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A Brooklyn Bash!

In celebration of Fred Gretsch's fifty years in the music business, a very special event was held at Street Sounds in Brooklyn, New York. Fred’s career began on March 2, 1965 and on May 30, 2015 Gretsch fans, artists, and music-industry colleagues from across the country came to Brooklyn to help Fred and his family celebrate this auspicious occasion.

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Gretsch Greatest Hits . . . and Hitters: The Double Bass

Double-bass drumkits are pretty common these days, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, the introduction of the double-bass kit was a pretty revolutionary step in the history of drumming. Ah, but who was the drummer who took that step? And what drum company created that kit for him? Your answers to those questions probably depend on how old you are and how much you’ve studied the history of drumming.

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Nashville Expo Center, located on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds - See more at: http://www.nashvilledrumshow.com/location/#sthash.8qj8BXw9.dpuf
Nashville Expo Center, located on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds - See more at: http://www.nashvilledrumshow.com/location/#sthash.8qj8BXw9.dpuf

BAY AREA GUITAR SHOW

Up next for Bigsby Vibratos is the Bay Area Guitar Show at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, CA August 15 and 16. Make plans to attend! If you missed Bigsby at the Summer NAMM Show, check out their show report and photos.

AN AWARD-WINNING TRIBUTE TO CHET ATKINS

In 2014 we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the relationship between Chet Atkins and the Gretsch Company. Watch "A Tribute to Chet Atkins" selected as one of the top winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards and also read "Celebrating 60 Years" by Fred Gretsch.

GERMAN GUITAR HEROES:

Read Fred Gretsch's examination of an important part of history not properly being represented.

More Gretsch events HERE.

RECAP OF RECENT EVENTS:

Visit our RECAP page for details of other Gretsch events from 2015, 2014, and earlier.

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