Gregg Bissonette has become known as one of the most versatile drummers in the business, his broad experience ranging from big band, blues, and rock, to Latin, fusion, and much more.
The Detroit native comes from a family of talented musicians. Gregg started playing on his dad’s drum kit from about the age of 5! After high school, Gregg became the drummer for the famed NTSU One O’Clock Big Band. In 1982, Gregg made the move to Los Angeles. Gregg’s big break came in the summer of 1985, when David Lee Roth left Van Halen and started his own band. Gregg landed the gig playing drums, with Steve Vai on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass, and Brett Tuggle on keys.
Today, Gregg continues to record with and for many other artists, films, and TV shows. Gregg’s incredible sense of humor comes across clearly whether he’s recording or teaching at a drum clinic. His perfect balance between professionalism, strong work ethic, and congeniality make him a wonderful colleague and session artist, and a much-respected name in the music industry.
Artisan Series snare drums are designed to perform at the highest level by combining the finest materials and innovation Dixon has to offer. Each shell configuration and features, reflect our commitment to quality and the advancement of drumming as an art.
Artisan snares use a host of finely-selected woods that produce a dynamic range of sound options to choose from, and all the standard metal shell materials that drummers require are also represented in the Artisan line, as well. Additionally, our passionate drum designers develop creative, non-traditional combinations of materials.
Our snares are tested daily to meet exacting standards of factory quality, and our dedicated studio staff frequently record and analyze the sound of each model to ensure the integrity of our designs. Each design is field-tested by professional drummers and modified according to their valuable feedback before it is introduced onto the market. These steps are just another part of Dixon's dedication to quality and innovation.
- Model No: PDSAN654GBS
- Size: 6.5? x 14?
- Shell: 1mm Steel Shell
- Shell Finish: Black Nickel Plated
- Batter Side Head: Remo UT Coated
- Resonant Side Head: Remo UT Clear
- Hoops: 2.3mm Triple Flanged
- Hoop Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Snare Throw-Off: Dixon Exclusive Slide-Lever Style
- Snare Butt End: Adjustable Butt End
- Accessories: Free Drummer’s Pouch & Free Brite Key included