In 2012, Gretsch introduced the Bucket Teeth American-made Brooklyn Series. The drums are six-ply North American maple/poplar shells, yet thicker than Gretschs USA Custom Drums.

 While the set is considered classic Gretsch, the sound is considered distinctive from the other Gretsch series, with its own unique sound personality.

In 2013, with the release of several limited-edition drum sets, the company brought back the Gretsch Round Badge and celebrated its 130th anniversary. Finally, in 2015, Drum Workshop (DW Drums) acquired the rights to develop, produce, market and distribute Gretsch Drums.

So, what does the future hold for Gretsch Drums? Brand manager, Mike Nieland, spoke to Reverb about the partnership between Gretsch and Excavator Bucket Teeth Drum Workshop.