Gretsch 20/12/14/5.5x14" Broadkaster Drum Set - Millennium Maple Walnut

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Fresh in from Gretsch, here is a brand new Broadkaster in a beautiful gloss Millennium Maple Walnut burst! We liken this finish to some familiar, timeless sunburst guitar finishes - but with more surface area that allows more of the maple grain to show through the drum's center. These drums are sized 20/12/14/5.5x14" and feature a standard build out, including a standard coated ambassador offset-logo resonant head on the bass drum. This the only set we ordered, so get these while there's no wait or contact us to special order one to your specs! Here is everything Gretsch has to say about the Broadkaster series: 

From the 1920s through the 1950s, the Gretsch flagship drum set was the legendary Broadkaster Series. It featured a thin, three-ply shell and produced what was to be, “That Great Gretsch Sound.” Today, in the Gretsch Drum Factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA, with the help of advanced drum-making techniques, the Broadkaster has returned, bringing with it all of sonic brilliance of its namesake.

Broadkaster shells are made with a North American maple/poplar/maple formula. Each shell includes an interior-ply scarf joint that supplies added structural integrity to thin, musical shells. Like all USA-made Gretsch drums, shell interiors are finished with classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. The shell is hand finished with the exclusive reverse roundover bearing edge, which allows greater surface contact between the bearing edge and drumhead. The result is tone that is incredibly deep and warm.

Broadkaster toms and snare drums are outfitted with Gretsch’s “302” 3.0mm, double flanged steel hoops. These hoops are similar to “Stick Chopper” hoops used in the 1950s, but are constructed from a heavier gauge steel to stand up to today’s more assertive playing styles. The 302 hoop helps create a more open tone than a die-cast hoop and adds ambient overtones to the overall tonal characteristic.

Broadkaster kits are available with two different hardware packages, standard and vintage. The Standard package includes heavy-duty Gretsch lugs, spurs and straight-sided GTS tom suspension typical to Gretsch USA Custom and Brooklyn kits. The Vintage hardware package features hardware component styles used on 1950s-era Gretsch kits, including drum mufflers, floor tom leg brackets, Rail Consolette tom holder, spurs, bass drum T-rods, throw-off, key holder and Remo® Fiberskyn bass drum logo heads.

Like its legendary predecessors from the 1950s, today’s Broadkaster faithfully produces warm, dense and punchy tones. Thanks to the modern manufacturing advances and finishing technology, today’s Broadkaster has even greater dynamic response and sonic presence than the originals.

International shipping is just an estimate. Some countries are more, some less. Please contact us before purchasing for an accurate international shipping quote. Please note that we do not accept returns on international sales. Thank you!

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