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Clive Deamer

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
Radiohead, Portishead, Get The Blessing, album and film sessions.
Current Kit Setup: 

Gretsch Maple Broadcaster kit, Turquoise Oyster wrap.
13x9” tom, 16x16” floor tom, 20x14” bass drum, 14”x 6.5 Maple Snare drum


Earl Palmer, Ian Paice, John Bonham, Art Blakey, Levon Helm, Bernard Purdie, Zig Modeliste.

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"The first time I played a Gretsch kit, I remember being thrilled by the sound as I flicked my fingers across the heads. I picked up some sticks and couldn’t believe what I heard; the whole kit seemed to be alive. Each soft or hard strike was reflected back in the timbre of the drum, it was like playing a grand piano. It was a 1960’s silver sparkle. I don’t think a gig or recording session has gone by where an engineer or a musician didn’t say “wow, that kit sounds amazing” It was the best five hundred pounds I’ve ever spent and I’m still playing it today."