Pete's Gear

Pete prefers Gretsch and Ludwig drums, particularly his 1966 Ludwig “Super Classic” set, and his 1983 Gretsch “Grand Prix” set, always with the classic Ludwig Supraphonic snare drum.

Pete uses Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, DW pedals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.

DRUMS:

  • 14 x 5″ Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 snare; Remo Ambassadors (coated top, clear snare bottom).

  • 13 x 9″ Ludwig rack tom; Remo Ambassadors (coated top, clear bottom).
  • 16 x 16″ Ludwig floor tom; Remo Ambassadors (coated top, clear bottom).
  • 22 x 14″ Ludwig bass drum; Remo Powerstroke 3 batter head, Ludwig logo front head.

  • 12 x 8″ Gretsch rack tom; Remo Pinstripes (clear top), Remo Ambassadors (clear bottom).
  • 13 x 9″ Gretsch rack tom; Remo Pinstripes (clear top), Remo Ambassadors (clear bottom).
  • 16 x 16″ Gretsch floor tom; Remo Pinstripes (clear top), Remo Ambassadors (clear bottom).
  • 22 x 14″ Gretsch bass drum; Remo Powerstroke 3 batter head, Gretsch logo front head.

Gretsch drums listed above are dated 1983 from the Gretsch factory then located in DeQueen, Arkansas, with natural maple gloss finish and the classic “Jasper” shells of maple wood. (The previous home of this very drumset was Criteria Studios in Miami, where it was used as an in-house kit on countless recording sessions.)

Ludwig drums listed above are dated 1966 from the original Ludwig factory in Chicago. Gold sparkle finish, with poplar wood shells. The Supraphonic snare drum is chrome-plated aluminum shell.

CYMBALS:

  • 15” Zildjian A, New Beat Hi-Hats.
  • 17” Zildjian A, Medium Thin Crash (with Istanbul rivets).
  • 18” Zildjian A, Armand Thin Crash (with Istanbul rivets).
  • 20” Zildjian A, Medium Ride (with Istanbul rivets).

  • 14” Zildjian A, Quick Beat Hi-Hats.
  • 18” Zildjian A, Medium Thin Crash
  • 22” Zildjian A, Medium Ride

BASS DRUM PEDALS:

  • DW 9000 Series.

DRUMSTICKS:

  • Vic Firth 5A Nylon Tip.