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Gretsch USA Brooklyn Standard Snare 14x5.5in, Satin Black Metallic

"When a drum exceeds all expectations it becomes the standard" - Mike Johnston

When Mike Johnston (aka @mikeslessons) contacted Gretsch about developing a new snare drum concept, he was very specific about what he wanted it to accomplish. It needed to be extremely versatile in every way. It had to possess a wide dynamic range, and excel in all playing situation across a wide variety of tunings. Lastly, it needs to live up to the look and heritage of Gretsch Drums. Question was, could it also be accessible to students and players who are ready to step up to their very first pro-grade snare drum. After 9 months of prototyping, feedback, and thorough evaluation, the Brooklyn Standard™ was born

An inside identification label specifies the year of production and is signed by Mike Johnston

The Brooklyn series brings classic tone, versatility and great value- all from the Ridgeland, SC factory. The ‘Brooklyn’ series adds our ‘302’ hoops to brass and steel shells, which opens the tonal range of the shell, making for some of the most versatile snares we’ve ever made. 


  • Developed in cooperation with Mike Johnston
  • 6-ply maple/poplar shell
  • Double 45° bearing edge
  • Gretsch '302' steel hoop
  • Gretsch 'Silver Sealer' internal shell coating
  • Gretsch 'Tube Lugs'
  • Finish: Satin Black Metallic
  • Chrome hardware
  • Remo USA heads
  • Integrated mute on batter side
  • 42-strand snare wire
  • Lightning throw-off
  • Made in U.S.A.

    • Gretsch ‚302‘ Hoops, double flanged 3 mm steel hoops
    • Gretsch tube lugs
    • integrated muffler on batter side
    • 42-strand snare wires
    • Gretsch ‚Lightning‘ throw off
    • An inside identification label specifies the year of production and is signed by Mike Johnston
    • Remo USA
    • Satin Black Metallic
    • Gretsch Silver Sealer shell interior
    • Double 45°
    • 6-ply Maple/Poplar (USA Brooklyn)
    • 14“ x 5,5“



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    • Simon Povey


      Ordered this for my son who loves it. He has said that the tonal versatility is fantastic and sounds great at any tuning - low to high. The addition of the muffler gives him even more sound options. Quality snare with great build and implementation.

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