Evans drum heads; Tama hardware; Tama Iron Cobra bass pedal; Tama Iron Cobra hi-hat stand; Pro-Mark 5b drum sticks
Brandon: “In this band, endurance is half the name of the game - you don’t want to blow yourself out. Drummers learn that as they tour a lot. You want to pull everything off throughout the whole show. We play an hour and 45 minutes and by the end of it you still need to be playing well.
“You have to pace yourself and that’s just conditioning. That comes through locking yourself in the basement and practising before a tour to make sure that you can get through the songs.”
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