Adam Deitch | Zildjian Artist

Adam Deitch

Lettuce

Adam Deitch is a Grammy-nominated American record producer and drummer based in Denver, Colorado. He is the drummer for the bands Lettuce, Break Science, and The Adam Deitch Quartet, and has worked in the hip hop, funk, electro, pop, and jazz genres. He has collaborated with renowned artists like 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, John Scofield, and Ledisi. Deitch also launched his own subscription-based drum lesson platform, called Deitch Academy, in 2021.

Adam Deitch's setup

1.11" K Custom Hybrid Splash

2.15" K Light HiHats – Pair

3.20" K Custom Dark Crash

4.Stack: 17” K Custom Special Dry FX Crash - 14” K Custom Special Dry FX HiHat Top - 10” K Custom Special Dry Splash *

5.22" K Custom Dark Ride

6.Stack: 19” K Custom Special Dry Crash - 6” A Custom Splash *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Adam Deitch

in 3

1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

What inspires me is innovation. A unique stew that has familiar ingredients yet tastes unique. A sound that is so one of a kind, that it has you wondering what elements combined to create it in the first place. Musicians that push boundaries while having closely studied what has already been done push me to look forward and always try to find my OWN path.

2

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

Word of advice would be to study the new AND the old styles. Know cats from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, early 2000’s, and now in as many styles that interest you. Embrace technology that helps you create music so you’re not always dependent on others writing for you. Be good to others and remember, drummers are a family.

3

FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

The most unique aspect of my cymbal setup is the main stack. It's got a unique assortment of cymbals made of three separate Custom Special Drys and K Custom cymbals all stacked on top of one another, and the combination creates a super unique sound. It's like a loose handclap meets chains dropping on the ground.

Behind the kit

Zildjian Underground - Adam Deitch

Adam Deitch - PASIC 2017 Performance

Sound Legacy - Adam Deitch

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Photo Credits:
Profile, Artist In 3: Michael DiDonna
Header: Bob Forte