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10-15-2003, 11:10 PM
mine is...
new pearl mmx in diamond burst (10x10, 12x10, 14x14, 22x18) with black hardware, all stands black etc
pearl piccolo snare (13x3)
pearl eliminator double kick
plus red jam block, pearl cowbell and lp tambourine...

10-16-2003, 03:11 AM
pearl exports.. eh, cheap but the mahogany is great:)

anyway, i have a setup very similar to the left side of mike portnoy's siamese monster with the 16x16 floor tom to the side; 8x8, 10x8, and 12x10 all out front and racked, slightly centered; 13x11 (rack tom) and 14x14 (floor tom) to my right as floor toms.

10-16-2003, 09:17 AM
My Premier kit is:
12"10"16" toms (I have them in that order to)
14"Snare drum, Pearl Master custom.

My Mapex kit:
12"10"14" toms
14" snaredrum, Black Panther.

10-16-2003, 09:26 AM
I have a Tama Star Classic (Birch):
22" bass drum
8", 10", 12" toms
14" floor tom
14" snare (I think, I can't exactly remember)

I have a pearl double kick pedal

assorted cymbals (mainly paiste, but i own a sabian china, and a zildjian crash as well)

10-16-2003, 11:43 AM
Drum Workshop in White Wash Lacquer finish.

Bass Drum: 22x18
Toms: 10x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x13
Snare: 14x5

Sabian Cymbals

HHX Stage: Ride (20), Hi-Hat (14), Splash (10)
Virgil Donati Saturation Crash: 16, 17, 18

My dream setup is quite there in my basement. :D

IMO Virgil's Saturation are the best sounding crashes around. The sound is perfect at any volume.

10-17-2003, 12:58 AM
very nice people

10-20-2003, 07:35 PM
As quoted from my website:

6 piece Gretsch Catalina Elite in Cherry Red
Bassdrum: 22"x16"
Snaredrum: 14"x5"
Toms: 10"x8", 12"x9", 14"x11", 16"x13"


Crashes: Paiste 2002 18" and 19" crash cymbals
Ride Cymbal: Orion Solo Pro 20" Power Ride
Hihats: Paiste 402 14" hihats
Chinese Cymbals: Meinl Byzance 20" Chinese


Assorted Gibraltar stands and Amtrax stands with some mixing and matching. Mapex hihat stand. Tama Iron Cobra Junior double bassdrum pedal (Tama HP200-TW)


Bassdrum: Coated Remo Powerstroke 3 batter, unnamed 2 ply black front head.
Snaredrum: Coated Remo Emperor batter, Gretsch snare-side.
Toms: Coated Remo Emperor batters, Gretsch resonants.


2B and 5B Pro-Mark nylon tipped hickory sticks. A pair of no-name soft mallets.

10-21-2003, 04:24 AM
TAMA StarClassic

toms 10x8, 12x10, 15x13 (all rack toms)
snare 14x6,5
bassdrum 20x17

My aux snare is an old ludwig tom customised into a 12x3,5
lovely sounding soprano. Looks great too with transparent
blue shell and black hardware.:)

My cymbals are mainly Sabian including:
14" AA rock hihats (left)
13" AAX stage hihats (right)
17" AAXplotion crash
18" AAX stage crash
20" AAX China*
22" HH powerbell ride*
10" inverted splash (once a 14" PRO studio crash)

My setup also include:
8" Splash Istanbul Sultan series
10" splash Zildjian A custom platinum*
14" China Istanbul Natural series*
16" China Wuhan
18" Crash Turcish Moderate series
21" Ride Istanbul Natural series (I switch between this and the Powerbell)

* currently hanging on the wall

Iron Cobra Twin pedal

10-22-2003, 01:33 AM
i need some pics on my site cuz i cant upload them here

11-17-2003, 10:41 PM
Premier Artist Birch Rosewood w/ Turkish Cymbals.

10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x12 tom
16x14 tom
22x16 bass
14x5,5 sn.

I have two setups, one Zildjian and a Turkish kind, received along with the drums from my endorsement.

14" K Hh
16" A Thin Crash
18" A Medium Thin Crash
20" K Ride
16" FX Oriental China Trash
10" A Custom Splash
9" FX Oriental Trash Splash

14" Rock Beat Hh
16" Rock Beat Crash
17" Studio Crash
18" Rock Beat Crash
20" Classic Ride
17" Classic China

I like the Turkish setup the best. They are some of the greatest cymbals I've ever tried. Amazing sound and quality.

Pearl Eliminator Double Pedal with low springtension and blue cam. PowerShifter in pos. 3

Remo Coated Ambassador on snare
Remo Coated Emperor on toms
Remo Coated Emperor on bass

Either Vic Firth F1, Vater Fusion, Wincent 5B XXL or Dave Weckl Sign.


- Brobjer - www.andreasbrobjeronline.cjb.net

11-18-2003, 04:37 AM
I have a Premier Kit, 13"tom, 16" floor tom 22" Bass Drum.
A Pearl 14" steel snare and a tama rockstar 12" tom too!
Mostly Sabian Cymbals with 2 Meinl also, and Evans G2 heads and Virgil's assault sticks.

11-25-2003, 10:49 AM
My kit is: Pearl MRX (midnight fade finish) AWESOME sound..and look!!!:D

11-25-2003, 12:54 PM
Pearl Masters Custom MMX (97) 5mm shells in Emerald Green
8x8 tom
10x8 tom
12x10 tom
15x13 tom
16x14 tom
22x18 bass

14x5,5 Yamaha Maple Custom snare
13x5 Odery snare


14" A Custom Projection hats
13" Sabian AA Regular Hats(mounted as x-hat to the right)
10" Sabain AA Mini Hats (mounted as x-hat next to the main hi-hat)
17" A Custom Crash
17" K Custom Dark Crash
16" K Dark Crash
14" K Dark Crash
20" HH Medium Heavy Ride
16" Oriental China Trash
10" K Splash
8" Sabian AAX Splash
12" HH Mini Chinese

Pearl Power Shifter Double Pedal

Remo Coated Ambassador on snares
Evans Coated G2 on toms, clear Remo Ambassadors undearneath
Evans EQ3 on bass drum

12-06-2003, 06:36 AM
Yamaha Oak Custom - Matte Natural Finish
10x8 Tom
12x9 Tom
14x12 Tom
16x14 Tom
20x17 Bass
14" Ludwig 402 Snare
Sabian Cymbals
14" HHX Evolution Hats
8" and 10" AAX Splashes
16" and 18" HHX Evo Crashes
14" AAX Dark Crash
20" HHX Evo Ride
18" AA China
14" AA Fusion Hats (Remote)
All Yamaha Hardware but Pearl Eliminator Dbl Pedal.

12-06-2003, 11:17 PM

Tama Starclassic
2 8" toms (one deeper and one more shallow) - The shallow one is tuned waaaay up to sound like a 6" tom
10" tom
12" tom
13" tom
14" tom
16" tom
14" snare
22" bass

Cymbals (All Sabian):
21" Ed Shaughnessy Ride
17" Virgil Donati Saturation Crash
18" AA Crash
15" AAXtreme China
18" AA China
14" AAX Stage hats
7" Mike Portnoy Max Splash
9" Mike Portnoy Max Splash
11" Mike Portnoy Max Splash
8-8" Mike Portnoy High Max Stax
10-10" Mike Portnoy MediumMax Stax
12-14" Mike Portnoy Low Max Stax
6" CD Cymbal Disk

Iron Cobra double pedals

Tama and Gibraltar hardware
Pearl rack systems

Zildjian Mike Mangini Signature

12-09-2003, 12:17 PM
Premier Signia Dark Walnut Satin 24K Gold edition

Different snares: Handmade J. Morgenthaler signature 14"x5"
+ another danish handmade 12"x4"+ an old rogers 14"x5" .

Loads of Sabian cymbals including Virgils signature crashes.
Pearl Eliminator doublepedal.
Everything (toms+cymbals) on Jeff Porcaro rack.

Playing with Assault or Shedder from Vater!
Anythig else is knitting needles! (quote from Thomas Lang before he turned to Vic Firth....I dont like the white colour, but the stick is great)


Rob from GGOD
12-10-2003, 02:40 PM
Roland V-Drums.....V-Session Set, includes V-Cymbals and expanded TD-10 with TDW-1. Navy/purple fade kinda colour.

12-11-2003, 03:46 AM
Premier Genista birch
22" 14" 12" 10"
Ludwig Supraphonic snare 1965

LatinPercussion Salsa Bell
Zildjian A Custom Splash 6"
Zildjian K SPlash 8"
Meinl Bell 6,5"
Zildjian A QuickBeat HiHats 13"
Sabian HandHammered suspended crashes 16", 18"
(marching cymbals)
Zildjian A China High 18"
Zildjian Oriental China 12"
Istanbul Turk Ride 22"

Pearl Powershifter Eliminator pedals (m.blue cams)
Pearl+Zildjian hardware
Vic Firth stix 8DNylon

12-13-2003, 09:34 PM

5-piece Rhythm Art (Black)

Heads: Remo Weatherkings


14" Hihat - Zildjian ZBT, 8" Splash - Sabian B8 Pro, 16" Crash - Zildjian ZBT, 16" Crash - Sabian Xs, 20" Ride - Zildjian ZBT, 18" China - Zildjian ZBT, 12" China - Wuhan.


Rhythm Art, Tama, DW
DW 4000 Double Bass Pedal

that's my set!

12-25-2003, 09:55 AM
Yamaha DP Series (crap!):


14" x 5 1/2"

Bass drum:

14" Hi hat headliner (crap!!)
20" Ride headliner (crap!!!)
16" Alchemy Professional Chine (awesome!)
12' Istanbul Traditional Heavy Splash (awesome!!)

In 2004 i hope to change my gear to:

Mapex M Pro Studio:


14" x 5 1/2"

Bass Drum:
22" (i prefere 20", but i don't know if this size will be possible to buy)


14" Alchemy Professional Rock/Rock Custom/Custom Mixed Hats (i'm not sure which one is good to me)
14" Sabian AAX Stage Hats
17" Alchemy Professional Rock Crash
18" Alchemy Professional
9" Alchemy Professional Raw Bell
21" Alchemy Professional Raw Ride
20"/21"/22" (again I'm not sure) Sabian HH Rock Ride
Maybe Sabian Mike Portnoy's Signature Max Stax Mid - it's awesome!!!

Great planes, but what in fact will be mine...? :)

01-04-2004, 08:57 PM
Tama starclassic maple
2-22" bass drums
20" gong bass

14" mike portnoy signiture snare
12" mike portnoy signture snare

Sabain cymbals

18" china

low,mid,high max staxs
7" ,9", 11" max splashes

Sir James
01-18-2004, 08:00 AM
There's some great kits listed here people!

Hey Brobjer, I like your setup and your website. I've always enjoyed the Premeir sound a lot.

MaltBuddow3, I hadn't heard of Phattie Drums before. Thanks for the link. Looks awesome!

Rather than copy and paste what my site says, here's my equipment page (http://www.jamesrsutton.com/equipment/) with info on my kit.

Keep it coming you guys. I really like checking out what other players are using.


01-18-2004, 11:22 AM
Mine is Pentium 4 2.5 ghz, 200gb hdd, gforce4 ti 4600, 1gb ddram, etc...........ooops! sorry i thought it was about post your pc rig...hahaha!

My drums....ahh just an old beat up drum set that still works fine on gigs.

02-20-2004, 03:27 PM
tama starclassic performer

22"bass drum
14"floor tom

iron cobra pedals(hi hat and double pedal)

zildjian cymbals

promark and vic firth sticks

emperors on top of my toms diplomat in the bottom pwr stroke 3 on bass drum and coated ambassador and ambassador snare in snare

02-28-2004, 03:41 PM
Hi everebody!! Im pretty new user and Im from Czech Republic so pls. excuse my English ;) - my setup: drums: Sonor S Class Pro (20,14,12,10)
snare: Sonor Designer Series Maple Custom
Pedal: DW Delta 5002 Double, Accelerator
Hi-hat & Stands: DW & Yamaha
Cymb.: Paiste Signature, Paiste2002, Zildjian
Sticks: Calato Regal Tip 5B

Satisfaction!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:

02-29-2004, 04:31 PM
Well since i'm likely the oldest drummer to post i've got ALOT of drums! Believe me, i've been playing professionally for 34 years & deserve this stuff!

In 94 before I knew of Virgil I purchased an 11 peice Premier "Signia" kit. I'lllist the oldest 1st & cymbals last:
10 tom
12 tom
13 tom
15 Floor tom
16 Floor tom
2 22x18 bass drums
1 14x5.5 Signia snare All of these are Maple
1 14x5 Parallel Chrome Premier snare

A Roland V-Drums Stage Kit with TD-8 brain & 6 mesh head pads. a hi hat & 2 cymbals Great for silent practice & used w/my acoustic kit's it forms a deluxe hybrid set-up!

My "Smith Custom Drum" kit(which I won in an "MD" contest:
The handmade kit I just won in special sizes chosen by me & finish too:
1)1 8x5.5" hanging tom
2)1 10x6" hanging tom
3)1 12x6.5" hanging tom
4)1 16x11" floor tom
5)1 18x13" floor tom
6)1 10x4.5" Soprano snare mounted 1-3 & 7 have Smith style "RIMS" mounts
7)1 12x5" Picolo snare
8)1 14x5.5 Main Snare
9)1 22x18" Bass Drum All drums are Maple & have no reinforcing hoops are finished in a beautiful "Lunar Ice" & are 1 of a kind w/beautiful turrett chrome Smith made tension rods & their tubes.

CYMBALS!! Wow! Here we go:
1)1 20" Paiste Signature Dry Ride
2)1 18" Paiste Signature Fast Crash
3)1 16" Paiste Signature Mellow Crash
4)1 14" Paiste Signature Power Crash
5)1 13" Medium Hi Hat Hat Top
6)1 13" Medium/Heavy Hi hat Hat Bottom 5&6 are discontinued "Sound Formula" cymbals
7)1 10" "Sound Formula" Splash Paiste
8)1 18" Original(discontinued)602 Flat Ride Paiste
9)2 14" Original 602 Med/Heavy hats Paiste
10)1 18" China(Big Beat which became the 2002 line)Paiste
11)1 20" 2002(orig)Novo China
12)1 22" Sabian Dark Dry Ride HH
13)1 16" Sabian Thin Crash HH
14)1 16" Sabian Medium Thin Crash HH
15)1 15" Sabian HHX Crash
16)1 18" Sabian HHX China
17)1 8" Sabian HH Splash
18)1 6" Sabian AA Splash
19)1 20" Vintage Zildjian Med/Heavy ride(from 60's)
20)1 6" Vintage Zildjian Splash
21) 1 20" Sabian HH China & cymbals that are cracked or broken, but placed together make a great set of "trash hats" or for 'white noise'!!

I use a 350C Gibraltar Rack for the new drums, & various hi hats stands & snare stands, & various drum cases collected over the last 3 decades. Oh yeah, I own a 50's Ludwig "Super Sensitive" 14x5 snare & old Rogers chrome over brass 14x5 Gene Krupa model snare, it's from early 50's.

I also own various Remo "Spoxe" chrome rims used for hi hats(like Bozzio)& for bell like sounds. They range from 12" to 22" Spoxe. Various timbalitos, hand drums, ice bells, & broken cymbals stacked together for 'white noise' effects.

I'm sure I left some stuff out, but you get the picture of what 34 years of playing professionally can entail. Sorry for taking up space.

Pedals vary from my fave Pearl "Eliminator" strap drive dbl, to a Gibraltar "Intruder" dbl chanin drive pedal(bought in 94)& a single "Intruder" pedal as well as some Ludwig "Speed King" pedals, plus the Roland pedal but I use a dbl pedal with that kit.

02-29-2004, 06:30 PM
I've got an old Pearl Kit (odd sugar cube lugs) I think its from the 70's or 80's...Its been stripped and painted black, though I painted one of the toms yellow and the hardware black. One of these days I'll do the rest like that....

The sizes are:

20x14 (really not big enough for my tastes...i may sell it on ebay and get a big ol Dohono bass drum like a 22x20 or something)

I also have a Pacific 13x5 from my cameleon kit that I sold.

Evans coated G2s on tom batters Evans resonate head on bottom
Evans EMAD on bass batter, EQ2 on front
Evans Dry snare batter, origional pacific resonate on snare side

Vic Firth Akira Jimbo signature sticks

Axis A bass drum pedal w/ Tama beater (medim spring tension, slider adjustment in the middle position)
Old Pearl Hi Hat stand

Yamaha DTX module
Ddrum Redshot triggers on toms and bass

Gibralter rack/ clamps

Pacific, Premier cymbal stands/arms, DW cymbal stacker, DW drop clutch on HH stand

Paiste 20" Signature Dry Dark Ride (love this one!)
Paiste 16" 1000 Power crash
Paiste 18" 1000 Power crash (on loan to a friend used as a crash/ride)
Paiste 13" 505 Hats (not bad for the $$$)

Sabian 18" B8Pro China
Sabian 12" B8Pro China splash
Sabian 10" B8Pro Splash

Gear I uded to have and sold:

Pacific Cameleon Set (20,10,12,14,13S) kept the snare from that kit
Paiste Alpha 18" China
Sabian AAX 17" Stage crash
Sabian AAX 17" Studio crash

Remo Roto-tom set (6,8,10)

Pearl Octoban set (4)

Alesis D4

Pacific double pedal
Pacific HH stand
DW5000 HH stand w/ accesory cowbell pedal(traded this stand for my current kit...not a bad deal!)

I really like yamaha gear and want to get a Beech custom or Oak custom kit sizes:

22,8,10,12,14,16,13S and maybe a 10" aux. snare too

I also want to try more Paiste cymbals out.

I've only been at this for about 2 years now so...I'm still finding out what I like and don't like.

03-02-2004, 06:49 AM
I have to tell ya'll that my Mom & Pop only bought me a snare drum AFTER they forced me to take acordian lessons like a good little Italian boy should(I purposefully failed miserably so I could quit!). After a yr practicing on a snare drum the old Man thought I was going to be good enuff & took me to many Pawn shops where we finally found an old 4 pc "Kent" kit to which I added pawn shop bought 40's or 50's Zildjian K 14" hats & a 20" ride(Damn I wish I still had them cause they're worth alot of $ now like my old Paiste 602's!)Those Kent drums had callfskin heads(remember this was 1960!)which I played on until the heads seperated from the collars & I HAD to buy some new Remo "Weather King" heads! The age of great drum heads had found me. I musta played on that kit for 4 years before affording my 1st Ludwig 4pc pro kit. Just thought you'd get a kick out of a drummer who came up when Krupa & Buddy were still playing & were my hero's, & I played on equip much like they had! Damn i'm 54 today & STILL out playing gigs!

03-02-2004, 01:21 PM
Hi guys,

My setup, it's good to know that I'm not the only gearhead!
My kit has an uneven cymbal to drum ratio!

Drums -

Pearl Masters Toms - 10", 12", 14"
Bass Drum - 22"

Snares - Yamaha John "JR" Robinson Signature Nail Snare (14 x 5")
DW Brass (14 x 6")
Pearl Firecracker (10 x 5")

Cymbals - Zildjian

12" Remix Hats
13" Remix Jungle Hats
16" K Custom Crash
6" A Custom Splah
8" K Splash
17" A Custom Crash
14" K Mini China
20" K Custom Medium Ride
18" Oriental China Trash
18" Oriental Crash of Doom
8" Sabian Radia Cup Chime
9" Sabian Radia Cup Chime

Percussion - LP Black Beauty Cowbell
Mambo Cowbell
Rhythmtech Crasher
LP Jingle ring

Sticks - Vic Firth Terry Bozzio signature

Pedals - DW 5000 hi-hat and remote hi-hat
Tama Iron Cobra Double Pedal

For a pic visit - www.captaincardboard.com/kit.jpg
The Crash of Doom is just off shot!



04-25-2004, 03:37 AM
Pearl Export in Concord Purple.
12''14'' Tom-Toms
16'' Floor Tom
18'' Bass Drum
14'' Snare
Zildjian ZBT HiHats, Crash & Ride
Paiste 18'' Trash
Pearl P-100 tw Double pedal... :( Looking to buy a new double pedal, at the moment i'm going for Axis, as i find it's very good for the style of metal i play. If anyone can recommend anything else, please Reply...I have also Considered, Pearl Eliminator, Tama Iron Cobra and DW 5000. Also interested in upgrading from my Zildjian ZBT's...thinking about Paiste...but once again, need recommendations.

04-25-2004, 05:38 AM
Yamaha Custom Oaks, red matte finish
12x9 Tom
14x12 Tom
16x14 Floor Tom
20x17 Bass
14x7 oak snare
yamaha single chain pedal
Peace remote hihat
Sabian cymbals:
16 stage crash
16 thin crash
8" splash
21 AA ride
15" zildjian hihats
14" wuhan china
Pearl rack

04-25-2004, 12:01 PM
I have 2 kits, one set up for practice and one kit to gig with. Both kits are set up identical(minus 8" tom for practice). My cymbals/snare drums/pedals/hi-hats/throne are the items used for both.

Drum Workshop in Electric Blue w/brass hardware for gigs. Depending on the type of music I'm playing for the gig, I may use some or all of the following, and soon a choice in what bass drum.

18x24 Bass
18x22 Bass (on order, should be here any day)
7x8 Tom
8x10 Tom
10x12 Tom
12x14 Floor Tom
14x16 Floor Tom

Hardware is all DW 9000 series for toms and cymbals.

Pearl Export ELX select in Amber Mist w/chrome hardware for practice:
18x22 Bass
9x10 Tom
10x12 Tom
12x14 Floor Tom
14x16 Floor Tom

Hardware is all Pearl entry level. Now with this kit set up in my practice area, it will never be torn down or modified much so to spend the big bucks on higher quality hardware to me was not important, this line of hardware does the job just fine.

For both kits I use:
5x14 Pearl ELX snare in Amber Mist w/chrome hardware
5x10 Pacific 805 snare in Orange w/black hardware
DW 5002 AD3 Turbo double bass drum pedal
DW 5500TL Hi-Hat
DW 9502 Cable Remote Hi-Hat

Cymbals: Depending on the type of music I'm playing for the gig, I may use some or all of the following.

20" HHX Evolution Ride
19" HHX Power Crash
18" HHX Evolution Crash
18" AXX Explosion Crash
18" AA Chinese
16" AA Rock Crash
12" HH Splash
8 " AAX Splash
18" China w/16" Crash inside
16" China w/14" Crash inside
12" Bell
9" Cup Chime
8" Cup Chime

14" New Beat Hi-Hats
13" K/Z Hi-Hats

I also use a Pork Pie bike seat drum throne
Vater 5a sticks
Vic Firth Isolation Stereo Headphones for Prictice/clicktrack

04-27-2004, 05:01 PM
My kit:

Tama Rockstar Custom:

- toms: 8 (self-made), 10, 12, 14
- matching wood snare: 14x5,5
- bass 20


- AA 15, 17, 18 med-thin crash
- HHX 15 groove hats
- HH 20 medium ride
- HH 18 china
- HH 8 splash
- AAX 6 splash


- 12, 14 china

Other kewl things:

- LP cyclops tambourine
- custom-stack (3 splashes:))
- self-made octobans

Tama Hardware
Remo skins

Pics: http://irc-galleria.net/archive.php?nick=Lkx
Sounds: http://www.helionprog.com/audio/Helion-GodofFire.mp3

04-28-2004, 06:34 AM
@Lkx can you explain to me who you made your 8inch tom, and your octobans? iv ben wondering how to make a 8inch tome for a while. i have a starclassic and right now i dont have money for a 8inch tom, i think its around $210-$220 i think or more. thanks!


04-29-2004, 08:32 AM

I dunno if I can explain it properly. Anyway for the tom u need plywood - I used 4mm birch - and of course the hardware. I built mine couple years ago in school so I had all the equipment and the wood there. I got my hardware through the local drum builder (btw check out http://www.kumu.fi ).

I put some hot water in a plastic box to get the plywood flexible. When it's soaking wet it will bend more than u believe. Then it must be wrapped around or inside somethin round. I used some huge clamps to do this. After it's dry and all, u need the exact measures so u can saw the thing.

When u have sawed what-will-eventually-be-a-drum-shell, u have to glue it together. A good way is to use a strengthening strip of the same plywood inside. U can also glue strips to the ends of the shell, like reinforcing hoops inside. That way it's easier to get the bearing edges right.

Finally u need to color the thing and cover with lacquer. Then drill the holes and file and/or sand down the bearing edges. It's pretty hard to explain this whole project quickly... I hope u get some idea. I can put something 'bout the octos later.

U could try asking Pekka Helanen (the Kumu guy) some advice too. The email address can be found in the site...

04-30-2004, 11:01 AM
18X22 Bass Drum
17x16 Floortom
13x13 Tom

11x12 Tama Rockstar Tom
5.5x14 Pearl Export Snare Drum
6x8 Tom

Sabian Pro 20" Medium Ride
Sabian B8 Pro 14" Medium Hats
Sabian B8 Pro 18" Rock Crash
Sabian Signature 18" and 16" Donati Saturation Crashes
AA Meinl 16" Streamer Crash
AA Meinl 10" Cast Bronze Classic Splash

Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide D.B. Pedal
DW 4000 Hi-hat Stand
Pearl D220C Roadster Throne
Sabian Quiet Tone Drum and Cymbal Mutes
DW Drop Clutch
Evans Genera G2 Heads
Zoom RhythmTrak 123 Drum Machine
Vater Assault Sticks

I'll put some updated pics up in a few days

05-06-2004, 07:29 AM
I use a Pearl Forum series kit in blue finish.
16"x20" bass drum (still using the Pearl head)
8"x8" tom (unknown brand, got it from a friend because the Forum series doesn't offer this size) (Evans G1 head)
8"x10" tom (Remo Emperor)
12"x12" tom (Evans G1)
14"x14" tom (Remo coated Ambassador)
5"x14" DW Collector's Series maple snare drum (Remo Power Center)

The hardware is a mix of the set that came with the Rythm Traveller kit, a P101TW double pedal, a Pearl X hat I got last christmas :D and some stands of different brands I've acquired through the years.


8" Meinl Rakes splash
14" A Custom hihats
16" A Custom Projection crash
18" A Custom Projection crash
18" K Dark Thin crash
16" Stagg Classic china (RCH16)
21" Sabian Phil Collins sig. ride.

Sticks: Vater, Vic Firth and their respective sub-brands, Nova and Goodwood.

And extra percussion stuff, mostly from LP, like a drumset tambourine, cowbells, blast blocks, agogos, a cowbell bracket to play clave, etc.

05-06-2004, 08:11 AM
Well, I've changed some parts of my gear so:

Drums are the same, but cymbals:

13" Alchemy Professional Rock Hi-hat
22" Istanbul Empire Ride
16" Alchemy Professional Raw China (awesome!)
12" Istanbul Traditional Heavy Splash (awesome!!)
6" Alchemy Professional Raw Bell

05-06-2004, 12:46 PM
Cool grzegorz! I bet some of those Turkish cymbal are really great! Just got me a Sabian 16" AAX Chinese, the music shop i go to were having a relocation sale and i got it half price, delighted!:D I've never had a china before and they really sound different

Kinetic drummer
05-06-2004, 09:38 PM
i have exactlythe same drum kit.
PEARL MMX IN diamondburst... but i have the 8" tom.. plus the other three toms andbass drum.

i use vic firth sticks..
IRON COBRA PEDALS, dw hi hat stand, with a jam lock, and pearl pedal with a tambourine.

zildjian cymbals.
2 crashes, 2 chinas, 3 splashes, 1 ride, 2 hi hats ,1 splash stacked in a china, 1 zil bel and from sabian the max stax.
all racked in pearl rack, with gibraltar booms.

i have a yamaha 10 snare on my side

I BOUGHT THIS From a guy called GUY VINCENT. IN MONTREAL, AT THE 2002 DRUM FEST. the brand is gvd (guy vincent drums) to the canadian drummer.. and the quebecois ones..they should know the brand. pretty awesome.
its all maple...and the finish is EXOTIC MAPLE is 13 x 8... is the best snare i e ver had.. i wont change it! never!!

honestly is a dream kit... but... you just need the DREAM DRUMMER... I SUCK... I DONT DESERVE SUCH DRUMS!

05-07-2004, 06:20 AM
Cool grzegorz! I bet some of those Turkish cymbal are really great! Just got me a Sabian 16" AAX Chinese, the music shop i go to were having a relocation sale and i got it half price, delighted!:D I've never had a china before and they really sound different

Yeah, they're very cool:) Traditional Series is similiar to Sabian's HH, and Alchemy is similiar to AAX (both in sound:) ) I've had Alchemy Professional Sweet 15", then 17" and finally Raw 16". I like it very much for strong accents, because it's not very sensible...

05-09-2004, 11:11 AM
I'm understanding your point there about the strong accents!! the cymbal is alot more shrill than i was expecting, but i had to buy it for half price! I'll add a 20" or bigger to my cymbal wants for the future.

05-10-2004, 05:28 AM
I like that Raw China, but you know, sooner or later I will need a more sensitive cymbal, so I'll have to buy another one. In fact I would like to have it right now:) But for music I play now - it's great:)

05-28-2004, 04:10 AM
I got a Pearl CZX Custom Z (except the snare) in birdseye champange
my setup is:

Bass (10 layers/12,5mm maple)

fToms (10 layers/12,5mm maple)

Toms(8 layers/10mm maple)

Snare (3mm Bell Brass)
14x6,5 Tama BB156

My cymbals are in need of changing and expanding but i won't do that until after the summer..
I currently play Istanbul cymbals.

06-24-2004, 08:08 AM

Tama Starclassic Performer(color: violet)

rack toms: 9"*10" ,10"*12" ,12"*14"

floor tom: 16"*16"

bass drum: 16"*22"


5(5,5)"*14" (starclassic performer, same color as the rest of the set)

Stewart Copeland Signature snare (SC145) 14"*5"



-Signature rough ride 22"
-Signature medium hi-hat 14"
-Dimensions 10" thin splash


-A-Custom medium ride 21"
-A-custom hi-hat 14"
-A-custom crash 17"
-A-Custom projection crash 17"
-A-Custom fast crash 18"
-A-custom fast crash 16"
-A-Custom splash 10"
-Z-custom china 18"
-K-Custom medium ride 20"

pedals: DW 9002(9000) doublepedals, Tama Iron Cobra flexi-glide doublepedals

rack: Tama Power Tower

06-26-2004, 08:38 AM
You'll find info on my YAMAHA beech custom HERE (http://earthshaker.free.fr)


El Salsero
06-26-2004, 09:09 AM
Hey guys, remember that Virgil wouldn't need his whole gear to play like a God, he can play awesome stuffs on a snare drum or a pad...

glory run
06-27-2004, 10:10 PM
Pacific Drums : Birch


10x8,12x9,14x12, 22x18


David Garibaldi Signature Snare, also a 14x5 stock birch snare


13'' k/z combo
17'' a custom projection
18" K session series crash (x2)
15'' k crash
15'' A custom fast crash
22'' Niel Peart paragon ride
19'' Paragon China

I'd like to pick up a couple splashes, gotta recover from the above though first, just bought them.

also have pearl eliminator hi-hat stand and double pedal.

06-29-2004, 11:19 PM
man havent checked this thread in YONKS
didnt realise there was this many replies :D

07-05-2004, 03:55 AM
Alesis D4

i know this is a bit late to ask.. but can i ask you what the D4 is like? i can purchase one second hand for a real good price and i was just wondering if there are any problems I should be aware of. :)


07-05-2004, 09:20 AM
Oh boy. I have a Sonor drumset.

Standard 14" snare

toms :

One bass drum, 22".

A crash / ride, which neither crashes or rides, and a cracked splash cymbal, as well as a Zildjian ZXT ride cymbal and some ZXT hi hats.

Boy oh boy...Don't I have you guys beat?

07-05-2004, 09:03 PM

The British Boy
07-14-2004, 09:52 PM
Tama Rockstar Custom in custom blue

10x9 tom
12x10 tom
13x11 tom
16x16 floor tom
22x16 kick drum
14x5.5 snare
14x7 Vintage Grandstar snare (birch)
13x3.5 Pacific steel snare

All Tama hardware with a double pedal and occasionaly a Gibraltar rack system

Cymbals are Zildjian and Sabian.

6" Zil-Bel
8" K splash
10" Med Max Stax
13'' AAX Fusion hats
15'' Vintage A New Beat hats
16" K Thin Crash
17" HH Thin Crash
18" HH Med Thin Crash
18" A Crash Ride
18" A China Boy high
20" HH Duo Ride
21" HH Raw Bell Dry Ride
22" Vintage A Medium Ride
(note, I only use 1 set of hats at a time and usualy only 1 ride at a time)

Hopefully soon I'll be playing a new set, possibly a DW or Starclassic or GMS.

Like Mike
07-15-2004, 11:21 AM
22" Pearl Bass Drum

12'' and 16" toms by "Royce"

14" "Peace" snare

Cymbals are Zildjian and Sabien

14" ZBT Hats
16" B8 Thin Crash
16" B8 Rock Crash
18" "Planet Z" crash/ride

The crash/ride can't really do either, at shows I just borrow someone elses

07-15-2004, 10:33 PM
My live kit is a mid 70's Gretsch 4-pc. 22x14, 10x6(sweet), 14x10, and the occasional 13x9 on my left...Depending on the gig, I have a Gretsch 14x6 (recently retooled by Tommy Winkler @ Pearl USA.) and I have a Pearl Mahogany 13x3 pic that I use as well. My aux snare is a 12x7 Pearl Sopranino, I use it for different mood changes.

My Studio kit is the Mahogany Classic Limited Edition that I believe was the precursor to the Masters Mahogany. It is the one Omar Hakim endorsed for awhile. 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 with a 20 kick. I again rotate the snare situation depending on need.

Cymbals-I use Paiste Signatures for hats and ride and chinas. For Crashes it depends on several factors. I vary between Sound formulas, signatures, and Alphas.


07-16-2004, 08:58 PM
DW Birch 4 piece (12", 14", 22")matte black stain
birch snare (dw also)14"
dw 5002 hardware (double chain)
zildjian 17" medium thin crash (A Custom)
" " 20" medium crash (Z custom)
" " 18" oriental china
" " 18" china high (avedis platinum)wish they still made these
Sabian 20" ride (plain jane AA)
Sabian 14" hats (AA)
evens heads (hydros on tom batters, single clears on bottoms, HD Dry snare with vent holes, hazy 300 on bottom (i think)
puresound wires
Vater smitty power fusion or Zildjian super 5b sticks

nothing too special...but it works for me

09-03-2005, 03:58 PM
My drumkits are:

Phattie Custom Drums acrylic clear with black hardware:


Pork pie custom drums, yellow with black stars:


Ruff Custom drums acrylic clear with gold hardware:


09-07-2005, 03:41 AM
A custom 16" crash
Oriental china 12"
A custom mastersound hats 14"
K custom 17" china
Constantinople 16" crash
A custom 8" splash
Mike Portnoy signature splash 9"
Constantinople 18" crash
Oriental china 18
K custom 14" china
Avedis 18" medium thin crash
A custom 20" ride
Wuhan 14 china

Drums... (Pearl MMX/Masterworks... Left to right)

1. 10x5" piccolo snare
2. 6x12 & 6x15 Pearl quarter toms
3. 14x12" tom
4. 8x7" tom
5. 10x8" tom
6. 12x9" tom
7. 16x14" tom
8. 22x18" kick.
9. Masterworks 5.5x14 rosewood snare

All Pearl h/w...
Eliminator double pedal
Eliminator Hi-hat
Eliminator dbl converted to single (playing cowbell)
Dr-503 rack - all Pc-50's
Closed hi-hat boom...

Then I have a Masterworks on the way but its delayed right now... My dealer has no idea where it is... Pearls HQ in jappan is swamped right now from what I hear some who knows when Ill get my MWs!

MW specs...

MW - Candy black burst
10x8 - 2ply birch 4ply maple
12x9 - 6ply maple
16x14 - 4ply mohag 2ply maple
20x18 - 4ply mohag 2ply maple
14x5.5 - 10 ply birch (tube lugs)


09-08-2005, 02:26 PM
This must be a new thread, 'cause I swear I posted something similar to what I'm about to post not too long ago. Anyway, I'll keep it short and sweet...try to...
Drums - Sonor Hilite - black finish with Chrome hardware
Kit #1 - Rock, Funk..anything high volume
17x22 BD - SuperKick I Bat./Regulator Front
11x13 Tom - Dbl. Thin Ctd./Hi-Frequency Clr.
17x16 FT - Dbl. Thin Ctd./Hi-Frequency Clr.
Snare - 7.25x14 Sonorlite Scandi Birch with 12 Lugs, Die-Cast hoops and parallel strainer...my favorite! Tex. Ctd with Pwr Dot/Class Clr. Snare

Cymbals Kit#1
14" Paiste Sig. Sound Edge Hi-Hats
18" Paiste Dim. Medium Raw Crash
16" Sabian VD Saturation Crash (sounds nice in the ensemble!)
17" Paiste Dim. Reflector Medium Heavy Crash
20" UFIP Natural Series - Crash/Ride
22" Paiste Dim. Reflector Deep Full Ride - or - 22" Sig. Full Ride

LP Rock Cowbell - LP Cyclops Tambourine
Hardware - Yamaha stands and Pedals
Heads - Aquarian - listed by drum
Kit #2 - Jazz, some rock, practice kit

16x20 BD - Force Ctd. Bat./Sonor Logo Front
9x10 Tom - Class. Clr./Hi-Frequency Clear
10x12 Tom - Class. Clr./Hi-Frequency Clear
12x14 Tom - Class. Clr./Hi-Frequency Clear
Snare - Main - Yamaha 5.5x14 JR Robinson 'Nail' snare - White Pearl Finish -
Studio X Ctd with Pwr Dot/Class Clr. Snare
Snare - Aux - Drum Workshop 6x10 in Orange Satin Flame Tex. Ctd./Class Clr. Snare

Cymbals Kit#2 All Paiste
14" Sig. Dark Crisp Hi Hats
10" Sound Formula Micro Hats
8", 10" Sig. Splash
10" 3000 Bell
16", 17", 18" Sig. Full Crash
20" Sig. Dry Ride
20" Formula 602 Medium Flatride - my other baby!

Hardware - Mapex Stand, DW Pedals and Stand, Yamaha Stands
LP - Salsa Series Bells - Mambo and Cha-cha
LP - Jam Block (Red)
Yamaha - Russ Miller Cascara Wedge
Heads - Aquarian
Kit #3 - My Be-Bop Baby!

19x18 FT - converted into a bass drum - played it in rehearsal last night...so much presence, body, and depth...more so than my 20"(!!!!) Mdrn. Class. Bass/Regulator Front
10x12 Tom - Mdrn. Class./Hi-Frequency
16x15 Fl Tom - Mdrn. Class./Hi-Frequency
Snare - 7.25x14 Hilite matching black snare - Mdrn. Class./Class. Clear Snare

I have a 8x8 and 9x10 tom that float from Kit 1 to Kit 3. I may take the 13 and make it the "FT" to my Be-Bop kit, with the 8 and 10, add the 12 and 15 to kit 1. They have different heads, which is why I haven't switched anything yet.

Cymbals Kit#3 - Paiste
14" Sig. Dark Crisp Hi-Hats (from Kit2)
16", 18" Sig. Full Crash (from Kit2)
20" Trad. Medium Ride with 6 Rivets
22" Trad. Medium Light Swish


Sabian Jack DeJohnette Encore Series
14" Hats
16", 18" Crash
20" Ride
20" Chinese

Well, thats the long and short of it. I also interchange a Pearl Steve Ferrone Brass for the Sonorlite in Kit 1, and I sometimes play my Jack Dejohnette first issue series...I'm still scouring ebay for the Hi hats from that series but I have the 18" crash. 20" and 22" Rides, and 20" chinese. Dry, dry, dry!!!

There you go, and you don't know where I live!!!! :p :p

09-11-2005, 09:06 PM
my drums has porn on the left and on the right.
it makes me play really fast and cool.

09-12-2005, 03:46 PM
My standard setup is 3 rack toms, 8 10 12, 16 floor and two kicks and snare. Two hi-hats, two ride cymbals, 4 chinas, 4 crashes round out the cymbals. The clave pedal is either a green blast block or large ribbon crasher. I have downsized over the years since the bands I'm in now don't require 5 or 6 toms.

09-13-2005, 02:19 PM
10, 12 toms (sometimes I'll bring the 8 inch too..)
14 or 16 floor tom (I'm very lazy..)
2 crashes on the left and right
1 ride on the left
1hihat on the right
china on the left
splash on the left
1 basedrum

Using a rack and toms are right in front of the snare... Not like a traditional set up....

Triggered basedrum with a ddrum4se

I only get to play on my kit when rehearsing with the band..

The Ghillie
12-24-2005, 05:07 PM
I just bought a PDP FS. I have recoverd it with a very fine black fur that offsets the chrome hardware.

"A" ping ride
Mastersound botton m and K top, 13"
PDP 13" Piccolo snare
Aquarin kick heads and Tama Iron cobra

I like the way the fusion setup, piccolo snare and small hats offset the thundrous kick. Badda boom!

12-25-2005, 11:56 AM
5 pic Tama Rockstar with 2 xtra pearl export toms, two 13" pearl snares (one bronze, the other a traveler) Iron Cobra double kick, 3 crashes, 2 chinas, hi-hat & ride

01-03-2006, 03:06 PM
I got Ludwig Vistalite (like Bonhams) from1971.

-Snare 15"
-13"14" toms
-16" floor tom
-24" bass drum
-16" PAiSTe 302 Crash
-13" PAiSTe 302 Hi-Hat

-Salsa Club Cow bell
-Salsa Club Tambourine

-Ludwig Rockers

Bass pedal: Hi-Hat Stand:
Iron Cobra Ludwig speed-king

My drum kit is very old so I'm planing to buy Pearl Export!

01-05-2006, 01:20 AM
I have got:

Sonor Force 503

Tama Superstar Snare in Suburst Fade

Remo Pinstripes on 10" and 12" Toms

The new Ec2 on the 14" Floortom

And the EMAD from Evans as batter head on the bassdrum

Hardware: DW 5002 TD3 Twin Pedal


14" Bycance Medium
17" Filter Ride/Crash (Thomas Lang)
16" Synthetic Crash (")
12" Filter China (")
20" Headliner Ride

01-05-2006, 06:41 AM
atm I have this set-up:

Pearl ELX 2001 in ebony mist

10" X 8" rack tom
12" X 9" rack tom
14" X 12" floor tom
16" X 14" floor tom
22" X 16" bass drum

14" X 6.5" black panther snare
13" X 3.5" black panther snare
12" X 7" black panther snare
10" X 6" DW workshop snare
10" X 2" Sonor Jungle Snare


16" zildjian A medium thin crash
18" Pro sonix crash cymbal
18" zildjian crash of doom
19" saturation crash

8" and 10" A custom splashes
10" HH splash

22" a china boy low
14" sabian pro mini china (now flat after years of use!)

22" A medium ride (70's i think, very nice)
22" Paiste signature dry dark ride (discontinued model i think, like the new signature metal ride but the hammering is all over it)
22" zildjian K custom high definition ride

10" stagg HH series
13" A custom/z custom compostie pair (normal A custom top, with a regular Z custom bottom, not a dyno beat)
14" trash top/dyno beat composite pair(extremely heavy, great!!!!!)

BUT im now saving up for a DW kit of similar sort of specs (20" bass drum, 10" 12" 14" 16" and 14" X 5" edge)

01-12-2006, 09:42 PM
I have a Mapex M Maple Studio set. (6 Piece)
Cymbals are my thing:
20" HHX Evolution Ride (Just got Yesterday)
14" Sabian Paragon Hi-Hats ( Just got Yesterday)
17" Sabian AA Thin Crash
18" Sabian AA Medium Thin Crash
16" Zildjian A Medium Crash
18" Wuhan China (On boom behind me like John Blackwell)
Pearl Eliminator Double Pedal with Red Cam and Loose tension
Pearl Eliminator High Hat Stand with Red Cam and matching tension to slave side.
In the future I plan on upgrading my set to an Orange County drumset.

01-12-2006, 10:53 PM
hey fellow drummers
my set up is as follows:

cherry wood yamaha maple custom absolute
10x9 tom-tom
12x10 tom-tom
14x12 tom-tom
22x16 bass drum

14x5 inch pearl snare

zildjian cymbals
13 k/z hi hats
17 k dark crash thin
20 k custom ride
11 and 2/4 k splash (cut from a broken 12 inch splash a friend gave me)

all yamaha cymbal stands
iron cobra lever glide hi hat (perfect for double pedals)

soon to come: dw 9000 series pedals

I am thinking of changing all the cymbals since my taste has changed from contemporary randb funk to a more steve smith jazz sound. my current cymbal set up i find to be good for an contemporary jazz r&b gigs. I like steve smiths sound because he (plays all U.S. ethnic styles and as such the cymbals are versatile for any style.)

Ernie Clifton
01-13-2006, 06:59 PM
The kit I play out with is a Mapex Pro M in caramel Fade. It consists of

2 22X18'' kicks

10,12,13,14 rack toms

16 and 18 floor toms

a 13'' steel snare and a 14'' maple snare

the cymbals are all zildjian:
24'' earth ride
14'' new beat hi hats
14'' mastersound hi hats
20'' china trash
12'' Z custom splash
18'' Z custom rock crash
16'' meduim crash
20'' oriental crash of doom

I have an alesis dm-5 and 2 ddrum pro kick drum triggers

My pedals suck! and I want a gibralter rack to make the setup better... all in time I guess.

01-14-2006, 09:27 AM
Yamaha Recording Custom (cherrywood finish)

8x8 tom
10x9 tom
12x10 tom
14x12 tom
16x14 tom

22x16 bass drum
14x6 Yamaha Anton Fig signature snare
14x4 Yamaha Maple Custom Snare

Zildjian cymbals

13" k/z hi hats
18" A custom Crash
6",8",10" A custom splashes
20" A custom Crash
20" A ping ride
14" A Mastersound Hihats
18" A china
18" K custom crash

01-18-2006, 04:59 AM
Check out the following pic of my kit, Sonor Designer bubinga finish and various other odds and ends. Sounds awesome.

01-18-2006, 10:33 AM
@ percusski

Nice kit - beautiful finish on the bubinga !!
Is that a brass snare ? How do u like it ?

01-18-2006, 06:27 PM
And I realize I have to update mine, coz I sold the Premier kit and got....:

A Peavey Radial Pro White laquer set. Easily the best set I ever played, and I worked in a drumstore for 7 years...


14" snare
2 other 14" snares, a Rogers and a J. Morgenthaler signature
1 12" handmade snare.
Still Pearl Eliminator double pedal, and loads of Sabian cymbals including 3 of Virgils crashes, 16"/17"/18".

And then I still have my old green sparkle Trova jazz set which I got for my 7 years birthday. It still sounds great. 20/12"/14".


Bruno G
01-22-2006, 09:45 AM
My Kit (http://users.telenet.be/brulessi/DrumAholic/pictures/studio/Gear.jpg)

Our Music (http://www.myspace.com/sengir)

Our website (http://www.sengirweb.com)

... That's a lot of spam :p

01-22-2006, 12:52 PM
@ percusski

Nice kit - beautiful finish on the bubinga !!
Is that a brass snare ? How do u like it ?

Thanks man I love this kit, and i've never heard a better one! The snare is a Sonor Signature Bronze snare 14x4, and it sounds even better than it looks.

02-19-2006, 07:10 AM
My Kit (http://users.telenet.be/brulessi/DrumAholic/pictures/studio/Gear.jpg)

Our Music (http://www.myspace.com/sengir)

Our website (http://www.sengirweb.com)

... That's a lot of spam :p

Hey, are you the guy who translated some of Virgil's music for his book?

02-19-2006, 01:28 PM
Frank, That'll be this one ..
on the site : check activities and mp3 drumsolos.

errr. his drumkit :


Bruno G
02-24-2006, 03:37 PM
Frank, That'll be this one ..
on the site : check activities and mp3 drumsolos.

errr. his drumkit :


Indeed! Bruno Meeus did that and he is a very good friend.
He even introduced me personaly to Virgil.
Both great guys!!!

02-24-2006, 04:07 PM
Pics of my kit:

Click Here (http://ogames.free.fr/Media/Pictures/My%20drumkit/)

02-24-2006, 07:15 PM
That looks like a blast to play CJ. How do you like those aquarians?

02-25-2006, 03:19 PM
[QUOTE=Bruno G]Inderdaad!

He, drumaholic !
mooie site..congrats with your meet & greet..

02-25-2006, 07:53 PM
lol does u're drum throne double as your comp chair CJ?

Bruno G
02-26-2006, 08:43 AM
[QUOTE=Bruno G]Inderdaad!

He, drumaholic !
mooie site..congrats with your meet & greet..

Dankjewel! Je hebt m'n persoonlijke site gevonden zie ik ;-)
Thanx! You found my pers. site too ;-)

02-26-2006, 09:02 AM
Yo Bateria,

I'm loving those Aquarians, I have a Super Kick II on the bass drum now.
The way they enhance the sound of my kit is amazing - the best skins
out there in my opinion.

I'll never use the other brands again!... Unless I get an endorsement...

02-28-2006, 10:57 AM
is it a stage custom standard CJ? u seem to be a big yamaha fan? :) (which is cool)
percusski, is it the same snare in reality dysfunction?

02-28-2006, 11:08 AM
Nearly; it's Stage Custom Advantage Nouveau. I like Yamaha because,
in my opinion they have some of the most solid long lasting hardware
it the field.

The other thing is that I hate mixing Brands. So at worst, I'd have a
different brand for my throne (witch is the case) and different stuff
for my pedals - but all the pedals would have to be the same brand!

Possible that I'm sick in the head, but if my kit isn't "uniform", I just go

02-28-2006, 11:54 AM
These are my kits:

gretsch usa custom 8-10-12-14-16-22 (gibraltar/pearl hardware)
and yamaha stage custom 10-12-14-15-22 (yamaha hardware)

I use some zildjian, sabian and ufip cymbals

Pearl double eliminator pedals and hi-hat

I have 3 snares:
Ludwig black beauty 6.5x14 (supersensitive with tube lugs)
Pearl Free Floating 3.5x14
Yamaha Stage Custom 5.5x14

03-15-2006, 07:32 PM
I got me a pearl forum ... woo!!!!

06-30-2006, 05:57 AM
Yamaha Maple Custom (played by Dave Weckyl at a clinic)
8,10,12,13,14,15 toms
22 kick
14" Dennis Chambers Pearl Snare
13" Tama Snare
Eliminator double pedals with blue cam
Icon 503C rack

Sabian cymbals

8" HH splash
10" AA splash
16" AA med Thin Crash
17" AAX Stage Crash
18" AAX stage Crash
19" Explosion Crash
14" Mini China AA
18" AA China
13" AA Fusion Hats
14" AA Regular hats

Roland V-Drums Custom

I think that is it. :D

07-01-2006, 10:35 AM
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute (Blue Sparkle)
20"x18" BD
8"x7" T
10"x8" T
12"x10" T
14"x14" FT
14"x5'5" SD

Zildjian Cymbals

- K Custom Ride 20"
- K Dark Thin Crash 18"
- A Custom Crash 17"
- A Custom Projection Crash 16"
- Avedis China Low 16"
- Oriental China Trash 12"
- A Custom Hi-Hat 14"
- Avedis Splash 6"
- Avedis Splash 8"

I'm waiting for the chinas and the 6" splash to arrive, so I'm using a meinl splash and stagg and wuhan chinas. I also have other rides like a 20" K Pre aged but the main one is the K Custom. Got Evans drumheads on all of them and, besides a DW9000 double pedal, all the hardware is Yamaha.
Also, I'm using a Yamaha DTXplorer set for sound effects with my band (htttp://www.stravaganzza.com), the guys at Yamaha were very nice letting me borrow the e-kit for a few gigs :)

07-01-2006, 03:22 PM
^nice pics

mines a Pearl export
evans super tough on snare, remo emperors on toms, 10" 12" 14" toms,
evans hydraulic bass drum head.
****ty cymbals, i wish i could upgrade but lack of money has stopped me there.
zbt crash, zbt high hat top, pearl high hat bottom(sounds much better than zbt bottom), and i use soundpercussion highhats put upside down for splashes, they sound quite good actually, kinda trashy.

07-02-2006, 04:12 AM
Just wait and your new kit will arrive, someday. I've used a Pearl Forum until last year, when I started endorsing Yamaha and trust me, it's much better to enjoy a medium level kit for a good while, it makes you take the very best out of your kit and your playing.
BTW, how's that super tough head? I'm switching to thicker heads because G1s don't last long enough for me, they lost shape in a few gigs and I'm thinking about the ST as well for the louder gigs.

07-02-2006, 01:16 PM
it very tough as the name suggests, if its not tuned high, its gets really dark, at least on my snare, and i dont really like that, but tuned up more it sounds pretty nice. if ur looking for durability they definatly do the trick.

07-03-2006, 04:02 PM
Cool, thanks! Perhaps I'll go for the G2 at first and see how they work.

07-03-2006, 11:54 PM
mines a yamaha stage custom standard in a natural finish,

8x8 rack
10x9 rack
12x10 rack (set up nxt to me on the right)
14x14 floor
20x17 kick
12x5 brady block shell jarrah snare

my cymbals are a collection of sabian and zildjian although i wanna get rid of the sabian cause i prefer the zildjian sound.

14" 1970's zildjian A hats
16" sabian AA medium thin crash
18" sabian AAX stage crash
20" 1970's zildjian A ride

all my hardware except for 1 cymbal stand, snare and hats are pearl.

currently looking for a 13X6.5 snare if anyones got any hot ideas

07-21-2006, 09:32 AM
i mix mine around depending on whether im playing jazz or rock
but i have
sonor force 3005
22" bass drum
16" bass drum
14" floor tom
12" rack tom
10" rack tom
14" snare


17" aa regular medium crash
18" hhx studio crash
20" aa medium ride
8" hh traditional splash
14" aa regular hihats

8" a splash

the only peice of hardware im really proud of is
pearl double eliminator chain drive


08-09-2006, 08:30 PM
i use yamaha stage custom 22,10,12,14
14 x 5.5 premier signia maple snare
13" zildjian a custom hats
14" sabian AAX studio crash
18" sabian AAX explosion crash (as ride too)
20" sabian AAX metal ride
8" sabian HH splash
10" sabian AA splash
roland TD6 with KD8 pad and PD80mesh
apple ibook / firewire 410 / cubase, ableton live for backing stuff/recording
yamaha 01v digi mixer
shure microphones

a total ***** to set up though !

08-14-2006, 10:24 AM
I got this:

Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage (wood) Fade Cranberry Red
14x5.5" Snare Drum
10x9" tom
12X10" tom
14X14" floor tom
16X16" floor tom
22X17" Bass drum

Paiste 5 series Cymbals

Sticks: ProMark 5A

Skins: Remo Coated Emperor for snare drum top and bottom
Remo Coated Ambassador for toms top and bottom
Remo Powerstroke 3 Bass for Bass drum

but there's more to come... didn't find the money to buy it all at once :rolleyes:

Click for pics of my kit (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/Instrumentalrockrocks/YamahaStageCustomAdvantage4.jpg)

Click for pics of my kit (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/Instrumentalrockrocks/YamahaStageCustomAdvantage32.jpg)

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04-01-2008, 10:41 AM
My little drumset:D

Pearl EX
color: Chrome

10" tom
12" tom
16" floor tom
20" bass drum

14" SABIAN ProSonix Hats
16" SABIAN ProSonix Crash
20" SABIAN ProSonix Ride
8" SABIAN AA Splash

Coated Powerstroke 3; Ambassador; Pinstripe

04-01-2008, 04:32 PM
Pearl Visions in Birch.

8" tom (still waiting for it) Pearl is making it for me.
10" tom
12" tom
14" floor tom
16" floor tom
22" bass drum

13" Pearl Maple Piccolo snare
14" Pearl Sensitone snare

All pearl hardware with Powershifter Eliminator double pedals and the same series with my hi hat stand. Ooh and I only use Optimounts with my drums!!!

14" Sabian Paragon hats
16" Sabian AAXplosion crash
18" Sabian AXXplosion crash
16" Sabian Saturation crash
17" Sabian AAXtreme china
21" Sabian Hand Hammer Dry bell ride
12" SabianAAX Metal splash
6" Zildjian A Custom splash
8" Sabian AAX splash
12" Wuhan mini china
And a Pearl rock cowbell.

Vater Virgil Donati Assault series
Promark 5Bs
Promark Hot Rods

All Remo heads except bass drum. I have an Aquarian Super kick 2 on bass drum. And if I forgot something is really minor. Thats what I mainly use until I get my Pearl Master Premium Series with a Reference 13x5 snare.

04-01-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm also a Gretsch guy:

Gretsch USA Maple in Cherry Stain finish:
10", 12", 14", 22x18", 14x5.5"

14x6.5" Sleishman Jarrah snaredrum
12x5" Gretsch Steel Black Hawk snare

Heads: Aquarian Classic Clear Bottoms/Texture Coated batters on toms
Aquarian Texture Coated w/ Power Dot batter on Sleishman snare, classic clear snare-side

Gretsch stock head (Ambassador?) batter on Blackhawk snare, with stock bottom head
Gretsch stock head w/ Ambassador snare-side on USA Maple snare

Bassdrum has a coated PS3 batter and stock front head, but I don't like the coated PS3 which I've had on the kit since I bought it and I'll be putting a clear head on when I can afford it :).

18" (cracked) and 19" Paiste 2002 crashes, 17" Sabian AAX Studio crash (cracked)
16" and 20" Meinl Byzance Chinese
20" Byzantine Rock Ride
8" and 10" UFIP Class Splashes
13" and 14" Paiste Sig. Dark Crisp hats
Rhythmtech Tambourine, 2x DXP blast blocks (red and green), and some no-name cowbell which sounds awesome, which I use mounted. I have a Legacy cowbell which (along with the green blast block) I'll be mounting on a foot pedal bracket when it comes in :D.

04-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Pearl Reference:


Mapex Saturn Pro:



Other snares:
Pearl Picollo: steel 13x3

Drum Solo: horizontal segment shell, birch from bottom of lake superior. 13x7



8in. AAX splash
16in. AAX dark crash
17in. AA fast crash
18in. HHXevolution O-zone crash
21in. HHXlegacy ride


16in. 802 crash
18in. 502 china


14in. Kcustom session hats
18in. Kconstantinople crash
20in. Kcustom dark ride


Ufip 10in. splash
Wuhan 16in. china

04-02-2008, 01:47 AM
My little drumset:D

Pearl EX
color: Chrome

10" tom
12" tom
16" floor tom
20" bass drum

14" SABIAN ProSonix Hats
16" SABIAN ProSonix Crash
20" SABIAN ProSonix Ride
8" SABIAN AA Splash

Coated Powerstroke 3; Ambassador; Pinstripe

My first drum set was a Chrome Pearl Export. I loved that kit to death even though it was old and beat up when I got it!

Nice to see I'm not the only one!

04-02-2008, 02:59 AM
I thought I'd contribute ;)

Sonor 3005 Autumn Fade + Sonor Hardware 400 Series (mostly)

10" tom
12" tom
13" tom
14" tom
16" floor tom
22" bass drum
14" x 5,5" snare
13" x 3" piccolo snare (by Pearl)

16" crash
18" crash
20" china (not in the pictures)
20" ride
10" splash
13" hihat
14" hihat

+ throne + me :D

04-02-2008, 08:25 AM
Man, that is an old thread:D!! Well, my kit:

Mapex Orion Coffee Burst
22x20 bd
10x8, 12x9, 14x14, 16x16 toms (two floor toms)
14x5.5 Black Panther Birdseye Maple Snare
14x5.5 Black Panther Kung Fu Steel Special Edition Snare

and some cowbells and stuff.

Cymbals: All Sabian

AAXplosion 15" Crash
HHX 16" Stage Crash
HHXtreme 16" Crash
HHXtreme 18" Crash
HHX Evolution 14" HiHats
HHX Groove Ride 21"
HHX Evolution 18" O-Zone Crash
HHX 10" Splash
AAX Portnoy Sig. Splash


04-03-2008, 02:34 AM
I thought I'd contribute ;)

Sonor 3005 Autumn Fade + Sonor Hardware 400 Series (mostly)

10" tom
12" tom
13" tom
14" tom
16" floor tom
22" bass drum
14" x 5,5" snare
13" x 3" piccolo snare (by Pearl)

16" crash
18" crash
20" china (not in the pictures)
20" ride
10" splash
13" hihat
14" hihat

+ throne + me :D

Your kit's sexy, its set up just like mine!

04-10-2008, 01:37 PM
wwwoooowww its all awesome guys,acktually yam so gaelous to all of you guys,you have everythink you need or want,y mean is all of your drum and simbal,and very very hopely in the future y will have one of yours guys,thanx alot,and hopely you'll will be my friend here...

04-11-2008, 03:46 PM
So here's my set-up

Drums spec : Pearl Masters BSX Red Glass finish
22x18 kick
14x5 Reference snare
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x11 tom
16x14 tom (not on the pictures)

Sabian HH reg 14 Hats
Sabian AA reg 14 Hats
Sabian HHXtreme 18 Crash
Sabian Vault 20 Crash
Istanbul Mehmet Med-Thin 18 Crash
Sabian HH Leopard 22 Ride
Sabian Sign. Devastation 17 Chinese
Sabian HHX Evolution 12 Splash
Wuhan 16 China + Zildjian Trashformer 14 (used as Spock)

Spare cymbals :
Sabian Signature Fierce 21 Ride
Sabian Prototype Saturation 14 Hats
Sabian AA mini hats 10
Sabian Vault 18 Crash
Sabian HH 18 Thin Crash
Sabian AAXtreme 17 Chinese
Sabian HHX Evolution 10 Splash
Sabian AAX 6-8 Splash
Sabian Signature Alien Disc 10

DW 5000 double pedal, DW 9000 hi-hat stand, Pearl D-1000sp Throne
DW + Pearl cymbal stands
These are some old pics, I'll take some new soon !!!


08-15-2010, 09:01 AM
YAMAHA oak wood custom
8" tom
10" tom
12" flourtom
20" bass
12" snare
toms and cymbals and flourtom are on a dw rack

08-27-2010, 01:04 AM
Well, I'm upgrading soon but my early Pearl shells have done me proud, as I used them for recording the new GODSTICKS (http://www.godsticks.co.uk) album 'Spiral Vendetta'.

Set up for recording was:

10" Tama timpani tom
Pearl Export shells (early 80s)
14x6.5 Pearl Dennis Chambers snare (gold)
10x5 Pearl Firecracker s/steel

8" UFIP class splash
10" UFIP class splash
19" UFIP class crash
16" Sabian XXplosion crash
13" Sabian AA regular hats
14" TRX alt hats
18" UFIP natural china
12" Wuhan mini china

Evans EC2s on all toms, EMAD on bass drum & Remo coated Ambassadors on the snares.

You can hear some of the tracks here: Godsticks on Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/godsticksmusic)

Will be upgrading to Pearl Masters Premium soon with (probably) a Virgil Donati sig snare.



09-08-2010, 04:09 AM
Just got the Pearl VG1450 snare :) to add to the team!


09-26-2010, 03:05 PM
TAMA StarClassic

toms 10x8, 12x10, 15x13 (all rack toms)
snare 14x6,5
bassdrum 20x17

My aux snare is an old ludwig tom customised into a 12x3,5
lovely sounding soprano. Looks great too with transparent
blue shell and black hardware.:)

My cymbals are mainly Sabian including:
14" AA rock hihats (left)
13" AAX stage hihats (right)
17" AAXplotion crash
18" AAX stage crash
20" AAX China*
22" HH powerbell ride*
10" inverted splash (once a 14" PRO studio crash)

My setup also include:
8" Splash Istanbul Sultan series
10" splash Zildjian A custom platinum*
14" China Istanbul Natural series*
16" China Wuhan
18" Crash Turcish Moderate series
21" Ride Istanbul Natural series (I switch between this and the Powerbell)

* currently hanging on the wall

Iron Cobra Twin pedal
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