Sakae Artist: JJ Johnson

Growing up in Austin, TX, JJ was surrounded by a variety of music from the very beginning. He has worked with many notable artist and musicians including Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall, Boz Scaggs and John Mayer -- who he teamed up with in 2003 for a 7 year stint. JJ does a variety of recording work as well in between these ventures.

"My choice for teaming with Sakae was plain and simple. The Trilogy series is the exact sound that I've been looking for in a modern drum company. Aside from that, there is strong sense of family and dedication."

JJ Johnson

In 2010, The Tedeschi Trucks Band began assembling their all-star eleven-piece unit featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Laying down the groove for this amazing group remains JJ's current focus today.


JJ's Set-Up

JJ's main kit is a Sakae Trilogy, although he uses a variety of snare drums.

Trilogy Series

Proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells with 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings.

  • Vintage Club Oyster finish
  • 22 x 14 Bass drum
  • 13 x 9 Tom
  • 14 x 14 Floor tom
  • 18 x 16 Floor tom
  • Various snare drums

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