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    Updated January 17, 2013

    Dave’s Gear

    Updated May 2015

    • Rockbridge Acoustic Guitar
    • Rockbridge Acoustic Guitar
    • Rockbridge Acoustic Guitar
    • Rockbridge 12 Fret Custom Acoustic Guitar
    • Rockbridge Small Jumbo Acoustic Guitar
    • Rockbridge 12 String Acoustic Guitar
    • Rockbridge  Small Jumbo 12 String Acoustic Guitar
    • Jerry Jones Baritone Electric Guitar
    • Fender  Stratocaster Custom Electric Guitar
    • Silvertone Model 1303U2 Electric Guitar
    • Veillette Gryphon 12 String Acoustic Guitar
    • Gibson Les Paul Jr. Electric Guitar
    • Taylor W 65 12 String Acoustic Guitar
    • Shure UR4D Wireless Guitar System
    • Sound Sculpture Switchblade GL Guitar Switching System
    • Radial JD-6 Passive DI
    • Rocktron All Access Midi Controller
    • Dunlop Carbon Copy Analogue Delay
    • Dunlop MC-401 Boost/ Line Driver
    • Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
    • Mesa Boogie Cabclone Speaker Cabinet Simulator
    • Matchless S/C-30 1 x 12 Guitar Combo Amp
    • Dunlop Tortex  Guitar Picks
    • D’Addario  Acoustic and Electric Guitar Strings
    • Dunlop Electric Guitar Strings
    • Fishman Acoustic Guitar Pickup Systems, Amps, and DI’s
    • Ultracase Guitar Stands and Vaults
    • Hercules Guitar Stands, Mic Stands, and Music Stands
    • SKB Touring and Studio Cases
    • Levy’s Guitar Straps
    • Stagegear Road Cases
    • MT Road Cases

    Carter’s Gear


    Yamaha Recording Custom Series (Piano Black Finish) (with the exception of snare drums and bass drum)

    All toms are equipped with Gibraltar’s GTS Tom Suspension System (with the exception of 15″ floor tom)

    All drums (except bass drum) are equipped with nylon lug locks on all tension rods

    • 8″x8″ Rack Tom
    • 9″x10″ Rack Tom
    • 10″x12″ Rack Tom
    • 12″x14″ Rack Tom
    • 16″x16″ Rack Tom
    • 15″x15″ Custom-made Carter Beauford Recording Custom Floor Tom
    • 18″x20″ Yamaha Phoenix Bass Drum (in Black Cherry Sunburst finish)
    • 6.5″x14″ Ludwig Alex Van Halen Signature Rosewood Snare Drum with 42-strand snare wires (die-cast hoops on batter side and resonant/snare side)
    • 7″x10″ Pork Pie P’Lux Mahogany Snare Drum

    Drum sizes are listed as depth x diameter


    • 14″ Zildjian A New Beat Hi-Hats
    • 18″ Zildjian K Dark Medium Thin Crash
    • 10″ Zildjian A Custom Splash
    • 19″ Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
    • 8″ Zildjian K Splash
    • 6” Zildjian A Custom Splash (stacked on 8” K Splash above)
    • 15″ Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
    • 14″ Zildjian K Mini China
    • 21″ Zildjian Z3 Ultra Hammered China
    • 18″ Zildjian A Custom EFX Crash
    • 10” Zildjian FX Spiral Stacker (stacked on 18” A Custom EFX Crash above)
    • 10” Zildjian FX Oriental China Trash (stacked on 10” FX Spiral Stacker above)
    • 20″ Zildjian A Custom Flat Top Ride
    • 6″ Zildjian A Custom Splash (stacked upside down on 20” A Custom Flat Top Ride above)
    • 19″ Zildjian A Ultra Hammered China
    • 21″ Zildjian K Crash Ride
    • 8″ Zildjian K Splash
    • 6″ Zildjian Zil-Bel (stacked upside down on 8” K Splash above)


    • Bronze Bell (custom-cast) (mounted upside down on 6” Zil-Bel above)
    • LP Jam Block (Low Pitch)
    • LP Travis Barker Cowbell
    • 7″x13″ Dunnett Titanium Timbale
    • LP Granite Blocks
    • LP Whole-Tone Bar Chimes (Double Row, 72 bars)

    Carter also uses various LP hand percussion items

    Timbale size is listed as depth x diameter


    • Custom assembled drum throne
    • Drum Workshop 9002 double bass drum pedal
    • Yamaha HexRackII System
    • Yamaha 900 series double-braced hardware
    • Drum Workshop 9500TB hi-hat stand
    • DW SM105 Adjustable Hardcore Foam Bass Drum Beaters
    • Carter will sometimes switch between Gibraltar 42-strand snare wires and Tama 42-strand “Snappy” snare wire


    • Vic Firth Carter Beauford Signature Drumsticks (Model: SBEA)
    • Carter also uses Vic Firth Rute 606 Rods and an assortment of Vic Firth Mallets, Brushes and Timbale Sticks
    • Tom Batter: Remo Clear Pinstripe (except for Remo Coated Ambassador on 15” floor tom)
    • Tom Resonant: Remo Ebony Ambassador (except Coated Ambassador on 8″ Rack Tom)
    • Snare Batter: Remo Coated Controlled Sound X on main snare drum and Coated Ambassador on secondary snare drum
    • Snare Resonant: Remo Hazy Ambassador on both snare drums
    • Bass Batter: Remo Clear Powerstroke 3
    • Bass Resonant: Remo Ebony Powerstoke 3 (with 5″ offset hole and Yamaha logo)
    • Timbale Batter: Latin Percussion Timbale Head


    • Roland PD-8 Dual-Trigger 8″ Pad
    • Carter has two Clark Synthesis Platinum Tactile Sound transducers and one
    • ButtKicker transducer mounted to the underside of his drum throne
    • Aphex Impulse Trigger Module
    • Akai Z8 Sampler
    • Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI Foot Controller
    • Carter Beauford Custom Signature Drumming Gloves


    • Bass drum (low) – Sennheiser e902
    • Bass drum (high) – Sennheiser e901
    • Snare (top & bottom) – Sennheiser e905
    • Timbale – Shure Beta 57a
    • All toms – DPA 4021
    • Hi-Hats – Neumann KM 184
    • Percussion tree – Shure KSM137
    • Chimes – AKG C414
    • Granite blocks – Shure KSM137
    • Ride cymbals – DPA 4011
    • Overhead (left & right) – Shure VP88
    • Vocal – Crown CM-310A

    Compiled by Justin Scott / Revised: May 20, 2015

    Stefan’s Gear

    • Bootleg Huntington Series Basses by Jon R Hill (www.bootlegguitars.com)
    • 1968 Fender P-bass
    • Thomastik-Infeld Power Bass Strings
    • Ampeg SVT-4 Pro Heads
    • Ampeg 8◊10 Cabinets
    • Furman PL-8 Power Conditioner
    • Shure UR4D Wireless Units
    • Eventide GTR-7000 Ultra-Harmonizer
    • Whirlwind Iso 8 Line isolator
    • Radial JDI Direct box (Dry)
    • SVT tube injection Direct Box (Wet)
    • RJM Rack Gizmo
    • Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro
    • Electro Harmonix Q-tron
    • Fender Sublime pedal
    • Fulltone Bass Drive
    • Korg DTR-1 Digital Tuner

    Boyd’s Gear

    • Antique Acoustic violins
    • Misi Acoustic trio Vio violin pick ups (mi-si.com)
    • John Norwood Lee Bows
    • Thomastik-Infeld Strings
    • Furman PL-8 Power Conditioner
    • Coleman MS-8 Audio Switcher
    • Shure U4D-UB Wireless Units
    • Shure UHE Antenna Distro
    • API 500HPR Pre-Amp
    • Eventide GTR-7000 Ultra-Harmonizer
    • Korg DTR-1 Digital Tuner
    • Fishman Acoustic Amp

    Tim’s Gear

    Updated May 2015

    • Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar
    • Fender Stratocaster Custom Electric Guitar
    • Fender HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    • Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
    • Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar
    • Martin D-45 Acoustic Guitar
    • Martin  D-35 Acoustic Guitar
    • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier  Guitar Amplifier
    • Mesa Boogie   Cabclone Speaker Cabinet Simulator
    • Ernie Ball Volume Pedals
    • Dunlop 535Q Wah Pedal
    • Dunlop Way Huge Red Llama  Distortion Pedal
    • Dunlop Way Huge Swollen Pickle Distortion Pedal
    • Dunlop   UniVibe Pedal
    • Dunlop MC 403 Power Distribution
    • Dunlop MC 401 Boost/ Line Driver
    • Keeley Looper Bypass pedal
    • Moog Moogerfooger Ring Modulator Pedal
    • Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere Pedal
    • Eventide Space Reverb Pedal
    • Boss DD 6 Digital Delay Pedal
    • Fishman Acoustic Pickup Systems
    • Radial  JD I Direct Box
    • Dunlop  Tortex Picks
    • Dunlop Slides
    • Dunlop Electric Guitar Strings
    • D’Addario Acoustic Guitar Strings
    • SKB  Touring and Studio Cases
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