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Elaine Bradley

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
Neon Trees
Current Kit Setup: 

USA Custom Champagne Sparkle kit. 22” kick, 6.5”x14” chrome over brass Brooklyn snare, 14” floor tom (to the left), 12” rack tom, 16” floor tom.


John Bonham, William Goldsmith, Patty Schemel

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"I’ve long been a fan of Gretsch drums, and guitars for that matter. There are no “bad” Gretsch drums - there are good, better, different, more expensive Gretsch drums, but no bad ones. I respect that. I love the versatility of Gretsch. I like that the sets I have (USA Custom and Renown) can be tuned differently according to what I need for a song or a project. "

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Be honest with yourself about your talents, abilities, and priorities. Work on your weaknesses, play to your strengths. Don’t be afraid of failure, but be practical. "