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Gretsch Renown Maple 18'' 3pc Shell Pack, Gloss Natural

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A sound for the ages

The Gretsch Renown maple embodies the same 'great Gretsch sound' that has become the go-to sound for so many esteemed drummers throughout history. Max Roach, Art Blakey, Phil Collins, Taylor Hawkins - the list goes on. Now you can take to the stage and become part of that family, with the Gretsch Renown Maple 18'' 3pc Shell Pack.

Take the 'great Gretsch sound' from the stage to the studio

The Renown drums feature the classic 7-ply Gretsch-formula maple shells, with 30-degree bearing edges and the same '302' hoops used on the Brooklyn and Broadkaster series drums. The result is a warm, refined sound that can handle any style of music, from classic to modern. Live or in the studio.

The 30-degree vintage has been in use since the 1930's and features a round-over profile that's thicker than the typical bearing edge, giving you greater drumhead contact with the shell. They produce a punchier, rounder tone with more focused resonance. Accompanied by '302' hoops which provide further clarity and focused tone, while being lighter-weight than typical die-cast hoops so the drums can resonate more freely.

Gretsch formula maple shells explained

Gretsch formula shells are a unique combination of North American maple with another, softer maple species. When combined, the woods provide a stunning tonal balance with a beautiful warmth and resonance. The 7-ply construction of the Renown Maple drums further enhances the tone, whilst offering an extremely powerful projection, letting the drums shine through any mix or recording. The high-quality maple shells are complemented by durable chrome hardware, contributing towards shell rigidity and strength without compromising looks or aesthetics.


  • Designed to perform well in all styles of music
  • 7-ply maple shells produce warm, vibrant tones
  • 302 hoops provide a focused tone but allow your drum to breathe
  • Gretsch 'Silver Sealer' internal shell coating enhances tone
  • 30-degree bearing edges for vintage sound
  • Durable, low-profile shell hardware


  • Bass drum: 18'' x 14''
  • Rack tom: 12'' x 8''
  • Floor tom: 14'' x 14''


  • Hoops: '302' double-flanged hoops
  • Shell material 7-ply Gretsch formula maple
  • Finish: Gloss Natural
  • Drum heads:
    • Toms
      • Batter: Clear Emperor
      • Resonant: Gretsch by Remo
    • Bass
      • Batter: USA Clear Powerstroke
      • Resonant: Coated white Gretsch with muffle ring
  • Hardware:
    • Low-profile GTS mounting system
    • Bass drum mounted single tom holder
    • Die-cast bass drum claws
    • Gretsch T-Wing nut/bolt

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