Gretsch Broadkaster Drum Set 18, 12, 14 Satin Copper (Vintage Build)
Today’s Broadkaster shells are made one-by-one using maple/poplar/maple wood (all North American) without reinforcement hoops. 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.Like its legendary predecessors from the 1950s, the all-new 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.
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 out of a heavier gauge steel to stand up to today’s more assertive playing styles. The 302 hoop helps to produce a more open tone than a die-cast hoop and adds ambient overtones to the overall tonal characteristic.