The Company I Keep

Cymbals & Sticks

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

My Rock Set up:

(L to R)

15" Avedis Hats

19" Avedis 

22" Avedis

18" Avedis

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


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. Club Custom in Dark Wood Satin


2. Recording Custom in Piano Black


3. Club Custom in Black Wood Satin


I use the new Recording Custom 6.5x14 snare for everything!

Drum Heads

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:

Vintage Ambassadors

Smooth White Ambassadors

Fiberskyn 3 Diplomats.

I also use

The most durable and coolest looking drum and hardware cases.

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

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