You seem to have settled on your current drum set-up for some time. What is it about this configuration that works for you?
"This configuration with 8", 10", 12" on the top and two floor toms, I guess I’ve been doing for about the last 25 years. Maybe it was fashionable 25 years ago, I don’t know."
"It’s a very comfortable set-up for me to have five toms because it covers such a wide range, from the 8" to the 16" there is a big difference in pitch so I naturally feel where I want the pitches to be without having to think about it or look at the drums."
"I can play the drums with my eyes closed and that’s the beauty of having the same set-up all the time, you know where everything is so when you’re in expression mode you’re not looking at the drums or thinking, ‘I need a little drum,’ or ‘I need a low sound.’ It’s been pretty much in the same shape for a long time."