Hey guys sorry for the late response! I didn't get an email alerting me to any new replies.
But I just checked and sure enough a few new posts!
@ Mr. DML Owner himself, yes, Terry Bozzio's kit/Mike Portnoy's kit are two big influences for my setup.... but I think in the long-run, mine will surpass Mike Portnoy's... at one point my kit was almost as big as his!
Yes, you see 3 rides in these pictures. ;P Sold the one on the right side of the kit, the very Earthy Sabian, which was a 22" (I believe the following is true... I could be wrong) raw Hand Hammered ride. Someone also I think buried it for awhile too. That's why it is so dark. I brought it into Sam Ash... and one of the associates broke the rules, but I didn't care, he offered me more money than Sam Ash did... and he was begging me for it. He absolutely loved the thing. So hey! One man's trash (it really wasn't trash to me at all) is another man's treasure!
@TheYardStick, yeah man, though I think Mike Portnoy more nowadays, as his drumming is easier and more fluid for me to grasp, I don't get why I have an easier time with Mike's. After all, he is the one who is typically more complex in his work, idk, I still love Nicko and I still play along to his stuff. But hey, I can honestly say I've met the both of them now and feel blessed by that! So emulation? Sure! In time!
oh yeah... bit of a hair difference. >_> My hair in the pic with Nicko is far superior.
Next up, more lists! ;P
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.