1972 Ludwig Green Sparkle Drum Kit

 

All drums were 3-ply shells with re-inforcement rings and natural maple interiors and modeled after the kit John Bonham played live from 1970-1973.

 

Kick Drum: 14x26 (10 lug)

Rack Tom: 10x14 (6 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x16 (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x18 (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Remo Coated Emperors on batter side for toms and kick drum. Remo Coated Ambassadors on toms resonant side. Vintage Weathermaster Ludwig bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum.

Ludwig Maple Thermogloss Drum Kit

 

This drum kit was put together using spare vintage Ludwig shells I had, along with a 12x14 8-ply Keller Shell and is modeled after the kit John Bonham played live from 1969-1970.

 

Kick Drum: 14x26 3-ply Ludwig shell(10 lug)

Rack Tom: 12x14  8-ply modern Keller shell (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x16 6-ply late-70's Ludwig shell (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x18 3-ply Ludwig shell (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Remo Coated Emperors on batter side for toms and kick drum. Remo Coated Ambassadors on toms resonant side.  Smooth White Ludwig Power Collar bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum.

2000 Ludwig Amber Vistalite (Re-Issue) Drum Kit

This drum kit is comprised of acrylic shells and modeled after the kit John Bonham played live from mid-1973 - 1975.

 

Kick Drum: 14x26 (10 lug)

Rack Tom: 10x14 (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x16 (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x18 (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Remo Black Dots on batter side for toms and kick drum. Ludwig Clear Single-Ply Weathermaster (same as Remo Clear Ambassadors) on toms resonant side.  Clear Ludwig Weathermaster bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum.

2006 Ludwig Stainless Steel (Re-Issue) Drum Kit

This drum kit is comprised of stainless steel shells and modeled after the kit John Bonham played live from 1977-1980.

 

Kick Drum: 14x26 (10 lug)

Rack Tom: 12x15 (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x16 (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x18 (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Remo Coated Emperors on batter side for toms. Remo Coated Ambassadors on toms resonant side. Vintage Weathermaster Ludwig bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum and Remo Coated Powerstroke 4 on batter side.

1967 Ludwig Mod Orange Downbeat Drum Kit

This drum kit is comprised of maple/poplar/maple 3-ply shells and modeled after the kit John Densmore played from 1967-1971.

 

Kick Drum: 14x20 (10 lug)

Rack Tom: 8x12 (6 mini lug)

Floor Tom: 14x14 (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Remo Coated Ambassadors on batter side for toms and kick drum. Remo Coated Ambassadors on toms resonant side. Vintage Weathermaster Ludwig bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum.

 

1971 Ludwig Gold Sparkle Super Classic Drum Kit

This drum kit is comprised of mahogany/poplar/maple shells 3-ply shells with natural interiors.

 

Kick Drum: 14x22 (10 lug)

Rack Tom: 9x13 (6 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x16 (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Remo Coated Emperors on batter side for toms and kick drum. Remo Coated Ambassadors on toms resonant side. Vintage Weathermaster Ludwig bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum.

 

1968 Ludwig Black Diamond Pearl Super Classic Drum Kit

This drum kit is comprised of maple/poplar/maple shells 3-ply shells with white interiors.

 

Kick Drum: 14x22 (10 lug)

Rack Tom: 9x13 (8 lug)

Floor Tom: 16x16 (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Remo Coated Ambassadors on batter side for toms. Remo Coated Ambassadors on toms resonant side. Vintage Weathermaster Ludwig bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum and Remo Coated Emperor on batter side.

 

60's/early 70's Ludwig Blue Sparkle Hybrid Drum Kit

This drum kit is comprised of 3-ply shells from the 60's and early 70's. I use this kit for more modern musical projects that I'm involved with.

 

Kick Drum: 14x24 (10 lug) - 1970 Mahogany/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shell with natural interior

Rack Tom: 7x10 (6 mini lug) - early 70's Mahogany/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shell. I converted it from a concert tom to have lugs on both sides. 

Rack Tom: 8x12 (6 mini lug) - 1968 Mahogany/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shell with natural interior.

Floor Tom: 14x14 (8 lug) - early 70's Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shell with natural interior.

Floor Tom: 16x16 (8 lug) - 1970 Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shell with natural interior.

 

Drum heads: Remo Black Suede on batter and resonant side for toms. Remo Powerstroke 4 on batter side for kick drum.

2012 Ludwig Azure Blue Breakbeats by Questlove Drum Kit

This drum kit is comprised of 7-ply hardwood shells.

 

Kick Drum: 14x16 (8 lug)

Rack Tom: 7x10 (6 lug)

Floor Tom: 13x13 (8 lug)

Snare Drum: 5x14 (8 lug)

 

Drum heads: Ludwig Pinstripe on batter side for toms and kick drum. Ludwig Clear Ambassadors on toms resonant side. Smooth White Weathermaster Ludwig bass drum head on resonant side of kick drum.

Snare Drums

 

1976 Ludwig Supraphonic LM402: 6.5x14 (10 lug) w/  original 18-strand snare wires

- Drum heads: Remo Coated Emperor on Batter and Remo Clear Ambassador on Resonant

 

199x Ludwig Supraphonic LM402: 6.5x14 (10 lug) - I bought this when I moved into my first place from Sam Adato's Drum Shop while he was still in SF. I'll keep it forever. It's acted as a great back-up snare on the road, and I throw it in the rotation every so often to show it some love.

- Drum heads: Remo Coated Emperor on Batter and Remo Clear Ambassador on Resonant

 

200x Ludwig Black Beauty LB417: 6.5x14 (10 lug) - Beautiful in every way.

- Drum heads: Remo Coated Emperor X on Batter and Evans 360 on Resonant.

 

1967 Ludwig Supraphonic LM400: 5 x 14 (10 lug) - Wonderfully versatile drum. I generally use this for Strange Days, The Doors tribute band I play in.

- Drum heads: Remo Coated Ambassador on Batter and Remo Clear Ambassador on Resonant

 

Cymbals

 

Ride Cymbals

24" Paiste 2002

24" Paiste Giant Beat

 

Crash Cymbals

16" Paiste 2002 Medium

18" Paiste 2002 Medium

 

Hi-Hat Cymbals

15" Paiste 404 Heavy

15" Paiste Sound-Edge (1977)

 

 

 

 

Kits I Would Love To Own

 

1960's Mitch Mitchell Ludwig Silver Sparkle Kit: 14x22, 13x9, 16x16 (x2)

 

Keith Moon Premier 'Pictures of Lily' Kit  

 

Carter Beauford Yamaha Recording Custom Kit