PRESS RELEASE: GMS Drum Company, best known for its acclaimed US made Grand Master Series and SE lines, has debuted a new series aimed at bringing high-quality, affordable drums to a much broader audience.
Following the runaway success of GMS's midrange all-maple CL line, launched in 2004, distributors urged the company to develop a truly well-made, value-oriented line. With no shortage of "me-too" entry-level kits crowding the market, GMS owners Rob Mazzella and Tony Gallino sought to create a line that was not only affordable, but also attractively distinctive.
SL drums feature all birch shells with rich lacquer finishes commonly found on high-end kits. Precisely cut 45-degree bearing edges ensure maximum sensitivity and ease of tuning. Beautiful chrome hardware and RIMS type suspension mounts give these drums both great tone and a sharp appearance. The drums feature 2.3mm steel triple-flanged hoops and first-quality Evans UNO heads.
"GMS has earned a very strong reputation over the years," comments Mazzella. "Our distributors and dealers tell us there are a lot of drummers, particularly younger players, who would love to own a GMS kit but aren't ready to purchase one of our premium line products. The SL series drums fill that need."
SL Series drums are available in four and five-piece kits, bundled with SL Series pedals and hardware. Finish choices include Natural Birch, Midnight Stain, Coffee Fade, Caramel Burst, and Red Fade.
For more information, visit www.gmsdrums.com.
Information taken from official press release
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