Gretsch Full Range Aluminium Snare Drum


Like a bit of wood over your Aluminium do you son…?


Gretsch Full Range Aluminium 14” x 6.5” Snare Drum, w/Wood Hoops

The Gretsch Full Range Aluminium Snare drum has the unique sonic qualities only available by blending an Aluminium shell with wooden hoops.

With its thin, brushed Aluminium shell, the Gretsch Gold Series Aluminium Snare drum creates a drier, more sensitive tone that those Ludwig 400 owners will already be familiar with. A more focused tone with less overtones sets up the main body of the Aluminium shell sound; but by introducing a pair of 13-ply Rock Maple Hoops into the equation, a sonic curve-ball gets thrown in and suddenly…you get a sharp, tonal contrast with deep, earthy, warm timbres and explosive cross-stick clicks. It almost shouldn’t work – but it does…very, very well…indeed.


  • Bolt-on Full Range round badge
  • Seamless Aluminium shell
  • 30-degree bearing edge
  • Natural brushed Aluminium finish
  • Fully adjustable side pull Throw-Off with fixed butt plate
  • 10 lugs
  • Chrome hardware
  • 13-ply Rock Maple satin natural wood hoops
  • Remo Coated Ambassador batter & Remo  Ambassador reso heads
  • 20 strand snare wires

From delicate buzz rolls to piercing back-beats, the new Gretsch Full Range Aluminium Snare drum leads you into 402 territory, then takes the tone to the most unexpected woody depths.