I needed a good-looking, good-sounding affordable drum kit that I could bring on the road so I bought this Gretsch Catalina Club Mod. Let me say that intense touring is sometime really hard for a musical instrument and this drum kit had everything required to do the job.
This includes four mahogany shells (6 1/2x14 inch snare, 8x12 inch tom, 14x16 inch floor tom and a 20x22 inch bass drum), custom looking black hardware and the mini GTS suspension system for the tom.
I love the sounds that comes out of this drum kit, it is very versatile. It all depends on what type of drum heads/tuning that you are using but I swear it can give you an open rock sound as well as a dry R&B sound. I especially like the extra deep bass drum for its warm body and clear punch.
One of the best things that comes with the Catalina Club Mod is the great look. The sparkling silver stripe is just perfect under the moody lighting of a stage.
In my opinion this is clearly one of the best semi-professional drum kit on the market. A must have for a touring drummer who doesn't want to ruin his DW at a smelly rock venue.
Let me know if you find something better at the same price!