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Jeff Gilbert



With MEINL since:



August 24, 1983

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Long Beach, CA

Currently living in:

San Diego, CA

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Generation X China Crash 17"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

Yamaha Scooter.

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Catch up with my friends, time at the beach, Disneyland with my wife.

Favorite Food:

My wife's organic homemade cooking.

Favorite Drink:

Water, Coffee, & Red Bull


Greg Eckler for my first year when I was 9. I've always watched and listened to everything I could get my hands on.

Highlight of your career so far:

Tracking part of a record in Studio A of Abbey Road Studios in  
London. Epic.

Drumming strengths:

Versatility. I shoot for solid with a deep pocket rather than flashy and busy. I pick my moments for that stuff.

Drumming means to me:

Expressing myself. I was created by a creator to create for my creator.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Play what you feel. If you love solid beats, then play them with all you got. If you love metal and blast beats, then blast away. Just be who you are.

How would you describe yourself:

I'm just Jeff...there's a lot of facets about me. I'm complicated. I have a lot of layers.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

That I was always there for my friends.