Louie Bellson


[1924 - 2009]

Seen left with Duke Ellington

Played with both Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey bands. After other drum companies turned down his double bass idea he turned to Gretsch. "Gretsch was with me all the way...they said 'Yeah, OK, we'll make it."

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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