Gretsch Catalina Club ‘Super Classic 24’ Shell-Pack, Satin Antique Fade
Gretsch Catalina Club drum kits come in a variety of imaginative shell-pack variations, blending traditional configurations and “that great Gretsch sound” with sleek, contemporary hardware innovations. These Gretsch Catalina 4-piece configurations are all built around the foundation of the beloved 14” deep Bass Drum, giving each of these setups a warm and punchy Vintage tone. Forget those awful ‘power-size’ Bass Drums of the 1980s/90s, this is a long overdue return to the classic sizes that satisfied the likes of Paice, Bonham, Baker & Mitchell.
All Gretsch Catalina Club Mahogany drum shells are still finished with the same 30-degree bearing edge that made Gretsch drums an individual competitor in the classic American drum market. Catalina Club shell hardware compliments the drums with its distinctive Gretsch styling and whilst being modern, not forgetting to pay homage to the company’s rich heritage.
The Gretsch Catalina Club ‘Super Classic 24’ shell-pack is based on the iconic Ludwig ‘Super Classic’ 13/16/22, but with the standard 22″ Bass Drum swapped out for a ballsy 24″ x 14″. At this price-point, it is extremely rare to find a Bass Drum in these dimensions, so if you’re playing is pushing towards the Bonham/Kirke/Paice 1970s Rock/Blues vibe, this is quite an incredible set-up which Gretsch’s contemporaries seem too scared to offer at this level!
If you want more Rock from a ‘Super Classic’ set-up, this is one of the most attractive and daring offerings we have seen at the asking price and as yet, remains unequalled by any other current drum company.
What’s in the Box?
The ‘Super Classic 24’ shell-pack comes with the following components:
- 1 x 13” x 9” Rack Tom with GTS mount
- 1 x 16” x 16” Floor Tom & legs
- 1 x 24” x 14” Bass Drum (undrilled)
- 1 x 14″ x 6.5″ Snare Drum
- 1 x Gretsch single Tom arm
If you don’t need or want the Catalina’s Snare Drum, we also offer the option to buy this outfit without the Snare. You may even have another Snare Drum lined up to go with this kit!
Even at their low price point, Catalina Club drum kits ooze Gretsch quality with perfectly round shells and smooth bearing edges. These beautifully manufactured outfits all have the following collective features:
- Thin vintage-style Mahogany shells (no glue-rings)
- Warm, round, classic tone
- Classic Gretsch 30 degree bearing edges
- Retro style Gretsch shell hardware
- Ultra-low-profile GTS mounting system
- Low-mass, low-profile 2-point Tom suspension mount
- Telescopic Bass Drum spurs
- Matching wood Bass Drum hoops
- Gretsch T-Wing screws and bolts
- 1.6mm Triple-Flanged hoops
- Remo© drum heads
Sick and tired of the predictable more-of-the-same drum kits from the other drum manufacturers? Then we highly recommend making Gretsch your innovative choice against the trap of running with the pack.
Remember folks, there are no stands or pedals included with any of these Gretsch Catalina Club shell packs!