The Gretsch Mahogany Swamp Dawg 8 x 14√≠¬´√≠¬¥¢Î√≠¬´√≠√ØÎ√≠¬´¬å¬ù Snare Drum is a truly incredible and versatile snare. This thing is capable of everything from dark, throaty lows to sharp, crisp highs and everything in between. The 6-ply mahogany shell is warm, rich, and full-bodied. It delivers a lush sound that is reminiscent of many drums from the 1950√≠¬´√≠¬¥¢Î√≠¬´√≠√ØÎÈs and 60√≠¬´√≠¬¥¢Î√≠¬´√≠√ØÎÈs. These drums also feature Gretsch√≠¬´√≠¬¥¢Î√≠¬´√≠√ØÎÈs classic 30√≠¬´√≠¬¥äÎç √≠¬´√≠¬¥¢Î√≠¬´√≠√ØÎ√≠¬´√≠√çround-over√≠¬´√≠¬¥¢Î√≠¬´√≠√ØÎ√≠¬´¬å¬ù edges, which help give these drums a fat, full-bodied sound with plenty of attack.
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