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  • Revolutionary adjustable-depth bass drum (12" to 14-1/2")
  • 100% Mahogany shells
  • 30-degree bearing edge
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Compact mahogany shells with innovative expandable features.

This Gretsch Catalina 4-Piece Street Shell Pack is designed for the player who is looking for a quality, versatile 4-piece set designed for mobility. Featuring Mahogany shells with 30-degree bearing edges and a natural interior, this set projects a warm, punchy, classic tone.

What makes the Street Kit unique is the revolutionary “adjustable-depth” bass drum that expands an additional 2-1/2" in depth, from a 16 x 12” to a 16 x 14½”. When the bass drum is “opened up” the drum delivers a robust feel with a focused punch, impressive depth and controlled overtones. For a more traditional “jazzy” sound with familiar satisfying overtones and quicker resonance, simply close the depth of the drum using the three adjustment rods. The rods are notched for quick and precise adjustments, making the Street Kit the perfect solution for the player whose gigs vary from one style to another.

Although the Street Kit packs a punch, it was designed with portability in mind. Its compact sizes fit easily into two bags (sold separately). The bass drum is equipped with a built-in cymbal arm which eliminates the need for a cymbal stand. Even with a hardware bag and cymbal bag, with the Catalina Club Street Kit, you can actually make it out of the car and into the club in just one trip.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

Features
  • Revolutionary adjustable-depth bass drum (12" to 14-1/2")
  • 100% Mahogany shells
  • 30-degree bearing edge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Gretsch heads by Remo
  • Configuration:
  • 16 x 12 to 14-1/2" kick drum
  • 10 x 6" mounted tom
  • 13 x 11" floor tom
  • 13 x 5" snare

A micro-sized kit with a macro-sized sound. Order today.

 

Catalina Club 4-Piece Street Shell Pack Specifications:

  • Bass drum: 16 x 12 to 14-1/2"
  • Floor tom: 13 x 11"
  • Rack tom: 10 x 6"
  • Snare drum: 14 x 5"
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Gretsch DrumsCatalina Club 4-Piece Street Shell Pack
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Great sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz clubs (5)
    • Small venues (5)
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    4.0

    Nice Quality Micro Kit

    By HamiltonOhDrummer

    from Hamilton, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 4-Piece Street Shell Pack:

    Nice sounding toms and snare right out of the box. The bass drum is a little flat sounding until you find the correct tension on the heads to open it up. I don't know if this is because of the split in the bass drum, but that is my guess. The Remo heads that come with it sound really good for stock heads.

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    5.0

    Great little kit!

    By Van Hammersley

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Nice sound
    • Small Size

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 4-Piece Street Shell Pack:

      I used to own a Gretch Catalina Club jazz kit, but never really took a liking too it. While it was nice, it felt unbalanced in my experince (rack tom was top heavy over the kick drum...made it quite tippy, etc). That drove me nuts. I saw this kit, and thought I'd take a chance to see if it was any better/fit my needs...

      Overall, I'm quite pleased with my purchase. Fit and finish are pretty decent for the price. Has nice Remo heads, though I changed them out. Hardware seems good/solid, though one of the kick drum legs was a tad crooked (dosen't affect the drums stability). The kick lift is nice/solid as well.

      I put on some new Evans heads (EC2S Frosted on toms, and Clear Hydraulic w/ Remo Falam impact pad on the kick) and it really helped the drums sing a bit more. The kick will take some getting used to sound wise, as it's obviously small/quite different coming from a Mapex Maple 20x20 kick, but it's pretty nice sounding for it's size.

      I haven't messed with the snare, which is probably the weakest part of the kit. Hopefully new heads and snares might help a bit.

      One thing to note...if you're going to replace the kick batter head, you will most likely need to look for a tom head. This is something they don't make obvious in descriptions anywhere. The kick is basically a 16" floor tom, and the collar on the head needs to be small to fit, like on snare/toms. The kick head that came with this is an actual kick drum head, but with a small collar surprisingly. You won't find kick heads with small collars like that readily (I don't think). As mentioned, I purchased an Evans Hydraulic tom head for the kick, and it works fine. I would think a Remo Pinstripe or Powerstroke would work equally as good.

      I'm very happy so far with this kit. It's priced cheap, light, balanced, dosen't take up hardly any real estate, and sounds quite good. It would be great for small venues, tight stages, and lower volume gigs.

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      4.0

      Great Compact Kit

      By servingHim57

      from averill Park, NY

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 4-Piece Street Shell Pack:

        Great compact kit. Has decent tone out of box, but I immediately replaced batter heads with G2 heads and bass with powerstroke3 head. not my DW collectors kit, but will not be embarrassed to play small venues or coffee houses with. Hands down better sounding than my Yamaha Stage Custom jazz kit was.

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        5.0

        Very Nice!

        By funkydrummer428

        from Akron, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Portable
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Acoustic Shows
          • Dance Classes
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 4-Piece Street Shell Pack:

          I bought this kit last week mainly to use for smaller gigs and modern dance classes, and it does not disappoint. I could even mic it up and play it with my hard rock band if I chose to do so!

          I didn't know what to expect from the bass drum, but I was pleasantly surprised! Fully closed, it provides a tone that is punchy, yet warm and low with enough bottom to fill the room. Opening the bass allows for a somewhat drier sound, but still plenty of volume. I recommend the Aquarian Super Kick II, which you can find in a 16" if you look around. The cymbal arm is a nice touch as well, further increasing the portability of the kit.

          A lot of people have been complaining about the snare, and I'm not entirely sure why. Tune it up enough and it gives a noticeable crack, and the cross-stick sounds great. Right now, the toms have a very high, jazzy tuning which is not bad, it just doesn't quite work for what I do. I feel that some Remo Pinstripes on the toms would give them more warmth.

          The kit seems very well-made, and assembly is rather easy. It fits easily in any space and is a cinch to load in the car. I wish the custom bags came with the kit, but I can make it work with the bags I have. Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase and I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

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          5.0

          Big sound in a small package.

          By woodrumma81

          from Fort Smith, Arkansas

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Spaces At Home
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 4-Piece Street Shell Pack:

            The Gretsch Catalina Street setup is very nice! From opening the box to playing time was maybe an hour. The sound of the 16" bass was astounding to me, especially when I extended the shell to 14.5". I already have a Gretsch Catalina Club Mod with the 22" deep bass drum and love the set, but with 4 children needed something smaller in the house & the Catalina Street set was the solution.
            Thank you Musician's Friend for very quick delivery, a great price & continually offering musicians the tools we need to survive!

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