Gretsch Drums Introduces Full Range Black Nickel Over Steel Snare Drum

4th August 2021 – Ridgeland, South Carolina) 
Gretsch Drums is pleased to extend their Full Range snare drum collection with the addition of the 5x14” Black Nickel over Steel Snare drum (BNS).

The new snare is a shallower version of the highly affordable 6.5x14 BNS. Like its larger sibling it provides an ideal balance of power, sensitivity, beauty and value, all in one snare drum. The 1.2mm, 10 lug Steel Shell has a wide tuning range; from a loose, slow, dry sound to a very sharp, bold and bright attack. It features 2.5mm triple flanged hoops, an adjustable throw-off, 20 strand snare wire, Remo® Control sound drum heads, 45 degree bearing edges and a mirror-like black nickel plating as a stunning metallic finish.

Gretsch Brand Manager Andrew Shreve comments “This is such a versatile drum, perfect for live or studio playing with a crisp, bright tone which will complement a range of drumming styles and genres.”

For more information about the 5x14” Black Nickel over Steel Snare drum (S1-0514-BNS), other Gretsch drums and artists please visit

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