I mentioned in a previous post that I would show how I use some of the instruments discussed in this blog. Last month was a particularly busy one for me and the set-ups below are from a few of the jobs I had to play.
This first picture shows a larger collection of instruments which I used to play a joint recital with a trombonist. As you can see in the picture, I have a set of three LP Giovanni congas and a Yamaha five octave marimba. Unfortunately, the marimba isn't mine.
This is the business end of a set-up for a composition called Rebellion by Stephen Rush. It's not my entire set-up but this is most of it. For this set-up I used two Ludwig toms, two Lp Matador timbales, a Pearl Championship series bass drum, Musser Century vibe, a pair of LP Giovanni bongos, and five brake drums. You'll notice the bass drum has a cool set of legs holding it up. Look for more on that in an upcoming post.
Here is a front view of the set-up. I also used a marimba which is not pictured. Well, it's actually pictured to the right but not in the place I actually played it in the set-up.
This set-up is for another gig I had last month. This is the type of gear you bring when no one is going to see you and you don't want to move much. This is my Gretsch 18" Catalina bass drum with matching snare, a LP Matador conga, Sabian Legacy hi hats, and a Grover tambourine. I also used a shaker which you can't see. This set-up was used to back a choir on a couple of gospel numbers.