How many brands of drum gear have YOU owned?

bud7h4

Silver Member
Favorites in bold

Drum sets:
Slingerland
Yamaha
PDP
Tama

Snares:
Yamaha
Pearl

Cymbals:
Zildjian
Sabian
Meinl

Hardware (pedals):
Slingerland
Gibraltar
Trick
Tama
Axis


Hardware (stands and racks):
Gibraltar
Tama
DW

Heads and sticks:
Remo
Evans
Aquarian
Vick Firth
Promark

E-Drums (played these for 10 years before returning to real drums):
Roland
Pintech mesh heads <----- fantastic
 
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petrez

Senior Member
Drumset/snares:
Yamaha (2 kits, 2 snares)
Tama (6 kits, 10 snares)
Sonor (4 kits, 4 snares)
Mapex (3 kits, 5 snares)
Pearl (2 kits, 3 snares)
Favorite: Well, I must say Tama even though I have a Pearl kit at the moment. Been the most satisfied with my Starclassic kits, both in tone and hardware. Same goes for snares. But I would be happy with any high-end kit from these brands, tbh.

Cymbals:
Zildjian
Sabian
Paiste
Meinl
Istanbul
Bosphorus
Wuhan
Favorite: Hard to say, I guess Paiste since most of my cymbals are Paistes now. However I just got an A Custom Medium crash (wanted to try a different alloy in my crashes which are mostly Rude crashes) and I always had some Meinls in my setup as well (Byzances are so nice... Too bad they are so expensive now, I remember 15 years ago I bought a hihat for 50% cheaper than any comparable brand, and that was not with a discount. Nowadays they are on the same price level as Paiste Sigs). But with a gun to my head, I would say Paiste.

Hardware:
Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, Mapex, Gibraltar, Sonor, Trick, Dixon.
Favorite: Tama, but Pearl a close second.

Heads:
Evans, Remo, Aquarian
Favorite: Evans

Sticks:
Vic Firth, Pro-Mark, Vater, Regal Tip, Ahead
Favorite: Vic Firth (5A Extreme)
 
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NouveauCliche

Senior Member
Drums:
Yamaha
Sonor
Gretsch
Slingerland


Current: Stone Custom Drums

Cymbals:
Sabian
Zildjian
Paiste (one ride - but still owned it haha)
Wuhan

Current: Bosphorus

Heads:
Attack
Remo
Aquarian

Current: Evans

Hardware:
Ludwig
Yamaha
Sonor
DW

Current: Gibraltar (Roc N Soc Throne though)

Sticks:
Too many to list - though at some point it would be fun to mentally go through allllll the companies and woods and compounds and materials, etc.

Current: ProMark

Electronics: All Roland with the exception of the Yamaha EAD 10

I'm pretty loyal to the companies and the relationships I have with the folks I play now - but honestly almost every company makes great stuff these days - it's mostly just a matter of finding your individual sound and feel.

Well every company except SJC.

(kidding)
 
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