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Paul Alexander Gonzalez

Gretsch Artist Since: 
2004
Country: 
US
Band or Affiliations: 
All 4 One
Current Kit Setup: 

Gretsch USA Custom
22” x 18” Bass Drum, 14” x 5” Hammered Brass Snare, 10” x 9” Tom, 12” x 10” Tom, 14” x 12” Floor Tom, 16” x 14” Floor Tom

Influences: 

Some of the many artists whose music has influenced my drumming are: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Tony Williams, Horacio Hernandez, and Giovanni Hidalgo.

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"Gretsch is to drums what Stradivarius is to violins… excellence, superiority, and the highest quality in its field. Whether it’s in the studio or live, I use Gretsch because I want to perform on the very best and finest drums."

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Be prepared, be professional, and always have respect for the music you are performing and the people you are performing it with."