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Paris Jeffree

PARIS JEFFREE (YEARS & YEARS)

Q: What does the Gretsch brand mean to you personally?

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To me, Gretsch is a brand of pure class and high character - a brand that has and continues to have a real care and passion for fine craftsmanship and superior sound.
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Q: Other Gretsch heroes?

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Ash Soan, Charlie Watts & Taylor Hawkins
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Q: Best memory of playing your first Gretsch kit or your favorite Gretsch kit?

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I purchased a 1970’s Gretsch set in moon glow satin years back. The wrap is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, but the real delight came when I played those lovely warm toms for the first time!
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Q: Gretsch Drums is celebrating its 135th Anniversary this year. How does it feel to be associated with one of the oldest drum companies in the world?

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I feel extremely honoured and very grateful to be associated with a company that has and continues to craft the most beautiful drums in the world.
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G. Maxwell Zemanovic

G. MAXWELL ZEMANOVIC (MIRANDA LAMBERT)

Q: What does the Gretsch brand mean to you personally?

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Personally, the Grestch brand to me means legacy. They were the sound of so many of our favorite formative drummers, from jazz to fusion to rock and beyond; musical instruments regardless of the application.
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Q: Other Gretsch heroes?

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Nate Wood, Zach Danziger, Art Blakey, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mark Guiliana
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Q: Best memory of playing your first Gretsch kit or your favorite Gretsch kit?

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A sold out LA Forum with my Broadkasters, or a sold out Red Rocks with my '88 USA Customs
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Q: Gretsch Drums is celebrating its 135th Anniversary this year. How does it feel to be associated with one of the oldest drum companies in the world?

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Privilege and honor comes to mind! Gratitude follows. To be supported by the industry's best inspires me and the rest of us to be our best, in the practice space or the stage.
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