TrumPeter - 2017

 

 

The kit I use nowdays since I've sold my Yamaha:
K-drums, Leedy Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals, B-Stick drumsticks and Cympad Washers!

 

 

 

 

Before in my Studio:


Drums:
Yamaha Power Recording Custom - Cherry Wood, 1990
Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 20

Snares:
Yamaha Birch Novoueau 13x5, Pearl Free-Floating Brass 14x6½

Skinn:
Remo
Pinstripe on Toms, Black Spot on Snares, Powerstroke 3 on Bass Drum

Hardware:
Mixed Tama/Yamaha/Pearl

Pedals:
Pearl P902 Power Shifter

Sticks:
B-Stick "TrumPeter" Ball Head

Cymbals:
Bosphorus
Crash: 16,17,18 - Antique
Ride: 20 - The Versa
Hi-Hat: 10 Right, 13 Left - Antique
Splash: 7, 9 - Traditional
China: 18 - Antique
SFX: 20 Trash Crash

 

 

 

 

On gig:


Drums:
Leedy - Black Diamond Pearl, 1965
Sizes: 13, 16, 20

Snare:
Ludwig Supraphonic 14x5

Skinn:
Remo
Coated Pinstripe on Toms (Not on picture below!), Weatherking on Snare, Powerstroke 3 on Bass Drum

Hardware:
Mixed Tama/Yamaha/Pearl

Pedal:
Yamaha

Sticks:
B-Stick "TrumPeter" Ball Head

Cymbals:
Bosphorus
Crash/Ride: 17 - Antique, 18 - Gold
Ride: 20 - Prototype - Turk Gold?!
Hi-Hat: 13 - Traditional
Splash: 9 - Traditional
SFX: 20 Trash Crash

 


This Kit I bought from the Familly of my late Drum Teacher Gamby George
(1927-2011).
A big Honor keeping the tradition alive! :-)

 

 


Gamby George in action - ca 1990/91

 

 


Roland TD12-KV if/when needed.

 

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From June 2008 I perform on/with Bosphorus Cymbals from Turkey...

 

 
... B-stick of Denmark...


... and Swiss made Cympad :-)

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Through the years I've been playing on a variety of Drum sets.
Below You can see some of the ones that I've used (and uses).
  Drum sets as well as Marimba and other stuff!

My first Drum set!
(Aria)

 

Still my first set, a little bit enlarged!

To the left before renovation,
on the right...   ;-)

 

The picture to the left shows the Yamaha 5000-set
which used during the second half of the 80's!

To the right a renovated Wesper set which I nowadays
have fillet with plastic foam and triggered with an Alesis D4!

 

Sure there's a difference in playing
on electronically sets but one has
to keep up in this area too!
(Although theese drums
not might be up-to-date ;-)

 

 On the left a catalogue photo of my ex Marimba
Yamaha YM-1430
(4 1/3 octave).
An absolutely fantastic instrument!

To the right a cool Darbuka
which I found on a Flea-market!

 

My absolute favorites: Yamaha 9000 PRC!

The pic to the left shows: 20" kick and 12" & 14" toms.
The pic right shows: 20" kick, the toms are: 8", 10",13" & 15".

Snare Drums that I use:
Pearl 6½" Free-floating
(Brass)
Pearl Piccolo Free-floating
(Maple)
Yamaha Piccolo
(Brass)

 

The Cymbals (Zildjian) to the left:
14" A Quick Beat Hi-hat, 20" A Ping Ride, 18"
A Crash and 16" A Medium Crash.
(The Crashes has rivets)

To the right: 13" K/Z Hi-hat, 20 K Custom Ride,
15" K Custom Dark Crash, 18"K Custom Dark Crash,
8" A Splash and 6" A Splash.

 

Both Yamaha's as one unit!

 

These pictures are also taken in my studio
and shows my current set up!

Drums (Yamaha 9000 PRC) :
20" Kick with Yamaha's double pedal, 8", 10", 12",
14" toms and 6½" Pearl free-floating brass snare.

Cymbals (Zildjian) :
20" K Custom Ride, 14" Quick Beat Hi Hat, 18" K Custom
Dark Crash, 16" A Medium Crash, 16" A Crash/Ride,
15" K Custom Dark Crash, 16" China Boy High and
20" China Boy High 6" A Splash
(Inside 16" CBH),
8" A Splash, 8" Bell.

 

2003!
Drums
(Yamaha 9000 PRC) :
20" Bas with a Yamaha double-kick, 8", 10", 12", 13", 15"
toms and a 6½" Pearl free-floating brass snare.

Cymbals (Zildjian/Meinl/Wuhan/Sabian) :
20" K Custom Ride, 14" K/Z Hi Hat, 12" Sabian Mini Hats, 18" K Custom Dark Crash,
16" A Medium Crash, 16" A Crash/Ride, 17" Meinl-Byzance Medium Thin Crash,
12" Wuhan China and 14" Wuhan China, 2  8" A Splash.

 


Trummor (Yamaha 9000 PRC) :
20" Bass with Pearl Accelerator double-kick
10", 12", 13", 15" tommar
6½" Pearl free-floating Brass Snare.

Cymbals (Zildjian/Meinl/Wuhan/Sabian) :
20" Meinl-Byzance Dark Ride, 13" Meinl-Byzance Medium Hi Hat, 12" Sabian Mini Hats, 17" Meinl-Byzance Thin Crash,
16" Meinl-Byzance Thin Crash, 15" Meinl-Byzance Thin Crash, 14" Wuhan China, 8" A-Zildjian Splash,
8" AAX Sabian Splash 6" A-Zildjian Splash, "Poor-man-China" - some old and broken cymbals.

 


Shown to your left is a 20 inch "Tef" (Frame Drum) at your right a Darbuka - both bought in Turkey 2006.

 


Congas model Headliner - cheap and good!

 


With Five 4 Fun I use this Samick Jazz-Kit which I've been modifying a bit.
I usually use microphones but occationally also triggers.

18" Bass with Yamaha kick
10", 12", 14" toms
3½" Pearl free-floating Maple Snare.

Cymbals (Zildjian/Meinl/Wuhan/Sabian) :
20" K-Zildjian Custom Ride, 14" K/Z-Zildjian Hi Hat, 16" A-Zildjian Medium Crash,
17" Meinl-Byzance Medium Thin Crash, 12" Wuhan China, 8" AA Sabian Splash.

 


As "what-is-most-asked-for" set I use this superb Premier Club-Kit set.

20x8" Bass with Yamaha stamp,
10x6", 13x11" toms
13x5" Premier Birch Snare.

Cymbals (Zildjian/Sabian) :
20" K-Zildjian Flat Ride, 13" K/Z-Zildjian Hi Hat, 16" A-Zildjian Crash/Ride,
16" Sabian Medium Thin Crash, 8" AA Sabian Splash.

 


Roland TD12-KV is what I use when needed.