Jim Donovan Music

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Jim's Gear

 

 
Here's a shot of my current set up. Dig, if you will, the Blue Sparkle... 

I've had many inquiries over the years about what equipment I prefer.

To alleviate some of the mystery I have created this page of my different gear set-ups. Feel free to contact any of the manufacturers if you need assistance finding any of the pieces mentioned below. Enjoy!

 

 

 

JIM DONOVAN PLAYS EXCLUSIVELY:
Mapex Drums
Sabian Cymbals
Regal Tip Drum Sticks
Everyone’s Drumming Signature Djembes

 

Drums: MAPEX SATURN
FUSIONEASE- SW5245
6-ply, 5.1mm all North American maple and walnut shell construction
Eight coat, high-gloss, hand-rubbed lacquer finish
All maple matching lacquered bass drums hoops
Low mass, single-point-contact lugs
I.T.S.™ off-the-shell, isolated tom mount system
2.3mm rigid steel Mapex Powerhoops™
Isolated double tom holder
Non-penetrating bass drum spurs
Heavy-duty 750 Series Hardware
OS Cymbal Accentuators™ for enhanced cymbal sustain
Remo® Weatherking™ Ambassador™ drum heads

Sabian Cymbal Set-up : SABIAN PARAGON: Ride: 22” Crash: 16”, 18” Hats: 14” 

I'm also a big fan of the Sabian HH dark crashes Medium thin...I like 17" and 18"...

 Regal Tip Sticks : Saul Goodman Hickory Model (SG Hickory)

 

Onstage in Parma, Italy in the rain...(rental kit)