Equipment setups

Occasionally someone will ask what equipment I use in performance. Whereas I discourage the excessive consumption of this sort of information, I am glad to provide the following.
 
In its most indulgent form, my main drum set includes 2005 or 2012 Ludwig Classic Maple drums in Bird's-eye Maple or Mahogany lacquer with Remo Diplomat FiberSkyn heads, Powerstroke P3 Felt Tone FiberSkyn bass-drum heads, and Hazy Ambassador snare-side heads (jazz set: 6½" x 14" snare, 14" x 20" bass, 8" x 12" and 14" x 14" toms; rock set: 8" x 14" snare, 14" x 24" bass, 9" x 13" and 16" x 16" toms); Paiste cymbals (I choose from a collection of 8" and 10" splashes, 14" hi-hats, 16" and 18" crashes, and 20" and 22" rides from the Masters and Twenty lines); Zildjian F, F#, G, G# finger cymbals; an octave of Zildjian crotales; a 7" UFIP Icebell; a Mecart chime tree; Sarna attar, camel, elephant, and temple bells; generic sleigh bells; a small Alan Abel triangle; an 8" Paiste Roto Sound Disc; 10" and 24" Paiste gongs; 14" and 22" Wuhan gongs; a Studio 200 bell plate; a Pakistan bell tree; small and large Buddha temple bells; Latin Percussion small percussion; Ludwig hardware; a Drum Workshop 6000CX bass-drum pedal; Vic Firth sticks, mallets, and brushes; etc. I rarely use a large setup; for a typical gig I take a four-piece and a few cymbals.
 
My secondary jazz kit is a 1965 Ludwig Downbeat in Oyster Blue Pearl: 4" x 14" snare, 14" x 20" bass, 8" x 12" and 14" x 14" toms. I have various Ludwig snare drums and other toys.
 
I use Shure Beta 52A and SM57 drum mikes and an SM58 vocal mike. I have keyboards, guitars, basses, amplifiers, recording and processing gear, fiber and ATA cases, leather and nylon gig bags, etc. In all situations I travel as light as possible.
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