Joe’s Gear

Joe's Live Kit

Joe’s Live Kit, March 2019

Full Kit

Joe uses Tama drums, Sabian Cymbals Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth sticks and LP Percussion, and thanks these companies for your many years of support. The diagram below shows Joe’s full setup:

Joe's Kit 2017

  • DRUMS: TAMA Starclassic Maple in Flat Burgundy Metallic finish: (a) 8″ Timp-Tom, (b) 5×10″ Artwood Maple snare drum, (c) 5×14″ snare (or one of various SLP models) (d) 6×8″, (e) 7×10″, and (f) 8×12″ toms, (g) 14×14″ and (h) 16×16″ floor toms, (i) 18×22″ bass drum
  • CYMBALS: SABIAN: (1) 20″ HH Dark Chinese, (2) 10″ Max Stax (3) 14″ Artisan Hats, (4) 9″ HHX Evolution Splash (5) 7″ HHX Evolution Splash, (6) 17″ HHX Evolution Crash, (7) 18″ HHX Evolution Crash, (8) 21″ HH Raw Bell Dry Ride, (9) 18″ HH Thin Chinese, (10) 12″ AA Mini Hats or 16″ Sizzler Stax (16″ AA Sick Hat over 16″ XSR Chinese) (11) 19″ HHX Evolution Crash
  • HEADS: EVANS: Power Center Reverse Dots on snare drums, Clear EC2 on tops of all toms, Clear G1 on bottoms of all toms and top of Timp-Tom, Hazy 300 on bottoms of snare drums, Clear EMAD2 on batter side of bass drum, white EQ3 on front of bass drum
  • STICKS: VIC FIRTH Dave Weckl Evolution, Heritage brushes, various mallets, Rutes and Tala Wands. 55A for heavier playing.
  • PERCUSSSION: LP: Various setups used, including  LP Mambo cowbell, LP Everything Rack with Jam Block High, LP Tapon cowbell, LP Cha-Cha cowbell, LP Ridge Rider Rock cowbell, and LP Cyclops tambourine, and Gajate Bracket with Low Jam Block or cowbell.
  • HARDWARE: TAMA including Iron Cobra Rolling Glide double pedal, Iron Cobra Lever Glide hi-hat stand, First Chair throne, Star cymbal stands.
  • OTHER: CymPads, Roland SPD-S

Teaching and Recording Studio

The studio is fully set up for in-person and online lessons and classes, live streaming, and recording for client projects. For lesson and recording requests or questions, email Joe at