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Gretsch RN57-E825 Renown '57


5pc Shell Kit

Motor City Blue

  • This kit is in excellent condition,
  • There are no issues of any imperfections.
  • The drums & hardware need a cleaning to bring them back to showroom / out of the box condition.
  • Aquarian Hi-Frequency Batter Heads in VG condition
  • Matching throne is available in separate listing

Gretsch Renown '57

Celebrates the giants of the American automobile industry of the 1950s. 

This retro-stylised Renown '57 shell-pack takes us back to a time which gave us rock 'n' roll and, coincidentally, was also seen as the heyday for Gretsch, one of the world's most respected instrument manufacturers.

"Under the 'hood', things are especially Gretsch-like." 

Sitting at the top end of the Gretsch range are the USA Custom, USA Custom QD and Signature kits, all of which are made in the USA. Whereas the Blackhawk starter sets, mid-range Catalina and the semi-pro Renown series are made in Taiwan.

Like all drums in the Renown series, the Renown '57 is made to the same high standards as their USA counterparts and shares many similar features. The Renown drums are designed for the 'touring' drummer and come without the sizeable price tag for the privilege of owning a heritage-rich kit.

Each drum features an embossed aluminium chevron dividing the two-tone blue and white Motor City Blue lacquer, and at the centre of each white portion sits an aluminium Gretsch logo.

Each piece of metal work, including the die-cast rims, snare throw-off, mountings etc, has been triple chrome-plated. Gretsch suggests a break with standard drum design and construction, but, in essence, this simply refers to the finish and external features.

Under the 'hood', things are especially Gretsch-like; here we see the familiar 'silver sealer', a rounded 30° bearing edge, 6-ply maple shells for the toms and bass drum, whereas the snare has 10 plies and the bearing edge is machined to 45°.

Each of the toms and snare batters are fitted with the quality Evans G1 heads, while the bass drum has the excellent Emad batter featuring their external dampening system.

The colour-matched blue hoops of the beefy 22"x18" bass drum feature rounded edges for a snug fit within each of the die-cast bass drum claws. The claw gaskets are one of the most effective designs we have seen.

These are shaped to follow the contours of the bass drum rims. They also have an in-built sleeve through which the tension rod passes and isolates it from the claw itself. As on all the tension bolts in this kit, each of these have a nylon washer for smooth tensioning and to help avoid detuning.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • RN57-E825 Renown '57 8x10/9x12/16x16/18x22/6.5x14" 5pc Shell Pack
  • Motor City Blue
Made In
  • Taiwan
Shell Material
  • Maple

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