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Tiki Pasillas

About the Artist

Tiki has performed with: JLO , Marc Anthony, Boys Don't Cry, Jimmy Kimmel Show band 3 years, El Debarge, Alex Acuna and Tolu, War, El Chicano, Poncho Sanchez, Tito Puente, Tower of Power Horn section, Franciso Aguabella

We asked... Why Gretsch?

Ever since I heard Moonflower by Santana as a kid and hearing the sound of the drum kit-snare,toms etc..., played by Graham Lear, Gretch was engraved in the back of my mind.

I love the slightly thinner shells that Gretch has, plus their classic or vintage looking lugs that they've stayed true to as well as their 30 degree bearing edges. Most drum companies stay with 45 degree bearing edges, so I love the change. I love the even more vintage looking New Classic tube lugs too! I also love the fact that the New Classic shells are thicker ply and I can have a piece of both worlds being thick and thin. They all sound, look, and feel great and consistent. These drums are rock solid. It is a true honor and pleasure knowing that Gretch took me on!

Recordings you've played on

Ricky Martin-Sound Loaded-She Bangs, JLO-Como Ama Una Mujer, Marc Anthony-Valio La Pena, Tina Marie-La Dona-High Yellow Girl, Alex Acuna-Grammy nominated Aquarela de Tambores/Rythems for a new Millenium, Alex Acuna & Justo Almario-Tolu, Award winning movie-Sideways, Peruvian legend & Grammy nominated Eva Allon-Kimbafa-La Lleyenda Peruana, Peru Negro, Francisco Aguabella-Agua de Cuba & Cubacan, Akira Jimbo-Flower, Poncho Sanchez-Conga Blue


Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, David Garibaldi, Niel Pert, Prince, Micheal Jackson, Sheila E, Carl Perazo, Steve Gadd, Harvey Mason, John Robinson, Vinnie Calaiuta, Dave Weckle, Dennis Chambers, Portino, Peter Erskin, John Bohnam, Alex Acuna, Alex VanHalen, Micki Laure, Francisco Aguabella, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Puente, Ralph Irizarri, Robbie Ameen, and the list goes on!


Ask and thank God for the blessings he has given you. Thank him in advance for you're up and coming tours, jobs, gigs, recodings, etc... that you are wishing for because I believe he has them all lined up in advance. Try to stay as humble as you can, don't get too political/fake ass Hollywood style and practice!

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Gretsch Marquee Series

New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive, open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

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