Gear/Setups

Gear/Setups

Pop/R&B/Country Set Up

Yamaha Maple Custom Drums Vintage Finish/Tour Custom Brown Fade Finish
10″x 4″ or 13″x5″ Snare

MSD-0116 14″ x 6 1/2″, 10-lug, wood rims, Gold strainer; Vintage finish/ 14″x 6.5″ Paul Leim/Roy Haynes model
22″x 16″ Bass Drum/24″ x 16″/ 20″ x 16″
10″x 10″ Tom
12″x 12″ Tom or omit 10″ and use 9×13″ with the 12″
14″x 12″ Floor Tom with legs
16″x 14″ Floor Tom with legs

Zildjian Cymbals
15″ Master Sound Hi Hats or 14″ Session Custom (Gadd) Hi Hats or 16″ prototypes
16″ A Custom Crash
10″ K Splash
22″ A Custom or K Light Ride
18″ A Custom Crash or 16″ Armand Crash
22″ Swish or Oriental China Trash

REMO Heads
Bass Drum Batter Head- Powerstroke 3 with black dot (P3-1322-10)
Resonant Head-Ebony or White Powermax
Toms Batter Head- Clear Vintage Emperors/Coated Vintage Ambassadors /Pinstripes Toms
Resonant Head-Clear Ambassadors
Snare Drum Batter Head-Coated Ambassador/Vintage Emperor/Emperor X
Snare side-Clear Ambassador

Vic Firth Drum Sticks

5A Wood Tip

Steve Gadd

5A Duo Tone

Rute

Rute 505

Rute 606

Tala Wand TW11&12

Steve Gadd Brush

Heritage Brush


Big Band Set Up

Big Band Drum Kit

Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage Finish or Tour Custom Brown Fade Finish

22″x 14″ or 16″ Bass Drum or 24″x 14 or 16″

12″ x 8″ or 13″x 09″ Mounted Tom

14″x14″ Floor Tom with legs

16″x 16″ Floor Tom with legs
Roy Haynes model Snare Drum

Zildjian Cymbals
14″ New Beat Hi Hats or 15″ K prototype Hi Hats
16″ A Custom Crash or 16″ Armand Crash
12″ A Custom Splash
21″ Sweet Ride or 20″ K Jazz Ride (80’s)/ 22 K Light Ride/22 K from Turkey
18″ K Crash
22″ Swish Knocker or Oriental China Trash

REMO Heads
Bass Drum Batter Head- Powerstroke 3 with black dot (P3-1322-10)
Resonant Head-Powermax white or ebony (PM-1022-MP)
Toms and Snare Drum Batter Head-Vintage Ambassador or Ambassador
Resonant Head-Clear Ambassador

Vic Firth Drum Sticks

Peter Erskine Big Band model

5A Wood Tip

Steve Gadd

5A Duo Tone

Rute

Rute 505

Rute 606

Tala Wand TW11&12

Steve Gadd Brush

Heritage Brush

Jazz Set Up

Jazz Drum Kit

Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage finish/Tour Custom Brown Fade finish
VSD-1460 14″ x6″ Vintage Series Maple Snare Drum with Reinforcing Rings/Roy Haynes model
18″x 16″ Bass Drum or 20″x 17″
10″x 10″ Tom or 12″x 12″/12″x8 ”
14″x 14″ Tom OR 14″X12″

Zildjian Cymbals
15″ K prototype Hi Hats or Turkish Ks
20″ A (1960’s)
12″ K Splash
20″ K Ride or prototype Constantinople Ride
19″  Armand Ride “Beautiful Baby”
20″ Crash of Doom

REMO Heads
Batter Heads-Coated Ambassador or Vintage Ambassador
Resonant Heads-clear Ambassador

Vic Firth Drum Sticks

Steve Gadd

5A Duo Tone

Rute

Rute 505

Rute 606

Tala Wand TW11&12

Steve Gadd Brush

Heritage Brush

Additional Gear

Contact Sammy for a list of other Drum and Percussion instruments he has for sessions and live work

What People Are Saying About Sammy...

"With Sammy, it's about 2 things: the MUSIC and the STUDENT. Period. He gives the impression that every day he finds himself lucky enough to wake up in the morning and spread the gospel about making great drumming happen. It doesn't matter whether the student is a hotshot Conservatory cat or a middle schooler just starting out, Sammy approaches the deal with the same passion, the same enthusiasm, the same spirit of giving that enables students of all levels to gain maximally from being in his presence. It's not about Sammy, it's about the music. Not Sammy's music, THE music. You'll not find a finer example of sharing and caring and giving people a leg up in the whole world. Simply put, Sammy K is a delight to be around, and the compassion he shares with students gives everyone he touches the best shot at being all they can be." Hal Melia - Northern Kentucky University

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