Ian Koeller

Professional Live and Session Drummer


Drums and Cymbals 


Gigs Around Town Kit (Yamaha Birch Custom)


 This Kit is my kit I use for local gigs. Its one of my first kits from Yamaha, and its the Birch Custom series. They are an all Birch Shell. Very happy with how they sound

Kick Drum - 22x16

Toms - 10x8,12x8 & 16x14 

Snare 14x6 

Live and Studio Kit - Stage Custom (Yamaha)

This kit is my set for bigger gigs, and road work, its a bigger set up and allows me to cover a lot of styles. its an all birch shell and sounds great!

Kick: 22x18

Toms: 10x8, 12x8 and 16x16 

CYMBALS (Zildjian)


I have been using Zildjian Cymbals since I can remember. I like a mix of K's and A's. With cymbals it really depends on the gig I am playing, so I keep a vast arsenal of Zildjian Cymbals at the ready to cater to any music situation.



SNARE DRUMS (Ludwig & Yamaha)

Yamaha Anton Fig Signature Snare 14"/6"

This is my main live gigging snare drum and by far my favorite snare drum of all time! Its also my only non Ludwig drum. this thing just sounds amazing, and it's toO bad Yamaha does not make it anymore. if you can get your hands on one I STRONGLY recommend it! 



Supraponic 14"/5"

This is an original snare from the mid 60's. It is the snare I use for an aggressive rock gig. Metal is aggressive to start with. This snare has the warm tone that I love with the sharp crack I need for rock. 


Maple Custom Ludwig Gold Sparkle w/ wood hoops 14"/6"

This snare is a custom modal that I use for 60% of work i do. its a thin 6 ply maple shell. The wood hoops make this my favorite drum, the cross stick and rim shots are phenomenal 



Monitors (Dream Earz & Porter and Davies Gigster) 

As of January 2014 I will be using Dream Earz Custom molded in ears. These are some of the finest custom in-ears on the market today, they are hand crafted in St. Petersburg, Florida, by musicians for musicians. For his proformances I will be using the DRM 3X triple driver monitors. I am proud to use these fantastic ears. 

As of February 2016, Ian will be using the BC2 from Porter and Davies! This is an amazing product from The United Kingdom that puts you right back in touch with your bottom end and your bass drum, for far too long drummers have been playing and not getting the full round sound of there kit on stage loosing almost all there low end. This product solves that, by using a tactile monitor the BC2 sends a signal from a standard bass drum microphone up the spine via bone conduction and into the inner ear with NO latency, giving the drummer the full rich tone and feel of there bass drum, with out any stage volume what so ever, that means weather your playing a tiny club or a massive stadium, the BC2 will give you the sound and feel to make you groove and play like never before, Ian says this "the BC2 allows me to play the drums the way they where supposed to be played, no longer am i struggling to hear my kick, which is the most important drum by the way. even if the monitors on stage are not good, the BC2 makes me think and play like i have great monitors!"


Heads (Evans)

as of June 2013 Ian Offically switched to Evans drumheads, the Level 360 technology is fantastic and innovative, Ian comments "I love Evans, the sound is fantastic and they are so easy to tune, they are by far the most consistant drumheads I have ever come across, they make the drums sing!" Ian will be using a Power Reverse Dot on the snare, G2's on the toms, and an emad on the bass drum. 

Sticks (PROMARK)

In June of 2014 I switched to Promark drum sticks, I really like these sticks, they are very comfortable, and they feel great to play with. I don't have to worry about them breaking and not being cosistant, I can pick up any pair and just start playing. I cant wait to use promark on all my gigs and session and in my teaching.