GK: The Tools that Built The Gene Krupa Legend

Brooks Tegler, Gene Krupa

The long awaited history of Gene Krupa and the Slingerland instruments he played.

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The long awaited history of Gene Krupa and the Slingerland instruments he played, by Brooks Tegler.

The history of this drumming legend has been surrounded by myths, inaccuracies, misinformation, and untruths. Mr. Tegler’s exhaustive research has resulted in a wonderfully comprehensive book, which will shatter the myths, correct the inaccuracies and debunk many of the stories and theories about Gene Krupa that have long been accepted as “fact”.

GK: The Tools that Built The Gene Krupa Legend, features a staggering collection of photos, catalog images, interviews, and verified facts. This book is a fresh look at Gene Krupa and his Slingerland drums from his first drum set to his last and everything in between. No detail is too small or insignificant.

Brooks Tegler’s apparent photographic memory and encyclopedic knowledge of all things Krupa is mind boggling. This incredibly detailed work is a “must have” for the vintage drum enthusiasts, Gene Krupa fans, and drum history buffs of today and in the future.

eBook | 329 Pages

Table of Contents

  • Beginnings and the Goodman Years
  • Gene Krupa Orchestras
  • Snare Drums
  • Mounted Toms
  • Floor Toms (and Transitional Hardware)
  • Bass Drums and Sets
  • Bass Drum Front Heads
  • Cymbals
  • Everything Else
  • Extra Equipment
  • Oddities
  • Not His Own
  • Where Is It Now?
  • The Ken Spence Interview


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