Changing up my gear keeps me inspired. That said, I’ve been using my dad’s vintage 1953 Gretsch red sparkle on recordings since the ’90s. Initially it was a three-piece kit with a 16x22 kick, a 6x14 snare, a 10x13 rack tom, and a 16x16 floor tom. The original tom has the Stop Sign logo, and in the ’60s my dad used a punch drill to add a second rack tom.

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