Brooklyn, New York and Gretsch Drums share an inseparable legacy
that is reflected in the Gretsch Brooklyn Series. Proudly hand-crafted in
Gretsch’s Ridgeland, SC, USA factory, Gretsch Brooklyn produces a sound that is
immediately recognizable, yet distinctively reinvented. Brooklyn drums feature
6-ply North American maple/poplar shells and are made slightly thicker than
Gretsch’s USA Custom Drums and have a 30-degree bearing edge. Shell interiors
are finished with classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. Each shell comes with a
distinctive Brooklyn internal shell label that identifies the drum shell model
number and serial number.
Brooklyn toms and snares feature the distinctive Gretsch “302” hoop. Its 3mm
thick and double-flanged and is reminiscent of hoops used by Gretsch until the
mid 1950’s. Brooklyn delivers classic Gretsch tones that are full, punchy and
warm. Brooklyn’s innovative specifications created a new Gretsch tonal
characteristic that is slightly more open and satisfyingly ambient. There is no
denying that Brooklyn drums possess the sound of classic Gretsch drums, but
deliver their own sonic personality.