Little Brother Is Watching – gear breakdown

For those fellow drum geeks, here’s a detailed list of drum and cymbal setups used on the new Bumblefoot album “Little Brother Is Watching“.

The main kits I used:

Q Drum Co. Mahogany/poplar kit (Ginger Glass Glitter)
8″x12″ tom (Coated Emperor top, Clear Ambassador bottom)
15″x15″ floor tom (Coated Emperor top, Clear Ambassador bottom)
16″x18″ floor tom (Coated Emperor top, Clear Ambassador bottom)
16″x24″ bass drum (Coated Powerstroke 3 batter, Ebony Ambassador w/5″ hole front)

DW Collector’s maple (Black Ice finishply)
8″x12” tom (VLT) (Coated Emperor top, Clear Ambassador bottom)
13″x15″ floor tom (X shell) (Coated Emperor top, Clear Ambassador bottom)
14″x16″ floor tom (VLX) (Coated Emperor top, Clear Ambassador bottom)
18″x24″ bass drum (VLX) (Clear Powerstroke 3 batter, Coated Ambassador w/6″ hole front)

Clots (5/12/2014)
DW kit
6.5″x14″ DW Solid Brass snare drum w/Controlled Sound X & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
19″ Signature Full Crash
14″ 505 Heavy Hi-Hat
19″ 2002 Crash
22″ Nicko McBrain Powerslave Bell Ride Prototype
19″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20″ 2002 NOVO China
20″ Signature Full Crash

Little Brother Is Watching (8/21/2014)
Q Drum Co. kit
5.5″x14″ Q Drum Co. Copper snare w/Coated Controlled Sound & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
19″ Signature Full Crash
14″ Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
20″ Signature Full Crash
24″ 2002 Ride
20″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20″ 2002 NOVO China
19″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash

Argentina (5/8/2014)
DW kit
6.5″x14″ PDP Ace snare w/True Hoops, Controlled Sound X & Puresound Blasters wires
19″ Signature Full Crash
15″ Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hats
20″ Signature Full Crash
22″ Nicko McBrain Powerslave Bell Ride Prototype
20″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20″ 2002 Novo China
19″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash

I Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore (5/8/2014)
DW kit
Ludwig Standard snare w/Coated Ambassador & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
15″ Formula Modern Essentials Hi-Hat
20″ Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
22″ Dark Energy Ride Mk II
20″ Formula 602 Crash
20″ 2002 Crash

Living The Dream (5/9/2014)
DW kit
Ludwig Standard snare w/Coated Ambassador & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
14″ 505 Heavy Hi-Hat
19″ Dark Energy Crash MkI
22″ Dark Energy Ride MkII
20″ Formula 602 Modern Easentials Crash

Cuterebra (5/18/2014)
DW kit
5.5″x14″ Q Drum Co. Copper snare w/Coated Controlled Sound & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
18″ 2002 Medium
15″ 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat Top / 15″ 2002 Medium Hi-Hat Bottom
20″ Signature Full Crash
24″ 2002 Ride
20″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20″ 2002 NOVO China
20″ 2002 Crash

Higher (5/12/2014)
DW kit
6.5″x14″ PDP Ace snare w/True Hoops, Controlled Sound X & Puresound Blasters wires
19″ Signature Full Crash
15″ Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hats
20″ Signature Full Crash
24″ 2002 Ride
20″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20″ 2002 Novo China
19″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash

Women Rule The World (5/18/2014)
DW kit
5.5″x14″ Q Drum Co. Copper snare w/Coated Controlled Sound & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
18″ 2002 Medium
15″ 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat Top / 15″ 2002 Medium Hi-Hat Bottom
19″ 2002 Crash
24″ 2002 Ride
20″ 2002 Medium
20″ 2002 NOVO China
20″ 2002 Crash

Sleepwalking (8/23/2014)
Q Drum Co. kit
5.5″x14″ Q Drum Co. Copper snare w/Coated Controlled Sound & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
19″ Signature Full Crash
14″ Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
19″ 2002 Crash
24″ 2002 Ride
20″ 2002 Medium
20″ 2002 NOVO China
19″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash

Eternity (8/23/2014)
Q Drum Co. kit
6.5″x14″ Q Drum Co Black Beauty snare w/Coated Controlled Sound & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
19″ Signature Full Crash
15″ Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi-Hat
19″ 2002 Crash
24″ Masters Deep Ride
20″ 2002 Medium
20″ 2002 NOVO China
19″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash

Never Again (8/21/2014)
Q Drum Co. kit
5.5″x14″ Q Drum Co. Copper snare w/Coated Controlled Sound & Puresound Custom Pro brass wires
19″ Signature Full Crash
15″ Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hat
20″ Signature Full Crash
22″ Nicko McBrain Powerslave Bell Ride Prototype
20″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20″ 2002 NOVO China
19″ Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash

Finally, the microphones we used (identical setup on all songs):
Snare: Shure SM57 on top, Heil PR20 on bottom
Bass drum: Audix D6 inside, 8″ speaker cone/woofer in front
Rack tom and floor toms: AKG D112
Hi-hat and ride cymbal: AKG C451
Overheads: 2x Original first generation (Latvia) Blue Baby Bottle (matched pair)
Room: 2x Cascade Fathead II

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