Gretsch USA Custom Drum Kit
In many ways, Gretsch is the sound that defines jazz drumming because so many great jazz drummers have used their drums over the years. The USA Custom kit has a warm sound that is perfect for smaller combo gigs, but has enough power to compete with a big band. These drums are also customizable to create a unique sound.
The 6-ply maple shells are hand cut and have a very classic sound and while the tom mounting system isn’t as advanced as other high-end kits, it still allows many options for tom placement. There are also die cast hoops which help to create a consistent pitch and a superior sound overall. These drums usually come with Remo heads which I consider to be some of the best stock heads available. As with all high-end drums, these are available in many different sizes and configurations. There are many different colors and finishes to choose from, with several have a vintage look that many jazz drummers prefer.