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Duane Norman

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
Crystal Gayle, Nashville Studios
Current Kit Setup: 

USA Custom in Rosewood Gloss
22” kick; 10”, 12”, 14” toms; 6.5”x14” snare drum


"I am influenced by a wide variety of drummers in all styles of music. I feel that everyone has their own unique voice on the drums and it can influence my playing differently. I like almost every kind of music so I try to be open minded."

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"I always wanted to play Gretsch drums as far back as I can remember. They are the epitome of what drums should sound like. The quality and attention to detail is just amazing, truly beautiful musical instruments. It gives me a sense of pride to be playing drums that have been a major part of music history for the past 125+ years!"

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Believe in yourself, practice, stay focused, be open minded, stay healthy and play Gretsch drums!!"