Gretsch Renown Maple: 22x18-inch kick drum; 12x8-inch rack tom; 16x16-inch floor tom; 10x5 1⁄2-inch Mapex Black Panther snare
Thom on the influences behind his unusual setup
“I think Abe Cunningham [Deftones] is my biggest influence. His playing is unique and it has flair but it’s very solid.
“I started copying his set-up. Then I got obsessed with Travis Barker and Blink-182 and his set-up, having everything flat. I do that. I’ve got used to it and I think it’s easier. The drums sound better as well.
“Apparently it is harder on your arms. You’ve got to hit them harder when the drums are flat like that and it doesn’t rebound back as easily. But I don’t mind. I love having it all flat.
“Today I got my new bongo stand. Before, it was really tall and the bongos would only go on at an angle so I could hit them. Now I’ve got them on a small stand so it looks amazing; it looks like a DJ, like it’s your platform.
“I don’t like anything at angles, it’s weird. Everything has to be parallel and uniform. It really winds me up if there is anything on the riser that shouldn’t be there, like a jacket.”