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Alfonzo Rachel
20lb. Sledge - United States

Overview

Rachel had drum sticks long before he had drums, but that didn't stop him from drumming on things, including other people's nerves. When he got into high school his mom was able to get him set of CB-700's. He banged those buckets in their small apartment, but perhaps he wasn't doing too bad because the neighbors never complained.

Rachel was playing on Pearl Drums in the High School Marching band. He marched quads and later, Snare; a spot he annoyingly coveted, not caring about the juniors and seniors who waited to occupy those spots. As a teen, Rachel was allowed to sit in on drums as a guest drummer at a local night club (as long as he stayed so many feet from the bar.) Rachel founded and has been the principle song writer for a few different bands, as he also plays guitar and bass guitar. There was a dry spell of playing for a while as the bands weren't working out. Rachel was able to replenish himself by becoming a worship team drummer for church. Since then, after a long search Rachel has founded the Faith based hard rock band, 20lb. Sledge. The music is driven by unique, potent, sophisticated yet simple steady rhythms, and some juicy melodies. Throughout this Journey, Pearl has been along the way. From the old CB-700's to being blessed with the MCX's he's playing on with 20lb SLEDGE today.

Links

www.20lbSledge.com
www.AlfonzoRachel.com

Equipment Configuration

Masters MCX: Vintage Wine (280)

22x18- bass drum
8x8- rack tom
10x9- rack tom
12x10- rack tom
16x14- rack tom
13x6.5 Reference Series snare