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Item Reviews for: Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz 4 Piece Shell Kit Drum Set  -  GRE CCJ484 LIST

Great KIT!!!
By: Alex B from Hickory, NC USA, akbnt@yahoo.com      Submitted: 12/16/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Beautiful appearance and sound Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? the shells Sound How is the tone? Beautiful! Appearance Appearance Beautiful!! Value Was this item an overall good value? Great value! Get one!!!
"That Great Gretsch Sound"even at this price point. Another Gretsch kit I Love to play!
By: Chris Carter from Santa Rosa, CA USA      Submitted: 8/2/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Amazed at the sound and playability of these drums. No compromise performance and HUGE value for the money. I've owned Gretsch from 60's Round Badge to my 2003 Renown Purewood Walnut. This newest little guy fits right in to the line up for those tiny stages and sounds bigger than it should. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Solid and beautiful. The Walnut Glaze finish is perfect. The hardware is solid and well finished. The rims are steel and not as fine as the die-cast on it's big brothers but that's a minor detail that keeps the cost down without hurting too much. Shells are all Mahogany (no "silver sealer") with nicely finished Bearing edges. My kick arrived cracked in shipping but AMS had a new one to me the next day. Excellent Service! After a year of gigging/ this kit still feels as rock solid as new. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Overall a great package. Die cast hoops would be nice but that would push the selling price up. Sound How is the tone? I was really surprised at how close these sound to the old "That Great Gretsch Sound" Round Badge kits. All the drums have a nice, round tone that can be tuned up or down. Big and fat if tuned low for Blues and Rock. Classic BeBop if you tune them higher. The 18" kick is the real deal. I use the original front head tuned high for Jazz (think Elvin)and a ported head for Funk and Rock. Not a huge boomy 22x18 sound but a VERY solid punchy bottom. Sound guys LOVE to mike this kit because it's such a clean sound. Appearance Appearance Oohs and ahhs. The Walnut finish is beautiful. Such a true classic look that people think it's a beautiful well preserved old 60's kit. It really has the Gretsch vibe. Value Was this item an overall good value? I can't believe these drums sell for less than $600. They look and sound much more expensive.
Gretsch Club Jazz kit in Copper Sparkle, GRE CCJ484 COS -
By: Miguel G. from Apple Valley, Ca USA, mgdrmn@yahoo.com      Submitted: 1/17/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I can say that upon opening the boxes the kit came packaged in, that Gretsch does take great care on providing the customer with exceptional musical instruments. It packaged tightly, neatly...with LOVE! Sound How is the tone? Tone is Rich, Deep, but my tuning might be different than yours.... I'm really happy with the tones this kit produces, with as little space this great kit occupies, I'm very impressed, and by that inspired to really lay into it! Value Was this item an overall good value? Great value! worth every denominational value you will spend.
Great KIt!!!!!!!!!
By: Larry R from Ma.,USA,      Submitted: 7/14/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It is exellent quality. I can't believe how big a jump this kit is for so little money. Sound How is the tone? The tone is beatiful warm and melodic although I might try some emad heads on the kick drum and some moon gels on the snare and toms. Value Was this item an overall good value? I can't believe the quality level of the wood and finish of this kit
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