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Charlie Watts

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
The Rolling Stones, The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie, The Charlie Watts Orchestra, Quintet, and Tentet
Current Kit Setup: 

1957 round badge natural maple finish 8”x12” rack tom,
16”x16” floor tom, 14”x22” bass drum


Jazz, Blues, Soul, Rock & Roll

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

“In the era that I learnt to play, this particular make of drums is what everybody loved to use.”
“I would see Gretsch drums in adverts with some of my favorite jazz drummers, so then I wanted to play Gretsch.”

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Be creative"