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  The drums of choice  


     
 

Tama Kit

 
 

Tama Superstar in cherry wine finish

 
 

circa 1982-85

 
     
 

Standard toms and gong bass

 
       
     
 

Concert toms and gong bass

 
       
     
     
  8"x14" Artwood snare 8"x8" tom 9"x13" tom 16"x16" floor tom  
  16"x24" bass drum 8"x10" tom 10"x14" tom 16"x18" floor tom  
  6" 8" 10" & 12" concert toms 8"x12" tom 12"x15" tom 18"x20" floor tom  
        Gong bass drum  
     
  This kit has 2 configurations  
  One consists of all double headed toms (8" 10" 12" 13" 14" 15" 16" 18" & 20")  
  The other replaces the 8" 10" & 12" double headed toms with the 6" 8" 10" & 12" concert toms  
  Not pictured are the 16" floor tom and the gong bass which sit to the player's left  
           
  22" Paiste 2002 Power ride 8" Paiste 2002 splash  
  14" Paiste 2002 Medium hi-hats 10" Paiste 2002 splash  
  14" Zildjian New Beat hi-hats 17" Paiste 2002 crash  
  17" Zildjian K China Boy 18" Paiste 2002 medium crash  
  20" Zildjian Swish 19" Zildjian A series rock crash  
  21" Wuhan china 19" Paiste 2002 crash  
  22" Paiste 2002 china 20" Paiste 2002 crash  
     
  Tama hardware  
  Titan cymbal and tom stands, Roadpro snare stand  
  Iron Cobra hi-hat stand  
  Iron Cobra Power Glide double bass pedal  
     
  Heads  
  Snare - Ambassador coated / Ambassador hazy snare  
  Bass drum - Emperor coated / Ambassador coated  
  Toms - Emperor coated / Ambassador coated  
  Concert Toms - Ambassador coated  
  Gong bass drum - Emperor coated  
     
     

     
  Ludwig Kit  
 

Ludwig Super Classic in champagne sparkle

 
  circa 1964-70's  
     
             
         
     
  5"x14" Super Sensitive snare - 1966   21" Zildjian rock ride  
  6-1/2"x14" Pioneer snare - unknown year   14" Zildjian Quick Beat hi-hats  
  14"x22" bass - 1966   8" Zildjian A series splash  
  6" 8" 10" & 12" concert toms - 1971 to 1975 era   10" Zildjian A series splash  
  8"x12" tom - 1967   14" Zildjian A series paper thin crash  
  9"x13" tom - 1964   16" Zildjian A series medium crash  
  14"x14" floor tom - 1966   18" Zildjian A series crash ride  
  16"x16" floor tom - 1966   18" Zildjian A series medium crash  
      19" Zildjian A series rock crash  
      18" Zildjian A series china boy high  
      20" NuVader china type  
     
  Hardware  
  Ludwig flat base snare and cymbal stands, Atlas cymbal and tom stands, Atlas Pro double pedal  
  Tama Mercury throne, Tama Speed Cobra hi-hat stand, miscellaneous Gibraltar clamps  
     
  Heads  
  Snare - Ambassador coated / Ambassador hazy snare  
  Bass drum - Emperor smooth white / Ambassador smooth white  
  Concert toms - Ambassador coated  
  Toms - Emperor coated / Ambassador coated  
         
         

     
 

Pearl kit

 
 

Pearl Vision VMX in Piano Black

 
 

with Tama Imperialstar concert toms

 
     
       
     
  5"x14" snare   20" Zildjian K ride  
  18"x20" bass drum   14" Zildjian K hi-hats  
  5-1/2"x6" concert tom   8" Zildjian K splash  
  5-1/2"x8" concert tom   10" Zildjian K splash  
  8"x10" tom   15" Zildjian K dark thin crash  
  9"x12" tom   16" Zildjian K dark medium thin crash  
  14"x14" floor tom   18" Zildjian K dark thin crash  
      17" Zildjian K china boy  
     
     
  Pearl hardware  
  900 series stands (snare and cymbal stands)  
  930 series throne, C105S cymbal stand  
  TH900S tom holders, ISS mounting system, ADP-30 and AX-28 clamps  
     
  Tama hardware  
  Iron Cobra hi-hat stand  
  Iron Cobra Power Glide double bass pedal  
     
  Heads  
  Snare - Skyntone coated / Renaissance snare  
  Bass drum - Skyntone coated / Smooth white  
  Concert Toms - Ambassador coated  
  Toms - Skyntone coated / Ambassador coated  
     
     

     
 

Tama Fusion Kit (retired)

 
 

Tama Superstar in cherry wine finish

 
     
       
             
     
  3"x13" snare 8"x8" tom 21" Zildjian A series rock ride 17" Paiste 2002 crash  
  14"x22" bass drum 8"x10" tom 14" Zildjian Quick Beat hi-hats 18" Paiste 2002 medium crash  
  Ridge Rider cowbell 8"x12" tom 8"  Zildjian A series splash 19" Paiste 2002 crash  
    13"x14" tom 10" Zildjian A series splash 17" Zildjian K China boy  
    14"x15" tom 14" Zildjian A Paper Thin crash 20" Zildjian Swish  
     
  Tama hardware  
  Power Tower rack, Titan snare and cymbal stands, Iron Cobra hi-hat stand, Mercury throne  
  Iron Cobra Power Glide double bass drum pedal  
     
  Heads  
  Snare - Ambassador coated / Ambassador hazy snare  
  Bass drum - Emperor smooth white / Ambassador coated  
  Toms - Emperor coated / Ambassador coated  
     
     

     
 

Roto Tom Kit (retired)

 
 

Prior to its retirement this kit had a 14"x24" bass drum, as seen in the 1st gallery of pics below

 
 
 
 

The 2nd gallery of pics show the original 14"x22" bass drum

 
 
 
         
  14"x22" bass drum, then 14"x24" 6", 8", 10", 12", 14" 16" and 18" Roto toms 16"x16" floor tom  
  6"x14" metal snare 19"x6" and 21"x6" Octobans    
         
 

The bass drum and floor tom are Tama Imperialstars in black wrap

 
  The snare is a Tama Rockstar  
  The roto toms are Remo and the Octobans are Tama  
     
  Tama Spartan and Stage Master stands  
  Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide double bass pedal  
     
  Heads  
  Bass drum - Emperor coated/ Ambassador coated  
  Roto Toms - 6" & 8" - Ambassador coated, 10" thru 18" - Emperor coated  
  Floor tom - Emperor coated / Ambassador coated  
  Octobans - Emperor clear  
     
     

 
Drumkits from the past
 
My 1st drumkit
Gretsch 4 piece (4"x14", 14"x20", 8"x12", 14"x14")
 
     
Champagne sparkle White cortex Black with red / silver stripes
     
 
     

Ludwig white cortex with

Remo Roto Toms

White Ludwig cortex with

6" & 8" Pearl concert toms

A mix of Ludwig, Gretsch

and Rogers

     
     

     
 

Sticks

Vater 3A nylon tip in the right hand and Zildjian Absolute rock in the left hand.

Percussion

Ridgerider cowbell

LP cowbells

Afro bells

Windchimes

Paiste accents

Triangle

Vibraslap