Iconic Drum Sets: that affected me. RINGO! Jimmy Edwin: From Buffalo NY. Gene Krupa is seated at his Aqua Flame Gretsch drum set LUDWIG “Jazzette” I wanted one of those! Joe Morello Mel Lewis: Burgundy Sparkle 1960s Mel Lewis: …look under Hamp’s raised arm. John Von Ohlen: 1970s Mel Lewis again.