•  26″ x 18″ bass-drum Sleishman,
  • 14″ x 6.5″ or 14″ x 8″ Ludwig snare [alternatively],
  • 10″ x 9″ and 14″ x 13″ Ludwig rack toms,
  • 16″ x 16″ and 18″ x 16″ Ludwig floor toms,
  • 6″ and 7.5″ Ludwig cowbells,
  • LP Double-Row windchimes,
  • 12″, 14″ and 16″ roto-toms Romo,
  • Ludwig hardware,
  • DW 9000 pedal,


    Example of DW 9000 pedal

  • 15″ Zildjian hi-hats,
  • 17″, 19″, 20″ and (2006 only) 18″ Zildjian crash cymbals,
  • 20″ Zildjian china cymbal,
  • 22″ Zildjian ride cymbal,
  • Ambassador [floor tom heads] Remo,

    Queen+Paul Rodgers - drumbass skin Remo 2005-06

    Queen+Paul Rodgers – drumbass skin Remo 2005/06

  • Emperor [rack tom heads] Remo,
  • Powerstroke 3 [snare and kick heads] Remo.
  • Logo on bass-drum: Queen on Works font (mostly) or the new logo (Munich, Stockholm).

Additional percussion

  • LP Vajle conga [2005 on Seagull]
Roger Taylor with congas 2005

Roger Taylor with congas 2005


The band is on both wired and wireless Shure Beta 87Cs for all vocals onstage. Drummer Roger Taylor is using in-ears on a couple of songs whenever he is not behind his drum kit, and Paul Rodgers is on ears the entire show. We are using the Shure PSM 700 systems. Roger has Ultimate Ears molds and Paul has Westone molds on his.”
Roger Taylor’s drum tech, Nigel Burchett, is miking the kick drum with a Shure Beta 91 (inside) and a Shure Beta 52 (in the hole). “There are Shure SM57s on the top and bottom of the snare,” Burchett continues. “All of the toms are miked using Shure SM98s, and the octos have a pair of Shure SM57s: one on the two highs and one on the low. The hi-hat has an AKG C451 with a CK1 capsule on it, and the overheads are Milab DC-96Bs.” – from  http://www.mixonline.com/