Music Instruments & Related Equipment


I play Paiste Cymbals, and use any combination of:

I generally play a 20" ride, 14" hi-hats, use two (sometimes three) crashes, and at least one splash cymbal. Sometimes I like to add a flat ride and/or a Chinese type too.


I am currently playing Yamaha Recording Custom drums in the Real Wood finish. For snare drums, I play a 6 ½" deep Yamaha Recording Custom Aluminum snare drum, or an 8" deep Yamaha Recording Custom birch snare drum, or a 6 ½" deep Yamaha Tour Custom maple snare drum. All hardware and pedals are by Yamaha.

I play with Vater sticks and brushes.

All my drums are outfitted with Remo heads (Coated or Clear Ambassadors, Powerstroke III, or Controlled Sound).


When I handle the recording myself, I use a Roland Studio Capture with Cakewalk and mic things with Audix microphones.