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
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!
Toms: 10x8, 12x8 and 16x16
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!
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
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.
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.