So proud to have been featured
on the cover of Drums Etc!
When it was time for me to ‘come of age’ and get my first real pro drumset, I was faced with the daunting choice of all the big drum names out there. Which to choose and why? I remember thinking of all my favorite players, and what they played on records and DVD’s. Sonor always jumped out at me; they had that extra-special attention to craftsmanship (the drums looked AWESOME and you could always tell they were Sonor right away), and a direct, pure, very musical unique ‘note’ that I hadn’t heard anywhere else. Many of my favorite drummers like Steve Smith, Jojo Mayer, Jack DeJohnette and many others embodied this in their sound and expression, a unique class of excellence. For me there are no other drums!
WHAT I’M USING
Sonor S-Classix, Birch: 12” tom, 10” tom, 14”floor tom, 8”tom, 20” bass drum
Sonor Jungle Set, Maple: 14” snare, 10” tom, 14” floor tom, 10” 16” bass drum
Snares: (current setup) Sonor Prolite Brass Snare, 14”/5”, and 10” 3007 Force Maple side snare
Pedal: Sonor Jojo Mayer ‘Perfect Balance’