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Our Recommended Rigs & Gear

Drums

Hey guys! Here is a list of my "Go To" gear that I'm currently using. If you see something that you like you can grab it right from this page!

Metronomes

Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat

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You see this full-featured metronome in all our bass and guitar videos. Where do we begin? Tap tempo, customizable subdivisions with easy to use slider interface, multiple voices including human voice counting, midi and quarter inch cable input so you can practice with headphones in and still hear you guitar. Includes a handy drum hardware connection. It's top of the line but you'll never need another metronome.

Tama Rhythm Watch

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The RW200 is a programmable metronome with plenty of volume and easy to use dials and plenty of volume. Built specifically for drummers but a nice substitute for the DB-90 if you want to save some coin.

Pro Metronome for iPhone

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If you've already got an iPhone this little app has what you need for practice. It's plenty customizable (pay the few bucks for the paid version) and has some great rhythm trainer features. Phone apps use the phone's clock which isn't good for recording but works just fine for practicing. Try the free version and make sure it's what you want.

Pro Metronome For Android

Google Play

If you've already got a phone, this little app has what you need for practice. It's plenty customizable (pay the few bucks for the paid version) and has some great rhythm trainer features. Phone apps use the phone's clock which isn't good for recording but works just fine for practicing. Try the free version and make sure it's what you want.

My Rig

ProMark D’Addario - Broom Stick Brushes

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If you're looking for that low thuddy snare sound try these out. They're soft but still have the weight behind them to get some tone out of your drums.

Rhythm Tech -Tambourine

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These guys have plenty of Tambourines to choose from but this is a personal favorite.

Snare Drum - Ludwig - Acrolite 14x5.5

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Great drum for a budget buy.

Kick EMAD Coated Head

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This kick head gives you the same tone and feel as the G2 tom heads. I like it because I can adjust how much attack I get depending on the beater I use. You can do the same with a clear head as well don't get me wrong but I feel like I have more control with this one.

Snare Drum - Ludwig Centurian (bubinga) 14x6.5

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This is my "Go To" snare. Love the tone and it's pretty versatile.

Snare Drum - Ludwig Supraphonic 14x5.5

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Supraphonic is an industry "Go To." I use this guy quite frequently and it is versatile.

Big Fat Snare Drum - 14” Steve’s Donut Dampener

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These nifty gizmos can make a horrible snare sound great. Just enough dampening to cut out any unwanted ring or over tone and they'll fatten out the sound as well. Definitely a good tool for the toolbox.

Snare Head - Genera Dry / ST Dry

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Just like its name it will give you a little more dry/warm tone with less overtones.

Cymbal - Zildjian 22” K Light Ride (used as crash)

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Great cymbals for "playing to the room" and giving that darker feel to keep the bright highs out of the mix.

Snare weight - M1 Dampener

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Snareweight makes a few different designs and the one I have is just the little guy compared to the heavier models, but it all just depends on what you're looking for. The heavier models add more dampening because of their weight and the lighter ones add just a little bit of dampening. The M1 can also work on your toms if you're needing to cut out a little bit of ring. It's designed to control the resonance without changing the drum's brightness. Since it adds mass to your drum head, it smooths out those lower-mid ringing frequencies that are hard to reach.

Cymbal - Zildjian 24” K Light Ride

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Great cymbals for "playing to the room" and giving that darker feel to keep the bright highs out of the mix.

Sound Percussion - Red Wood Kick Drum Beater

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Great for adding some attack.

DW 5000 Kick Pedal

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My favorite kick pedal of all time so far. Smooth pedal with room for adjustment to fit your tension needs as well as durable.

Sound Percussion Snare Stand

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Great stands for the budget.

DW Collectors Series (Black Velvet Finish) Dimensions - 22x18 Kick, 12x9 Rack Tom, 16x16 Floor Tom

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I've had this kit for at least 10 years and I love it. DW make great drums and they'll last a lifetime.

Sticks - ProMark D’Addario - TXR5BW (5B) Natural Finish

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I love ProMark sticks. Nice balanced feel in every pair and the natural finish feels great and helps me hang on to them.

Evans Toms Heads - G2 Coated

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These heads really give you that deeper warm tone and they're great for keeping the bright sustains out of the mix.

Vick Firth - Steve Gadd Wire Brushes

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A good resource to have in your bag.

Evans Toms Heads - G2 Coated (Genera)

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These snare heads favor the G2 tom heads. They give you a deeper/fatter tone and they tend to help cut out the ring or over tones.

Gibraltar Throne

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This is a comfy little throne that won't break the bank.

Hardware - DW 9000 HiHat Stand

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Talk about a smooth pedal. This is a super durable HH stand and it has a lot of adjusting room as far as tension goes.

Latin Percussion - Shakers

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A good little shaker to have in the bag. Latin Percussion products are great!

Paiste Twenty Series 16” Hats

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Not too bright and not too dark. These have worked well for me for quite some time now,

PDP Cymbal Stands

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Great budget cymbal stand.

Vocal Training

Singing Success 360 Course

Singing Success

You've heard about Singing Success on our podcast a few times. This is a foundational course. It features nearly 30 hours of instruction and exercise that's easy to customize to your focus. The exercises create muscle memory and help you build muscle control, extend your range and develop your style. You can buy the full CD set or simply download it for a significant discount.

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