Brooklyn Walking Tour: Traveling Through Gretsch History Today
September 02, 2014
On July 30, 2014 I had a unique opportunity to take a step back into Gretsch Company history. As a matter of fact, I actually took several hundred steps, as I walked the streets of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn where the company got its start. Along the way I visited several sites that mark the evolution of the company from its... Read More
GRETSCH® DRUMS WELCOMES MATTY AMENDOLA TO ARTIST ROSTER
May 06, 2014
Renowned producer, songwriter and musician to endorse Gretsch
GARFIELD, N.J. (May 6, 2014) —Gretsch Drums is pleased to present Matty Amendola as the latest addition to the Gretsch family. Amendola is an in-demand session drummer and producer whose work has appeared on the Billboard Singles Chart, in commercials shown on television globally, and in high-profile corporate events across the U.S. Matty’s latest endeavor is his studio and music incubator 825 Records, Inc., based out of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Drumming since the age of 13, Matty Amendola has mastered multiple instruments. In addition to playing bass with Damien Fahey’s band The Classic Futures, Amendola has written, recorded and produced two solo albums. He is currently working with burgeoning rocker Eddy Davis on producing his debut album.
"It's no secret that Gretsch Drums are synonymous with ‘studio drumming’”, says Amendola. “I don't think there is a science to why Gretsch drums sound so great under mics, they just do; with their own character that helps express your own.”
Matty has found the sound he needs in the Brooklyn Series drum kit, with a “two up, one down” setup with a 22” bass drum and 6.5”x 14” snare drum – all in Satin Tabasco finish.
“The Brooklyn series, (as fitting as the name of the series seems for me) are the best drums I've ever sat behind. They're huge and warm, but focused and punchy. They're incredibly dynamic and expressive, yet still let you beat the shit out of them. It sounds like a vintage kit, living in today's world. I've always loved that balance of raw, organic, live, vintage instruments paired with something that can stand on its own in this digital age, and I may need a dozen guitars in my arsenal, but with the Brooklyn series, I only need one drum kit."
Gretsch Marquee Series
New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive,
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