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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

Enter to Win This Incredible Prize Package From Gretsch, Gibraltar, LP, KAT, and Sabian

All-new Gretsch Marquee 5-Piece Kit Plus a 6.5x14 Aluminum Snare Drum With Wood Hoops The kit features 7-ply maple shells with 30-degree bearing edges and includes an 18x22 bass drum, 7x8, 7x10, and 8x12 mounted toms, and a 14x16 floor…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2014

VIDEO - In the Studio With Actor/Drummer Michael Chiklis

    In this video, drummer/actor Michael Chiklis takes Modern Drummer into his state-of-the art recording studio and performance space, which will be the hub for all his musical projects in the future. MD sat down for a two-part series…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2014

VIDEO - Gretsch Drums NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage

  In this video Gretsch Drums' John Palmer gives Modern Drummer a tour of the Gretsch booth at The NAMM Show 2014. Highlights include are Phil Collins 90's drumkit, Ribbon Mahogany kit, black oyster finish Brooklyn series kit, vintage white…

Modern Drummer
Jan 24, 2014

VIDEO! The 45-Minute Practice Routine: Get Organized to Optimize Your Time Behind the Kit (January 2014 Issue) by Mike Johnston When I sit back and think about the thousands of questions I’ve been asked by students in my eighteen-year career as a drum teacher and clinician, I would have to say that at least 80 percent…

Modern Drummer
Dec 3, 2013

Product Close-Up: Gretsch Renown RN1 Drumset (December 2013 Issue)

by Michael Dawson The Renown series was devised to offer working drummers a sturdy, tour-ready kit with all the classic Gretsch appointments (30-degree bearing edges, die-cast hoops, rock maple shells), for a more manageable price. This year, the company overhauled…

Modern Drummer
Oct 31, 2013

Gretsch Brooklyn Series

Gretsch Brooklyn Series Drumset and Snares by Michael Dawson From 1883 until 1970, the Gretsch factory was based in Brooklyn, New York. These days, all Gretsch USA Custom drums are handcrafted in a facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina, but to…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2012

Studio Drummer Blair Sinta

Hello, drummers worldwide, my name is Blair Sinta. I’m a drummer living in Los Angeles, where I’ve been for the past fifteen years, and I do a fair amount of recording and touring out in the world. But today I’m…

Modern Drummer
Nov 23, 2011

Gretsch Renown57 Drumset

    The complete review of the Gretsch Renown57 drumset is on page 27 of the November issue of Modern Drummer magazine.              

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2011

Keith Langford from the Gourds

Hello, MD! It’s Keith Langford here from the Gourds in Austin, Texas. I’m writing to tell about my recent experience recording at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, a.k.a. the Barn. The Gourds have been churning through the Americana…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2011

Gibraltar Quad Mount Platform Stand and Turning Point Swing Nuts

Gibraltar’s elliptical-leg Quad Mount platform stand (7700Q) allows players to mount two electronic tom pads along with two cymbal arms directly from the platform mount of one stand. Quad Mount platform stands are lightweight and portable and can accommodate a…

Modern Drummer
Aug 25, 2011

Gretsch Full Range Ash Side Snares

Gretsch’s new Full Range ash side snare drums combine cutting tones with convenient mounting placement. Ash wood is inherently dense and produces a high pitch and bright timbre, making it an ideal choice for auxiliary snare shells. Available in 6x10…

Modern Drummer
Aug 23, 2011

Guitar Center's Drum-Off, World's Largest Drumming Competition, Kicks-Off

23rd Annual Competition Offers America’s Most Skilled Undiscovered Drummers The Chance To Win Career-Launching Prizes Including Cash, Gear, And Pivotal Endorsement Deals Watch the video announcement here: Continuing its ongoing support of and commitment to aspiring artists, Guitar Center…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2011