Gretsch artist Steve Ferrone was recently inducted into Guitar Center’s Rock Walk during their 25th annual Drum Off, which was held at Club Nokia in CA last month. His award was presented to him by Questlove. Steve’s extensive bio includes: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan, and Duran Duran. Congratulations, Steve!... Read More
Practice Makes Perfect With the New Gretsch® Round Badge Practice Pad
July 23, 2012
Gretsch Drums introduces four new practice pads modeled after the revered “Round Badge”, a mainstay on Gretsch drums for the better part of four decades of its 130-year history. The pads feature a silica-gel surface with a dense wood base, and include a pad mount insert that conveniently fits any standard practice pad stand or cymbal stand. A non-skid foam rubber backing allows the player to use the pad securely on a flat surface. The Gretsch Round Badge Practice Pad comes in two sizes: 12” (MSRP $55.99), and 6” (MSRP $35.99), and is available in colors orange on black or gray on black.
“Practice pads have long been a proven tool for drummers to improve their technique,” said John Palmer, Director of Product for Gretsch Drums. “These new Gretsch practice pads use a classic Gretsch Round Badge graphic that fits the round pad base perfectly. It’s a cool and unique look, and one we think will appeal to Gretsch fans.”
The Gretsch Round Badge Practice Pad is available at Gretsch Drums retailers throughout the United States. For more information, or to find a local Gretsch Drums retailer, visit GretschDrums.com.
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.