How many brands of drum gear have YOU owned?

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
My list...

Kits:

Ludwig/WFL/L&L
Impact
Blaemire
Yamaha
Corder
Gretsch
Slingerland
Premier
Sonor
Staccato
North
Remo PTS
Tama

Snares:

Ludwig/WFL/L&L
Impact
Dunnett
Taye
Canopus
Rogers
Corder
Gretsch
Slingerland
Leedy
Blaemire
Geo. Way (old and new)
Tempus
Pork Pie
Premier
Guru
L&S
Fever
Sonor
Remo PTS
Tama
Mapex
Pearl
CB700
Noble & Cooley
DeMowbray
Famous
Charlie Cordes
Lyra

Cymbals:

Sabian
Zildjian
Paiste (Ludwig Paiste & Standard, Stanople, Stambul)
Istanbul (Agop & Mehmet)
Bosphorus
Meinl
Masterwork/Soultone/Buzin
Ufip
Zilco
Dream
Wuhan
Tyrko
Vibra/Zanki
Krut
Zyn
Zenjian
AZCO
Alejian
Pasha
Stagg
Saluda
Hammerax
Turkish
TRX
Factory Metal
Omar
NuVader
Kashian

Hardware:

Ludwig
Yamaha
Pearl
Mapex
Tama
DW
Rogers
Taye
Slingerland
Gibraltar
Sonor

Pedals:

Ludwig/WFL
DW/PDP
Trick
Pearl
Tama
Yamaha
Rogers
Gibraltar
Taye
Sonor
Premier
XL Specialty
Calato
RKM
Drumnetics (due later this month!)
 
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Jbravo

Senior Member
Drums-
I think the first were Maxim ?? (an MIJ kit, I think)
Slingerland
Ddrum
Gretsch
Ludwig -Taiwan accent Zep kit
Ludwig classic maple. Current kit, and favorite

Cymbals-
Zildjian A
Meinel MCS
Zildjian A custom
Dream
Sabian
Zildjian K
Paiste big beat Current and favorite

Hardware-
Brand X
Ddrum
DW
Ludwig Current and favorite

Sticks and heads-
Remo
Evans
Aqarian Current and fave

Regal tip
Good wood
Promark Oak Using currently
Vic Firth freestyle (Inbound to try out)
 

Drummerboy24

New member
Drum kits:
-Tama (swing star)
-Tama (stage star)
-Pearl (Export EXX)
-Grestch (Catalina maple)
-Tama (Starclassic bubinga)
-Sonor (SQ2)

Favourite: Sonor (SQ2)

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Snare drums:
-Tama (swing star)
-Tama (stage star)
-Yamaha (recording custom brass)
-Pearl sensitone premium beaded brass)
-Sonor (one of a kind mango edition)

Favourite: Sonor (one of a kind mango edition)

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Cymbals:
-Zildjian (zbt)
-Sabian (b8)
-Zildjian (A custom)
-Meinl (Byzance)
-Zildjian (K custom)
- Paiste (2002)
-Paiste (formula 602 ME)
-Paiste (signature)

Favourite: Paiste (signature)

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Drum heads:
-Remo (ambassadors)
-Aquarian (response 2 and hi velocity)
-Remo (emperor)
-Evans (g2)
-Evans (Uv2)

Favourite: Evans (Uv2)

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Sticks:
-Promark (5A)
-Zildjian (5B)
-Zildjian (5A)
-Zildjian (7A)
-Vic Firth (7A)
-Vater (7A)
-Los carbos (7A)

Favourite: Vic Firth (7A)

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Flow

Active member
Drums: Gretsch, Ludwig, DW
Snares: Gretsch, Slingerland, Pearl
Cymbals: Sabian, Zildjian
Hardware: Gibraltar, mostly.
 

jornthedrummer

Silver Member
Kits I currently own:

Yamaha recording custom
Gretsch USA Custom
Gretsch Purewood Oak
Gretsch Purewood Hickory
Tama Superstar Hyperdrive
Tama Cocktail Jam Kit
Sleishman
George Way
British Drum Company
Pearl GLX
PDP Concept Maple
Whitney nesting kit
Premier Genista Birch
Premier Genista Maple.

Love them all. Mapex and DW missing among the leading brands - am not a fan.
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Drums I've only owned Pearl and Sonor.

Cymbals, I've owned Wuhan, Istanbul Agop, Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Amedia, Analyta

Hardware, let's see. Sonor, Pearl, PDP, Gibralter, SP, Meinl, Rogers, Ludwig, DW, and I'm sure more.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
Drum Sets:
1955 Ludwig inherited from my dad
1994 Pearl Masters Custom Maple

Cymbals:
about 34 Zildjians total ranging from 1940's to current; A's, K's, A Customs, K Customs
1 Wuhan 16" China

Marching Drums:
1 1920's era Ludwig Field Drum
1 1965 Slingerland Field Drum
1 2001 Pearl Championship Series marching snare
1 set of 1994 Premier PTS Free Floating quints

Stands and hardware:
I have all of the original stands and hardware from the 1955 Ludwig
Yamaha Mini booms for the 1955 set currently for gigs
Pearl Icon 3 drum rack; various Pearl clamps and mini booms for the Pearl set

Sticks:
too many to list, but have filtered down to Vic Firth 3A's for the past 2 years
I own at least one of every model of marching snare and tenor stick from the past 20+ years due to freebies at clinics etc...
Also have a crap-ton of Innovative Percussion keyboard mallets, tympani mallets and stuff for concert band

Cases:
Humes and Berg Enduro's for the Pearl set...the Ludwigs also live in these cases when needed

Heads:
always Remo...

Pearl kit: Ambassador batter on snares; float between Pins, clear Emporers for toms; Powerstoke 3 bass batter
Ludwig: all Classic Fit Diplomats on batter
 

slhanks04

Member
I started out playing Ludwigs and I still play Ludwigs today, although I did have a CB700 9 piece for a few years as a gigging kit. I originally played Zildjian cymbals, and did for many years. Now I'm "all Meinl all the time". I currently have two kits, both are Ludwig, with Ludwig Atlas hardware. I use a DW double bass pedal, high hat, and Pork Pie throne.
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
Updated :)

Drums -

Premier - Royale, Artist Maple x2, MK1 Projector, Genista.
Pearl - Export x2, EX, ELX, BLX, MLX, WLX X2, Vision VBX, Masters MMP.
Yamaha - Recording Custom & Rock Tour Custom
Mapex - Saturn III X2, Pro M X2
Sonor - Force 2007
Tama - Superstar.
Crush - Sublime E3 Maple.

Favourite - Yamaha Recording Custom.

Cymbals -

Zyn
Paiste
Zildjian
Sabian
Meinl
Scymtek.

Favourite - Zildjian

Sticks -

Vic Firth
Zildjian
Pro-Mark
Liverpool
Vater
London Drumstick Co

Favourite - London Drumstick Co

Hardware -

Premier
Pearl
Yamaha
Gibraltar

Favourite - Pearl.

Pedals -

No name
Premier
Yamaha
Pearl
Tama Iron Cobra
DW 9002, MDD.

Favourite - DW 9002/MDD
 

JosephDAqui

Silver Member
Starting from when I was a kid in this order:

1) Cosmic Percussion with Slingerland Snare, Zildjians
2) Roland VDrums TD10 (my dark age of electronics)
3) Roland VDrums TD20 (continuing my dark age of electronics)
4) Yamaha Stage Custom Birch and Zildjian A's (entered the light lol)
5) Gretsch Renown with Zildjian A's/K's
6) DW Collectors with Zildjian A's/K's
7) Tama Starclassic Performer with Zildjian A's/K's
8) Mapex Mars Birch with Zildjian A's/K's
9) (Back to) Yamaha Stage Custom Birch with Zildjian A's/K's
10) Pearl Session Studio Classic with Zildjian K's (Custom Hybrid)
11) Mapex Saturn V Exotic with Meinl Classic Custom Dark Cymbals
12) FINAL (I hope) Return to Yamaha Stage Custom Birch with Meinl Classic Custom Dark Cymbals

Hardware: Tama Speed Cobra 910 pedals and HH. All Yamaha and Gibraltar stands.

Basically, I've played just about everything in studios and had all these kits and SOLD all of them except #11, but I keep returning to Yamaha, to me they are the best and I've learned from experience in the studio (10 albums in the past 8 years) and so many gigs that I really love birch drums.
 

Jml

Senior Member
Drums - Sonor, Slingerland, Yamaha
Cymbals - Only Paiste
Pedals - Pearl and Axis
Hardware - SP, Tama, Pearl, Ludwig, Gibraltar
Sticks - Vic Firth, Vater, Zildjian, Regal Tip, ProMark
 

RickP

Gold Member
Drum sets owned :
Supreme
Pearl
Gretsch
Yamaha
Ludwig
Whitney
Noble and Cooley
DW
TRS Custom
Wells Custom
Slingerland
Tempus
Sonor

Favourite : Noble & Cooley

Cymbal brands I have owned :
Zildjian
Sabian
Paiste
Istanbul Agop
Istanbul Mehmet
Bosporus
Amedia

favourite : Paiste by a large margin

stick brands :
Regal Tip
Head Hunters/ Power Tip
Bopworks
Promark
Gretsch
Vater
Ahead
Duraline
Ludwig
Aquarian
Vic Firth

favourite: Regal Tip

Drum heads :
Remo
Evans
Aquarian
Duraline
Earth tone
Premier Everplay

favourite : Remo
 

MntnMan62

Junior Member
I have a pretty short list.

Drums:

Slingerland is my primary kit. Originally a Stage Band kit bought at Manny's Music in NYC when I was 13 in White Marine Pearl. 4 piece kit with 12" and 14" toms. Added a 13" tom later on when I found someone selling a Stage Band tom in WMP on eBay.

Premier - I added a 16x16 tom to the Slingerland kit.
Remo - Originally bought two Roto Toms but am now just using the small one as my high tom to give me a 7 piece kit.

Cymbals:

Zildjian
Paiste

Sticks:

Pro Mark
Vic Furth

Basically 5A's for playing and 5B's for practice sticks. Also Vinnie Colaiuta Signatures for playing as well.
 

timmdrum

Silver Member
Drums:
kits: Tama, Pacific, Sonor, Mapex
snare drums: all of the above (came with the kits), plus: Legend, Pearl, Ahead, Yamaha, another Tama (vintage Imperialstar)
favorite: probably Tama

Cymbals: Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Wuhan, Dream. No clear favorite

Misc. percussion: LP, Pearl, Meinl, World Beat Percussion, Rhythm Tech. No clear favorite

Hardware: other than the kit brands, Gibraltar, Pearl
favorite: Tama, but they're all fine

Sticks: Pro-Mark, for as long as I can remember. I've had some good Vic Firth (Omar Hakim) and Vater, but, the 808s were my go-to for nearly 30 Years, and I recently switched to 707s.

Heads- Remo since forever, until I got a set of Evans heads on a used kit and Aquarian on a used snare, and liked them just as much. No clear favorite.
 
Drums: Rogers, Yamaha (5), Pacific, DW, Ludwig, Tama, Legend, Magstar
Cymbals: Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Avanti, Stagg, Chamber,
Hardware: Gibraltar, Tama, Yamaha, DW, Ludwig,
Sticks: VicFirth, Regal Tip, ProMark, Headhunter(rods), Ahead,
Heads: Remo, Evans, Aquarian
 

cdrums21

Gold Member
Drums (in order of ownership): Lido supreme (haha), Ludwig, Yamaha, DW, Q, Ludwig.
Snares ("): Slingerland, Ludwig, Tama, Ludwig.
Hardware ("): Ludwig, Pearl, DW
Cymbals (") Zildjian, Paiste
Sticks ("): Whatever I could grab, Regal Tip, Vater.
Heads("): Ludwig, Remo, Evans, Remo.
 

gdmoore28

Gold Member
I may have a few errors here, but as best I can remember right now:

- New Apollo 4-piece kit in white marine pearl
- A mixture of Apollo and Ludwig drums in several different colors
- New 1975 kit of Ludwig Classics in white marine pearl (Loved them. My very first new Ludwig kit)
- New 1980s CB700 Mark Series drums in wine red, 7 piece. (Made by Pearl for Kaman Corporation)
- New 5-piece kit of Pearl Exports in smoky chrome (long lug version) - this kit sucked.
- New 5-piece kit of Yamaha Stage Customs (long-lug version) - like the Exports, these sucked, too
- Used 1964 set of Ludwig Classics in champagne sparkle. (Loved this kit, but not loud enough for what I was then playing.)
- New custom-ordered 6-piece set of Yamaha Recording Customs, tobacco sunburst finish. Exceptional.
- Used kit of Yamaha Maple Customs, natural maple, 4-piece. Exceeded the RCs in overall sound, especially the bass drum.
- New kit of Mapex Saturn Pro in bleached white maple finish, 5-piece w/all Mapex hardware. This set sucked.
- New kit of Pacific CX Maple drums in white onyx, 7-piece kit. Extraordinary in every way. Used them for 20 years now.
- New NOS set of Conway-era Slingerland Radio King/Concert King 7-piece in large-chip white marine pearl wrap. Exceptional.

GeeDeeEmm
 

drumnut87

Well-known member
brands ive used: session pro, premier, sonor, yamaha, pearl, PDP, mapex, stagg, tama, highwood, tee, jalapeno, aquarian, remo, evans, attack, code, pro-mark, vic firth, vater, silverfox, balbex, pellwood, lewitt, audix, shure, audio-technica, arena, protection racket, hardcase, ahead, regal tip, percussion plus, zildjian, paiste, sabian, 5 star super zyn, zyn, krut, t-bone, KZ, CB percussion, odery, DW, malleus, puresound, amedia
 
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