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Elaine Bradley


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.


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.


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.

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For years, Gretsch’s Catalina Club has been the go-to drum set for versatility and reliable tone.

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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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