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Johnny Radelat

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
Gary Clark Jr.
Current Kit Setup: 

Gretsch New Classic Maple: 20",13",14",16"
Gretsch hammered brass snare 14"


Papa Jo Jones, Gene Krupa, Cindy Blackman, Al Jackson, Buddy Miles, Carlton Barrett, John Bohnam, Zigaboo Modeliste, Clyde Stubblefield, Mitch Mitchell...

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

" For over a century, the Gretsch family has supplied my heros with the finest instruments in the world. Gretsch drums have helped them invent and innovate music that speaks across generations. With Gretsch drums, I get the sound and aesthetic I desire as both a traditionalist and a modern drummer."

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Playing music doesn't make you a musician, not being able to stop does. Love it enough to do it regardless of recognition and pay. If you continue loving it without the rewards you will be successful. Listen to your band mates and make it your goal to make them sound better and give them a musical bed to lay on."