Music Instruments & Related Equipment
I play Paiste Cymbals, and use any combination of:
- Formula 602 Modern Essentials
- Signature Traditionals
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.
I am currently playing my favorite drums of all time: Yamaha Recording Custom drums in the Real Wood finish.
For snare drums, I play a 6 ½"
deep Yamaha Recording Custom Aluminum snare drum,
or an 8" deep Yamaha Recording Custom birch snare drum, or a
6 ½" deep Yamaha Tour Custom maple snare drum. All hardware and
pedals are by Yamaha.
I play with Vater sticks
All my drums are outfitted with Remo Coated or Clear Ambassador or Emperor heads. My snare will occasionally
be outfitted with a Coated Controlled Sound head with a clear dot underneath.
When I handle the recording engineering myself, I use a Roland Studio Capture with
Cakewalk (formerly Sonar by Cakewalk) and mic things with Audix microphones.