"Performing with Gamma is certainly an honor and a challenge! To help meet the challenge, I rely on Yamaha Maple Custom drums for their depth of tone and solid projection. I have always felt that the core of my kit is of great importance.  The kick, snare, ride and hats must have a pleasing sound and feel. I want that kick drum to thump hard! I also want these core elements of the kit to fill me with confidence so I have one less thing to think about.  If any of these core components are not performing well, then the rest of the kit may not sound or feel right.  Nice sounding instruments can help inspire and motivate us!

I use Regal Tip "Rock" model, wood tip sticks. I endorse
Regal Tip Drum Sticks  because they offer uncompromised quality and feel. They have been right for me for over 40 years!

The core of my Gamma+ kit consists of:

A) 22"  Yamaha Maple Custom

B) Yamaha 14" Maple Custom snare, or 14" Tama Starclassic Aluminum Snare. I always use coated ambassador heads on snare drums.

1) 14" Zildjian K Constantinople Hi Hats

3) 20" Zildjian K Ride, 24" Paiste 2002 Ride

G,G, F) Trick Pro-V1 double pedal and DW 9500 Hi Hat. 


The remainder of my kit includes:

- C, D, E) 12", 16" and 18" Yamaha Maple Custom Toms. Coated Ambassador heads,

2) 18" Zildjian Constantinople Crash
2a) 16" Zildjian K Session Crash
4) 17" Zildjian K Fast Crash
6) 20" Zildjian Crash of Doom and 18" Sabian O'zone Crash
5) 13" Zildjian Mastersound closed Hi Hats
O) 6" Octoban.