Music Instruments & Related Equipment


I play Paiste Cymbals, and use any combination of:

I generally play a 22" ride, 14" hi-hats, use two or three crashes, and at least one splash cymbal. Sometimes I like to add a flat ride and a China type too.

All cymbals are supported with Cympad foam cymbal washers.


In the past, I have owned and played drums made by Pearl, Ludwig, Slingerland, Gretsch, Tama and Yamaha. I am currently playing Yamaha Recording Custom drums in the Real Wood finish. For snare drums, I play a Yamaha Recording Custom Aluminum snare drum or The Maple snare drum by Canopus.

I play with Vater sticks and brushes

All my drums are outfitted with Remo Clear, Coated or Suede Ambassador heads. My snare will occasionally be outfitted with a Coated Controlled Sound head with the dot on top or on the bottom.


When I handle the recording engineering myself, I use a Roland Studio Capture with Presonus Studio One and mic things with Audix microphones.