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Pearl Reference Set-Up 2005-2006

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Pearl Reference Set-Up 2005-2006


Pearl Reference Series (Scarlet Fade) and assorted snare drums*

Pearl Reference Series
  A   6.5"x14" Steve Ferrone Brass Signature Snare or 5"x14" Virgil Donati Maple/Birch Signature Snare, 6.5"x14" Eric Singer Maple Signature Snare, 5"x14" Chad Smith Signature Snare, 5"x14" BRX Birch Snare, 6.5"x14" Sensitone Steel Snare, 3.5"x14" Brass Free-Floating Snare, 6.5"x14" Andy Andrews Custom Black Brass
B 8"x10" Tom
(2 inner plies Birch, 4 outer plies Maple, Rounded 45° Bearing Edge)
C 14"x14" Floor Tom
(2 inner plies Mahogany, 4 outer plies Maple, Fully Rounded Bearing Edge)
D 16"x16" Floor Tom
(2 inner plies Mahogany, 4 outer plies Maple, Fully Rounded Bearing Edge)
E 18"x22" Bass Drum
(6 inner plies Mahogany, 2 outer plies Maple, Fully Rounded Bearing Edge)

Other snare drums:

  • 5"x13" Pearl Steel
  • 5"x14" Tama Starclassic Maple
  • 5"x14" Tama Hand Hammered Bronze
  • 6.5"x14" Tama Steel Snare
  • 5"x14" Yamaha Dave Weckl Custom Maple
  • 5"x14" Ludwig Bronze
  • 5"x10" Yamaha Stage Custom


Snare Drums:
Batter Heads: Aquarian Texture Coated with power dot underneath
Snare Side: Aquarian Classic Clear
Batter Heads: Aquarian Response II (Clear or Coated)
Bottom Heads: Aquarian Classic Clear
Bass Drum:
Batter Heads: Aquarian Force I (Coated)
Front Head: Pearl Logo Head



All Sabian brilliant finish

Sabian Cymbals
  1   14" HHX Evolution Hats or 14" AAX X-Celerator Hats
2 8" AA China Splash
3 10" AAX Splash or 10" AA Rocktagon Splash
4 17" Vault Crash
5 20" Medium Artisan Ride, 20" HHX Evolution Ride or 20" HH Leopard Ride
6 18" Vault Crash
7 18" HH Medium Crash
8 18" HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash
Other cymbals include:
10" AA China Splash, 14" El Sabor Hats, 17" AAXtreme Chinese, 17" AAX Stage Crash, 18" AAX Stage Crash, 18" AA Medium Crash, 17" AA Fast Crash, 16" AA Medium Crash, 12"-14" Mike Portnoy Max Stax Low, 14" Sabian Triple Hats


Los Cabos Drumsticks Los Cabos Hickory 5B
(.598 x 16")


All Pearl:

  • P-2002 Eliminator Double Pedal (Chain Drive)
  • P-2000C Elimintor Single Pedal
  • H-2000 Eliminator Hi-Hat
  • C-1000 Cymbal Stands
  • CH-2000S Cymbal Boom Arms
  • S-2000 Snare Stand
  • D-1000 Roadster Throne
  • TH-2000S Tom Holders
  • and assorted multi clamps

Rack Toms use the Pearl OptiMount Suspension System.


» Roland SPD-S (aa) (not used for all gigs/sessions)


» Shure E1, E2 & E5 In-ear-monitors
» Internal Senheiser e-602 BD Mic
» Protection Racket Bags
» Apple 40 GB iPod
» Moongel Damper Pads
» Tama RW105 Rhythm Watch
» Yamaha ClickStation
» Behringer Eurorack Pro RX1602
» Boss DR-660 Drum Machine

* Set-up (Drums, Cymbals and Heads) varies according to artist/session.

Current Set-Up