LUDWIG DRUMS: Ludwig Classic Maple series drums with a Natural Satin finish. The sizes are: 7 X 10″ & 8 X 12″ Toms, 13 X 15″ & 16 X 18” Floor Toms, 14” X 20” Bass Drum, 6X12” Classic Maple Snare Drum and a 5 X 14″ Supraphonic Aluminum Shell Snare Drum.
LUDWIG HARDWARE: Ludwig Atlas Classic Hardware.
REMO DRUMHEADS: Remo Coated Ambassador drumheads on the top of each Tom and Clear Ambassador batter heads on the bottoms, Coated Ambassador heads for the top of the Snare Drum and a Diplomat Snare Side heads on the bottoms. The Bass Drum features a Powerstroke® 3 Coated Bottom Black Dot batter head and Coated emperor Front/Logo head. I use the Remo Bass Drum Muffling System on both heads for dampening.
SABIAN CYMBALS: L-R: 19” Paragon Chinese, 14” HHX Legacy Hi Hats, 7” HHX Evolution Splash inverted, 17” HHX Legacy Crash, 10″ HHX Splash, 21” HH Crossover Ride or 21″ Legacy Ride, 13’ AAX X-Celerator Hi Hats, 22” Crescent Flat Ride, 19” HHX Legacy Crash, 18” HHX Ozone Crash, 10” AAX Aero Splash.
INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION STICKS: Innovative Percussion Artists Series ES-1 Ed Soph Model Maple Wood Drumsticks.
AHEAD CASES: I use the AHEAD Armor Cases to safely transport everything. I also transport my drums on a Groove Gear Hand Truck.
This is my Ludwig Classic Maple “Jazz” kit which have a 7 Ply all Maple shells with 45 degree bearing edges. The finish is Satin Natural Maple Oil. The sizes are as follow: 8 X 12″ Tom Tom, 14 X 14″ Floor Tom and a 14 X 18″ Bass Drum. The heads are Remo Coated Ambassador heads on the top and bottom of the Toms. The Snare Drum features a Ludwig 5.5 X 14″ Heirloom Stainless Steel shell with a Remo Coated Ambassador batter head on top and a Diplomat Snare Side head on the bottom.The Bass Drum has a Coated Ambassador batter head and a smooth white Emperor Ludwig Logo head for the front/resonant head. Muffling is done with the Remo Adjustable Bass drum Dampener on the batter heads only.
I am using Ludwig Atlas Classic Hardware, Sabian Artisan Elite series cymbals” 14” Hi Hats, 20” and 22” Cymbals and a 22” Crescent Hammertone China, Innovative Percussion Legacy Maple or Hickory Wood 7A Drumsticks, WBR-2 Brushes and Ahead Cases to safely transport everything. I also transport my drums on a Groove Gear Hand Truck.
Thank you to Ben Goldberg and Uli Salazar at Ludwig for your excellent help with my Ludwig Drumsets. Thanks to SABIAN and mycymbal.com for my cymbals.
I play a combination of Sabian Cymbals.
HHX Legacy Series cymbals:
14″ Hi Hats
17″, 19″ Crashes
HHX Series cymbals:
7” HHX Evolution Splash
10” HHX Splash
AAX Series cymbals:
11” AAX X-Plosion Splash
13” AAX X-Celerator hi Hats
Paragon Series cymbal:
19” Paragon Chinese
Remo Drum Heads
For my “Studio” kit, I use Remo Coated Ambassador drumheads on the top of each Tom and Clear Ambassador heads on the bottom, a coated Ambassador head on the the batter side of bass drum and a Remo Smooth White Emperor Ludwig logo head on the the front and Gibraltar Muffle Strips on both heads for dampening. The snare drums feature Remo Coated Ambassador batter heads and Ambassador Snare Side heads for bottom heads.
For my “Jazz” Kit, I use Remo Coated Ambassador heads on the top and bottom of each Tom. The snare drum has a Coated Ambassador head on the top and a Clear Diplomat Snare head on the bottom. The bass drum has a Coated Ambassador head on the batter side and a smooth white Emperor Ludwig Logo head for the front. Muffling is achieved with a small folded towel placed between the bass drum pedal and the head.
Thank you Bruce Jacoby for all your assistance with my drumheads!
I use the following LP Cowbells: Mambo, Salsa, Bongo mounted on the bass drum or the Black Beauty cowbell mounted to a bass drum pedal to the left of my hi-h for left foot Clave. I also use an, LP Hand Hammered, Brass Jingles Tambourine.
Thanks to Memo Acevedo for his assistance with my LP Cowbells and Tambourine!
Innovative Percussion Sticks and More
I use the 7A Maple or Hickory Wood Legacy Series Wood Tip model Drumstick for: combo Jazz, Big Band Jazz and some Latin Jazz music.
I use the ES-1 Ed Soph Signature Maple Wood Drumstick for: Rock, Funk, R&B, Hi-Hop, Fusion and some World Beat styles.
I also use the Wood Handle Synthetic Bundle Rods BR-5W, Slim Boom Bundle Rods BMZ-1 and the Bundle Light Bamboo Rods BZW-1.
Thanks to Erik Johnson and Rich Mangicaro at Innovative Percussion for handling my particulars with sticks and more!
Ahead Armor Bags
I use Ahead Armor Drum Bags, Ahead Armor Deluxe Cymbal Bags, Ahead Armor Ogio Hardware Sled and Ahead Practice Pads and Stands.
Thank you to Ben Goldberg for handling my drum case needs!