The Book!

The Definitive book on Gene Krupa’s equipment history


BIG NEWS update! The printed version of the book is now in the REBEATS catalog!! Available worldwide through Amazon and other retailers.
If you prefer a signed copy, that would be through the author at his address. Just send an email to or a PM on facebook.

BOOK corrections/Amendments
In order to keep up-to-date as new information comes in, the changes will appear here.
UPDATE 4/20/2022:
Recently it was found that the info on page 143 was not 100% accurate. The date of the addition of the SLINGERLAND arc, to Gene’s front bass drum heads, was in ’56, not ’58.

NEXT…Book contributor/photographer Paul Testa came across this photo to, once and for all, put to rest the mystery of whether Gene ever used white handled brushes as mentioned on page 204 of GK. The answer, indeed he did for a short period of time in the mid to late ’60’s.

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