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Frank Knuckles
The Roots/The Tonight Show - United States


Named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone Magazine, the legendary Roots Crew have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys over the course of their career. The ensemble most recently received a “Best Rap Album” nomination for their last studio release undun, which brings their GRAMMY nomination count to twelve.

Beginning Feb. 17, 2014, Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon will bring NBC's "The Tonight Show" back to its New York origins when he launches "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" from Rockefeller Center. Fallon will put his own stamp on the storied NBC late-night franchise with his unique comedic wit, on-point pop culture awareness, welcoming style and his impeccable taste in music with the award-winning house band, The Roots.


You can catch Pearl Percussionist Frank Knuckles every weeknight on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.


The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

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Equipment Configuration

Elite Series Congas & Bongos
Thai Oak in a Matte Black finish with gold hardware
PCX110DX 11" Quinto
PCX117DX 11.75" Conga
PCX125DX 12.5" Tumba
PBW300DX 7"/9" Bongos
PTE1415DX Primero Timbales

PBL10 High Clave' Block
PBL20 Medium Clave' Block
PBL30 Low Clave' Block
HH2 Horacio Hernandez Signature Cowbell
HH4 Horacio Hernandez Signature Cowbell
PBT60C Brazilian Tamborim w/ quick mount
PTM50SHR Ultra-Grip Tambourine Steel Jingles
PTM50BHR Ultra-Grip Tambourine Brass Jingles
PWC32A Aluminum Windchimes
PTT1824 Trap Table
C1000 cymbal stand
AX25 adapter
AX25L long adapter


Rehearsal Configuration
Bobby Allende Signature Congas & Bongos
in Solar Sparkle & Cafe Con Leche finishes

Travel Conga
11.75"x3.5" Travel Conga
12.5"x3.5" Travel Conga
with stands