Gretsch Mark Schulman Signature Snare Drum
Gretsch is one of the oldest drum manufacturers and they’re usually associated with jazz music. However they have teamed up with drumming legend Mark Schulman to create an amazing snare drum which is useful across multiple music genres. This drum features a 9-ply maple shell with bubinga stripes which produce a unique sound that works with almost any style of music. A nice bonus of using the Bubinga stripes is they give the drum a nice look while the high gloss finish is beautiful.
This snare drum has a bit more bite than typical Gretsch drums, but retains a mature sound that they’re known for. The 45 degree bearing edge helps the drum cut through louder bands, the 42 strand snares are very crisp, and the die-cast hoops are very durable but maintain a good sense of pitch. This drum is available in a couple sizes which are small in diameter than most 14 inch drums which gives it a unique sound. I like the 6x13 inch size because it generates a sound big enough to use it as a primary snare drum.