Not only a thing of beauty, but checks most boxes for tone too. If I wasn’t forced to play on pads and L80s, I’d already have one. I’d really like a snare for added crack and volume than my bronze too.I would have a tough time trading my Gretsch Brooklyn Hammered COB for an Acrolite.
That's the magic of a Renown man - they can hit up with some of the best kits out there. I'll never stop being a Gretsch fanatic - they make some of the best drums.Im soo happy with my choice of going with the Gretsch! I dont have to whack the drums so hard anymore since it cuts through so well and with the tuning i have it at its got such a tight sound and i dont hear any overtones like how all of my past snares would start having as soon as i would ever get the batter head tight enough to sound tight. while i was waiting on the snare to arrive in the mail i went ahead and got some new evans coated g12 batter heads for my renown sets rack toms and a g14 coated batter on the floor tom and holy shit does it match well with the sound. these heads are still single ply so they dont sound dead and they keep their tone well but their much thicker so they dont have annoying overtones or ring out too long while also stronger and louder. Im finally hearing what this set was born for and is good at and seeing more of what i was expecting from the renown and with this new setup it allows me to play softer all around the kit giving me more dynamic range, way better stick response and i can move around alot faster when the movements behind my hits dont have to have so much momentum; giving me more control, and all while still cutting through the mix and sounding crisp/tight and balanced.. im just loving it! i dont know if this set can ever sound any better in a live setting than it does right now. maybe some different resonant heads but damn.. this seriously sounds like a $5,000 kit to me now
Sorry late to the party I have both snares, and either are great if you know how to tune.What are your guys thoughts on this, which should i get? I'm in a band that plays progressive rock music and i get alot of inspiration from Math rock. Also any other suggestions are welcome