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Jean-Paul Gaster

Gretsch Artist Since: 
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Current Kit Setup: 

USA Custom in Red Sparkle Nitron
14x24 Bass Drum, 10x14 Rack Tom, 14x16 Floor Tom, 5x14 USA Custom Chrome Over Brass Snare Drum


"Elvin Jones, Ju Ju House, Earl Hudson, Johnny Vidacovich, Dale Crover, Brann Dailer, Buddy Miles, Stanton Moore, Ginger Baker, Frank Beard, Jon Theodore, Bernard Purdie, Mike Dillon, Tiki Fullwood, Mackie Jayson, Lemmy, Jimmy Hendrix, John Coltrane, my father John Gaster."

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"As a young drummer I remember seeing Fugazi when Brendan Canty switched to Gretsch. The difference in sound was clear to me. The tone and clarity of that Gretsch kit made a great band sound even more powerful. I knew one day I’d play Gretsch too."

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Practice, study the history of the instrument, remain open minded. Listen to James Brown and be nice."