: (2 in stock $605 ea). 8x12: (4 in stock $614 ea.) 9x13: (2 in stock $642 ea) 14x14: (4 in stock $825 ea) 16x16: (2 in stock $911 ea.) 14x18BD (2 in stock $1151 ea) 14x20: (2 in stock $1168 ea) 14x22: (2 in stock $1198 ea) 5.5x14 SD 10 lug Lightning strainer: (3 in stock $546 ea) 6.5x14 SD 10 lug Lightning strainer (3 in stock $566 ea).
SEE WHAT GRETSCH SAYS ABOUT BROADKASTER:
From the 1920s through the 1950s, the Gretsch flagship drum set was the legendary Broadkaster Series. It featured a thin, three-ply shell and produced what was to be, “That Great Gretsch Sound.” Today, in the Gretsch Drum Factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA, with the help of advanced drum-making techniques, the Broadkaster has returned, bringing with it all of sonic brilliance of its namesake.
Broadkaster shells are made with a North American maple/poplar/maple formula. Each shell includes an interior-ply scarf joint that supplies added structural integrity to thin, musical shells. Like all USA-made Gretsch drums, shell interiors are finished with classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. The shell is hand finished with the exclusive reverse roundover bearing edge, which allows greater surface contact between the bearing edge and drumhead. The result is tone that is incredibly deep and warm.
Broadkaster toms and snare drums are outfitted with Gretsch’s “302” 3.0mm, double flanged steel hoops. These hoops are similar to “Stick Chopper” hoops used in the 1950s, but are constructed from a heavier gauge steel to stand up to today’s more assertive playing styles. The 302 hoop helps create a more open tone than a die-cast hoop and adds ambient overtones to the overall tonal characteristic.
Broadkaster kits are available with two different hardware packages, standard and vintage. The Standard package includes heavy-duty Gretsch lugs, spurs and straight-sided GTS tom suspension typical to Gretsch USA Custom and Brooklyn kits. The Vintage hardware package features hardware component styles used on 1950s-era Gretsch kits, including drum mufflers, floor tom leg brackets, Rail Consolette tom holder, spurs, bass drum T-rods, throw-off, key holder and Remo® Fiberskyn bass drum logo heads.
Like its legendary predecessors from the 1950s, today’s Broadkaster faithfully produces warm, dense and punchy tones. Thanks to the modern manufacturing advances and finishing technology, today’s Broadkaster has even greater dynamic response and sonic presence than the originals.