I've got both the 5x14 and 6.5x14 Solid Steel Gretsch Drums too...Both are really great sounding drums. I recently did a session where both the producer and artist fell in love with my 5x14 Gretsch Solid Steel. We had it tuned down just a bit from where I usually have it and it absolutely killed on 4 of the 6 tunes we cut that day. The other two were cut on a Duluth 6.5x14 Cast TreeBronze drum. Here's a few pictures of the Gretsch 5x14 Solid Steel with my Ludwig Black Galaxy CM kit.I’ve had two thick steel drums. A black iron (unfinished steel) Keplinger, and a Gretsch solid steel. Direct, fat, loud would be how I describe them. Not quite as refined as bronze, but just crystal clear tone.