My Gear

A drum sound always starts with the drum, and I’ve got a great collection of both new and vintage drums which give lots of options for creating drum sounds ranging from the 60s to today.

New kits:

  • Tama Starclassic Maple 22” kick, 12” tom, 16” floor tom.
  • Yamaha 9000 20” kick, 10”, 12”, 14” and 16” toms.
  • Yamaha Maple Custom 20” kick, 10”, 12”, 14” and 16” toms.

Vintage kits:

  • 1965 Ludwig Classic 20” kick,13” tom 16” floor tom.
  • 1971 Ludwig Super Classic 22” kick, 13” tom, 16” floor tom.
  • 1972 Ludwig Super Classic 24” kick, 14” tom, 18” floor tom.
  • 1973 Gretsch 20” kick, 12” tom, 14” and 16” floor toms.

New snares:

  • 14 x 5 Noble & Cooley solid shell maple
  • 14 x 7 Noble & Cooley solid shell maple
  • 14 x 5 Ayotte maple
  • 14 x 6 Brady Jarrah stave
  • 14 x 6 Tama Starclassic maple
  • 14 x 6 Gretsch maple
  • 14 x 3 Pearl brass free floater

Vintage snares:

  • 14 x 5 1959 Ludwig brass 400
  • 14 x 5 1965 Ludwig steel 400
  • 14 x 5 1965 Ludwig acrolite 400
  • 14 x 5 1967 Ludwig steel supersensitive 400
  • 14 x 5 1973 Ludwig steel 400
  • 14 x 6 1975 Ludwig steel 402
  • 14 x 5 1990 Ludwig Black Beauty
  • 14 x 6 1990 Ludwig Black Beauty
  • 14 x 5 1960s Rogers Dynasonic (steel shell)
  • 14 x 5 1961 Ludwig Pioneer (wood shell)
  • 14 x 5 1959 Ludwig Super Classic (wood shell)
  • 14 x 5 1950s Slingerland Radio King (solid maple shell)
  • 14 x 7 1950s Slingerland Radio King (solid maple shell)
  • 14 x 5 1963 Rogers Dynasonic (Maple shell)

I won’t list all the cymbals as there are too many, but they include some great sounding 60s and 70s ones that record really well.