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.
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
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 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.