Here is a selection of the gear I use & get asked about a lot:
This is my main drum set, the one I use on my recording sessions. It’s actually quite hard to find since it’s a Premier XPK 75th Anniversary Edition. The shells are a blend of Eucalyptus and African Mahogany. Sizes: Toms – 10″, 12″, 14″. Bass drum – 22″.
Besides from the great sound, the set also has a beautiful looking finish.
If you’re curious about how the cymbals (written about below) sound in context, here’s a video where I play them. I also use the Kickport, the drumheads and the Iron Cobra double pedal that is all displayed below.
The toms and kick drum is from my XPK kit.Richard Sandström
I’ve found my favorite pair of drum sticks: Vic Firth Signature Series – Dave Weckl Evolution.
Perfectly balanced. You can play soft or very aggressive – these sticks let you do it all.
In this video I have some fun exploring the Meinl Bells. I also play on the Black Magic 8X14″ snare drum, using the Puresound EQ snare wire.
The drum set (toms & kick) is my Premier XPK kit.Richard Sandström
I use two of these bells, one Meinl 8″ Classics Traditional Low Bell and one High Bell. The difference between them is the pitch. I mainly use these as either separate effect cymbals or as a very special pair of hi-hats. They cut through everything and really makes what you are playing to stand out.
Another application of these can be to place one of them on for example the snare. Then you would get a drum’n’bass snare sound. Cool stuff, indeed.
In my book, the Puresound snare wires are the best ones. I use a couple of different snare wires by Puresound, I like to experiment by changing them from time to time. The reason why I love the Puresound wires is the blend of articulation and warmth. They also have a great speed release strap that allows the player to disengage the snare wires for quick head or snare wire changes. That’s an awesome solution that I began to use a couple of years ago.
The PureSound Equalizer snare wire is one I use. It’s less influenced by sympathetic vibrations from other drums and instruments.
Fun story about toilets, Benny Greb & drumheads
The Kickport is a nifty device that extends your low-end frequencies and add more punch to your sound. The KickPort is a tuned port that fits right in the hole of your bass drum head.
I have A/B tested it and it makes quite a big difference for my kick drum sund. Also, it’s quite cheap. Great product.