Sabian: 20-inch Ozone crash; 17-inch AAX X-treme China; 19-inch AAXX-plosion crash; 12-inch splash; 6-inch splash; 18-inch Prototype Dry ride; 18-inch HHX Evolution crash; 10-inch splash; 22-inch Artisan ride; 17-inch hi-hats made from two 17-inch Explosion crashes; 14-inch HHX Evolution hi-hats
How do triggers affect the way you play?
“You can’t play ghost notes on a trigger. If you are playing the clap that is on the record on your main snare, you can’t play a fill on the snare.
“It takes some thinking and that’s why playing less is better for you on gigs like these. You don’t want to sound silly playing claps in the way of the song. I have to stick to the script.”