Gear

Professional Endorsements

Ludwig Drums
Remo Drumheads
Istanbul Agop Cymbals
Vater Drumsticks
SKB Cases
Big Fat Snare Drum
Snare Weight
PO Percussion Cajons
Swan Percussion
Yamaha Electronic Drums
Ableton
Toontrack

 

Kits

Ludwig Legacy Classic in Burgundy Glass Glitter
Bass Drums:  20×16, 24×14
Rack Toms:  10×7, 12×8
Floor Toms:  14×14, 16×16

Ludwig Classic Maple in Sable Black Lacquer
Bass Drum:  18×14
Rack Tom:   12×8
Floor Tom:  14×14

Ludwig 1966 Black Diamond Pearl
Bass Drum:  20×14
Rack Toms:  12×8, 13×9
Floor Tom:  14×14, 16×16

Ludwig QuestLove Breakbeat Kit
Bass Drum:  16×16
Snare Drum:  14×5
Rack Tom:  10×7
Floor Tom:  13×13

Dunnett Custom Drums Titanium Bop Kit
Bass Drum:  18×14
Rack Toms:  8×12
Floor Toms:  14×14

Tempus Carbon Fibre Shells
Bass Drums:  20×16, 18×14
Rack Toms:  10×7.5, 12×8
Floor Toms:  14×14, 16×16

 

Snares

Ludwig – Black Beauty w/Tube Lugs  – 5×14
Ludwig – Black Beauty w/ Imperial Lugs  – 6.5×14, 8×14
Ludwig – Hand Hammered Bronze w/ Imperial Lugs  – 6.5×14
Ludwig – Hand Hammered Brass w/ Tube Lugs – 5×14
Ludwig – Copper-Phonic w/ Imperial Lugs – 5×14, 6.5×14, 8×14
Ludwig – Limited Edition COB w/Tube Lugs – 5×14
Ludwig – “The Chief” Titanium shell – 5×14
Ludwig – Supraphonic 402 w/ Millennium strainer – 6.5×14
Ludwig – 1978 Hammered Supraphonic 400 – 5×14
Ludwig – 1968 Acrolite – 5×14
Ludwig – 1966 Jazz Festival w/ COB hoops – 5×14
Ludwig – Classic Maple in Black Glitter – 5×14
Ludwig – Legacy in Burgundy Glass Glitter – 6.5×14, 8×14
Ludwig – Oak/Maple Hybrid w/ split lugs in matte black – 8×14

Dunnett – Polished Titanium 4.75×14

Sugar Percussion – Quilted Cherry Stave Shell – 6×14

Pork Pie – Hybrid Hickory/Brass Shell in Porcaro Blue – 7×14
Pork Pie – “Pork Rub” Beaded Brass Shell – 6.5×14, 8×14
Pork Pie – Oak shell in Gloss Black Lacquer – 8×14

Tempus – Carbon Fibre Shell – 6.5×15, 8×14, 6×14, 7×13

George Way – Prestige (brass shell w/ gold hardware) – 6.5×14

Brady – Jarrah Ply w/ Silver Gimlet satin finish – 5×14

Canopus – Zelkova (1 piece shell) – 6.5×14

 

Heads

Remo
Snare Drums:
Batter
Coated CS Control Sound or Coated Ambassador

Bottom
Ambassador Hazy Snare Side

Bass Drums:
Batter
Coated Powerstroke 3

Front
Coated Ambassador, Fibreskyn Ambassador or
Smooth White Ambassador
(felt strips cut to fit head front and back)

Rack Toms:
Batter
Coated Ambassador (Vintage or regular)

Bottom
Clear Ambassador

Floor Toms:
Batter
Coated Emperor (Vintage or regular) or
Coated Ambassador (Vintage or regular)

Bottom
Clear Ambassador

Roto-Toms:
Clear CS Control Sound or Clear Pinstripe

Swan Drum:
Remo Bahia Black (“Naugahyde”)

 

Cymbals

Istanbul Agop
Hi-Hats (OM, Vezir, Medium Thin, Thin, or Dark models) –  14″ – 17″
Rides (OM, Mantra, Medium, Medium Thin, Dark, Signature) – 20″ – 24″
Crashes (Medium Thin, Thin, Dark, Signature, Xist) – 17″ – 21″
Trash-Hits, Ion, Splashes, Effects (Medium Thin, Thin, Dark) – 6″ – 22″

 

Sticks

Vater Percussion
Recording
5A Acorn
Session
Fusion Acorn
Oval Stick (maple)
Splashsticks (hickory and bamboo)
Monster and L’il Monster brushes
Whips
Wire Tap brushes (various)
T-4, Green Yarn, Blue Yarn mallets
Cajon Brushes

 

Accessories

Canopus
NP and DR Vintage Snare Wires  (on snare drums 4″ – 6.5″ in depth)
Backbeat Snare Wire 30 (on snare drums 7″ – 8″ in depth)
Bolt Tight Washers
Red Lock
Speed Star Bearing (for DW 5000 pedals)

Big Fat Snare Drum
Original, Steve’s Donut, Donut XL
Josh’s Snare-Bourine, Snare-Bourine Donut

Snare Weight
Snare Weight #4
Snare Weight #4 Brass
Snare Weight Jr.
M1 (black)

 

Percussion

Swan Percussion – Swan Drum
Carmelized Bamboo shell

POPercussion – Cajons
Big Bass Box
Heavy Line Big Bass Box

 

Other Percussives

Bongos, Udu drums, shakers, tambourines
Dumbeks, Darboukas
Cross Crashers, Cross Benders, Celtic Bells
Log Drums
Reco Reco, Satellite Drums, Snail

 

Mics

I get called for lots of sessions and most of the time the places I’m recording at have great mic closets with tons of options to try out. Other times, it’s smaller production studios that have limited mic resources. Because of this, I’ve chosen to invest in a small closet of my own that I can bring to any session so we have any sound options we would like to try easily at our disposal.  This is an ever growing list, but here’s what I have currently:

Audio-Technica – ATM-25 (x4)
Audix – D6 (x2)
Audix – D2 (x4)
Audix – D4 (x2)
Audix – D1 (x1)
Audix – i5 (x1)
B-Band Contact Mic (Cajons)
Cascade Fatheads w/ Lundahl Transformers (x2)
Electro Voice – RE20 (x2)
Electro Voice – N/D 468 (x3)
MXL – 993 (stereo pair)
MXL – 992 (x4)
MXL – 990 (x2)
Rode – NT5 (stereo pair)
Sennheiser – E609 (x1)
Sennheiser – MD421-II (x4)
Shure – SM57 (x3)
Shure – SM7-B

 

Recording Gear

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Focusrite Octo-Pre Dynamic
Ableton Live (9.5)
Pro Tools 10
Logic Pro X

 

Electronics

Ableton Live (9.5)
Pro Tools 10
Logic Pro X
Yamaha DTX 900 series Electronic Drumkit with custom samples
Yamaha DTX Multi-12
Nord Drum 3p
M-Audio – Oxygen 8 v2
M-Audio – Trigger Finger
Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 and EZ Drummer w/ all SDX  and EZ expansions

Ludwig Legacy Classic

Ludwig Classic Maple

Istanbul Agop

Dunnett Titanium

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