Side-by-side comparison of the Pearl RS525SCC706 and the Gretsch New Renown

We take a look at two popular items, the Pearl RS525SCC706 and the Gretsch New Renown. The Music Critic reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. If you would like to see more product comparisons and reviews in this category, click here.

 Pearl RS525SCC706Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Pearl RS525SCC706.

 Gretsch New RenownNow we will have look at an alternative, the Gretsch New Renown.


Pearl RS525SCC706

Gretsch New Renown


+ Full kit inclusive of stands, throne and sticks.
+ Smaller footprint.
+ Affordable price.

+ Top quality parts.
+ Gretsch maple mix formula.
+ Rich with great low end timbres.


Pearl are one of the top ten drum manufacturers worldwide, the cymbals aren't too impressive, but let's face it the most common thing to replace or add are to are your cymbals, really great ones will often set you back a few bob. Related: Pearl Roadshow Drum Kit.

The sound is explosive, they tune well and come in several stunning finishes Blue metal, Satin Black, Silver oyster, or this delicious cherry burst.

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