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 – 2007 Black Beauty w/Tube Lugs  – 5×14
Ludwig – 2008 Black Beauty w/ Imperial Lugs  – 6.5×14, 8×14
Ludwig – 2010 Hand Hammered Bronze w/ Imperial Lugs  – 6.5×14
Ludwig – 2011 Hand Hammered Brass w/ Tube Lugs – 5×14
Ludwig – 2015-17 Copper-Phonic w/ Imperial Lugs – 5×14, 6.5×14, 8×14
Ludwig – 2014 Supraphonic 402 w/ Imperial Lugs – 6.5×14
Ludwig – 1978 Hammered Supraphonic 400 w/ Imperial Lugs – 5×14
Ludwig – 1968 Acrolite w/ Bowtie Lugs- 5×14
Ludwig – 1990’s Black Galaxy Acrolite (aka ‘Blackrolite’) w/ Bowtie Lugs – 5×14, 6.5×14
Ludwig – 1966 Jazz Festival w/ COB hoops and Imperial Lugs – 5×14
Ludwig – 1990’s Classic Maple in Black Glitter w/ Bowtie Lugs – 5×14
Ludwig – 2011 Legacy in Burgundy Glass Glitter – 6.5×14, 8×14
Ludwig – 2016 Oak/Maple Hybrid in Matte Black w/ split Mini Classic Lugs – 8×14
Ludwig – Limited Edition COB w/Tube Lugs – 5×14
Ludwig – “The Chief” Titanium shell w/ Imperial Lugs – 5×14

Keplinger – 2015 Stainless Steel w/ COB hoops and Tube Lugs – 5×14

Dunnett – Polished Titanium 4.5×14

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

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

Yamaha DTX 900 series Electronic Drumkit with custom samples
Yamaha DTX Multi-12
Nord Drum 3p
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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