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Jose Medeles


About the Artist

Jose provides the off-kilter beats for the critically acclaimed band "The Breeders". When not on the road he performs solo drum shows and plays numerous musical situations, studio and live. Jose is featured in the film "Meaning and Rhetoric", a short documentary on his art of drumming. The short was directed by Kiino Villand. He's also recorded with and backed artist such as Ben Harper, Joey Ramone, Donavon Frankenreiter, Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Face to Face and Rocco Deluca to name a few. He just finished recording his second solo drum record "Tale of a Dysfunctional Drummer".
Jose says he chose Gretsch drums because they have always sounded great and diverse.


John Bonham, Jim Keltner, James Gadson, John Herndon, Tony Allen, Elvin Jones and Max Roach.


Never stop believing in your art.

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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