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By Billy Nicholls

The Carlock signature snare is without a doubt the best brass snare drum I have played. A genuinely dry brass drum!

Posted on 30-07-2022
5 stars based on 1 reviews

Gretsch USA Custom Keith Carlock Signature 14" x 5.5" Brass Snare Drum

£795.00 In stock
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Specifications

Brand:
Gretsch
Condition:
New
SKU:
GAS5514-KC
Availability:
In stock
Delivery time:
Next Day Delivery - Mainland UK

Information

The Gretsch Keith Carlock 14"x 5.5" Signature Snare is a punchy, dynamic snare drum with real strength in depth. Designed to Keith Carlock's exacting specifications, its 2mm brass shell provides a naturally rich tone, with a powerful low end. This combines with the drum's die cast hoops and 45-degree bearing edges to produce present, but pleasantly controlled harmonic overtones, with a strong 'crack' to boot.

An exquisite underside response comes courtesy of a 20-strand snare wire, and an exclusive Lightning throw off and strainer, which provide silky smooth action and an ergonomic handle. Finished in a stunning, aged vintage patina, this snare drum is sure to grab the eye on any stage. Its fantastic tone shines through at a variety of tunings, making the Keith Carlock Signature Snare a one-stop-shop for session musicians playing anything from jazz to hard rock.

Keith Carlock designed this drum to provide session players with a snare for all occasions. Whether you need a tight, snappy crack, or a rich, low-tuned thud, this Gretsch snare's carefully selected features allow you to dial in just the right amount of attack, body, and overtone ring.

45 degree bearing edges ensure the lively, natural ring of the brass shell remains present, while die cast hoops suppress the more prominent ringing tones for an organic, controlled overall sound. Crank the top head for a powerful pop, or take it down low, to make the most of the brass's warm bass response.

About Keith Carlock

The king of the rock fusion groove. Keith Carlock is a mainstay of the classic pop/rock scene. In the past, he's contributed to albums and live performances by acts like Toto, John Mayer, Sting, and James Taylor. But Carlock is perhaps best known for his work with pop fusion luminaries Steely Dan, whom he joined in the late 1990s. Known for his infectious, endlessly musical playing, Carlock is revered within the drumming community, and has won many "Best Drummer" accolades from the industry over the years.

Specifications

  • Product code: GAS-5514-KC
  • Size: 14" x 5.5"
  • Shell Material: 2mm Brass
  • Hoops: Diecast
  • Throw Off: Lightning
  • Bearing Edge: 45 degree
  • Snare Wire: 20 Strand
  • Shell Finish: Vintage Patina
  • Heads: Remo
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