John O'reilly

Studio Gear List

DRUMS
Ludwig Standard 1970 Drumset (22" bass drum; 16", 13" toms)
Slingerland 1967 Drumset (20" bass drum; 14", 12" toms)
Yamaha Maple Custom Drumset (20" bass drum; 16", 14", 12", 10" wood-hooped toms)
Yamaha Rydeen Mahogany Toms (16", 14", 12", 10")
Slingerland 1965 bass drum (22")
Slingerland 1968 bass drum (20” x 18”)
Fibes fiberglass bass drum (26" x 16")
Fibes fiberglass “resonator” drum (26" x 6")
Ludwig 14" Acrolite 1968 snare drum
Gretsch 14" 1962 chrome over brass snare drum
Yamaha 14" x 7" Birch Custom snare drum
Pork Pie "Big Black" 14" x 7" snare drum
Yamaha 13" Steve Jordan Signature snare drum
Stubblefield Drums 14" x 5.5" 14-ply maple snare drum
Pearl 13" x 5” Omar Hakim Signature snare drum
Ludwig 14" x 5.5” maple snare drum
Yamaha 14" x 5.5” Rydeen snare drum
Slingerland 14" x 5.5” 1967 wood snare drum
Joe Montineri 12" x 4” maple snare drum
Pacific 10" x 6” maple snare drum
Lugwig 15” x 14” 1966 marching snare drum

CYMBALS
Istanbul Agop 22" Special Edition Jazz Ride
Istanbul Agop 20" Sultan crash
Istanbul Agop 20" Traditional Dark Crash
Zildjian 20” '60s K crash/ride
Dream Vintage Bliss 22” crash/ride
Istanbul Agop 15" Agop hi-hats
Zildjian 15" '60s hi-hats
Zildjian 14" Custom Dark hi-hats
Wuhan 12" splash
Sabian 20" Hand Hammered Manhattan Ride with 1.5” holes drilled throughout ("El Pinto")
Zildjian 20" Custom Medium Ride
Istanbul Agop 20" Traditional Jazz Ride
Zildjian 20" Pre-Aged Dry Light Ride
Wuhan 19" Spizz
Zildjian 18" A Custom Brilliant crash
Zildjian 18" Custom Dark Crash
Paiste 18" Sound Formula Thin Crash
Hammerax 10” and 12" Dustbowls
Zildjian 16" Custom Dark Crash
Zildjian 16" A Custom Brilliant crash
Zildjian 10" A Special Recording hi-hats
Tons of random cracked and broken cymbals for extra crrrunch

MICs
AKG D12e
Advanced Audio CM47fet
2 Shure SM57s
Audio-Technica 4033
2 Heil PR40s
AKG D112
2 Audio-Technica 4050s
2 Audio-Technica 2050s
2 Shure SM81s

RECORDING EQUIIPMENT and SOFTWARE
Pro Tools 10
Yamaha m512 board (surprisingly great preamps - very similar to APIs from the '70s)
Mackie 1640i board (for D/A conversion)
2 Empirical Labs EL8-X “Distressor” compressors