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!




Mapex Drums
Sabian Cymbals
Regal Tip Drum Sticks
Everyone’s Drumming Signature Djembes


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)