Karl Dustman


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Dustman and Associates

Karl Dustman, the founder of Dustman and Associates, is one of the country’s foremost experts on drums. Having worked for Ludwig and Gretsch along with others, Karl put his love for drums to use in creating new markets. For years he has also been a strong supporter of the Percussive Arts Society and was key in the Ludwig display, which they hosted for two years at the PAS offices in Oklahoma. Karl has been a long supporter of encouraging music makers and has been an arts advocate for most of his career. In 2021, Rebeats Publishing released Karl’s autobiography entitled My Life IN PERCUSSION: Five Decades in the Music Products Industry.