I believe he used a Sabian hi-hat on the videos from the making of The Black Album, and Gretsch kick drums on the Load/Reload sessions.Sometimes you use whatever you get on the road. What funny is that my IC hi-hat rod is thinner than my DW 5000, so I cant interchange them, but this doesnt seem to be he case here.
What I thought was more interesting are the Sabian cymbals he is using in the studio videos for the new album.
If only I knew how to multi quote.He's always used the DW drop clutch because DW was the first company to make a drop clutch back in the 80's long before anyone else did.
Tama doesn't even make a drop clutch.
Take a good look at the "making of the Black Album" videos. The WHOLE KIT is a Gretsch, except the snare. This is no secret, it was mentioned by Lars in drumming mags from the era.I believe he used a Sabian hi-hat on the videos from the making of The Black Album, and Gretsch kick drums on the Load/Reload sessions.
I've followed Tama hardware innovations for over 30 years but have never seen a Tama drop clutch.Tara did make a drop clutch, it looked just like the Rogers one, with the lever going vertical. The one in the older photo may have been that Tama one. He probably just likes the DW one better?
I don't know if Tama still offers a drop clutch or not, they did have a drop clutch pedal for a while too. Worked kind of the same way, just with an extra add-on to your hi hat stand.
I have a Gibraltar drop clutch on my studio kit because Yamaha doesn't make one. I just took the Gibraltar wing nut out and replaced it with a Yamaha one to disguise it.
Hmmm... It's possible I'm mistaken. I swear I saw a drop clutch in an old catalog, but maybe it's just from seeing photos of Lars' kits?