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Elaine Bradley

PERFORMS WITH: Neon Trees


About the Artist





We asked... Why Gretsch?

Gretsch has consistently made quality drums for a LONG time. I've used Gretsch recording and heard some great kits live. I wanted to be a part of a respected operation. Plus, there are a lot of styles of kits with different tones and feels, and I like a variety.

Influences

My very first drumming influence was John Bonham. My older brother gave me a couple of Led Zeppelin tapes when I was 7 years old, and I fell in love. In high school I got really into William Goldsmith of Sunny Day Real Estate and Jeff Kropp of Hun. While in the Chicago area in high school, I started playing guitar and singing in a band with a great drummer (Ben Kane), who I would have to say is the reason I ever became a credible drummer. I would watch him during practices and we would air-drum together to songs we loved.

Advice

Be committed but also be realistic. Recognize your musical talents. If you don't have great talents in playing music or performing, find something you can do well and do it. Know your strengths and accentuate them. know your weaknesses and work on them. Work, work, work.

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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Gold Series Snares

Gold Series drums use high-grade materials consisting of boutique-level craftsmanship and appointments.

The New Gold Series snares are designed for the discerning player that is looking to add a new, unique sound to their drum kit. View the entire Gold Series listing to learn more.

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