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Drum Workshop Purchases Latin Percussion, Toca Percussion, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, and KAT Percussion from Fender’s KMC Subsidiary

Drum Workshop, Inc. and Fender Musical Instruments have finalized an asset sale agreement to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands from Fender’s KMC subsidiary, including Latin Percussion, Toca Percussion, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, and KAT Percussion. Ovation Guitars and exclusive…

Modern Drummer
Jan 7, 2015

Check Out These Cool Stave, Aluminum, Ash, Steel, and Signature Snares From Gretsch!

The new Gold series ZigZag stave snare features individual vertical staves with hand-laid, alternating layers of maple and walnut in a satin finish, with the rhomboid shape of each piece creating an interlocking pattern. The thick, hybrid shell on the…

Modern Drummer
Jun 27, 2014

Gretsch Drums Names Brent Barnett as New Artist Relations Manager

Gretsch Drums is pleased to announce that it has named Brent Barnett as its new artist relations manager, replacing Kim Graham, who announced her retirement in May. Barnett has worked in the percussion division of KMC Music, Gretsch’s US distributor,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 7, 2014

Drum Daze 2014 Columbus, Ohio

Modern Drummer Publications and Columbus Pro Percussion are teaming up to create one amazing drumming day. On Sunday, March 30th, some of the biggest names in drumming will come together for an afternoon you won’t forget. But what is Drum Daze?…

Modern Drummer
Mar 21, 2014

Rebeats to Release The Gretsch Drum Book

The North American release of the newest Rebeats publication, The Gretsch Drum Book, by Rob Cook with John Sheridan, will take place on August 3 in New York City as part of the Gretsch 130th Anniversary Celebration Event. The event…

Modern Drummer
Jul 15, 2013

Gretsch Drums Brings Back the Round Badge

Gretsch Drums is proud to announce that beginning January, 2013, all USA Custom drums, including G-4000 metal and G-5000 wood snares, will feature the traditional round badge. The newly designed round badge shares many of the characteristics of the original…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2012

Gretsch Drums Announces Winner of Exclusive Zac Brown Band Autographed Drumset

Gretsch Drums is proud to announce that Tim Hendrix of Blue Eye, Missouri was selected as the winner of the Gretsch ’57 Renown Giveaway. The prize was a five-piece set of Gretsch ’57 Renown drums, featuring a snare drum signed…

Modern Drummer
Aug 31, 2012

Gretsch Renown Purewood African Wenge Shell Pack

Gretsch’s new Renown Purewood wenge six-piece shell pack (RP-E826-WEN) features 7-ply African wenge shells finished in high-gloss lacquer. One of the strongest tropical timbers, wenge (pronounced “weng-gei”) is said to produce deep and rich overtones with superior projection and clarity.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 24, 2011

Drummer/Wellness Trainer Jen Hoeft

Hi, Modern Drummer readers! I’m Jen Hoeft, pro drummer, author, and yoga instructor based in Nashville, Tennessee. Drumming is my golden thread and weaves through my life in a constant, magical, shiny, solid, mystical, and groovy way. Drumming has challenged…

Modern Drummer
Nov 15, 2011

Bell Gardens’ Charlie Woodburn

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! I’m Charlie Woodburn, and I am a session drummer in Los Angeles, California. First, I would like to say thank you to Modern Drummer for letting me add to the blog because I have been reading…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2010