Discovery of an Afterlife Reviews the Gretsch Catalina Club Drum Set

As a fan of music I've always been curious about what kind of gear and technology my favorite artists use to create my favorite songs. For anyone that's ever shared this curiousity we will be doing reviews on the various things we use to make our music! This week we're having Josh review the drum kit he uses for our live shows.

 The Gretsch Catalina Club Kit

The Gretsch Catalina Club Kit

This is not a ‘Metalcore’ or ‘Pop-Punk’ drum kit by any means; but I tune and make everything to my own standards. With a 22”x20” kick drum, not many other kicks can compete in terms of sounding more powerful with a deep punch and slight high-click. I keep my toms flat (slight tone) with heavy attack and quick decay. I use Evans Power Level 360 - D’Addario heads on all toms and snare with Evans EMAD-2 Clear Batter Kick Drum head. I’m a minimalist and only use two toms (high and floor) - I find it more of a challenge to come up with fills but like to keep it simple to have a drum set sound as complex as possible using only the bare necessities. The Gretsch Catalina isn’t a common kit used in the metalcore field, but I've always been a firm believer in using what best suites the mix; and this kit complements ours in DOAA.

If you're interested in having one of these drumsets you can purchase one on Amazon and have it shipped straight to your door. They come in Deep Cherry Burst or Satin Walnut Glaze.