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Brandon Toews

Gretsch Artist Since: 
August 2022
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Current Kit Setup: 

Broadkaster in Blue Sparkle

20x14 Bass Drum, 12x8 Rack Tom, 14x14 Floor Tom, 16x14 Floor Tom, 14x5.5 Snare Drum, 14x8 Snare Drum


1960s Round Badge Progressive Jazz in Tangerine Glass Glitter

20x14 Bass Drum, 12x8 Rack Tom, 14x14 Floor Tom, 14x5 Chrome Over Brass 4160 Snare Drum, 14x4 Progressive Jazz 4175 Snare Drum


Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Neil Peart, Taylor Hawkins, Larry Mullen Jr., Danny Carey, Alex Van Halen, Phil Collins, Nate Wood, Kendrick Scott, Marcus Gilmore, Matt Garstka, Larnell Lewis.

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

So many of my heroes play Gretsch drums and it’s the sound I’ve been hearing on my favourite records since I was a kid. This, combined with the brand’s history, legacy, and classic look, is why I play Gretsch.

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

Put in the work, keep learning, and be open to every opportunity that comes your way. Learn to love the process.