Gretsch Drums Renown RN2-E8246 4-Piece Shell Pack - Piano Black

SKU: RN2-E8246-PB
Sale price$1,849.99 USD Regular price$2,149.99 USD

Today’s working drummers need a kit that can do it all—and do it well. Gretsch Renown is one of the most versatile drum sets ever made. Now, with one drum set, you can play with the sensitivity and touch to handle the smoothest grooves of the 1950s; the attack and projection required to drive the most powerful compositions of the 60s and 70s; and the clarity and vibrance needed to faithfully reproduce the clean studio sounds of the 80s, 90s and beyond.

Renown still features the classic 7-ply Gretsch formula maple shells, with 30-degree bearing edges and exclusive “Silver Sealer” interiors. But this Renown comes with a new twist with the addition of the Gretsch's player-friendly “302” hoop—the same hoop used on Gretsch's Brooklyn and Broadkaster series drums. Gretsch 302 hoops produce the desirable focused sound like that of a die cast hoop, but are lighter in weight and less rigid, allowing the drum to better “breath” and achieve maximum resonance. The 2016 Renown delivers the traditional Gretsch sound with an incredible open, harmonic tone that supplies the versatility needed to meet the demands of the hardest working drummers.

Gretsch Renown 4-piece Shell Pack at a Glance:

  • Extremely versatile
  • Tried-and-true construction
  • Featuring Gretsch's 302 hoops

Extremely versatile

Gretsch knows that working drummers like you need a kit that can handle a wide variety of styles, and that's exactly what the Renown Series is crafted for. The design allows a balance of nuance and sensitivity, along with power and punch. Whether you're searching for the mellow tones of a vintage kit, the strong tones that fueled '60s rock 'n' roll, or today's clean and clear studio sound, they're all available from the Gretsch Renown Series shells.

Tried-and-true construction

The Gretsch Renown Series shells achieve wide-ranging versatility by way of their 7-ply maple shells. Maple delivers a tone that features just the right amount of cut, warmth, and volume, while never being overpowering. The Renown Series shells also feature a 30-degree bearing edge. By using a slightly shallower bearing edge, the shells are imparted with a softer attack and a bit more warmth. And Gretsch's famous Silver Sealer interior adds a little snap and really makes the Renown Series stand out at Sweetwater.

Featuring Gretsch's 302 hoops

While the Gretsch Renown Series shells remain true to their original design, their hoops are even better. You'll find these drum shells ring with added resonance and power thanks to their 302 hoops. These hoops emit the same basic character as die-cast, but they are lighter and less rigid. This allows the shells to move and breathe with more freedom. You'll love how clearly you hear the "Great Gretsch Sound" with more of an open and organic tone than ever before.

Gretsch Renown 4-piece Shell Pack at a Glance:

  • 4-piece shell pack designed for any genre or style
  • 7-ply maple shells offer sensitivity and power
  • 30-degree bearing edges imbue the shells with a softer attack and more warmth
  • 302 hoops are lighter for more resonance


  • Finish: Piano Black
  • Configuration: Shell Pack without Snare
  • Number of Drums: 4
  • Mounted Toms (Depth x Diameter): 7" x 10", 8" x 12"
  • Floor Toms (Depth x Diameter): 14" x 16"
  • Bass Drums (Depth x Diameter): 18" x 22"
  • Shell Material: Maple