- C&C Custom LPL (luan, poplar, luan) in a dark, natural finish with wood hoops (pictured above)
- 22″x13″ bass drum
- 13″x8″ rack tom
- 16″x15″ floor tom
- 14″x61⁄2″ snare
- 16″ K Constantinople hats
- 22″ K Constantinople Renaissance ride
- 24″ K Constantinople Medium ride
- DW 6000 Series Retro Flush-Base hardware
- DW 9000 Series bass drum pedal
- Snare: 14″ Texture Coated Response 2 with Power Dot Underneath on top/Classic Clear underneath
- Toms: Modern Vintage-coated mediums
- Bass drum: Modern Vintage-coated on front & back
- Extreme 5B signature sticks
- Jazz brush
- T1 mallets
- Electro-Voice RE320 bass drum mic
- SKB Cases
Zildjian Cymbals: http://zildjian.com/Artists/H/Graham-Hopkins
Vic Firth Sticks: http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/art.php?letter=H
Aquarian Drumheads: http://www.aquariandrumheads.com/artists
C&C Custom Drums: http://www.candccustomdrums.com/
A 1955 WFL Ludwig (below) which I’ve now fully restored. I previously played this kit when I was in the band Therapy? However, it’s just recently that I stripped it apart and got it back to close to its original state — you can really hear the difference in the tone and the response. (And it looks slick-ass).
Among bits of vintage gear I collect, restore and play is this mid-1950s Trixon Luxus (below). Although this is a German-based company I recently found out they assembled all their drums in Shannon, Ireland.
A beautiful 1920s kit (below) which I’ve been restoring since Autumn 2013.
Below, Aquarian Drumheads advertisement (2008)
Below, the first drum ad I did (1993) for Pearl Drums which was printed in Modern Drummer, Rhythm Magazine and others. Can you spot me?