In an interview with Guitar Center, Taylor Hawkins' Foo Fighters kit is discussed: "Today, Hawkins plays a Gretsch USA Custom set with the Foo Fighters. For some recordings, he uses vintage Gretsch kits, but his USA Custom configuration, which has seen plenty of action both live and in the studio, consists of a 16x24" kick drum, a brass black-lacquered 6.5x14 snare, rack toms measuring 5x8, 6.5x10 and 11x13, two floor toms (14x16 and 16x18) and a Remo 14" Rototom above and between the two floor toms."more
The [official blog](http://blog.gretsch.com/tag/phil-collins/) of Gretsch Drums shows the original drumkits Phil Collins used. Pictured is Phil Collins Black Nitron setup. The article reads, "This was the classic left-handed Black Nitron setup used by Phil Collins on tours and recordings with Genesis and on his solo projects between 1989 and 2007"more
Colaiuta used a yellow kit extensively in the early 1980s (particularly with Frank Zappa) and the 1990s, before it fell into disrepair. It was restored for NAMM 2017. > "This is my first Gretsch kit I've ever owned. And I wanted yellow because Tony Williams had this exact color. > At the time, only four other drummers in the world had a solid yellow Gretsch kit. Frank Zappa fell in love with this kit, especially the bass drum." The yellow kit has the following specs: * 8x12 rack tom * 9x13 rack tom * 16x16 floor tom * 16x18 floor tom * 14x20 bass drum * 5x14 snare drum When Colaiuta became endorsed by Gretsch in 2016, he began using another USA Custom kit in a "Cobalt Blue Gloss Lacquer", as listed on [Colaitua's official Gretsch artist page](http://www.gretschdrums.com/artists/vinnie-colaiuta) with the following specs: * 7x8, 7x10, 8x12” Rack Toms * 14x14, 16x16, 18x18” Floor Toms * 18x22” Bass Drum * 5x14”, 5x12” Snare Drumsmore
A snare from this kit is mentioned on Carlock's official Gretsch artist page as part of his setup. > **Current Kit Setup: ** > Broadkaster in Vintage Champagne Sparkle > 14x22” bass drum, 7x10”Rack Tom, 8x12” Rack Tom, 9x13" Rack Tom, 14x14” Floor Tom, 16x16” Floor Tom, 16x18” Floor Tom, 5x14” USA Hammered Chrome Over Brass, 6.5x14” USA Custom or Broadkaster Snare (Auxiliary)more
In that special TV show, Juanita talks about her custom made Gretsch kit, which is an effort to homage her father's Ludwig Octaplus. It features 10", 12", 14" and 16" concert toms a 22" bass drum and a 5½"×14" snare drum.
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