• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theatre and More

Ryan McCausland - Analog & Vinyl

Ryan’s setup for Analog & Vinyl at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, Vermont.

“The Drums are a PDP (Pacific Drums & Percussion) Concept Maple Kit in a Red to Black Sparkle Fade. The Sizes are an 18x22 Kick, 8x10 and 9x12 Rack Toms, a 12x14 Floor Tom, and a 5.5x14 Snare. The Cymbals from left to right are a set of 14” Zildjian K Hi Hats, a 6” Zildjian ZilBel, an 18” Zildjian K Dark Crash, a 10” Zildjian A Custom Splash, an 8” Zildjian A Custom Splash, a 16” Zildjian K Dark Crash, and a 20” Zildjian K Ride. The auxiliary percussion includes a set of Treeworks Tre35 Windchimes, a mounted Pearl Tambourine, a Zildjian Finger Cymbal, a 6” Alan Abel Triangle mounted on the Miller Machine, a 12” LP Drum Set Timbale, an LP Soft Shake, and an LP Caxixi.

The Hardware is a mix of DW, Yamaha, Gibraltar and LP.

The Sticks, Mallets and Brushes are all by Vic Firth and include a pair of the Signature Tony Royster Jr Stick, SD2 Boleros, Jazz Brushes and SD6 Swizzle Bs. The Rods are a set of Promark Rocket Rods. The Triangle beater is by Billy Miller.

The Heads are all Evans and include a set of Clear EC2s on the Toms, a Coated HD Dry Head on the Snare and an EMAD2 Head on the Kick.

The Orchestra pit at the Weston Playhouse uses Aviom personal mixers and I’m using a set of Sure SE215 in-ear Monitors.

I’m so excited about this show. This is the first new musical I’ve ever had the chance to work on and I’m loving every minute of it. Paul Gordon wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the show and the world premier was directed by Michael Berresse starring Preston Sadleir, Sarah Stiles and Beth Glover. The music is an indie pop/rock style and the pit is orchestrated for four players on guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. In the days leading up to the first show I had the opportunity to work with Paul Gordon and our arranger Aaron Jordoin, to help orchestrate the book. The team at the Weston Playhouse has been fantastic. This is a really great show! The production runs until July 12th and is hoping to continue on into New York.”

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