Gretsch BroadKaster Drums – Custom Order Your Own Drum Kit
Gretsch BroadKaster drums are the classic shells that made Gretsch the Jazz drum set of the 1950s.With classic thin 3-ply shells made without reinforcement rings, the Gretsch BroadKaster drum kits launched what we know today as the “Great Gretsch Sound”.
Refining their shell making techniques, Gretsch went on to create their ‘reverse roundover’ bearing edge, making Gretsch BroadKaster drum kits as the most sought after drums in the contemporary Jazz world.
Today, Gretsch have recreated their BroadKaster drums to traditional specifications, utilising the advanced drum making techniques of today and delivering that legendary sonic brilliance to a new generation of discerning drummers.
Gretsch BroadKaster Drums Build Features
- 3-ply North American Maple/Poplar/Maple shells
- Interior-ply scarf joints for reinforcement
- Classic Gretsch ‘Silver Sealer’ on interior shells
- Hand finished ‘Reverse Roundover’ bearing edges
- Gloss, Satin or Nitron wrap finishes
BroadKaster drums do not come in the usual run-of-the-mill shell-pack options, if you want a Gretsch drum kit of this quality, with our help, you can custom build it yourself! If you already know what you want and are ready to discuss your dream BroadKaster shell-pack, contact us by email or call us on 0151 227 3271 and we’ll guide you through the order process so you get exactly what you desire at the best price in Europe!
If you need to know a little bit more about what is possible in a Gretsch BroadKaster custom build, then read on…
This is where you’ll have a hard time choosing, as Gretsch have really pushed the boat out on their hand-finished shells!
These are beautiful wrap finishes which are truly stunning in the flesh! Take your pick from glittering sparkles, pearls and glass finishes, very easy on the eye for the retro-lovers.
Satin Wood Finish
Wood finishes without a high gloss shine which will highlight the natural differences in the grain of the Maple shell. Due to the nature of natural wood, shades shown on-line may differ slightly in natural light. However, every unique hand-finished satin finish tells its own story…
Gloss Wood Finish
Gloss Wood finishes like their satin counterparts, will also highlight the natural differences in the base shade of the Maple shell. Due to the nature of natural wood, shades shown on-line may differ slightly in natural light. Gloss finishes have an extra drying time but we can say from our own in-house experience, they’re worth the wait…
Buying into Gretsch BroadKaster gives you the option to have your shells fitted with standard (modern) shell hardware, or go fully retro with vintage shell hardware (extra surcharge applies). The vintage option comes with the following features as standard fittings:
- Vintage Rail Mount for single Rack Tom mounting
- Vintage ‘Pratt’ Muffler
- Disappearing Bass Drum legs
- T-Handle Bass Drum tension rods
- Vintage L-Arm Bass Drum cymbal mount
Bass Drum Hoop Options
- Satin and Gloss finished shells come with their respective matching finish applied to their Bass Drum hoops as standard.
- Nitron wrap shells come with a Satin Black finish applied to their Bass Drum hoops as standard.
- Customise your Bass Drum hoops with an inlay of Nitron wrap at no extra cost!
REMEMBER! These incredible drums are made to order, you are not buying into a factory conveyor-belt system, so be prepared to wait 5-8 months for completion. Paint finishes can take longer to cure so please factor this into your delivery time. However, this is no fly-by-night investment on your part and definitely, worth the wait.
For the best price and to discuss your personal requirements, please call us on 0151 227 3271 or email us.