Was Taylor Hawkins playing a Gretsch kit with Leedy lugs last night?

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Just watched a clip of the Foo Fighters from Saturday Night Live last night, and it really looked to me like he had Leedy beaver tail lugs on his kit. His front bass head said Gretsch, though. I wonder what's going on....maybe Leedy isn't dead?
 
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Just watched a clip of the Foo Fighters from Saturday Night live last night, and it really looked to me like he had Leedy box lugs on his kit. His front bass head said Gretsch, though. I wonder what's going on....maybe Leedy isn't dead?
Looks like Leedy lugs- Fred Gretsch owns the Leedy trademark, and every few years they sell some snares to keep it alive under law (i have one) and the snares were just Gretsch shells with Leedy lugs. But with DW in the picture I am very confused how this would all work now- but it could have been an older set. My snare is about 10 years old.
 

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They looked Gretsch to my old eyes.......his snare sounded great on that new song Shame, although the song was so so....
 

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The slow-fast Times Like These was amazing. I could care less about lugs, but of course he’s not bringing some off-the-shelf BS. His drum tech needs something to do all day.
 

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Taylor's kit seems a bit smaller than usual as well. I think everything is getting lower.
 

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Man, I really want to like them. And yet....
 
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Maybe there is no good (well maintained) Gretsch kits in NYC for rent, I know of one high level Gretsch endorser that had that issue a while back (before COVID.) No doubt times like these (ha, see what I did there?) have had an affect on the backline and rental companies (SIR, GC Pro Support, Artie Smith, etc) as well, and the Foo's definitely ain't on tour. Are they even on a promo tour, or was this a one-off? Whatever the fact, I can't wait to hear the new record!!!

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Fred Gretsch owns the Leedy name which he got when he bought Slingerland but then kept when he sold that brand. I'd guess that Leedy also is not part of his distribution deal with DW because he seems to be pretty smart about these things.

I saw the show but just assumed that they were regular Gretsch drums, but Gretsch does own dies to make those lugs and has the rights to do so...so who knows?
 

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Maybe there is no good (well maintained) Gretsch kits in NYC for rent, I know of one high level Gretsch endorser that had that issue a while back (before COVID.) No doubt times like these (ha, see what I did there?) have had an affect on the backline and rental companies (SIR, GC Pro Support, Artie Smith, etc) as well, and the Foo's definitely ain't on tour. Are they even on a promo tour, or was this a one-off? Whatever the fact, I can't wait to hear the new record!!!

MSG
Even with the backline companies having a hard go, surely Steve Maxwells ( a 20 minute walk from 30 Rock) could fix them up?
 


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