Pearl Reference Series (maple/mahogany shells): 22-inch bass drum, 13-inch rack tom, 16 and 18-inch floor toms, 14x5-inch Sensitone Elite snare drum.
How conscious is your choice of gear in trying to fill out the band’s sound?
“Everything regarding my drums is getting bigger and bigger and my cymbals have been getting louder as well. Back in the day my biggest crash was a 16-inch and then it got smaller and smaller, and 10, 12 and 14-inch on my toms.
“It’s mostly from playing with other bands and hearing what big drums sound like that I’ve changed. I’ve just progressively gone from big to bigger drums, and I’m now rocking the 13, 16 and 18-inch toms.
“I started with piccolo snares and I couldn’t play them. They were always getting lost amongst the sound and frequency of the guitars. I’ve gone for a deeper snare now, but I like that deeper sound.
“I love the pearl drums. They’re loud and they’re good rock drums. They’ve been really good to me; they let me design the shells I want. I just got a brand new reference kit off of them, but I got to dictate what I wanted. I got a mix of maple and mahogany which is a bit bizarre but it sounds good.”