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JJ Johnson

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
Gary Clark Jr.
Current Kit Setup: 

Broadkaster in Solid Black Nitron
12x20 Bass Drum, 8x13” Rack Tom, 14x14” Floor Tom, 16x16” Floor Tom, 6x14” Snare Drum, 8x14” Snare Drum, 6.5x14” USA Bell Brass Snare


Elvin Jones, Al Jackson Jr., Levon Helm, and Kenneth Buttrey.

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"They’re the finest drums I’ve played to date, I appreciate their long history, and many of my favorite drummers play them. It’s great to finally get the oppoutunity to play the greatest drums in the world. "

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"You've got to put the work and time in, to be armed and prepared, Being in position is being in any position. Then, also doing it with feeling, and learning from it. Those are important principles for me. The camaraderie of a unit on tour and the energy of playing for a live audience is incredibly special. When the lights go down and everyone hits the stage, it brings you to life and reminds you what you’re here to do.”