The G-4000 Series snare drums build on the previous Classic 4160 Metal Series snares by broadening the size spectrum, and offering a spun brass shell.
This is a great take on the traditional G4160 Chrome Over Brass snare drum from Gretsch. At the base of the drum is the 1mm chrome over brass shell with the traditional 8 lug configuration. This yields warm and wet tones in the lower tunings and crsip cut in the higher tunings. It also has some new refinements. The Brooklyn series now offers the "302" 3mm hoops as a standard feature. These offer the focus and definition of die cast hoops without the weight and constriction. Side-stick heaven.
All snare drums feature Ligtning throw-off, top and bottom die-cast hoops, center knurl pattern 'Snap-In' key holder, classic Gretsch 'Drop G' octagon badge, Permaone coated top/clear bottom heads and 42-Strand snare wire (24 wires on 13-inch drums). Shell options include Chrome over Brass, Solid Aluminum, Solid Steel, Hammered Chrome over Brass, Hammered Copper and Spun Brass.