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Ralph Salmins

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
The Waterboys/Sessions
Current Kit Setup: 

USA Custom Satin Cherry Red 22x18” BD, 12x8” RT, 16x14” FT, & 14x6.5” SD. Also Hammered Brass 14x6.5” SD

USA Custom Vintage Marine Pearl 22x16” BD, 12x8” RT, 16x16” FT, Brooklyn 14x6.5” Black Brass SD


Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Mike Clark, Jeff Porcaro, Levon Helm, Roger Hawkins, Mitch Mitchell, Bernard Purdie, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Sonny Payne, Tony Williams... and many more!

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"Sound. No other drums sound or play like Gretsch."

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Work on playing a great groove, this is your signature. Listen to lots of great music and get inspired."