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Vater 1A drumsticks; DW 9000 stands and 5000 bass drum and hi-hat pedals; Ultimate Ears in-ear monitors
“I knew Jeremy Berman, who was one of the head drum builders at OCDP. We really became friends a few years ago because he was teching for [Nine Inch] Nails.
“He’d been toying with some ideas and I remember when he made his first galvanised steel set. It was beautiful and it sounded fantastic. I have one and I love it.
“From 2009 he started really pursuing it as a drum company, and with OCDP I had gotten to a point where I wanted something fresh.
“When it came time for something new, he and I had talked and I said, ‘how would you feel about me being on the business side of things?’ and he said he’d been thinking the same. It was a really cool alliance.
“His wood drums are phenomenal too. The metal stuff is interesting - the set I have now is pure copper with wooden reinforcement hoops. When you think of metal drums you wouldn’t naturally think they’d have the warmth of wood, but they do, they just have a different dynamic, almost a little more bombastic.
“Q is a baby company, but I really look forward to growing it and gaining that brand recognition.”
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