The Company I Keep

Cymbals & Sticks

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I play drums so I can play cymbals - and I've only ever played Zildjian. Drums you can tune, cymbals you can't so they have to be perfect. My Zildjians always are.


My main set up is:

(L to R)

15" Kerope Hi Hats

20" K. Renaissance Ride 

22" K. Thin Overhammered Ride (with rivets)

19" K. Special Dry Trash Crash

OR

20" K Light Flat Ride (with rivets)




I also use about every other cymbal Zildjian makes too. Switching things in and out depending on the gig. 


Drums

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Yamaha Drums are far and away the best sounding and most consistent drums on the market... and their hardware is the greatest. It's simple, compact, light, strong, and lasts forever!


I have 3 Yamaha drum sets


1. Stage Custom Birch in Cranberry Red 

(I LOVE THESE DRUMS!)

18/12/14


2. Recording Custom in Piano Black

20/12/14/16


3. Live Oak in Black Shadow Sunburst

22/13/16


I also use various Recording Custom and 

Absolute Hybrid Maple Snare Drums.

Drum Heads

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What can you say about Remo? it's THE sound. It's certainly my sound. They were the first. They set the tone (and I mean tone!) and they continually set the bar in the industry.


I use all types of Remo heads but I'm partial to:



Coated Ambassadors 



Coated Vintage Ambassadors



Fiberskyn 3 Diplomats



Coated Emperors 

I also use

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SKB Drum, Cymbal, & Hardware Cases

The most durable and best looking drum and hardware cases.

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Big Fat Snare Drum Accessories

The coolest drum accessories on the market,  I never go anywhere without them. 

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In Earz - In Ear Monitors

Incredible In Ear Monitors, with the best service. Kaysen is the best!

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Whirlwind Audio

The worlds foremost audio interface company. Located in my home town of Rochester NY, their PW-1 is  awesome for drummers, and is the only thing I need or use to run my IEM's.