Birdseye view of my full set up
Proud endorser of Bowie Custom Drum
Gorgeous black ripple, just like Ringo’s!
Bowie Custom Drum single-ply, steam-bent, walnut snare
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I am a proud endorser of Bowie Custom Drum of Bowie, Maryland. Kevin Smee is a true artisan in the drum world and has been my exclusive drum builder for several years now. I am proud to be associated with such a quality company and person. Kevin has been a supporter of mine for a very long time and I cannot thank him enough.
Bowie Custom Drums in hand-painted Kryptonite Green Metal Flake: Keller Magnum shells with tube lugs: 14" x 24" or 16" x 22" Bass Drum, 10" x 13" Mounted Tom, 13" x 14" and 15" x 16" Floor Toms. Bass Drums and Floor Toms feature Drum Workshop spurs and legs.
Bowie Custom Drum 7" x 13" Snare Drum: single-ply, steam-bent, walnut shell by Drum Foundry with maple reinforcing rings and maple inlay (pictured). I also play 7" x 13" Bowie Custom Drum 10 ply maple in Black Glass Glitter wrap and the first ever Bowie Custom Drum metal shell, 7" x 13" black nickel over brass "Jamie Eads Signature Model". All drums have classic tube lugs and Trick 007 strainers.
I am also a proud endorser of Dream Cymbals of Toronto: I'm usually seen playing 15" Energy Hi Hats, 20" Bliss Crash/Ride, 20" Energy Crash/Ride, 22" Energy Dark Matter Ride (The MOTHER of all ride cymbals), and 20" Pang. I also play 15" Bliss Hi Hats, 18" Bliss Crash/Ride, 18" Energy Crash, 22" Bliss Ride, 18" Dark Matter Crash, 18" Pang, and both the 10" and 14" Libor Hadrava Signature Staccs. These things are incredible! Special thanks to Brian LaRue, Craig Snowden and everyone at Dream Cymbals and Gongs for taking great care of me!
I am also a proud endorser of Los Cabos Drumsticks. While I use a variety of their sticks and brushes, my go-to model is the Red Hickory Jazz stick. The Guay family has a fantastic product and they treat their artists like family! Many thanks for their unwavering support.
I am also a proud endorser of Vratim shoes and clothing. I wear the Vratim Drum Shoe II (both black and grey). I can't thank Thomas and the entire Vratim team enough for their support!
I am also a proud endorser of TNR Products Booty Shakers and Little Booty Shakers.
Drum Workshop 9000 Series Hardware
Drum Workshop 5000 Series Hi Hat Stand (Two leg model)
Ludwig Atlas Pro Bass Drum Single Pedal
LowBoy Pedal Beaters
Evans Drum Heads - G2 coated batter heads on snare and toms, G1 clear resonant heads on toms, EQ3 on kick batters, Drumart.com custom printed resonant heads on bass drums.
My gear is what I rely on—every single day—to help me play my best. Please ask me about any products I use and I will gladly tell you why I choose these companies over all others.