& stuff

photo by peter woodford

Gear:

if you’re into that kind of thing.

usual drums: (depth x diameter in inches)

10×14 1956 ludwig marching snare (mahogany with maple hoops), grover cable snares. medium tension.

8×10  and 14×14 toms, 16×18 bass drum. very high, very low, and very low tension, respectively. all made by my father and me from keller mahogany shells with maple reinforcement hoops; roundover and 45 degree bearing edges. aquarian brand ‘modern vintage’ on batter, ‘classic clear’ on resonant.

cymbals:

20” instanbul agop ‘traditional’ ride

20” instanbul agop ‘turk’ flat ride

14” ‘a’ zildjian hi-hat — thin suspended top with primer on inside of bow, extra thin bottom

6” stagg cup chime, inverted on top of flat ride