THE CURRENT SET UP & SOUND
I will use whatever necessary for a project. The following is what I currently use live and in the studio on a consistent basis.
*Official Artist Since July 2018
Backbeat Snare Wires Backbeat 30 Snare Wires Vintage Snare Wires
Hybrid Hihat Stand Hybrid Cymbal Stand Hybrid Snare Stand
Snare Belts 5.5 x 14 Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum CNC Snare Cords
Tuning Key Holder Ash Series Drum Set Hybrid Drum Throne Bolt Tights
Lightweight Series Stands with bag: Hihat, Cymbal, & Snare.
"I've been a huge fan of Canopus snare wires for years. I'm psyched to now be officially part of the family alongside a huge list of great drummers!
Recently I discovered more of their awesome accessories, including the snare belts and bolt tights, plus their metal, fiberglass, and ROF snares...definitely a fan as well!
In 2021, I started playing the Ash Series drums and I'm still looking for the words to express how great they are...live and studio...you have to hear and see them for yourself! Top notch quality craftsmanship in all they do."
Drum Set: Ash Series
20 x 15 Bass
14 x 13 Floor Tom
12 x 8 Tom
14 x 6.5 Snare
*Official Artist Since February 2016
Drum Set: RB Drum Co. Custom built by Rich Bloom.
100% maple shells in "Natural Belin Satin Oil" w/ RB Special Edges, Half Tube Lugs, Triple Flange Hoops, Dual Sound Holes, Drum School Arrows & "C" signature.
-12x8 tom (8 ply)
-14x14 floor tom (8 ply)
-20x16 bass (8 ply)
RB Drum Co. Custom Snares:
-14x4. 8 ply Maple in Vintage Satin Oil.
*RB Drum Co. Loan Program Snare
-14x6 8 ply Maple in Green Satin Oil.
-14x4.10 ply Maple in Natural Belin Satin Oil w/ S Hoop.
-14x3.75. 8 ply Maple in Blue Jean Belin Satin Oil w/ lightly hammered interior.
-14x6. 10 ply Maple in Natural Satin Oil w/ Maple Wood Hoops.
*All Snares w/ RB Special Edges, Dual Sound Holes, & Canopus Accessories.
"It's no secret RB Drum Co. specializes in quality, custom wood snare drums. Owner Rich Bloom has been building for decades! His work and customer service goes above and beyond. Rich's attention to detail and personal stamp on each drum means all the difference. Your custom design mixed with his expertise makes all RB drums stand out. RB Drum Co. made my drum dreams come true!"
RB Drum.Co. contact: Rich Bloom (617) 455-8549. Contoocook, NH.
*Drums are played as flat as possible for full stick response & comfortability.
*For live performance, stage set up commonly takes up maximum 4 x 4.5 ft of space.
*Official Artist Since March 2019
14 inch Natural HiHats 18 inch Natural Crash 20 inch Natural Ride
16 inch Natural China 10 inch Natural Splash
16 inch Natural Crash 12 inch Natural FXO Splash
*All Cymbals w/ "C" Signature.
*Cymbals are placed at minimal heights for optimum dynamic control.
"A drummer's cymbal set up is just as important as their drum set. Finding the right sound for a scenario can be a task but Soultone makes that easy. Top notch quality craftsmanship and their wide variety of models has something for everybody!
It was love a first strike for me with their Natural Series. Beautiful, sustaining overtones mixed w/ a sharp cut that works for any genre and volume level, I've been a serious fan of Soultone for years since I first heard them played live and now I'm proud to be an official artist! Live or studio, Soultone Cymbals are the real deal!
Heads: *Official Artist Since December 2018
Snares-Proflex 1 Coated, Baron, Logic Dot, & No Overtone Top
/ Snare Side Thin Bottom
Basses- Proflex 1 Coated Batter & Orbit 2 Batter
/ Proflex 1 Smooth White Front
Toms - ThinSkin 2 Coated Top / Proflex 1 Clear Bottom
Guardian Bass Drum Impact Patch
*Tuning is preferred as open as possible for maximum tone and/or resonance.
"My history w/ Attack Drumheads goes back to junior high when they were recommended to me by the owner of a small, local music store. I was a full-on heavy hitter and they felt bullet proof, giving me all the durability I needed. Had them for years!
Fast forward to now and I'm still finding the same level of craftsmanship. As I've evolved as a drummer i'm enjoying the heads in playing situations of all volumes and intensities. Brushes or sticks the coating wears gracefully and the tone is long-lasting. Looking forward to the new updates and product lines for 2019!"
5A Hickory 5A Red Hickory Jazz Hickory 3A Hickory
3A Red Hickory 7A Maple Bamboo Slapsticks
Timpani Mallets-General Bodhran Tipper Shotguns White Hickory
Jive Maple Maple Claves 7A Jazz Red Hickory
5A Red Hickory Intense. 5A Black Widows Brushes-Standard & Red Hickory
5B Red Hickory Intense Nylon Tip Concert 5A Pink
5B Red Hickory Nylon Tip 5B Red Hickory Nylon Tip Pipe Band Rally Half Time Parade
55AB Red Hickory 77A Red Hickory Jive Hickory 5A Pink
6 " & 10" Practice Pad Small & Large Stick Bag
"I had been hearing good things thru the grapevine about Los Cabos for awhile now. I then got the chance to try out multiple pairs of their sticks w/ a practice pad and was blown away! First impression; durable with a great feel. I then tried the sticks on the set..the rebound and attack potential was on point! The cross stick sound was unreal as well! I'm always focused on my technique and getting the right tone for each playing situation. The LC sticks make it feel so natural for me to achieve whatever I want. Los Cabos Drumsticks have definitely enhanced my playing!"
Appearance in 2019 Los Cabos Drumsticks Catalog!
Appearance in #LCDArtistFam Stick Toss Video!
Accessories: *Official Artist since August 2018
Felt Bass Drum Beater Groove Effects Shaker Drum Taco
Groove Effects Jingle Hex Shakers Golf Ball Trio Shakers Baseball Shaker
Baseball Trio Shakers 10" Pancake Popcorn FX Drum
Marshmallow Bass Drum Beater Standard Burnt Marshmallow Bass Drum Beater
Stick Jingle The Cork Hammer Bass Drum Beater
"From skateboard wheel bass drum beaters to drum tacos, Creative Percussion reeks of awesomeness! Not only are the company's products revolutionary and fun, they are extremely well made. Sturdy & reliable without a doubt! Owner Kevin Feeney's ideas for useful percussion accessories are ahead of the curve & I'm always looking forward to seeing what's coming next!"
Bass Drum Pedal: Axis Shortboard Single / Silver / Standard / X
Electronics: Sampler Pad(s), module, click.
Hardware / Misc: Music stand, mic stands, mic clips, various clamps, percussion tray, drum set gig rug (large), drum set gig rug (small), percussion rug
Cases: Hard shells and/or bags.
Conga, Djembe, Bongo, Doumbek, Cajon, Ashiko, Djun Djun,
Darbuka, Cowbell, Timbale, Tabla, Slit Drum, Gathering Drum, Frame Drum, Bodhran, Talking Drum, Udu, Wood Block, Tambourine, Shakere, Rain Stick,Guiro, Cabasa,
& other various shakers